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Brian Rolston's Boston renaissance

Veteran sniper has boosted Bruins since returning, and can enhance his legacy

Updated: March 28, 2012, 10:22 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Even before Brian Rolston returned to Boston for his second stint with the Bruins, he had a unique place in the club's history.

On March 6, 2000, Bruins fans were devastated when future Hall of Famer Ray Bourque was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, along with Dave Andreychuk, in exchange for Rolston, Samuel Pahlsson, Martin Grenier and a 2000 first-round pick (which turned out to be Martin Samuelsson).

Bourque, then 38, was nearing the end of his career ...

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