|1||Brian Curran|| He was my favorite Bruin growing up. He'd be the first to tell you that he had limited skills, but he made the most of what he did have and parlayed it into a lengthy NHL and pro career that surpassed many of the other players he played with. He always looked out for his teammates and did his job well.
I'd like to see him as an NHL coach one of these days.|
|2||Cam Neely|| Neely was the true personification of the power forward. Nobody used the Boston Garden Ice to their advantage as Neely did. His thunderous hits were legendary. Simply put, he was made to play there.|
|3||Dave Brown|| During the 1985-86 era, Dave Brown was the man!!!|
|4||Marty McSorley|| Another great warrior and team guy. Marty kept things loose and could actually play a little bit here and there. |
|5||Chris Nilan|| Chris Nilan was a gutsy NHL enforcer who always stood up for his teammates. Even as Bruins fan growing up I appreciate the way he played the game and played his role. He was the ultimate guy you'd love to hate, but would have loved having him on your team.|
|6||Jay Miller|| Probably the greatest Bruins enforcer since Terry O'Reilly. Miller fought wars on the ice that went the distance. His battles with Chris Nilan were legendary. A second effort fighter who rarely had a bad outing.|
|7||Lyndon Byers|| Another Bruin heavyweight who could really throw 'em. Byers was actually a pretty good checking line winger as well, playing on a line with Steve Kasper and Nevin Markwart (he scored about 10 goals that year), but his game went south the following year after a prolonged slump and a ill-timed DUI and minor league assignment. He was also plagued by injuries. The worst thing that happend to Byers was when the Bruins traded Jay Miller, leaving him as the lone enforcer on the team. He was never really the same checking line player ever again. |
|8||Mike Peluso|| First guy on the ice at practice, one of the last to leave the ice at practice. You gotta like that in a tough guy.|
|9||Terry Carkner|| If I were creating a team that I'd go to war with, this tough as nails no-nonsense defenseman would certainly make the cut. He's one player I think the Bruins missed out on getting during the lean years of the mid to late 90's with no bruising defenseman to speak of. This guy also scored 11 goals with Philly one year, so he could play the game as well.|
|10||Joel Otto|| He's what I think of when I envision the prototypical third line checking center. Big mean and ornery. They don't make 'em much like that anymore.|
|11||Nevin Markwart|| Pound for pound one of the best lightweights in the game.
Gave up a lot of size and reach but did a good job against guys not even in his weight class.|
|12||Bill Guerin|| Should have retired a Boston Bruin. One of the team's biggest blunders was not to resign him.|