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Bruins officially name Patrice Bergeron their new captain

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The Boston Bruins have picked who is going to don the ‘C’ for them this upcoming season, and the decision should come as no surprise to anyone.

The team officially announced on Thursday that All-Star forward Patrice Bergeron has been named the 20th captain in franchise history.

“There is no doubt in my mind that Patrice is the natural successor to the Captain role, and he will represent this franchise very well. He has consistently and reliably contributed to this team’s advancement and has been an adept leader for many years, both on and off the ice. His tenure as Captain will be one of great success.” said Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs.

Bergeron, who succeeds Zdeno Chara after his 14-year run as team captain, was initially selected 45th overall in the 2003 NHL Draft and has spent his entire career with the Bruins franchise.

Throughout his career, the 35-year old has amassed 352 goals, 517 assists and a plus-201 rating over a span of 1089 career games and 16 seasons.

He has also been selected to two NHL All-Star games, is a four-time
Frank J. Selke Trophy winner, was a recipient of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2013, and won a Stanley Cup in 2011.

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Tom Wilson somehow avoids suspension for punching Pavel Buchnevich in back of head, body slamming Artemi Panarin head first onto ice

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It’s been a minute since Tom Wilson was in the headlines for doing something stupid on the ice. He isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, so you knew it was only a matter of time before that changed. But somehow he has avoided suspension.

The NHL has fined the Washington Capitals forward $5,000 (the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement) for punching Pavel Buchnevich in the back of the head and then body slam Artemi Panarin head first onto the ice with no helmet following a stoppage of play during the team’s 6-3 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night. He was given a 10-minute game misconduct for his actions

Here’s why we think this is so surprising: He has already been suspended five times throughout his career for dirty plays. He recently served a seven-game suspension for his hit on Boston Bruins defence man Brandon Carlo back in March. With his checkered past and the fact he is a ‘repeat offender’, it felt like a lengthy suspension was inevitable. But clearly the NHL didn’t feel that way

Check out what he did below and see for yourself. Do you think the lack of punishment was justified?

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Connor McDavid is not really concerned about reaching 100 points in shortened season

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Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid has been on an absolute heater for the majority of the NHL’s 56-game season, and is on the verge of doing something that hasn’t been done since the mid-90’s.

McDavid currently leads the league with 87 points through 49 games (29 goals and 58 assists). He needs just 13 points in the final seven games to become the first player since 1995/96 season to reach 100 points through 56 regular season games.

Pittsburgh Penguins teammates Mario Lemieux (116) and Jaromir Jagr (104) were the last to accomplish such a feat during that campaign. And with how the NHL game is played today, it felt like a near impossibility to see that ever happen again. But Connor McDavid is a once-in-a-generation type player. If anybody can do it, he will be the one.

He is currently averaged a whopping 1.78 points a game on the season, and will need to average 1.86 the rest of the way to reach the plateau. However, McDavid doesn’t appear to be too phased about all the buzz surrounding his on-ice performance.

“Personally, I want to continue to play good hockey…Our group wants to continue to play good hockey. We want to go into the Playoffs on a good note.” said McDavid.

“Personally, it’s a number. Obviously, it would be kind of different to be able to do it in a shortened season. I’m not going to change anything. I’m just going to keep playing my game, and if I get there, I get there. And if not, whatever.”

Five of the team’s final seven games are against the lowly Vancouver Canucks, who recently came back from a long COVID-19 related break and will need nothing short of a miracle to make the playoffs. If McDavid has any shot at reaching 100 points, he will need to take full advantage of facing a team that doesn’t have a lot left in the tank.


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This horrible Leafs tattoo will leave you with more questions than answers

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First of all: to have so much confidence in your favourite team’s ability to win a championship that you permanently tattoo it onto your body is a bad decision by itself. But then to have the logo drawn out so poorly, and then making the decision to put it on one of your butt cheeks…

The level of stupidity is so mind blowing! It will legitimately make you worry for the future of this planet…

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