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Ray Bourque on hockey sticks, dining out in Boston, and his favorite current Bruin

This March marks 20 years since Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque, the Bruins’ longest-serving captain who played 21 seasons with the team, requested a trade.

The Quebec native was nearing the end of his career but had never won the Stanley Cup, and expectations for Boston were looking dim, with the Bruins at the bottom of their division. Boston general manager Harry Sinden abided by his request, and Bourque landed with the Colorado Avalanche, where he would win hockey’s ultimate prize in 2001.

In an interview with The Athletic, Bourque said he wasn’t sure who he’d root for in a Boston/Colorado final, but had answers to questions about where to dine out in Boston, who his favorite players are, and more.