We here at Bruins Daily have opened the fan voting for our 64-player Greatest Bruin of All-Time tournament. Today’s matchups feature 16 of the best past and present wingers in franchise history.
We’ll continue our tournament tomorrow featuring the club’s top 16 goaltenders. You can check out the full bracket reveal from Monday here if you missed it.
Keep checking our Twitter account at @BruinsDaily for the complete unveiling of the Round 1 matchups. We’ve also embedded our polls here if you choose to vote directly on our website.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Round 2 matchups following the first round of voting among the top Bruins defensemen of all time. But without further ado, here are the Round 1 winger matchups:
Johnny Bucyk vs. Keith Crowder
Wayne Cashman vs. Terry O’Reilly
Ken Hodge vs. Johnny McKenzie
Rick Middleton vs. Milan Lucic
Dit Clapper vs. Woody Dumart
Brad Marchand vs. Ed Westfall
David Pastrnak vs. Don Marcotte
Cam Neely vs. Sergei Samsonov
The winners of the wingers’ matchups will join Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, Zdeno Chara, Eddie Shore, Brad Park, Mike Milbury, Torey Krug and Art Ross in the Round of 32.
Here’s a look at the upcoming second-round matchups featuring those eight Boston blue-line greats.
Bobby Orr vs. Art Ross Ray Bourque vs. Torey Krug Zdeno Chara vs. Mike Milbury Eddie Shore vs. Brad Park
Check back tomorrow for the center’s bracket and the unveiling of the second round matchups featuring the aforementioned goalies.
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