The infamous Boston accent is easy to make fun of, but much harder to imitate.

Several Boston Bruins players recently tried their hand and faking everyone’s favorite “R”-dropping accent, and things didn’t go so well. David Backes, in particular, had a really tough time.

Check this out:

“A” for effort, guys.

The Bruins are enjoying the long (and much-needed) All-Star break as they prepare for the second half of the season. Boston currently sits 27-17-5 through 49 games, good for third place in the Atlantic Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference.

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