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Bruins Media Day Mosaic

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
"They deserve a Cup. They really do deserve a Cup and we’re going to do all we can to try and realize that for them."

Bruins President Cam Neely on Boston's fans

"Yeah it was pointed out to me. When I saw that date, it also happens to be on my birthday, so it was an interesting birthday gift that I was given...That’ll be an exciting day that’s for sure."
Neely on the 25th anniversary of his trade from Vancouver to Boston, June 6, 1986, falling in the middle of this series

"And its funny, he’s June 6th, I’m June 7th so there’s more of a connection."
Forward Milan Lucic on fellow Vancouverite Neely’s birthday

"He’s a guy who, he loves competing, he’s in great shape, he works hard off the ice to make sure he’s fit. He’s willing to sacrifice his body blocking shots, making or taking hits. I just love the way he’s so professional about the game." 
Captain Zdeno Chara on Dennis Seidenberg

"Probably the only reason he’s there right now is his age and maybe his lack of experience because I don’t think he’s gonna be a bottom six for very long. We all see the potential, we all see what he has to offer and speed-wise, skill-wise and everything else."
Head Coach Claude Julien on Tyler Seguin's playing on the third line

"Going forward, I mean, his skill set is in the top, you know, top five percent of the league."
GM Peter Chiarelli on Tyler Seguin

"I slept right in, I mean the other guys were saying they knew they wouldn’t but, you know, I’m a young guy so I can kind of sleep through anything."
Forward Tyler Seguin on adjusting to the Pacific time zone

"I’m pretty sure Roberto [Luongo] is not going to get many shots on me this series. So I’m going to be worried about the guys that are getting shots on me."
Goaltender Tim Thomas on facing goaltender Roberto Luongo

"I’m trying to keep it out of my mind because if it starts sinking in I’m going to realize how big it is and I don’t want to get too nervous. So I’m just trying not to think about it at all and just make the days go by as fast I can, sleep the days away and hope I don’t realize what I’m doing here before the game starts."
Forward Brad Marchand on thinking about the Stanley Cup Final

"It’s The Cup, I mean this is what everyone, its cliché and everyone talked about it and probably heard it a hundred times but this is what you dream of as a kid so I’m gonna enjoy every second of it and try to make the most of it."
Forward Shawn Thornton on what distinguishes the Stanley Cup Final

"Well all year I had constant talks with Claude [Julien] and the coaches. And all year they were just telling me to be patient, stay strong, and I knew eventually my game was going to show in their eyes. And I am glad to be here right now, having a chance to play for the Cup and it was definitely a long year, but to be in this position now, where we are, is, it makes everything worth it."
Forward Daniel Paille on working through being a healthy scratch earlier in the season

"Actually, it’s a great story for me to tell people down the road, that I played two games in a Bruins uniform in Ottawa before I played a home game. So the trade couldn’t have worked out any better."
Forward Chris Kelly on starting his Bruins career in Ottawa vs. the Senators

"Absolutely. You know, you always, in your career, would like to play in a hockey market and you know, obviously Boston is a true, passionate sports city and I was very excited about that opportunity."
Forward Rich Peverley on whether he was pleased about coming to Boston

"Obviously, it’s before Game 1, so a lot of excitement right now, we’ve got three or four days in between the games. I told you, a couple good practices, travel, and it’s a little bit different than dealing with all the media and stuff before Game 1. It’s a little bit different, but everybody’s excited in the dressing room. Everybody’s anxious to go play Game 1. "
Defenseman Tomas Kaberle on beginning the series

"He’s a great player and to be compared to him is nice. But at the same time, I’m trying to be myself and I’m not even worried about the comparison. To me it’s about going out there and playing my game. With that being said, he does play a two-way game and he brings a lot to the table so he’s a great player."
Alternate Captain Patrice Bergeron on comparisons to Vancouver's Ryan Kesler

"A lot of the things that he does are very subtle, but I think if you ask [Mark Recchi] or [Brad Marchand] they’ll tell you that he makes the players around him better and that’s the sign of a great player, those players that can do that and you know, he’s out there almost every other shift. If its taking face-offs or whatever it is, he plays in all situations. So to play in this league and to play against the top players every night and to do as well as he has is, that speaks for itself."
Forward Gregory Campbell on Bergeron

Yeah it’s been fun. My two linemates that I’m playing with, Krejci and Lucic, are unbelievable players, great play makers, could pass. They do it all. I know obviously, everyone brings something a little bit different, but these two guys I can’t say enough about. They help our team get to where we want to be."
Forward Nathan Horton on his linemates David Krejci and Milan Lucic

"I’m enjoying it. It’s pretty cool, it doesn’t happen a lot. You never know when you’re going to have a chance like that again so I try to enjoy it. Not too much because there’s a game to play tomorrow, but this was pretty good. We knew that it was going to be crazy like this with the media and fans and stuff but you have to enjoy it. You have to. It’s a fun time and you never know when it’s going to happen again."
Forward David Krejci on the Stanley Cup experience

"Well actually, when I was a kid I built my own Stanley Cup...I had one of those five gallon buckets and then put another bucket on top and then had another one, like had three or four buckets. We used to use it playing like hand hockey tournaments and street hockey. It’s pretty neat doing that and as a kid you always dream about it and that’s what we did. We put tin foil around it to make it look like a Stanley Cup and now I’m here. It’s starting to sink in a bit now. With all the media and all that’s going on and tomorrow, it’s getting a little nervous but excited at the same time."
Forward Michael Ryder On what he remembers from his childhood and thinking about the Stanley Cup
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