Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bruins Win It!


Congratulations to the Boston Bruins in capturing Lord Stanley's cup. They defeated the Vancouver Canucks in a hard fought seven game series. It's good to have the cup back in Boston after a stretch of 39 long years.
Can one be blamed for losing interest in hockey because of such a long lapse without a competitive team?
Especially when one clearly remembers the early 70's when Orr, Esposito, Cheevers, Sanderson, MacKenzie, Hodge, Cashman and Bucyk (amongst others) dazzled the Boston fans at the old Gardens with excitement galore.
I miss seeing Bucyk's hip checks and watching "swoop" Carlton's long reaching poke checks to clear the puck from an opponent's control. How about Sanderson's penalty killing? WOW, those were the days. I almost forgot how gut-wrenching and heart-stopping these playoff games can be for a loyal fan. I got just a flash of it again during the last seven games.

2 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

See my post about the Soviet Union. It is in response to your comment, "socialism didn't work."

Most have posted about the Vancouver riots.

roman said...

Hi Ren,

With smartphones in hand, scores of citizen journalists caught every episode of destruction and violence. When the TV and newspapers condensed all these reports, the result was a perception that this was the worst ever riot. We need to keep in mind that with all the advanced communication systems, we are bound to magnify all current events to levels thought of as unprecidented historically.