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Bruins' Recchi calls it a career after 3rd Cup

Posted on: June 15, 2011 2:44 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 1:34 am
 
VANCOUVER – Mark Recchi used a few words bookend a long career.

“Yeah, this wass it,” Recchi said as he celebrated his third Stanley Cup title of his career as the Boston Bruins dispatched the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on Wednesday night.

Recchi, 43, was the first Bruins player to touch the Cup after captain Zdeno Chara received the trophy from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

“We’ve worked long and hard to get this team in the right direction,” Recchi said. “What a great feeling.”

Recchi played on a line with Patrice Bergeron and rookie Brad Marchand that scored all the Bruins’ goals in Game 7. Recchi had an assist and finished with seven points in the series -- more than any Canucks player.

“I was going to lay everything on the line, that was for sure,” Recchi said. “This is a special group of guys. Our line led the way right off the bad. You have to give them a lot of credit.”

Recchi, whose career began with the Penguins in the 1988-89 season, played in 1,652 regular season games and had 1,533 points (577 goals and 956 assists). He won his first two Cups with Pittsburgh (1991) and Carolina (2006).

Bruins coach Claude Julien hinted that the club may have some role envisioned for Recchi.

“I have a feeling he will be close by,” Julien said.

-- A.J. Perez
Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Bruins win could seal Mark Recchi's retirement

football and hockey. Talk about a utility man



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Bruins win could seal Mark Recchi's retirement

WOW...AJ PEREZ HAS BEEN COVERING HOCKEY FOR 10 YEARS..AND HE DOES NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NHL AND THE NFL.


GO CANUCKS GO



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Bruins win could seal Mark Recchi's retirement

Who the hell are you AJ Perez??  Get it together man, Carolina Panthers??  Again.....hilarious



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Bruins win could seal Mark Recchi's retirement

Recchi, 43, has a lost a few steps, even from his list Stanley Cup Game 7 as a member of the Carolina five years ago.


Wow - he palys pro football as well?
i think you meant carolina hurricanes you moron



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