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The Chief Speaks

Tuesday, 02.13.2007 / 7:59 PM ET / News
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The Chief Speaks
Boston Bruins Hall of Famer, John "Chief" Bucyk

On being honored this evening:
"It’s very exciting. I never thought there was another thing they could do for me. I’ve had two nights already, they had my number retired, I’m in the Hall of Fame and now this. This was kind of a surprise. I found out about a few months ago, but I’m just overwhelmed with what they have done. I think the Jacobs family has really gone overboard so far with what I have seen…I haven’t seen it all yet…but everything they’ve done is unbelievable. All my friends that are here are just amazed with what has been done."

On his interaction with the current team:
"I just watch the players. I don’t get involved in any of the coaching part of it. I sit back and do what the description of my jobs is, which is handling stuff on the road. If the odd one asks me what they can do to improve, I will gladly tell them, but basically I have a lot of fun with the kids. They love to reminisce about the olden days and what our team was like, in particularly the 70s. We used to be off the ice and on the ice and a very tight team. This is what I try to stress to them."

On the Front Office and coaching staff:
"All the owners from the Adams to the Jacobs, they have been just terrific. And all the managers, which haven’t been too many, with Harry and now Mr. Chiarelli, I’ve just been enjoying this year more than a lot of years. And having coaches like we have, Dave Lewis and [Marc] Habsheid, and [Doug] Houda they have been so great. They make me feel like part of them, like I am part of the team."

On the 2006-07 season:
"I am really enjoying this season…I hope—and I think it will happen—that this team will turn around. Still we have a lot of time to make playoffs, I hope they can string some games together and get us back there into the playoffs. I think the wheel will turn. I can see the trend, like when went back to 1960, when we didn’t make playoffs for eight years from ’60-’67. Then all of a sudden a few trades, a few new players come up, and won a couple of Stanley Cups. I just feel that is going to happen now."

On his greatest moment as a player:
"The 1970 [Stanley] Cup. To me that was the highlight of my career as a player. You wait, and you want your name on the Cup. That was a great honor, and being the captain I was the one who accepted it and was the one who skated around the rink with it."

On players who ask to wear his number:
"I keep telling them no, you haven’t earned it yet. That number, I am so proud to have it up in the rafters. I can’t see it being worn by anyone else."
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