Bolland having a blast

Formerly a scorer, the checking-line center is embracing his defense-first role

Originally Published: May 22, 2010
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- He was the guy lauded for being a pest, for getting under the skin of the feared Sedin twins in the Blackhawks' second-round series against Vancouver, and for annoying Joe Thornton in the first two games against San Jose.

But ask Dave Bolland if it's more fun scoring goals or shutting down the opponents' top line, and he is not so far removed from his days as an offensive star in junior hockey that he has forgotten what it feels like to be the hero.

"It's more ...

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