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Sports flashback: What are your favorite Bruins nicknames?

A 40th anniversary celebration of the 1977-78 Boston Bruins was held before a game at TD Garden in 2018.
A 40th anniversary celebration of the 1977-78 Boston Bruins was held before a game at TD Garden in 2018.Barry Chin

The Boston Globe and The Sports Museum have teamed up to provide a weekly look back at the good old days of New England sports each Sunday, featuring the responses to prompts posted on the museum’s Facebook page from Rusty Sullivan, the museum’s executive director.

Question posted on March 28: Happy Birthday, Bobby Schmautz, a beloved member of Don Cherry’s Lunch Pail Gang A.C. of the 1970s. Schmautzy’s teammates on those teams included Doakie, Cheesy, Nifty, Taz, Cash, and Chief. Great players, great nicknames. What are your favorite Bruins nicknames of all time?

• The “Bonanza” line of Adam Oates (Adam), Joe Juneau (Little Joe), and Dmitri Kvartalnov (Hoss)

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• Swoop (Wayne Carleton) and Shaky (Mike Walton)

• Porky (Woody Dumart), executive Baldy Cotton, God (locker room nickname for Bobby Orr).

• The Rat!!! (Ken Linseman)

• Grapes (Don Cherry), Cam Bam/Bam Neely (Cam Neely)

• Cash (Wayne Cashman) and Chief (John Bucyk) should be on the front row!

• Nifty (Rick Middleton), Ratty (Jean Ratelle)

• Mr. Zero (Frank Brimsek)

• The Kraut Line (Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer, Woody Dumart)

• Pie! (John McKenzie)

• Turk (Derek Sanderson), Cheesy (Gerry Cheevers), Pasta (David Pastrnak)

Follow The Sports Museum’s Facebook page to see daily questions and add your responses to be considered for upcoming installments of this feature.