Neely: As good a year as Bergeron has ever had

Neely: As good a year as Bergeron has ever had
April 3, 2014, 8:15 pm
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Call Cam Neely a homer if you want, but the Bruins team president said there's no doubt who should win the Selke Trophy, given to the NHL's top defensive forward.

It's the B's Patrice Bergeron, Neely told Felger & Mazz in his weekly appearance on their show on 98.5 The Sports Hub. In fact, Neely said Bergeron has has had as good a season as he's ever had.

"Listen, your're going to point toward his point production," Neely said of Bergeron, who has been on a goal-scoring tear lately. "But Patrice has done just as good a job defending. He's always up against the other team's top line...You can look at [the Blackhawks' Jonathan] Toews in that category, too. But Bergy's just a complete hockey player. He does everything right."

When Tony Massarotti asked if Bergeron has improved this season, Neely replied "I would say that. His skating has probably picked up half a step. He's clicked really well with [Brad] Marchand as we've seen and Reilly Smith, who has fit in really nicely. Just his hockey sense, the dedication to playing all three zones. He's always in the right place at the right time and he's gotten better."