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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
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:40 am
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Since: Jul 5, 2011
Posted on: July 5, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Bruins' Recchi calls it a career after 3rd Cup

I'd like to thank Mark Recchi for the years of playing hockey and his team-spirit.  He truly is/was a player to be admired.  Coming home from my son's hockey game, I remembered Mark was at a signing event to open a new bank in my neighborhood (Philly suburbs).  I'll never forget how my then 12-year old son couldn't wait to meet his hockey hero.  He was thrilled to get his stick and club jersey signed - which are still hanging on his bedroom wall.  Thank you, Mark, for staying a clean, classy, professional player - and MAN - that young fans can look up to.  My son remains proud to wear your number 8!   My only regret is that Philly didn't enjoy a Stanley Cup celebration while you were here.  Our best of luck to you!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2011 8:52 am
 

Bruins' Recchi calls it a career after 3rd Cup

The best part was he out for the opening faceoff and the final shift.  A true class act who fit right in to the Boston mold from the moment he came to town.  He'd be a great addition to the coaching staff or anywhere else in the organization.  Stay in Boston and he will be reverred like all the champions before him.



Since: Sep 24, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 7:27 am
 

Bruins' Recchi calls it a career after 3rd Cup

Congratulations to a great player and a perfect end to a great carreer. If there is a way to keep him in the organization in any aspect I would do it. Guy has what it takes.



Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 6:10 am
 

Bruins' Recchi calls it a career after 3rd Cup

Whoops, meant "star" career




Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 6:09 am
 

Bruins' Recchi calls it a career after 3rd Cup

A model NHL start career, nearly a point per game average, league-wide respect, a champion and always played the right way. I only wish he joined the B's earlier in his career. Congratulations to a true class act!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 5:24 am
 

Bruins' Recchi calls it a career after 3rd Cup

Outstanding career Mark, way to go.  Enjoy your ride off into the sunset, you exit like many athletes dream they could do at the end of their career's: to retire as a Champion.  Congratulations.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 4:21 am
 

Bruins' Recchi calls it a career after 3rd Cup

Perez, do you know what the word proofread means?



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Bruins win could seal Mark Recchi's retirement

Mark Recchi said he was done on the CBC broadcast in Canada. He had a good career and a good playoffs this year. 



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Bruins win could seal Mark Recchi's retirement

grats to Mark Recchi ..  and go Bruins !!  great cup series win


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