Bruins get pep talk from Big Boss

Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton (2nd L) celebrates his goal on Tampa Bay Lightning with...

Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton (2nd L) celebrates his goal on Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates Tomas Kaberle, David Krejci and Milan Lucic (L-R) during Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference Finals in Boston on May 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:01 PM ET

VANCOUVER - It was a pep talk unlike any other.

That's because it came from the Big Boss.

Making a rare visit to his team's dressing room, reclusive Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs voiced his support to his players Sunday afternoon, a pat on their collective backs as they prepare to take on the Vancouver Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup final.

"I think it meant a lot," Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters in Boston. "I was happy that he did take the time to speak to our team.

"We don't see him much during the regular season. He comes and watches games, but he certainly is not one of those owners that will interfere and then come down much ... But when he does come in, like he did (Sunday) and address the team, everybody was happy to hear from him."

During a subsequent press conference, Jacobs said he was "proud" of this edition of the Bruins. He also singled out general manager Peter Chiarelli for a job well done.

"I think Peter has put together a dream team, his dream, and as he saw it within the parameters that they have to work," Jacobs said.

With four more victories, the "dream" will become reality.

mike.zeisberger@sunmedia.ca


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