Now we know how astute readers of The Bruins Blog are.
They’re able to look beyond points and big goals to pick a Bruin of the Week.
In a week that featured David Krejci and Nathan Horton putting up huge numbers, readers voted Dennis Seidenberg the Bruin of the Week:
Who should be the Bruin of the Week?
- Dennis Seidenberg (39%, 68 Votes)
- David Krejci (34%, 59 Votes)
- Nathan Horton (27%, 46 Votes)
Total Voters: 173
Seidenberg indeed deserved that honor for his efforts in his own zone, blocking shots and playing the body while averaging more than 28 minutes of ice time a night. It’s that type of play throughout the postseason that had made the veteran blueliner a dark-horse candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Bruins inch closer to an NHL championship.
While Zdeno Chara is and always will be the Bruins’ No. 1 defenseman, and is usually the one that makes his partner better, you can make the argument that Seidenberg has been making Chara better. You can definitely say that a healthy, active Seidenberg has made the Bruins as a team better from last season and even from the regular season, especially last week.
Bruin of the Week is presented by Sully’s Brand.