Seidenberg has found a home in Boston
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Dennis Seidenberg is known as one of the Bruins’ best blueliners. He can play huge minutes against the opposition’s best players, but he wasn’t always seen that way.
Seidenberg bounced around the league playing for four different teams in five years, but he’s found a home in Boston.
“Our guys that scouted him, again that’s upper management, had noticed one thing that he always played well in big games,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien.
He was a key cog in the Bruins defensive machine in the 2011 Stanley Cup run and he’s doing the same this postseason. He even earned the infamous Army jacket after Monday’s Game 3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
“Every year in the playoffs he becomes a horse as well. You can’t tire him out. He wears guys down,” said Julien.
“That’s my job. I haven’t really been scoring or doing anything offensively, so I better do that stuff. It’s fun, I enjoy playing tough minutes and doing the little things,” said Seidenberg.
In the Bruins lockerroom, there is no underestimating all the contributions Seidenberg makes.
“We know how important he is to our team and he plays big minutes and heavy minutes, just a strong guy. He plays a hard game. He’s definitely a key to the playoff success that we’ve had,” said Adam McQuaid.
The Bruins didn’t necessarily find something in Seidenberg, they just properly utilize what they knew he had.
“If you play to somebody’s strengths and you have a positive atmosphere you’re going to be productive,” said Andrew Ference.
He may not be as productive on the offensive end, but Seidenberg’s production isn’t measured with goals scored, rather goals prevented. If that was actually kept as a stat, he’d be near the top.