We really didn't get into watching hockey much until we entered the HD age. As a matter of fact, it was while watching a Bruins game in great HD at the Watch City Brew Pub in Waltham that I decided I had to have one. We got into the Bruins last seaason, and were faithful fans this year.
The B's seems to have finally caught up with the other successful sports franchises in Beantown. Dead, down and counted out only three-years ago, they now have what could be the best team in hockey.
There seems to be a formula here in Boston, highly influenced by Kraft and Belichick, I suppose. It seems the root of it is balance in all things, mixing old and young, nurturing young players within your system, and whenever possible, go for the characters guys and savvy vets. After years of frustration, the Bruins turned things around by adopting this Boston model.
I can't know if they will win their game seven against Carolina tonight and go on to win Lord Stanley's Cup, but we enjoyed the season, the ups and downs and the mayhem. We wish the boys the best, no matter how or when the season ends. They gave up their blood, crashed through breaking glass and took pucks in the face for us.
May Creation love 'em as much as we do.
Bruins coach Claude Julien is a real cut-up in the Bruins Locker room, and often pretends he's Homer Simpson. He once hired a Marge Simpson look-alike to chase around the locker room, to the delight of his squad.