Down the hall, General Manager Lynn Patrick was as emphatic about the importance of superstars, and consequently unshaken in his conviction that the starless Bruins must play extra-aggressive hockey to succeed. "I like players to be rough," Patrick has said. "I want them to intimidate the other team if they can."
Well, the Bruins were rough, all right, as they defeated Detroit 2-1 in the Boston Garden last Saturday to end that long losing streak. They were right back in the merry scramble for the first five places in the standings; Horvath and Mohns were due to return within two weeks; and there was absolutely no doubt that the Bruins would be heard from, especially along the boards, where the going is roughest.