Recchi to retire if Bruins win Cup

Recchi to retire if Bruins win Cup
May 30, 2011, 7:12 pm
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By Joe Haggerty

BOSTON On the day the team was headed to Vancouver to embark on their Stanley Cup Final journey, Mark Recchi confirmed what everybody had been thinking heading into the final series. If the Bruins capture the Cup and end their season on a winning, the 43-year-old future Hall of Famer will call it a career and pop open a 1970 bottle of Bordeaux wine hes been saving up since his stint in Montreal.

"This isn't about me at all and I want to keep it that way, Recchi said. Its about putting all our efforts into winning the Cup for everyone in this room, for the fans and for the city of Boston. But if we win Cup, I'm definitely going to walk away (and retire)."

The 43-year-old Recchi said before the season began that he returned to Boston for another kick at the Cup, and winning with Boston would give him three Stanley Cup rings with three different teams over 20 plus seasons in the NHL.

Recchi did qualify the answer with whether the Bruins won or not, however. He wasnt ready to guarantee hed retire if the Bs fall short in their quest for the Cup against Vancouver.

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