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Boston Bruins are Greg Zanon’s kind of team

Feb 29, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

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The beauty and frustration of trades come in the fact that the transitions are rarely as seamless as they’d seem on paper. (Want proof? Gander at the bizarre Lamar Odom situation with the Dallas Mavericks.)

With that in mind, feel free to take this assessment with a grain of salt, but Greg Zanon and the Boston Bruins seems like as simple a fit as one could ask for. The shot-blocking defenseman more or less concurred with that sentiment in this article by’s Danny Picard.

“It’s my style of hockey,” Zanon said. “They play that tough style. They like to get up and down the ice. Good ‘D’ zone, a good defensive team. It’s just the way I play my game, so hopefully I can fit in nicely when I get into the lineup.”

I’ll say it again: he needs to start a running wager with fellow puck-absorbing blueliner Dennis Seidenberg for the team lead in blocked shots.

(Zanon would probably just say something like “I’m just trying to avoid being a healthy scratch, though.” The scamp.)

  1. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Mar 1, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Zanon has a style of hockey?

    You mean just place your body in front of rubber, K gotcha.

    I think he is very happy to be with Boston and is just saying the things to make everyone feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Kudos

  2. dropthepuckeh - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    I believe it means playing a physical style of hockey where you are willing to get in the shooting lanes and sacrifice your body for the betterment of the team. Look at the correlation with the Rangers and blocked shots – I think it reflects an entire attitude of their team, toughness, togetherness, selflessness. It also helped Boston win the Cup last year. So yes, it is a style.

    • habsman - Mar 1, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      You forgot sucker punching, cheap shots, and most importantly, Colin Campbell as reasons for the cup win.

      • foodforthesoul28 - Mar 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

        Wahhhhhhh….quite whining! if those are all true like you profess, atleast we didn’t create a diving team like your montreal canadians did….

  3. gallyhatch - Mar 1, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Amazing, some people are still so butt-hurt about their own team losing in the playoffs, that 10 months later they are still crying about it, trolling articles & posting comments trying to piss people off ’cause that’s the only rise he gets in life.


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