Game 7 - Bruins @ Canucks - Protect the Civic

JimBoSox9

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This is really happening. Wow. There are a whole bunch of awesome posts in this thread that I can't even focus enough on to read. Someone hit the fast-forward button, because this ain't working for me. 8PM. NOW.
 

PedroSpecialK

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I'm 48 and grew up outside of Spfld, MA. For my 10th birthday my parents gave me two street hockey sticks. I never could skate, but I grew up with a bunch of guys in town who would play anything for a pick up game. Baseball, basketball, football, street hockey, we played it all. When my parents passed away a few years ago, as the youngest in my family, I volunteered to help clean out the basement. My dad never threw away anything. One of those two street hockey sticks was still in the basement. I put it aside and took it home to NC with me. Now it stands tucked in a corner in the back entrance of my house. I see it every day, and it reminds me of being a kid 10 years old without a care in the world, which is never a bad thing.

My parents used to take me to 4 to 5 Red Sox games each year. For hockey, we had the Springfield Indians of the AHL, so my dad would take me to their games. After college my dad and I would not go to games as much. I did take dates to Indians games and would get seats in or near the season ticket section just to hear the hard core fans rant. In 1990 the Indians made a big playoff run. In the Calder Cup finals the Indians won the first two games in Rochester. Some on the team started crowing that they would not go back to Rochester. Well, such hubris led to them losing games three and four in Spfld. Game 5 they won in Rochester with their backup goalie giving the performance of his life. The regular goalie, Jeff Hackett, went down with an injury just a few minutes into the game. Me and a friend were watching the game on a grainy public access channel. I remembered the backup goalie starting a game I went to in the regular season, and he gave up four goals on the first six shots (Luongoesque) before getting pulled. I did not have high hopes when he came into game 5, but he "stood on his head". The Indians got two breakaway goals and won the game. I immediately got tickets for game 6 for me, my friend and my dad. In game 6, after a big comeback in the 3rd to tie the game, the Indians won about two minutes into overtime to take home the Calder Cup. Hockey is epic.

So, for game 7 tonight, win it for my dad and for the memories of the games we saw together. Go Bruins!
Fantastic. Keep em coming everybody.

Sit in the opposing fan section so you can see the big screen outside the stadium. That's what I did.

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But how would you get your kicks??
 

HomeBrew1901

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In all seriousness, I love all of the lurkers and posters that never venture into the RMPS coming in here today and posting. It's awesome and it is giving me the chills thinking about how many people that don't even follow hockey getting amped up for tonight.

Unfotunately Wiggy is on Felger and Mazz right now and took me out of the moment.
 

MJM2344

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A couple of my buddies are thinking of going to The Harp. I'm assuming we'll probably have to get there between 6:30 and 7 to actually get in?
 

PedroSpecialK

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A couple of my buddies are thinking of going to The Harp. I'm assuming we'll probably have to get there between 6:30 and 7 to actually get in?
I'm guesstimating around 5-5:30 is the time to get to North Station bars to get a decent place, to be honest.
 

PedroSpecialK

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I'm not familiar with this. Is he a wigger? a member of the Wiggles? What's the problem here?
It's Jermaine Wiggins (I thought it was Willie McGinnest at first, hardy har) - it's just that when it comes to hockey, he sucks the life out of the program. I was looking forward to listening too.

Oh well. Wonder if EEI has Jack Edwards.
 

ivanvamp

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I am pretty nervous, as many of you are. Eagerly anticipating this game tonight. But I have to say, I'm so tired of the WEEI guys essentially dismissing Vancouver's chances. They did it after game 4 - all the talking heads said that there's nothing they saw from Luongo or Vancouver to convince them that they could do anything to turn the tide after the game 3 and 4 wipeouts......and yet they did.

Then it happened again in game 6 - another Bruins demolition, and they're saying the same thing again.

I'm concerned that on their home ice the Vancouver Canucks will bring their very best to the table. They will hit, they will skate, they will block shots, they will scratch and claw every bit as hard as the Bruins will and maybe more. They are a great hockey team with great players and, yes, they do have heart. Tonight will be the toughest task, the tallest mountain, the Bruins have had to face yet. Make no mistake about it, people. Tonight will take a monumental effort from the Bruins to fly home with Lord Stanley's cup.

But I think they're up for it. Who knows how the puck will bounce. Who knows what penalties the refs will call. Who knows what injuries key players may sustain. Who knows what shots will hit the pipe and bounce out, and which ones will go in. Who knows whether Luongo comes up galactically huge or infinitesimally small. Who knows whether this is the game the Sedins break out. Who knows whether Claude pulls all the right strings and makes all the right moves. Who knows what unsung player will make the difference.

Who knows?

But I will say this: win or lose, this Boston Bruins team is one for the ages. They have a chance to do what no team has ever done - win three game sevens in a single playoff season. They can exorcise a host of demons. They can put Boston back on the top of the hockey mountain. They can do this.

Bruins, 2-1.
 

BoSoxFink

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I am a complete wreck right now and cannot concentrate on anything at all at work. I have never been more nervous for any sporting event ever. Luckily I am wearing stripes though, and that always gives me comfort.

I have been a Bruins fan even since I was 5 years old and went to my first hockey game and saw Cam Neely play live for the first time. My father told me all about how great he was and how lucky I was to see a player of his ilk play the way that he did. I have never stopped watching the Bruins even through the tough years in the late 90's and early 2000's.

I couldn't stop watching, hockey is too embedded in my family, I have had the pleasure of hearing multiple times about how my grandfater and my uncle had season tickets for years, throught the glory years of the Bruins with Bobby Orr there. My grandfather was one of the gallery gods and loved the Bruins. Yes he was always highly cynical of them and always claimed they were never good enough, but he never stopped believing and he watched every game with the same passion that my uncle does now, and my father does, and now I do. Sadly my grandfather passed away almost 3 years ago to the day, June 16th, 2008. I take this as a good sign, I believe he has something to do with the Bruins being where they are tonight. I do not believe they will lose this game tonight, not with all the coincidences that are occurring.

Win it for my grandfather who I am sure is still watching it from wherever he is. Win it for my uncle who never thought he would see them win it again. Win it for my father whom I will be watching the game with tonight because it just feels right. And lastly win it for all of us here in RMPS whom I love talking hockey with and who I know will be just as elated as I am if they pull this thing off tonight. GO BRUINS!!!
 

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Like I've said before, and many others have echoed, some of my earliest and best memories are from sitting around the den, watching the games with my father and uncle. Things were a lot simpler then...but tonight, they play for the cup. Never in my existence have I been able to say this...It's still hard for me to swallow.

'04 was huge, don't get me wrong. Game 7 that year vs the Yanks holds a special place in my heart, but it wasn't one game for all the marbles. I don't follow the Pats of Cs w/ nearly as much passion as either the Bs or Sox, while they've had their shots at championships in a do or die game, I never woke up the morning of the game feeling the way I did today. Butterflies all day long.

I just want everyone here at RMPS to know, you guys are awesome. Thankfully work kept me busy until lunch and this thread has kept me busy until now... The next 5 and a half hours are going to be painful. I hope the 2.5 hours that follow will bring me tears of joy. Good luck tonight boys.

Win it for this kid who didn't take the time to change out of his soccer uniform because the game was starting.

Goooo Bruuuuuinnnnnsssss
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IdiotKicker

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I've been a daily reader of these gamethreads through the entire postseason. I have yet to actually ever post anything on this site prior to this, but I figured if there was ever a time to say something, this was probably it.

My hockey career, in a nutshell, was a complete disaster. I was arguably the least talented person to ever lace up skates. My high school career finished with a total of 3 goals and 4 fights. That's right. I had more fights than goals in my high school career. I eventually went to college and played Division 1 soccer and football, but the best times that I have ever had playing any sport actually came playing hockey. I think back to locker boxing after practices, flipping pucks up to the cute girls in the stands during warmups, just the feeling where you first get on the ice right before a game, and even if it was a mid-season game against a shit team, there was a different kind of electricity there than with any other sport I have played. The action just felt closer, felt more real. And even though I knew that I never had any chance of continuing to play hockey, I always wanted to more than any other sport.

As I said, my hockey career was over before it began, but I have had the fortune of living a couple of blocks from the Garden over the last year and being able to make it to about half of the home games this year, which has really gotten me back to enjoying the sport the way I used to in high school. I've been down in the crowds outside the Garden after games 3,4 and 6. Particularly after game 4 was one of the craziest scenes I have ever witnessed in Boston. It took this team being in this situation to bring the feeling of being on the ice back to me. I will be down in the crowds outside the Garden once again tonight. This team is finishing the deal tonight. I don't know why, but there is no doubt in my mind that they are coming back to Boston holding the Stanley Cup. It's the calm before the storm right now. But this is happening. The Cup is coming home. I want that feeling again.

Leave no doubt, Herman. Run it up.

Win.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Needed something distracting to pass the time so I popped in Lord of the Rings. Skipped Fellowship though. No Boromir in this fucking house tonight.
 

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Figured I'd add my 2c

Child of the 70's, hockey was my favorite sport as a kid but forgot about them after middle school. I eventually came back to baseball and basketball, initially as a something to talk about and share with my father when it seemed like we have nothing in common.

These playoffs roped me back in, in a big way. Hell of a team to get behind.

Now it's 330AM and I'm in Tokyo. I'd be a happy guy if I could teleport back to the Cape to be able to watch this game with my dad. Instead I'll probably watch it on my wife's crappy laptop, on a tiny free internet broadcast via myp2p.eu or some such thing.
 

pappymojo

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But I will say this: win or lose, this Boston Bruins team is one for the ages. They have a chance to do what no team has ever done - win three game sevens in a single playoff season. They can exorcise a host of demons. They can put Boston back on the top of the hockey mountain. They can do this.
This is so true. Going through this season and prior to the post-season, I saw the Bruins as a young, building, enjoyable team that would continue to grow and get better through the years. My only hope going into the playoffs was that we could make up for losing to the Flyers after being up 3-0. That was all I wanted then.

Now, based on how the team has performed in the playoffs, I want more. I want this season and this team to be made immortal. I want them to be remembered forever. I want their names etched onto the cup. They deserve it, and I think they can take it.
 

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Without realizing it, I have been preparing for today by busting my ass for the last 2 weeks at work. Half of my sales calls today have been people calling me back and I just hit the number I set for myself each day. I have a meeting in 45 minutes and don't have to make a single call if I don't feel like it and I don't feel like it.

Fuck yeah, go Bruins.
 

AardsmaToZupcic

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I said this in the Tampa series but I want to reiterate it here Growing up in Brookline There were only 2 sports to me and my friends Baseball & Hockey and that is how I viewed the city of Boston as a Sox & Bruins City first then the Celtics and then the Patriots and since 1991 I would say it Became a Sox still first town then the Celtics (Till 2000's when Pat's moved to second favorite son) and the B's were relegated to Last.

A win here tonight will move the B's back to second I feel (in my mind at least).
I never saw the Bruins win a cup as i wasn't born till 75 but growing up in Brookline I learned all about the passion for the game growing up on the same street that housed a few well known member's of the 1980 miracle on ice team.
I remember waking up early for Pee Wee games And I remember staying up late and watching TV38 those are the good memories.
But I also remember the light's out game, the triple ot heart breaker, Ulf Bleeping Samuelsson,last year's Flyer's fiasco, and the day Ray was traded.
But a WIN tonight will relegate all those bad memories as an after thought much like the Sox win did in 04 to the Mookie memories,Aaron bleeping Boone and Dent.
 

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As others have written, my parents had a huge influence on me getting involved with hockey. Especially my dad. Though he didn't play the game when he was young, as soon as I showed enough interested, he started coaching, every year until I turned 12. My dad drives a truck which entitles early mornings and sometimes long night. Without fail though, he'd get at 5am every Saturday to take me practice/games with nary a compliant. It's just what dad's do, I guess. He'd tell me all about Bobby Orr, Terry O' Reilly, Norman Leveille (my dad was convinced he would have been great), etc. At 12, he decided that hockey was about to get too competitive and didn't want to be that dad that played his kid too much when others should play (I wasn't a superstar, but wasn't bad either). I always respected that about my dad.

I'm in my early thirties now, my dad is still here, still driving his truck. It's not an easy job and as the years go by, I'm seeing that it has taken a toll; he's a little grumpier, tired. etc. All the signs of old age.

For the last few years, I've tried to sell him on each Bruins team. I'd call him, see if he was still watching. He'd either be asleep or missed something. Of course, we know how the last few years have ended so who could blame him. He' s getting older and really, why set himself up for more heartache. He never really gave up, but just couldn't dive in as I am still doing.

This season, I backed off, letting him discover what was happening on his own. Gradually, almost reluctantly, he got on board. Now, it seems that every time the phone rings during a game, it's him making sure I saw the last play, saying how this team is great. Others I said it, but I'll add it too: win this for my dad who introduced this great game to me. Regardless of what happens, this has been a hell of a ride for us all.
 

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Hoo-hoo-hoo hoosier land.
Send these shitheads weeping back to their Scandanavian-furnished apartments and hypoallergenic mini dogs. They think they are going to win because they are at home. They thought they could afford to lose Game 6. Prove them wrong; make them suffer.
 

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I'm a long term lurker who's waited for the right time for my 1st post. RMPS has been a daily checkin for me year round. The stories of dedication and what this Cup run means to everyone has inspired me. I was too young to remember the 70 and 72 Championships, but grew up with playoff hockey and eventual disapointment as a ritual of spring.

I thought that outside of the Miracle on Ice that the 2004 World Series would be my sporting Nirvana. The difference is now that I get to enjoy the Bruins through the eyes of my son. He's now 10 and as diehard Bruins fan as anyone in any sport. He played soccer and would cry anytime someone bumped him. He came home one day with a flyer about a local street hockey league with a simple statement "I'm playing" even though he'd be playing against kids 3 years older. I figured that would end badly, but he toughened up, went out and competed. 2 months later he told me he needed skates so he could skate with the Baby B's (we have Season Tickets) and meet Brad Marchand. 1st time on ice was at the Dunk and he was able to skate up to Marchand by himself. Two years later he's playing year round and getting in all the dirty areas without fear even though he's the smallest kid on the ice. He has gotten more from being on the ice than any other sport could give him. It's tough being the smallest kid in everything you do, but hockey has been the great equalizer for him. He got to have lunch with Marchand a year later and he inspired him to work even harder. Marchand will always be alright in my book for the way he was with my kid.

The worst sound I ever heard in my life was his wail the morning after game 7 against Carolina. He got downstairs and flipped on NHL network before I could break the news to him. It was his first broken heart and there was nothing I could do to console him. No women will ever be able to hurt him the way that loss did. Last year he was more prepared for disapointment, but was still crushed. The kid bleeds black and gold. He can tell you the score and the scorers for every game he's been to at the Garden. He'll also tell you they're 5-0 when he is there.

So win it for him. Win it so I don't have to see the crushing of his spirit and wipe away his tears. Win it so I can shed some of the cynicism that comes from years of disapointment. Win it so I can remember what it was like to experience the type of joy only a kid can have.
 

Maurice09

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I was a Canadian fan up until 78. Why I have no idea. I think it was because of street hockey and my love for being Lafleur on breakaways. My father was a Bruins fan so I still don't know how he let this happen. I became a fan because of him. I saw his despair after too many men on the ice and Dryden stoning them years before. For some reason I remember him waking me up to show a Hockey Night in Canada tribute to Bobby Orr and I cried. I wasn't even as big a fan as my father yet but it killed me to know he wouldn't be playing anymore.

To make a long story short, my father died in 96, he would have loved this team. I will be watching this game in a bar in Buffalo tonight with another Bruins fan who has been with the team longer than me.

Tonight will be a good night. I expect to visit the cemetery just as I did in 04.
 

RedOctober3829

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I'm a long term lurker who's waited for the right time for my 1st post. RMPS has been a daily checkin for me year round. The stories of dedication and what this Cup run means to everyone has inspired me. I was too young to remember the 70 and 72 Championships, but grew up with playoff hockey and eventual disapointment as a ritual of spring.

I thought that outside of the Miracle on Ice that the 2004 World Series would be my sporting Nirvana. The difference is now that I get to enjoy the Bruins through the eyes of my son. He's now 10 and as diehard Bruins fan as anyone in any sport. He played soccer and would cry anytime someone bumped him. He came home one day with a flyer about a local street hockey league with a simple statement "I'm playing" even though he'd be playing against kids 3 years older. I figured that would end badly, but he toughened up, went out and competed. 2 months later he told me he needed skates so he could skate with the Baby B's (we have Season Tickets) and meet Brad Marchand. 1st time on ice was at the Dunk and he was able to skate up to Marchand by himself. Two years later he's playing year round and getting in all the dirty areas without fear even though he's the smallest kid on the ice. He has gotten more from being on the ice than any other sport could give him. It's tough being the smallest kid in everything you do, but hockey has been the great equalizer for him. He got to have lunch with

The worst sound I ever heard in my life was his wail the morning after game 7 against Carolina. He got downstairs and flipped on NHL network before I could break the news to him. It was his first broken heart and there was nothing I could do to console him. No women will ever be able to hurt him the way that loss did. Last year he was more prepared for disapointment, but was still crushed. The kid bleeds black and gold. He can tell you the score and the scorers for every game he's been to at the Garden. He'll also tell you they're 5-0 when he is there.

So win it for him. Win it so I don't have to see the crushing of his spirit and wipe away his tears. Win it so I can shed some of the cynicism that comes from years of disapointment. Win it so I can remember what it was like to experience the type of joy only a kid can have.
I don't know about anyone else, but this is what it's all about right here. For the 10-year-old in all of us who don't want to be let down.
 

Moosey

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I am eerily calm, but the butterflies are starting. Win. Crash the boards, crash the net, smash them, knock them over and more than anything else...throw everything at Luongo. His psyche will shatter quickly and the floodgates will open.

Win.
 

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I'm a long term lurker who's waited for the right time for my 1st post. RMPS has been a daily checkin for me year round. The stories of dedication and what this Cup run means to everyone has inspired me. I was too young to remember the 70 and 72 Championships, but grew up with playoff hockey and eventual disapointment as a ritual of spring.

I thought that outside of the Miracle on Ice that the 2004 World Series would be my sporting Nirvana. The difference is now that I get to enjoy the Bruins through the eyes of my son. He's now 10 and as diehard Bruins fan as anyone in any sport. He played soccer and would cry anytime someone bumped him. He came home one day with a flyer about a local street hockey league with a simple statement "I'm playing" even though he'd be playing against kids 3 years older. I figured that would end badly, but he toughened up, went out and competed. 2 months later he told me he needed skates so he could skate with the Baby B's (we have Season Tickets) and meet Brad Marchand. 1st time on ice was at the Dunk and he was able to skate up to Marchand by himself. Two years later he's playing year round and getting in all the dirty areas without fear even though he's the smallest kid on the ice. He has gotten more from being on the ice than any other sport could give him. It's tough being the smallest kid in everything you do, but hockey has been the great equalizer for him. He got to have lunch with

The worst sound I ever heard in my life was his wail the morning after game 7 against Carolina. He got downstairs and flipped on NHL network before I could break the news to him. It was his first broken heart and there was nothing I could do to console him. No women will ever be able to hurt him the way that loss did. Last year he was more prepared for disapointment, but was still crushed. The kid bleeds black and gold. He can tell you the score and the scorers for every game he's been to at the Garden. He'll also tell you they're 5-0 when he is there.

So win it for him. Win it so I don't have to see the crushing of his spirit and wipe away his tears. Win it so I can shed some of the cynicism that comes from years of disapointment. Win it so I can remember what it was like to experience the type of joy only a kid can have.
Anyone got that Pedroia 'Fuck Yeah' gif handy?
 

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I've been sitting around "working" at home today, wondering how exactly I could put into words how this feels. I don't think it's entirely possible, but what the hell.

The last time the Bruins went to the Cup Finals, they had to fight tooth and nail with the Hartford Whalers in a seven game epic in the Adams division semifinals. The Bruins went into game 4 in Hartford down 1-2 in the series and fumbled around and were down 5-2 either going into or right after the open of the third period. I remember watching this game at home, because it was probably on TV38, nine or ten years old. Back in those days, there wasn't money in the family budget for NESN, so I usually watched those games over my grandparents house. But, after two, I was either resigned to the loss or just too damn tired to solider on and went to bed. My old man, at the time, worked in Natick, a long drive from the South Shore. We had watched the game that night together, not because he really liked hockey, but because he knew I did. For whatever reason he stayed up despite having to get up at like 4:15am to beat traffic and be to work on time.

When I woke up for school the next day, a note was taped on the bathroom mirror. It listed the Bruins four goal scorers in the third then said "6-5 BOS - Sidorkiewicz falls apart...all new series going home". I feel a lot today like I did on that April day back in 1990. When you're nine, I guess you don't realize that hell, you're the favorite and it's just the first round, you shouldn't be that excited about being even with the Hartford Whalers. You just let your head get filled with the possibilities, the excitement, the sense of the moment and the joy of something you love.

Your head still fills with all that when you're thirty like me, but maybe you have a better handle of the appreciation of what has gone on and what will go on tonight. So, a few wise words to keep in mind regarding the last few weeks and months and what presents itself tonight from a Billy Joel song:

This is the time to remember
'Cause it will not last forever
These are the days
To hold on to
'Cause we won't
Although we'll want to
 

mascho

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Fathers and Sons.

This Bruins run has been overshadowed in my life, somewhat, by the fact that my wife is due next week with our first child. A son. While we have decided on a name, I have already warned her that events that transpire tonight may force me to reconsider our decision.

We already own a considerable amount of sporting apparel for our son. Red Sox onesies, Patriots gear, even some UNC stuff from my future brother-in-law, who lives and dies Carolina Blue. But perhaps my favorite item is something picked up for me by a co-worker, who was in Boston this past weekend. A black shirt with the B on the front, and Thomas 30 on the back. It is a for a toddler, but he'll grow into it soon enough.

While on the verge of becoming a dad for the first time, I have thought often about my own father. He played hockey growing up and through high school, and wanted to continue his career until knee injuries forced him out of the game. I remember watching the Bruins with him growing up. I remember seeing his old skates. I remember using his old hockey gloves when I would play pond hockey, or when I'd play street hockey as a kid. I remember listening to his stories about the game he loved, and about his days when he coached my older cousins and their hockey teams. I swear, after me and my mom, hockey and the Bruins were his other two loves.

Because of my dad's knee problems, my own hockey career was somewhat...discouraged. So they let me play football. Now that I have knee problems of my own, I jab my father at times about that decision.

Fathers and Sons.

During the 2004 Red Sox season, I felt separated from the ride, as I was no longer living in Boston. I was down in DC. But what kept me tied to the area was not only talking about the Red Sox with my grandfather, who had Sox season tickets from 1946 until 1992, but exchanging text messages with my dad during each Sox game, and at a furious pace during the playoffs. Kept me connected to the team, to the city I left, and to my Dad.

Well, we are back at it now. Texting throughout Bruins games, which has reached a furious pace during the Stanley Cup Finals. And as the Bruins have made this run, it has taken me back in time, back to sitting by my father's side, as he watched the Bruins and explained the game he lived, and loved, to me. And these games and this march towards destiny have me looking forward as well, to the day my son is born, and the first time he pulls on his first Bruins jersey, with Thomas 30 on the back. It has me looking forward to telling him about his grandfather, or his grandfather telling him about his own days playing the sport, and about the game that he loves.

So for all the Dads, and all the parents who passed on this game, and their love for this team: Win.
 

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"The dead don't cry, they just bleed out."

Fuck off, Canucks. It's time for you to stop crying and whining, and just fucking bleed out already.
 

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I can't wait for this game to begin. I am dreading the beginning of this game.

These two things should not co-exist.

But they do.

It makes no sense.
 

TFP

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I'm 99% positive that was the order. I know Poulin had 2 including the winner, and Christian tied it on a one time slapper from the faceoff dot. I remember Millbury hugging Poulin like a maniac when coming off the ice.

They also subbed in Moog for Lemelin at the start of the 3rd as well. What a game.