Jun 14, 2013

Stanley Cup Fever Grips Boston!

Exactly 729 days have passed since Zdeno Chara hoisted the Stanley Cup high above his 6'9" frame on the ice of Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was the first taste of Lord Stanley's famed trophy for the Boston hockey team since Bobby Orr skated it around the ice at Madison Square Garden after defeating the Rangers in 1972.

Two years later and our Bruins are searching for their 2nd cup in just three years. In 2006 if you had predicted that the Bruins would have a realistic chance at winning just ONE cup you would probably get laughed at. However, Peter Chiarelli and Cam Neely have changed the attitude not just on the ice, but behind the scenes with the coaches, in the front office, and most importantly in the stands of TD Garden. Hockey is now the pinnacle of Boston sports, and the demeanor and tenacity seen in Bruins players is a direct reflection of the city's residents.

The horrific events that took place at the Boston Marathon this past April cast a dark cloud over our beautiful city. Resiliency and strength overcame the fears that the marathon bombers attempted to instill upon residents of Boston. Since that day the Bruins (along with the 1st place Red Sox) have brought back the excitement and thrills of watching playoff style hockey. There is no doubt the Chicago Blackhawks won't go quietly in this series and odds are this will probably drag out at least 6 games. Tomorrow night the Bruins will take the ice at the United Center hoping to even up the series at 1-all. There is no denying that restaurants and bars throughout the city will be at packed to capacity to cheer on their beloved Bruins in unison.

Buckle up Boston, it's going to be a fun next two weeks!


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