Morning Free Association: Any Hockey Talk is Good Talk

Frustrations with the current team aside, we still love the Bruins. What they are, what they were. In an opinion piece in the Gloucester Times, hockey writer Phil Stacey compiled his list of Top 100 Bruins.

He issues a few caveats:

1.) The list is primarily based on what these players did while wearing a Bruins’ sweater, not necessarily the sum of their NHL careers. Brad Park would be higher, for instance, in an overall NHL ranking.

2.) There are Hall of Famers who played for the Bruins who aren’t on this list, simply because their time in Black and Gold was but a cup of coffee. So don’t look for Bernie Parent, Paul Coffey, Jarome Iginla, Brian Leetch, Jaromir Jagr, et. al, here.

3.) For the sake of saving space, we’ll include comments on the Top 50 Bruins, then just list players 51-100.

4.) It’s my list, so if you don’t like it, that’s OK. Come up with your own, send it to me (contact information below) and we can agree to disagree. Any hockey talk is good talk.

It’s an interesting list that is sure to spark conversation and maybe alternate lists which the author seems to invite. Having Intentionally Widenberg take guesses, it only took him 13 guesses to get the Top 10 on this particular list.

For those who may not be able to check out the list, here is a breakdown of some notable players:

Players currently on the roster:

  • 8. Zdeno Chara
  • 10. Patrice Bergeron
  • 26. David Krejci
  • 30. Brad Marchand
  • 34. Tuukka Rask
  • 88. Torey Krug
  • 2011 Stanley Champions: (Other than those listed above)

  • 18. Tim Thomas
  • 45. Mark Recchi
  • 47. Nathan Horton
  • 49. Marc Savard
  • 57. Dennis Seidenberg
  • 63. Tyler Seguin
  • 66. Johnny Boychuk
  • 68. Shawn Thornton
  • 85. Chris Kelly
  • 91. Andrew Ference
  • 94. Gregory Campbell
  • 99. Daniel Paille
  • Obviously, there are bound to be some players that are over or under-valued. I’m curious as to where some of us would rank the players.

    Discuss.

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