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  • Bruins Daily Greatest Bruin of All-Time fan vote: Round 1 center voting now open

    Tim Rosenthal April 3, 2020

    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 centers in franchise history.

    We’ll continue our tournament tomorrow featuring the club’s top 16 defensemen. You can check out the full bracket reveal from Monday here if you missed it.

    Keep checking our Twitter account at @BruinsDaily for the next phase of voting, which begins on Tuesday. 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 of the first three brackets. But without further ado, here are the Round 1 center matchups:

    Phil Esposito vs. Charlie Coyle

    Adam Oates vs. Peter McNab

    Joe Thornton vs. Marc Savard

    Jean Ratelle vs. Fred Stanfield

    David Krejci vs. Barry Pederson

    Milt Schmidt vs. Cooney Weiland

    Bill Cowley vs. Derek Sanderson

    Patrice Bergeron vs. Ken Linseman

    The winners of the center matchups will join the eight defensemen, wingers and goaltenders in the Round of 32.

    Here’s a look at the upcoming second-round matchups featuring those 16 current and former Bruins.


    Bobby Orr vs. Art Ross
    Ray Bourque vs. Torey Krug
    Zdeno Chara vs. Mike Milbury
    Eddie Shore vs. Brad Park


    Johnny Bucyk vs. Terry O’Reilly
    Ken Hodge vs. Rick Middleton
    Brad Marchand vs. Dit Clapper
    Cam Neely vs. David Pastrnak


    Gerry Cheevers vs. Byron Dafoe
    Tuukka Rask vs. Jaroslav Halak
    Eddie Johnston vs. Tim Thomas
    Andy Moog vs. Tiny Thompson

    We’ll be back on Monday for a deeper outlook into the second-round matchups. The first phase of Round 2 voting begins on Tuesday featuring the top eight Bruins’ defensemen

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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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