Found April 03, 2013 on
Patrice Bergeron suffered what appeared to be a head injury Tuesday night
Sometimes not knowing is better than knowing.
Case in point; last night, distracted by other things going on in my life, I was unable to watch the Boston Bruins game until a mid-way point on the second period. I turned the game on, settled in and grabbed a beer before trying to get updates on the game up to that point on Twitter. What I read nearly made me spit out my drink.
“Patrice Bergeron has yet to come out of the locker room”
My immediate reaction was “what the hell happened to Bergy?” Here was one of the toughest players in hockey. He played through injury in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals last year. Bergeron is the ultimate gamer and probably the second most important player on the team besides Zdeno Chara. One of the best two-way forwards in hockey, Bergeron is one of the few players who does not sacrifice any part of his game expending it on the other side of the ice. He makes everyone around him better with his insane ice vision and passing ability. He has proven he can score the puck too, he simply makes the play that’s best for the team. Defensively, the Bruins send him out to shut down top opposing center. Bergeron is also a team-leader in penalty kill minutes and is essentially an automatic win in the face-off circle. Bergeron is extremely valuable to this team and as I wrote a couple weeks ago, one of the leagues most unique players.
When I finally saw the video of the injury, the hit to the side of the head, the jerking of his neck, the immediate reaction from Bergeron that something was wrong, I curled up into the fetal position. Those unaware of Bergeron’s past might assume he would be back soon, but fans of the Bruins know that he has had three concussions in his career. It started in 2007 when he suffered a career threatening concussion that caused him to briefly forget the English language. That was the worst of it. His last one was in 2011 during the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals that caused him to miss the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals. Many think that he sat as a precaution, that his injury history simply required it.
A scenario similar to his last concussion is probably the best case scenario for the Boston Bruins and their fans; that pulling Bergeron and having him sit a couple of games is precaution so that he is okay for the playoffs at the end of the month. I am fearful though, fearful about his reaction, fearful that this the fourth head injury that Bergeron has (likely) suffered. Fearful because I know the Boston Bruins can’t win the cup without their top center.
Dear hockey gods, I hope he’s okay.
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Well that escalated quickly Here is the Dallas Stars beat writer:
Jaromir Jagr to Boston. I’m hearing two prospects and a draft pick.
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Jesus Christ I think I have a huge boner right now.
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EDIT: It's now official:
Confirming # Stars Jagr to #Bruins is for 2nd pick and 2 prospects.Pick changes depending on how Bruins do.#TradeTracker
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 2, 2013
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