It’s pretty much like clockwork to see a post about the Sox, Celtics, or Pats when they get deep into the playoffs, but apparently not so with the Boston Bruins. Are there any fans here? I guess it’s just like in general: Hockey is the ugly sibling of the other major sports, even in an Original Six town.
I’m not a Bruins fan, but I am a huge hockey fan. My team is the Detroit Red Wings, who got knocked out in the second round by Joe Thornton (remember him?) and the San Jose Sharks. I was bummed until I realized that between appearances in the Eastern Conference final by the Bruins, the Wings had been in eight Western Conference finals, won six of those, and went on to lift the Cup four times. I’m not rubbing that in… Yes I am. 😉
Anyway, I’m happy to see both an Original Six team and a Canadian team in the final. If the Bruins pull it off, that’s three out of the last four for the O6, Among those teams, the Bruins’ Cup drought (1972) is only surpassed by the Toronto Maple Leafs, who haven’t won since 1967. The last Canadian champions were (of course) the Canadians in ’93.
Here’s to an entertaining series! I only wish it was starting earlier.