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Bruins 101: Who We Are, Where We Come from

Alternate subheads: "All Good Things..." / "Everything Old Is New Again."

This DVD was released just as the Bruins were beginning their latter day resurgence.

*** Well, it's 2015. "Finnegan, Begin Again."***

For the young guns, and us old ones, some history.

Realize I've posted this before. Please to indulge.

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That was great to watch.
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Have the DVD`s at home, great watch

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That was great to watch.
Thanks.
Glad you enjoyed it.

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That was wonderful - Thank You

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Here is part 2 of that DVD - The Last Hurrah at Boston Garden


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The final history lesson


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1929




1939



1941 The Globe thought a Red Sox/Braves exhibition game was bigger story



1970 - The Goal



1972



2013



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1929




1939



1941 The Globe thought a Red Sox/Braves exhibition game was bigger story



1970 - The Goal



1972



2011

As I noted in the media thread, you are clearly one of, if not the, top B's archivists on The board.

The only sour note: CHB got the front page gig in 2011.


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As I noted in the media thread, you are clearly one of, if not the, top B's archivists on The board.

The only sour note: CHB got the front page gig in 2011.
Thanks - it is a labor of love and I love passing on the history.

I often wonder would I have still cared about the Bruins if this had happened in 1981?
The only reason it didn't was dog racing in Salem was voted down by ONE vote in the NH Legislature.

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Two of Boston's three remaining major league sports teams may leave within a year and a half if a plan to build a $52 million race track, sports arena, convention center and hotel complex 35 miles north of the city in Salem, N.H., is approved.

The Bruins have agreed to the move if voters in Salem accept the complex in a referendum March 10 and if New Hampshire officials agree to a $165 million financing and tax abatement package sought by the team's owner, Delaware North Companies.

The Celtics are planning to build an arena at the Suffolk Downs race track in nearby Revere, rather than accompany the hockey team to New Hampshire when the Bruins' crumbling 52-year-old Boston Garden is closed. Bruins officials say they hope to be in New Hampshire late next year.

Until the Revere arena is completed for the Celtics sometime in the mid-1980's, the team is considering a temporary move to Hartford, Providence, R.I., or Worcester, Mass.
http://www.nytimes.com/1981/02/20/sp...pro-teams.html

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Thanks - it is a labor of love and I love passing on the history.

I often wonder would I have still cared about the Bruins if this had happened in 1981?
The only reason it didn't was dog racing in Salem was voted down by ONE vote in the NH Legislature.



http://www.nytimes.com/1981/02/20/sp...pro-teams.html
Where do you find those front page images? I researched journalism projects using microfilm years ago; it seems like that's the only place they could be found.

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Where do you find those front page images? I researched journalism projects using microfilm years ago; it seems like that's the only place they could be found.
I have online access to the Globe archives I used to research stuff at the BPL Copley. I will soon have access to the old Herald and Record files as well.

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I have online access to the Globe archives I used to research stuff at the BPL Copley. I will soon have access to the old Herald and Record files as well.
Great. (I used the BPL too. And Harvard. I had an in.)

I love the lore of the game.


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Great stuff here.

Question about MTL and Bobby Orr.
MTL had first pick of players at that time, with in a certain distance I think.
Why didn't they get Bobby Orr, and did they pick someone else in stead of him, and
who was it ?

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Great stuff here.

Question about MTL and Bobby Orr.
MTL had first pick of players at that time, with in a certain distance I think.
Why didn't they get Bobby Orr, and did they pick someone else in stead of him, and
who was it ?
Toronto would have had the best chance and they had no interest in Orr.

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Great stuff here.

Question about MTL and Bobby Orr.
MTL had first pick of players at that time, with in a certain distance I think.
Why didn't they get Bobby Orr, and did they pick someone else in stead of him, and
who was it ?
My understanding is that they had first pick of French Canandiens.

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My understanding is that they had first pick of French Canandiens.
and Toronto had Ontario.

Well documented that the Orr family wanted to sign with Toronto but the Leafs thought Bobby was too small to play in the NHL.

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and Toronto had Ontario.

Well documented that the Orr family wanted to sign with Toronto but the Leafs thought Bobby was too small to play in the NHL.
Didn't the Bruins pursue Orr like a bear does a honeycomb? I know that I have a video with the story but, but, but it has slipped my mind.

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Didn't the Bruins pursue Orr like a bear does a honeycomb? I know that I have a video with the story but, but, but it has slipped my mind.
Wren Blair courted the Orr family heavily but they were reluctant to have Bobby sign a 'C form' with Boston hoping Toronto would finally make an offer. The Leafs never did and Bobby signed with Boston. Keep in mind when this was happening the Leafs had become a dynasty winning 3 Cups in a row something that would not happen again until .......... like never

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Just finished reading Dit: Dit Clapper and the Rise of the Boston Bruins (Stewart Richardson and Richard LeBlanc). A biography of Dit Clapper but also describes in detail the history of the first 20 years of the team. I absolutely LOVE reading about the early history of the team. Especially since I found out a few years ago that my grandfather was at the Garden when the Bruins won the cup against Toronto in 1939.

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and Toronto had Ontario.

Well documented that the Orr family wanted to sign with Toronto but the Leafs thought Bobby was too small to play in the NHL.
I'd actually never heard that.

And the last time they won was '67. It's a year removed, but a case can be made for The Curse of Orr. ;-)

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I'd actually never heard that.

And the last time they won was '67. It's a year removed, but a case can be made for The Curse of Orr. ;-)
I have heard Bobby tell the story. He worshiped the Leafs as a child.

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I have heard Bobby tell the story. He worshiped the Leafs as a child.
You should send along a chew toy to Torey's new addition. ;-/

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