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  • A look back at some of the recent Bruins Halloween costumes


    A look back at some of the recent Bruins Halloween costumes

    Tim Rosenthal October 31, 2016

    From scary characters of horror movies to creative costumes and some flat out silly looks, Halloween is a time where anyone can dress up and attempt to look the part.

    For the last several years, select members of the Bruins took some time off from their rigorous schedule to visit Boston Children’s Hospital as part of their Halloween tradition. This year’s group of six included Brad Marchand, Torey Krug, Danton Heinen, Brandon Carlo, John-Michael Liles and David Pastrnak, who all dressed up as characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

    There’s no doubting that everyone played their part well, but Marchand’s version of Splinter takes the pie.

    How does that compare to some of the costumes in year’s past? Well let’s start by going back to last year where Krug, David Krejci, Tuukka Rask, Jimmy Hayes and Zdeno Chara went as minion’s from the movie Despicable Me.

    In this round we’d give points to Krejci for apparently looking like a minion referee and for Tuukka Rask’s big grin. Certainly up to par with this year’s Ninja Turtles theme. The year before minions, however, is a totally different story as Krug, Kevan Miller and former Bruins Matt Bartkowski, Seth Griffith, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Fraser dressed up as characters from Frozen. The highlight? Hamilton as Elsa and Fraser as Anna. Appearance is everything, however, and the one costume that is still widely discussed today is Chara going as the Easter Bunny in 2011. It was both funny yet scary at the same time. Even if Chara were to dress in a bunny suit every game, he’d still be an intimidating presence at the age of 39. The Easter Bunny costume may not stick with everyone on the Bruins, though, as Cam Neely found out when giving the afformentioned character a training session. Until Pastrnak dresses up as a pasta chef, Chara’s rendition of the Easter Bunny is still the one to beat.

    From everyone at Bruins Daily, we hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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    Tim Rosenthal

    Tim Rosenthal serves as the Managing Editor of Bruins Daily. He started contributing videos to the site in 2010 before fully coming on board during the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011. His bylines over the last decade have been featured on Boston.com, FoxSports.com, College Hockey News, Patch and Inside Hockey. You can follow Tim on Twitter @_TimRosenthal.


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