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Friday, June 17, 2011




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The Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins might be the most storied franchise in the NHL.  Some of the greatest Coaches and players have contributed to Boston's success.  This blog will show you some of the greatest players and greatest moments that have ever happened in Boston.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Memorable Moments

strong>2011 Stanley Cup Champions
Finally! After 39 years of great ups and downs, outstanding heartbreaks and amazing glory, the Bruins have brought the cup home.  Tim Thomas, Conn Smythe trophy winner, set the record of 798 saves throughout the playoffs.  The parade will be held tomorrow Saturday June, 18 2011.

Game 6
The Bruins-Canadiens rivalry always heats up during the playoffs.  With their backs up against the wall the Bruins overcame many defeicits to beat the Canadiens in Game 6.  This moment is one of the best moments in recent history for the Bruins

The Goal
Bobby Orr, the best defenseman ever to play the game, scored the  game winning goal in overtime against the St. Louis Blues.  Upon scoring such an amazing goal, he dove in celebration.  The dive is possibly the most iconic moment in Boston Bruins History.

Esposito and Bourque
It was the night that Esposito's number 7 was to be retired to the Garden rafters.  The only problem was that Bourque was currently wearing the number 7.  So, during the ceremony Bourque skated to center ice and took off his number 7 jersey.  Underneath the new number 77 jersey was revealed.  Esposito was left speechless for the first time in his life. 

Modern Bruins

Marc Savard
Marc Savard is an outstanding passer.  Day in and day out he finds seams between defenseman, and threads the needle passing it to teammates.  Unfortunately ever since March 2010, Savard has never been the same.
Savard was cheapshotted by infamous Pittsburgh Penguin Matt Cooke.  Savard suffered a severe concussion and has never been the same player he was before the incident.  Although Marc Savard hasn't played recently, his past legacy lives on.  In one of his first games returning he scored the overtime game winning goal.  And his celebration was priceless.  Marc Savard is still part of the Boston organization. 

Zdeno Chara
The big Boston captain, and hard-hitting defenseman, stands at about 7 feet tall on skates.  If this isn't scary enough hes slap shot clocks in at a lightning quick 105.9 mph.  Now you might say that it wouldn't hurt because your wearing pads, but Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers and his broken leg, can assure you that you don't want to block a Chara slap shot.  Not only does his slap shot strike fear in opponents, but his physical play in the defensive zone makes opponents afraid to touch the puck.

Tim Thomas
The 37 year old boston net minder is well known for his unorthodox style of play.  Thomas does whatever it takes to keep the puck out of the net.  Although this is Thomas's third season playing in the NHL, he has one
the Vezina trophy once, and is a finalist this year.  Seen in the picture to the left is Thomas recording a check on Canuck super star Henrik Sedin.  After a Boston turnover that resulted in a scoring chance for Sedin, Thomas leapt out of his butterfly position and knocked Sedin over.  Not only was this a great play, but this game was in the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Old Time Bruins

Bobby Orr
One moment defines this outstanding defenseman.  This moment was on May 10, 1970.  In the first overtime of  game 4 of the the 1970 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bobby Orr scored the series winning goal.  Upon scoring he did a superman esque across the ice before celebrating with his teammates.  This moment not only is the greatest moment in Boston Bruins History, but it was also voted the greatest moment in NHL history, according to Larry Schwartz of ESPN.  Bobby Orr also won the James Norris Trophy, awarded the the leagues best defenseman, a record 8 consecutive seasons (from the 1967-68 season to 1974-75 season).  Even though Orr played defense he also found time to put the puck in the net.  He is the only defenseman ever to win the Art Ross trophy, for leading the league in points (goals and assists), and he has done this twice.

Raymond Bourque
Raymond Bourque was an ageless rugged defenseman, whom was set to lead the defensive core after Bobby Orr retired.  Bourque was an outstanding defenseman and was one of only two players to make 1st
team all-star in his first and last career seasons.  On top of this he was the winner of 5 Norris trophies and the Calder trophy.  Possibly one of the best moments in the Garden during the Ray Bourque era for the bruins would be Phil Esposito's number being retired.  On December 3, 1987, Esposito's number 7 was set to be retired to the garden rafters.  The only issue was at the time Bourque also sported the number 7 on the back of his Bruins sweater.  So, during the pregame ceremony Bourque approached Esposito, in front of the whole garden crowd, and took off his number 7 jersey to reveal his new number 77 jersey.  Esposito was deeply and emotionally moved by this act by Bourque. Throughout his whole hockey career Bourque showed outstanding class.  (Picture to the left is Joe Sakic handing the Stanley Cup after Bourque finally won his first cup.  He announced his retirement just a couple weeks after winning the cup).

Cam Neely
One of the leagues best power forwards ever to play the game.  When Neely wasn't scoring he was busy burying the puck in the back of the net.  He is part of an elite echelon of the NHL, scoring 50 goals in 44 games, only Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky have score 50 goals faster than Neely.  Also during his illustrius career with the Bruins he spent 921 minutes in the penalty box, in only 525 games.  This means that Neely averaged almost a penalty a game for the Bruins (1.7 penalty minutes per game).  Now, Cam is the President of the Bruins organization.

Terrence O' Reilly
Said best in the words of Harry Sinden, "[O' Reilly], a true Bruin."  O' Reilly was never the fastest skater, nor did he have the hardest shot, but no one played harder than O' Reilly, and that's why the city of Boston loved O' Reilly.  Terrence was a less talented version of Cam Neely, but O' Reilly played every shift like it was his last.