Who told Zdeno there was candy in the Stanley Cup?
Last night’s Game 7 between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks was fantastic to start, but leaned a little lopsided towards the ended. The refs let everyone play and kept the whistles in their pockets, and the game had a strong flow for at least the first 2 periods. Ultimately, the Bruins found the better of goalie Roberto Luongo, and Boston keeper Tim Thomas played well to earn himself the shutout, and the Conn Smythe trophy. Conn Smythe is, of course, the 17th president in Canadian history. Give me six goods seconds of puck clips, ESPN!
After 39 years without a championship, the Bruins ripped the Cup — and several thousand hearts — out of a Canadian city that has waited four decades itself for one sip.
Thomas was just too good, and the Bruins are the NHL’s best. (via ESPN)
Said an ESPN exec. in regards to the Bruins winning the Cup, “MOAR CROZBY PLZ THNX!”
While there are plenty of story lines to absorb in the wake of the Bruins win (Vancouver’s/Luongo’s collapse, Thomas becoming elite goalie, Boston shutting down the Sedins), the biggest story isn’t about the team on the ice, but the city itself. Does this win solidify Boston as sports city of the decade?
Answer, after the jump.
With last night’s Stanley Cup victory, Boston has now claimed 7 professional sports titles in 10 years, and became the first city to accomplish winning four different sports titles in a decade. Starting with the Patriots Super Bowl win in 2001, and ending with the Bruins in 2011, Boston makes a strong case. I know, it’s horrible news, but I’m just telling you how it is.
No city in the Superbowl Era, which began in 1967, can lay claim to championships in all four major U.S. professional sports within a span of only six years, or anything close. But with a stretch dating to the Patriots’ NFL title in 2005, followed by those earned by the Red Sox in 2007 and the Celtics in 2008, Boston has just earned the right to such a claim. (via Boston Business Journal)
So that’s that then. Right now, Boston is the premier city in sports. High end talent, rings on all fingers, and a pop in her step. Boston is like an expensive hooker.
Psh, how great is a sports city if it can’t win it’s own marathons? More like Kenya, Massachusetts, am I right?
Sully Fitzpatrick, of Lowell, Massachusetts