Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Boston Bruins Win Stanley Cup Championship

The Boston Globe
Congratulations to the Boston Bruins for winning the Stanley Cup, fabled to be one of the hardest trophies to win in all of professional sports. It's eventually a true testament to their win pointing out several key moments in their playoff run. Most notably, it was the controversial hit on Nathan Horton that woke up the then 0-2 Bruins. "Win one for Nate?" could have been the rally cry?

Boston came back from three Game 7's and survived, including the finals, something that is unheard of in today's post-seasons. It's a heavy workload nowadays with the physicality of an intense playoff series going a full 7 games, winning one is a great accomplishment. But to do that 2 more times, against Montreal and Tampa Bay respectively, shows you the resilience of a champion.

Another notable thing from this series that it was announced right before the game that it was going to be ice warrior's Mark Recchi's last appearance in a hockey uniform. He became a valuable teammate on and off the ice while providing a gritty style of hockey earning the nickname "wreckin' ball". It's great to see him win his 4th and final Stanley Cup to go out on a high note.

It was also nice to see the tallest member of the NHL and second European-born captain lift the Cup over his head. Chara, a Slovak, has gotten the Bruins over the hump and into the promised land.

It's been 39 years since the Bruins last won the Stanley Cup. Another championship drought has ended. It's Boston's 6th Stanley Cup championship in their 87 year history. Congratulations to them.
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