A Shoutout to the Boston Bruins’ Fourth Line

November 11th, 2009 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »
I'm sitting here right now in my dorm room with a severe case of insomnia. It's almost one in the morning over here on the east coast, but I just can't sleep, so I figured I'd give three guys a shoutout. Three guys who, I feel, really deserve it, and I've had a really bad case of writers block for the past couple of days, so let's hope this article makes up for the others.

The Boston Bruins have had their struggles as of late but are looking like their starting to turn it around and make their push to the top of the Eastern Conference. While the top forward lines have been producing decently, like they are supposed to, it's been the fourth line that has really stepped their game up when called upon.

The Bruins' fourth line this year consists of Steve Begin, Shawn Thornton, and Byron Bitz. This line has the perfect combination of veteran leadership and youth talent. To really know why these three guys have been so vital to the Bruins success, you have to get to know them first.

Shawn Thornton has never really been known as a goal scorer in this league. If anything, he would probably be classified as an enforcer, although he has more intan ...

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