This weekend, Zdeno Chara will be the first Boston Bruin to captain an NHL All-Star team since Ray Bourque filled that role for the North American team in 2000. Head coach Claude Julien will stand behind an All-Star bench for the second time in four seasons, looking for a 2-0 career record.
Chara will vie for his fifth-consecutive victory in the hardest shot portion of the skills competition on Saturday. In Sunday’s marquee event, goaltender Tim Thomas—assuming he is withheld until the third period—will try to garner his fourth-straight All-Star game victory.
And only the hockey gods know if there’s more to come from Tyler Seguin, as he puts in his first midseason exhibition appearance as part of his breakout sophomore campaign.
For every personality serving as an All-Star ambassador for America’s oldest NHL franchise, there is potential for another moment to join the upper echelon of Bruins All-Star memories.
Will one Bruin—or a collaboration of full-time Boston teammates—pen a log entry worth supplanting any of these 10?