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Bruins release entertaining holiday spoof video

- December 17th, 2013
Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron with a weed whacker.
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I had NHL Christmas fatigue.

The Christmas jerseys, the Christmas songs, the Christmas videos. The Christmas sweaters.

NHL teams, for whatever reason, seem to dive deeper into holiday season hoopla than clubs from the three other major North American sports leagues. I was sick of it.

But, on Tuesday, the Boston Bruins gave the world a “Christmas special.”

It is actually watchable and fun, restoring my faith in holiday-themed NHL gimmicks.

The majority of Boston’s current roster has a role in the spoof, along with its mascot, The Bear. Broadcaster Jack Edwards and singer Rene Rancourt also appear in the two-minute video.

There’s even a short cameo at the end from legendary Bruins power forward Cam Neely, who is now the team’s president.

Neely, as you may recall, played diner tough-guy Seabass in the iconic 1994 comedy Dumb & Dumber.

“Who’s the dead man who hit me with the salt shaker!?”

Another throwback: In 2010, the Belfast Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League set the standard for the pro hockey team Christmas video.

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