Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand certainly have cemented their places in Boston Bruins history.
NHL Network reporter E.J. Hradek on Thursday included the Bruins trio in his NHL All-Decade Team for the 2010s. Chara was one of six defensemen that Hradek selected, while Bergeron and Marchand were among 12 forwards.
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Having won the Stanley Cup Final once and fallen at that last hurdle twice since 2009-10, the Bruins have been one of the NHL’s best teams in the soon-to-be-finished decade. Bergeron, Chara and Marchand have played key roles in the team’s success while racking up individual honors like the Selke Trophy, the Norris Trophy and a host of NHL All-Star Game appearances.
ESPN also recognized the Bruins trio Thursday on its “Top 100 NHL Players of the Decade” list, with Bergeron coming in seventh, Chara in 24th and Marchand in 27th.
Given their standing in the Worldwide Leader’s pecking order, it’s no surprise they appeared on Hradek’s All-Decade team, too.