Tonight will be the Bruins last game before the Olympic break. Patrice Bergeron, who is arguably the Bruins best overall center, will be lining up as a winger this time next week. It is rumored he may play on a line with Corey Perry and Sidney Crosby. So my theory is, why not give Bergeron a look on the wing before the Olympics?
It seems like the perfect opportunity to do so. First Satan is out for tonight’s game, leaving Savard without a right wing. While Paille has been solid all season long and has play well with Savard, we all know his hands are just as bad as P.J. Axelsson’s. To add to that, before last game Milan Lucic has been invisible since returning from his injury. Having marginal second or third liners play with Savard is a waste. Second, Julien, as of late anyway, has been limiting the minutes of the fourth line. So throwing Begin or Sobotka out there for a few extra shifts couldn’t hurt. Finally, it will give Bergeron a tune up for wing action before the start of the Olympics. While I am not an advocate of making this a permanent fixture, a one game experiment is worth a shot. Here’s what I would like to see: