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09-02-2015, 03:30 PM
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Bruins segment on WGBH-TV from 1995


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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.


The Bruins have such a rich history of great HoF dmen that there's no other all time O6 team where Chara would be the #6 dman. Bobby Orr, Raymond Bourque, Eddie Shore, Brad Park, Dit Clapper, Zdeno Chara

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The Bruins have such a rich history of great HoF dmen that there's no other all time O6 team where Chara would be the #6 dman. Bobby Orr, Raymond Bourque, Eddie Shore, Brad Park, Dit Clapper, Zdeno Chara
And if another D comes along Dit could always move to RW on the all time depth chart. Only player voted an all star at both F and D.

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Grapes on Boston TV after 'Too Many Men' game in 1979


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Fred Cusick had to give up the Bruins when he moved to WEEI in 1960 and Johnny Pierson became the play by play man.


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In 1964 the Bruins bought time on 2 TV stations to prove to fans that Orr existed.


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Hard to believe this was 4 years ago


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Gdt rant

Some advice to the rookies & newbies on this year's team:

See those ******** over there? Yeah, those guys wearing the bleu blanc & rouge jerseys with the toilet seat logo on the chest? Those are the Montreal Canadiens. They're evil. They're scum sucking poutine swilling swine (my apologies to swine everywhere). They are Public Enemy #1 and have been for 91 years now. No team even comes close to the loathing they inspire in Bruins fans.

This is the one game of the season you will be encouraged to commit mayhem against your opponent without fear of criticism from the fans if doing so costs a win.

You see we hate Montreal with an intensity that has to be experienced to be believed. We loathe, despise and hold them in utter contempt.

So we want to see you hit those mother****ers every time they come over the boards. Hit them in the open. Hit them in the corners. Flatten the sons of *****es every time they try to crowd Tuukka in his crease (and Tuukka feel free to go completely milk crate on their sorry *****) If a Hab so much as looks cross eyed at your linemate be prepared to shove his stick up his backside. Or your stick, whichever fits better. Or even better, both. Pound them, crush them, beat the snot of them and then do it again on your next shift. And the next etc until the final horn sounds. Make those jackwagons rue the day they ever signed with Montreal. Send them home with their tails between their legs.

**** the Habs!!!!!

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Released for now.

We need sticky space for some announcements.

Please bookmark this thread if anyone wants to add info/posts or revive it.

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Here is what Clark Booth wrote after the Bruins won the Cup in 2011

http://www.dotnews.com/2011/who-knew...-no-one-bruins

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In the end what made it so grand and unforgettable was the simple fact that it all came barreling out of nowhere like a spectacular thunderstorm late on a hot summer day. It was totally unheralded. No one expected it. No one predicted it. And even as it was happening, no one believed it would lead to where it led. Great sporting moments are always best when they take you completely by surprise.

What made this adventure notably delicious was that it stretched over two full months – 9 weeks/63 days – building slowly, relentlessly, impossibly, and allowing us time to catch the rhythm of the thing and fall in step.

Like Ravel’s Bolero, it began with low and guttural notes that were almost morose, gradually climbing, note after note and beat after beat, steadily rising in tone with an ever more pounding intensity and surging every couple of days until at last a certain inevitability held sway and we realized we were headed for the brink and it became only a question of how hard we might land when the music came crashing to a close.

That’s the magic carpet ride the Bruins gave us this spring of 2011. It was what the Red Sox did in the fall of 2004 and the Patriots did in the winter of 2001 and the Celtics did in their first and most dashing caper way back in 1957. But for my money, it was most like what the Red Sox did in 1967: Like that team, these Bruins evolved painstakingly over a period of weeks, catching our fancy a precious win at a time while shaking off some brutal bouts with adversity and defying the conventional wisdom that insisted they weren’t that good and most of all because the whole happy madness came right out of the blue.

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Ticket to Bobby Orr's first game as a Bruin


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Ticket to Bobby Orr's first game as a Bruin

That's an anniversary of sorts.

I was at that game! Actually, I wasn't yet three years old, but around which time my Dad started sneaking me in to Detroit's old Olympia stadium. The first game I *recall*? A 2-2 tie in '69. Against... the Bruins.

The only Tigers game I went to with my Dad (who died when I was nine) was against the Red Sox. ;-/

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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.
IIRC - Scotty Bowman was the Leafs scout who said Bobby was too small to play in the NHL...I laugh a little when I hear him being pontificated....

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R.I.P. FLEMING MACKELL

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In his thirteen year NHL career (3 with Toronto, 10 with Boston), he won two Stanley Cups with the Leafs (1949 and 1951) and was named first team centre All Star in the 1952-1953 season with the Bruins. He was the youngest player to play on an NHL All Star team at 18 in his rookie season with Toronto. He held many playoff records for points and assists. Best known for his speed, stickhandling and penalty killing, he created excitement on the ice and was nicknamed the 'Sparkplug'. -

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Hey Wally is there any way to get my Patton/Animal House GDT rant in here? I think it is a better example for this thread than the one you used.

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Hey Wally is there any way to get my Patton/Animal House GDT rant in here? I think it is a better example for this thread than the one you used.
post it.


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I don't know where it is, I assumed it got dumped with all the other earlier stuff????

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I don't know where it is, I assumed it got dumped with all the other earlier stuff????
It's gone

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Historical photos from the Boston Public Library who still think we have won only 5 Cups

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Younger fans have no idea how good Rene Rancourt sounded 30 years ago


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Stumbled across some Bruins photos from nearly 50 years ago but the author of the blog seems to be reporting on a Bruins team from an alternate universe.

http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/blog/...iens-mid-1960s

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In honor of the rivalry I thought I’d share some more great 35mm color action shots by Arthur Rickerby. I don’t have an exact date for this game, but based on the uniform research I conducted here I’d say it took place sometime during the 1965-66 or 1966-67 season. The only player I can say with certainty I can identify is legendary Bruins goaltender Gerry Cheevers (#30), seen with his iconic “stitch” mask. (Thanks to my Twitter pal Sully, #16 has been ID’d as Murray Oliver.)


I am 99% certain the goalie in that picture is Bernie Parent. Parent was left unprotected in the 1967 expansion draft and was claimed by Philadelphia.

But he also writes about a Bruins universe that is a lot nicer than the one I am stuck in.

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One of the great rivalries in sports is set to resume tonight when the Boston Bruins face off against the Montreal Canadiens in the 2014 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Semifinal round.

It’s the first time these two storied teams — each one of the ten best NHL franchises of all-time — have met each other in the playoffs since 2011, and the 10th time overall. Boston has yet to lose a playoff series to the Habs since their first meeting in 1929.

I wish that was the case

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Stumbled across some Bruins photos from nearly 50 years ago but the author of the blog seems to be reporting on a Bruins team from an alternate universe.

http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/blog/...iens-mid-1960s

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I am 99% certain the goalie in that picture is Bernie Parent. Parent was left unprotected in the 1967 expansion draft and was claimed by Philadelphia.

But he also writes about a Bruins universe that is a lot nicer than the one I am stuck in.




I wish that was the case
Is that Butch Goring in the helmet ?

Great post of Rene. Never knew he could sing like that.
He is an institution, but perhaps it's time to retire.

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