The Bruins will be without the familiar faces of David Krejci and Gregory Campbell when the puck drops on the 2014-15 season tonight at the TD Garden. But there’s at least one new member of the team that is guaranteed to fit right in with the Boston crowd.
Bobby Robins, the 32-year-old enforcer who has played roughly 500 games in the minors, will get his first taste of the NHL on Wednesday night for the Bruins. His story is rather impressive, as his commitment to the game will finally pay off when he realizes his dream on NHL ice.
Yet it wasn’t an easy journey, and Robins had to fight and scrap with some humongous hombres along the way.
It wasn’t an ideal road to the pros, but as a result, the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder is now as fearless as they come.
For proof of that, one need look no further than Tuesday night’s episode of “Behind The B.”
In the episode, Robins was mic’d up for sound in a preseason game against the Washington Capitals. The microphones caught him handing a souvenir to a lucky young fan in pregame, delivering a TKO to Liam O’Brien and celebrating a goal scored by Matt Lindblad.
But best of all, the episode caught Robins talking some serious trash to the Capitals bench. If one were to try to transcribe Robins’ comments, it would look something like this: “[Expletive] [expletive] [expletive] … you piece of [expletive] … I got one for you, you [expletive] [expletive] [expletive]. Shut up, unless you’re asking me to go. Then, we’ll go. [Expletive] [expletive] [expletive].”
Text surely can’t do it justice — the video is all that can.
That ought to get ’em going.
98.5 The Sports Hub’s Fred Toucher interviewed Robins at the team’s media day on Tuesday, and Robins shared his fascinating journey to the NHL, which includes overcoming the fear of fighting.
Listen to Fred Toucher’s interview with Bobby Robins below:
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