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Mark Recchi Reflects On His Final Season In Boston

Mark Recchi will certainly be missed in Boston, but being able to celebrate the championship on Thursday with his teammates was quite special - according to the former Assistant Captain!

By NoontimeSports.com 

BOSTON, MA – Thursday was an exciting evening at the TD Garden, as Boston Bruins fans, as well as the team celebrated their most recent accomplishment – a Stanley Cup Championship.

Former Assistant Captain, Mark Recchi returned to the Garden to celebrate with his former teammates, as well as spoke with reporters after the pre-game festivities about his future plans, as well as celebrating the team’s sixth championship.

Here are some of the highlights from his interview with the media, courtesy of the Boston Bruins public relations staff:

On what he was feeling during the pregame ceremony…

“Just a lot of emotions, really. It was great to get that last opportunity to go on the ice with the guys and go on the ice, period, as an NHL player. When you do it at the end, I wasn’t really thinking about it and [knowing] this was going to be it. These last couple days have been hard. It was an exciting day, but it was a sad day, too, at the same time. But it was so great to be out there with the guys. I had no idea that was coming, the jacket thing, so it got me pretty choked up. I love the guys, and they mean the world to me, and it was a great experience, to be here with them for that.”  

On having members of the 1971-1972 team here for the ceremony…

“That’s incredible, knowing Chief [Johnny Bucyk] and Bobby [Orr] personally and what great guys they are and how much they wanted to see us win as well. It’s been a long time, and I think they’re glad to share the Stanley Cup with some other people and excited about it. They were our biggest supporters all year, and it’s great to have all those guys out there and come and pass it on to the ’11 team.”

On why, out of his whole career, last season and winning the cup was extra special…

“Obviously, they’re all special in their own way, but I came back for one reason to play, and that was the get that last shot at winning again. The group of guys, from the day we went to Vermont, you could see their commitment and the special bond we had as a group right off the get-go. Any important game that we needed, we won because the guys were totally committed. It happened all year, and we stuck together, and to finish on top with this group, it really did mean the world to me. These guys are unbelievable people, and I have lifelong friends now. It’s a special time, and to end your career on something that special with a group of guys that you truly do love and want to be around, it’s amazing.”

On if the pregame ceremony gave him chills…

“Absolutely. I never got a chance to do Carolina, and in Pittsburgh, obviously I was there, but I never got a chance in Carolina. Like I said, it was the last time I’ll be on the ice as a NHL player and be around my teammates in that aspect at least. To be on the ice with them and be in Boston with the crowd – the reaction to us winning the Stanley Cup has been absolutely amazing what this city has, how much they’ve embraced it and enjoyed it. It’s a special time, and I was glad I was able to share it with Boston fans and be a part of it on the ice, too.”

On what’s next for him…

“I’m coaching my son, working out here and there, drink a lot of win. Not a whole lot right now. I might do a little bit of TV – the second half of the year, I might do a little bit of TV just to keep myself in the game, and at some point I want to get into management, so I want to do that. Between juniors and now it’s been 26 years of going at it, and I need to take a break and hang out with my kids.”   

Boston Bruins Announce 22-Man Roster for Opening Night

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Boston Bruins announced Wednesday afternoon their 22-man roster for Thursday’s opener against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Here’s their roster according to the team’s press release:

Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Gregory Campbell, Jordan Caron, Nathan Horton, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, Benoit Pouliot, Tyler Seguin and Shawn Thornton

Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Johnny Boychuk, Zdeno Chara, Joe Corvo, Andrew Ference, Adam McQuaid, and Dennis Seidenberg

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask and Tim Thomas

Breaking Down The Boston Bruins Rings


By NoontimeSports.com 

On Tuesday, the Boston Bruins received their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship rings, which were created by Jostens.

Here’s the team’s press release about the rings, as well as the event at the Boston Harbor Hotel:

The Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup ring symbolizes the team’s 6th NHL Championship, celebrating each player that participated in the 2011
Stanley Cup Finals and the dramatic game seven victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver on June 15. The ring also pays tribute to
the rich legacy of one of hockey’s “Original Six” franchises through well-known symbols and events from the team’s history. 

The crest of the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup ring features diamond set images of the iconic Boston Bruins “B” logo and the Stanley Cup,
fashioned in brilliant cut custom princess, princess and round diamonds set against a background of 14 kt. white gold. There are six larger
round diamonds on the crest of the ring that represent the six Stanley Cups that the Bruins have won. The diamond-covered top of the ring is
framed on the left side by “STANLEY CUP” and on the right side by “CHAMPIONS” to record the Bruins’ 2011 achievement. 

One shoulder is personalized with a player’s last name and sweater number against an antique black background. The side includes an image
the Bruins secondary “Bruins Bear” logo which is surrounded by six stones honoring the Bruins as being one of the “Original Six”
professional hockey franchises.

The opposite shoulder of each ring features a diamond-studded Stanley Cup framed on top by “2011” in gold and diamonds which represents this
year’s team and the first Stanley Cup that the Bruins have won under the leadership of the Jacobs family. The years ’72, ’70, ’41, ’39 and ’29
also frame the cup and connect this year’s team to the earlier championship teams that helped build the Bruins into one of the most
storied franchises.

Intricate and custom engraving on the inside of each ring enhances the distinct and one-of-a-kind design. The playoff slogan that decorated the
locker room during the championship run, “FULL 60+ TO HISTORY”, is on one side while the other shows the National Hockey League shield and
the four playoff opponent’s logos and series scores the Bruins won en route to the Stanley Cup.

The 2011 Stanley Cup ring adds to the tremendous championship tradition of the Boston Bruins and will join the team’s earlier championship
collections representing the Stanley Cup Champions of 1929, 1939, 1941, 1970 and 1972. 

Bruins Release MacDermid and Sauve

By NoontimeSports.com 

According to the Boston Bruins, General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Sunday morning that the team has released Lane MacDermid and Max Sauve, who’ll be assigned to the Providence Bruins, who play in the American Hockey League.

The Bruins roster now consists of 25-players and they’ll begin their quest toward acquiring their seventh Stanley Cup on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers at the TD Garden.

NHL Draft – Meet the Bruins First Round Pick, Dougie Hamilton

By NoontimeSports.com 

The 2011 NHL Draft began Friday evening and yes, the Boston Bruins took care of business, as they drafted with the ninth overall pick, Dougie Hamilton, from OHL (Ontario Hockey League). Here’s a quick video to get to know more about the newest member of the Black and Gold.