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Bergeron likes what he sees from Seguin

09.20.10 at 1:42 pm ET
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The Bruins featured a very interesting line Monday in Patrice Bergeron centering Tyler Seguin and Mark Recchi. For Seguin, who played both wings in the day’s black/white scrimmage, he gets an opportunity to play alongside a future Hall of Famer in Recchi and someone who knows what it’s like to make an impact in their rookie year in Bergeron. A key contributor to the team since making the Bruins in the 2003-04 season, Bergeron knows what it’s like to be teamed with players he looked up to early on.

“My first scrimmage was pretty amazing,” Bergeron said after the scrimmage. “It was [Sergei] Samsonov and Glen Murray, so they made it pretty easy for me, to be honest.”

The three players seemed to make things easy for one another in Monday’s scrimmage, with Seguin feeding Bergeron on the white squad’s only goal. Consider Bergeron impressed.

“He’s a smart player, that’s why he got drafted so high,” he said of Seguin. “I think he’s just playing his game and doing what he knows he’s good at and he’s doing it well. He’s not trying to do too much and he doesn’t seem nervous at all on the ice. He doesn’t seem like he wants to give the puck all the time to me or Rex because we’re veterans, so that’s actually. He gives it when it’s time to and shoots it when it’s time to.”
That isn’t to say there weren’t some adjustments to be made early on.

“The first shift, we both thought we were in the middle, but then we figured it out and it was good. He’s always well-positioned and he has that good speed so that helps him a lot.”

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