Mark Recchi has been an integral part of the Bruin's two playoff runs in as many years. However, the 42-year-old veteran will be a free agent come July 1st and has to decide whether to continue his Hall of Fame career, or to hang up the skates.
Although he may not have the speed he once had, he still brings an array of characteristics to the team that are not able to be taught, and extremely hard to come by.
So as every Bruin's fan has seen over his one and a half seasons with the club, "Rex" has plenty left in the tank.
So here are the five biggest reasons that the Bruins must, and will, re-sign Mark Recchi.