I have been a Boston Bruin fan as long as I can remember. I can clearly remember watching the Bruins play the Leafs in Toronto on TV when I was young and watching Bobby Orr kill an entire Leaf power play. I seem to remember him skating from one end to the other and back, eventually passing the puck to a teammate, who immediately passed it back to Bobby, who killed the rest of the penalty.
In the many years since, I sometimes wonder if that memory is actually correct or has been embellished over the years...
I loved the Big Bad Bruins and relished their Stanley Cup victories. Ken Dryden, the great goalie of the Montreal Canadiens broke my heart many times in the 1970's and the Philadelphia Flyers were my "enemies".
The Boston Bruins that are in my heart had Gerry Cheevers in net, Bobby Orr, Ted Green, Phil Esposito, Derek Sanderson, John Bucyk, Wayne Cashman, John McKenzie et al...
I taped the game last night, and observed radio and TV silence so the suspense was there. I got up early this morning and just finished watching the game.
It was exhilarating! In Game Seven, Tim Thomas and the Bruins fourth line with Bergeron, Recchi and Marchand, were the difference.
Congratulations to city of Boston, the Boston Bruin's fans, the players, management. Tim Thomas, their goaltender was definitely the difference. Between the recent success of the Patriots, the Celtics, the Red Sox, and now the Bruins, it does seem like your cup is running over...
It was the first time in NHL history that one team has won three game sevens in one playoff year. I have since watched news highlights, and though I might be able to understand the frustration of Vancouver fans, the Canucks were picked by many prognosticators to win the Cup and were the Champions of the regular season, there is no excuse for the rioting and destruction on city streets. I will say no more about the damage caused by a relatively small number of people and congratulate Vancouver on a great year and a very good Stanley Cup run. To me, it looks like you will have a contender for years to come.
Chris Smith CSSBB
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