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The cult-hero appeal of Rich Peverley

02.20.11 at 1:49 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — Many are excited to see what newly acquired Bruins forward Rich Peverley brings to the Bruins on the ice, but what they may not know is that the once undrafted free agent was a bit of a cult hero in Atlanta.

Fans in Atlanta dressed in overalls (and the one in this video even furthered his game of dress-up) to support the 28-year-old, referring to themselves as the “Peverley Hillbillies.” Check out the video below (courtesy of the Thrashers’ official website) for a better look.

As for whether the guy featured in this video could potentially follow Peverley to Boston, the forward laughed.

“No,” he said. “I don’t think so.”

Looks like Bruins die-hards may have a new task.

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