We’re going to go through physicals today, but I’ve been going through a sports hernia all year. With the schedule it was definitely something that was nagging and was there for most of the year. But the breaks in the second half definitely helped make it feel a lot better,” said Bergeron.

Ho hum just another day where we are all reminded Patrice Bergeron is the toughest son of a bitch on the planet. He went the entire season near death and now all he has to show for it is another Selke Trophy nomination.

It was pretty clear coming out of the worthless preseason World Cup of Hockey that whatever injury sidelining Bergy for the first two NHL regular season games wasn’t going away soon. His point production took a nose dive and it clearly affected him all season.

But he showed up, lunch pail and all, and still had a pretty nice year all things considered. As we all expected he was huge in the final game of the season, Game 6, where he banged home a game tying third period tally and dominated the face off circle.

We don’t need any more reasons to love him but Bergeron just gave us another one to add to his history of toughness that New England sports fans crave. I can only imagine what it’ll be like next year when the Bruins win the Stanley Cup and we find out at the parade that Bergy played the entire playoffs with two shattered femurs and complete blindness. 

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