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ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 19: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on November 19, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Going into the evening, Patrice Bergeron's resume wasn't exactly thin. The Bruins' alternate captain has won a Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal and also gold at the World Junior Championships. But those were all team achievements. In many ways it was fitting that Bergeron's accolades had all been within the context of team accomplishments. Bergeron is the ultimate team player, after all. But it was still an injustice that his individual skills and contributions to those successes had never been given the true recognition they deserved. That changed Wednesday night in Las Vegas, where Bergeron finally won a long...
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