The Good, The Bad & Bergy: Bruins Fans’ Hearts Break Again For Bergeron After Concussion
Bruins fan favorite Patrice Bergeron has had a lot of GOOD in his 9 year career. He is a Stanley Cup champion, a gold medalist & Selke winner. He is a true leader and as Shawn Thornton said the most mature 27 year old he knows. Bergy has helped mold Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin into very good NHL players. And he is arguably the best two way player in the National Hockey League.
But the hockey gods do not care what kind of model citizen you are or how much you mean to a franchise…..
When Patrice Bergeron took an inadvertent elbow to the head from the Senators’ Colin Greening, Bruins nation gasped in unison.
Everyone on Twitter was praying it was a shoulder and not his head…..no not another concussion.
Then it got BAD for the alternate captain and soul of the Boston Bruins, our WORST fears were realized.
Chiarelli said Patrice suffered a moderate concussion; said he talked to him an hour ago, he was out walking today & sounded real good^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 3, 2013
PC on Bergy: “I don’t know when you’ll see him again…he sounded real good and I told him we’ll work together in getting him back”^CS — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 3, 2013
Patrice Bergeron is out indefinitely. These are words that make Bruins fans’ hearts fall deep in the pit of their stomachs.
— Laur (@LaureeBeee) April 3, 2013
— Mike Athridge (@NinefingerMike) April 3, 2013
Bergeron’s value to the Bruins can not be measured. Not by face-offs won or penalties killed or goals or assists.
He is woven into the team’s fabric. When he is removed, the Bruins look different and out of place. They sail listless without their rudder.
Case in point during the 2011 Stanley Cup run when he was injured in Game 4 vs. Philly, the Bruins just didn’t look “right” vs Tampa. They dropped Game One at home and squeaked out a 6-5 victory in a defenseless Game Two.
It was no surprise upon his return that the Bruins posted a 2-0 shutout and he was the third star of the game posting two shots, winning 18 of 28 faceoffs and playing 19 minutes, 13 seconds.
And we all know what he did in Game 7 versus Vancouver.
This is Bergy’s FOURTH concussion since 2007 and that should scare everyone.
How many more concussions does #37 endure before he says enough is enough? He is getting married this summer and he doesn’t want to be incapacitated like his former teammate Marc Savard.
So what’s next for Bergy?
Only time will tell but he should know the fans truly love him for the blood, sweat and tears he gives EVERY night.
He is our BROTHER.
Get well soon Patrice…
Get well soon #Bergy
— Diehard B’s Fan (@BtownPucks) April 3, 2013
Praying for #bergy
— Ryan Bedetta (@RyanBedetta) April 3, 2013
— Big BAD Bruins (@BigBadBruins88) April 3, 2013