BOSTON — When Mark Recchi played his first NHL game back in the 1988-89 season, Tyler Seguin would not be born for another three years.
Talk about your generation gap.
Yet there they were at Boston Bruins training camp Monday, flanking centre Patrice Bergeron on a unit some reporters were calling the Past, Present and Future Line — or PPF Line for short.
At 42, Recchi is the elder statesman, toiling in the twilight of his career.
Bergeron, 25, is just entering his prime.
And Seguin, 18, is the highly touted rookie the city is buzzing about.
There is no guarantee the line will stick. With Marc Savard out with post-concussion syndrome, Seguin will be given a shot to play some centre, his natural position.
But, at least for one day, the PPF Line certainly was a hot topic of discussion, with coach Claude Julien noting the trio had good chemistry.
Maybe so. But we’re guessing they don’t have the same taste in music, given their difference in ages.
Just a hunch