Boston Bruins: Brad Marchand sole Bruin to make NHL All-Star game


The NHL announced the rosters for the All-Star game. Surprisingly ,the Boston Bruins only have one player representing the team.

The NHL All-Star game is one of the better all-star events in all of sports. With the recent change to a 3-on-3 tournament the game has provided for some awesome moments. The NHL announced the rosters for the game earlier today and one Boston Bruins player will be happy.

Here is the roster for the Atlantic Division. The Boston Bruins are under-represented one might say.

Brad Marchand is definitely deserving of the honor. So far this season Marchand has 17 goals and 23 assists on the season. He is a force to be reckoned with in the offensive zone with a stellar wrist shot, and amazing hands that help him weave through defenders. Marchand’s speed also helps him as he is able to create breakaway opportunities and get behind defenders.

This is Marchand’s 2nd straight all-star appearance. Pretty good for a third round draft pick.

Some surprising cuts

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It seems that at least one Bruins player could be added to the all-star team. David Pastrnak is a prime candidate as he has 17 goals and 22 assists this year. It would be awesome to see “Pasta” play in his first All-Star game and dance around the ice with the best players in the world.

Another player who was making a great ASG push was Charlie McAvoy. The rookie has been sensational this season putting up 5 goals and 16 assists. He is a great two-way defenseman and has taken the league by storm. McAvoy has a much better rating than Mike Green who made the ASG representing the Detroit Red Wings. Also Green has played 13 seasons in the NHL this is McAvoy’s first.

Even though McAvoy unfortunately didn’t get the nod he may get some hardware at the end of the season.

A less surprising cut was Patrice Bergeron. “Bergy” has been in the last two ASG, but his injury earlier on in the season hampered his ability to make the team. Still, he has had a great season boasting a stat line of 16 goals and 16 assists in just 35 games. Bergeron is the heart of the soul of the team, and deep down inside I still thought he had a slim chance of making the team.

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You can watch Marchand play with the NHL’s best on Jan.28 at Amalie Arena as the Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting this year’s festivities.