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Patrice Bergeron featured on 'NHL 36'

1/4/2012

"NHL 36: Patrice Bergeron" did not disappoint.

I’ve always said that if a hockey parent wants his or her child to emulate an NHLer, then Bergeron should be that player because of the way he conducts himself on and off the ice. It’s easy for fans to see how Bergeron performs on the ice, and "NHL 36," a 30-minute show on NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus) did a nice job showing him behind the scenes.

It provided a genuine look at No. 37.

The Bruins' Brad Marchand accidentally called his linemate the team’s captain during a team dinner. He quickly corrected himself while his fellow teammates gave him a good ribbing.

Bergeron has always been a quiet guy, a player who leads by example. His quiet nature was highlighted in a scene during the program when the team was on the charter on its way to Phoenix. Bergeron received a text message from his brother, who wondered why the NHL chose to feature Bergy even though he likely wouldn't have much to say of interest during a 36-hour period.

It was an interesting program and Bergeron, was well, Bergeron.