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Official Sports Radio Thread Part 4
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05-31-2011, 03:23 PM
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Felger was dead on about the lack of interest and production of high profile players in Mass.
However, Thornton and Samsonov in the late 90's helped maintain interest in the sport in Boston. The 1988-91 teams certainly raised the interest of the sport and the Neely, Bourque, Janney/Oates teams had enough talent to maintain decent interest until the disasterous 96-97 team which yielded Thornton and then in the Wesley trade Samsonov.
By the beginning of the 1999-2000 season, SI actually had your Boston Bruins winning the Stanley Cup. Anyone remember that? You then had them start to rebuild again with the 2001-02 team thru Bergeron's rookie year. It wasn't until the lockout they actually sunk to pathetic levels. Some of the talk is revisionist
and this needs to be pointed out.
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