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It's about time for Bergeron to file a suit in court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to change his name to Mr. Everything.
He passes, scores, hits, blocks shots, kills penalties, wins faceoffs and Zams the ice between periods. Everyone remembers his Cup-clinching performance against the Canucks in 2011. And why wouldn't they? He scored the game-winning goal in the first period and added a second goal on a short-handed breakaway in the second.
Last season, his heroics were back like *NSYNC. He tied Game 7 of the conference quarterfinals in the final minute against Toronto and then scored the game-winner in overtime. Against Pittsburgh, he notched another overtime goal to put Boston up 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Final.
He was the team-leader in plus/minus during the 2013 regular season and is by far the team's best penalty killer. The guy does everything.
He won the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward and the NHL Plus/Minus Award for the 2011-12 season. Last season, he won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his work off the ice. He digs in the corners for pucks, acts as a third defenseman in his own zone (like centers are supposed to) and helps anchor the power play. He is also the defensive backs coach for the New England Patriots.
Mr. Everything turned into Mr. Hurt Everything during the Stanley Cup Final this past season against Chicago, playing with broken ribs, a punctured lung, torn cartilage and a separated shoulder. If there was a seventh game, he wouldn't have been able to play, according to Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe.
Shinzawa is a damn good reporter, but something tells me Mr. Everything would have played in Game 7. The guy does everything.