Fav Current Bruins: Marchand, Savard, Horton, Seidenberg, Rask
Fav Non Bruin Players: Carter, Crosby, Ovie, Nash, Eric Staal
Fav Movies: Defiance, Enemy at the Gates, anything WWII, Miracle
Music: Rap, anything really
Hobbies: Play hockey in a men's league, watch tv, chill with friends
Fav food: Steak, chicken wings, rice, ITALIAN FOOD haha
Fav Beer: Bud Light, Heineken, whatever beer
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: Favorite Bruin moment was when my friend and I sat in the 9th level this past season for the Bruins/Rangers game. We got the tickets for 60 bucks each online, when they werent supposed to be available but we got them. We met Andy Brickley, went through where the media, scouts, and owner's sit, and overall had a great time. I pretty much became a fan as soon as I took to the ice when I was about 4 or 5 years old. Loved them ever since.
How long I have been a B's fan: 16 years
Origin of screen name: Stick by my city and teams, no matter what
Jerseys owned: Marc Savard Black Alternate Jersey, Brad Marchand and Marc Savard T-Shirts with names on it
Fav Non Bruin Players: Sullivan, Towes, Zetterberg
Fav Movies: Shawshank Redemption
Music: Steve Miller Band, April Wine, Jimmy Eat World
Hobbies: Hockey, Card Collecting
Fav food: Steak, Pizza
Fav Beer: Sleemans (Canadian Beer)
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: Fav moment is now Stanley Cup win over Vancouver. Prior is any time @ the ACC and the Bruins win. Always a huge Bourque fan as a kid. Loved the Bruins through that.
How long I have been a B's fan:26yrs
Origin of screen name:Just took 2 random names and through them together joeeric
Fav Non Bruin Players: Gaborik, Vanek, Hossa, Backes, Ladd and Renberg
Fav Movies: Fight Club, Trolljägaren
Music: Metallica, Sabbath, The Hives. anything that isn't rap/RnB or of that nature is fine by me
Hobbies: Guitar, various sports
Fav food: Pasta Bolognese
Fav Beer: Starobrno
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: Used to collect bruins Upper deck-cards about 10-12 years ago. Became interested in the NHL in 08-09 when watching a re-run of a Calgary game, quickly realised that most Calgary games started 4 am in Sweden. A few days later I fell in love with Bruins style hockey.
How long I have been a B's fan: about 3 years
Origin of screen name: Ryders and Gaboriks goalcelebration, look at Ryders 6-3 goal in game 2 vs Tampa
Jerseys owned: None as of yet, paying around 50$ for shipping hurts
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: Being alive to see a cup, first time at the TD Garden (4 years ago), and being at Fenway for the Winter Classic.
How long I have been a B's fan: Birth, was born and bread a bruins fan through my father. He moved from Ireland in the summer of 72' the next season on St. Patricks day the bruins had shamrocks on their jerseys (i think it was a pre-game jersey) and he fell in love on the spot. I'm sure being the the current stanley cup champs didnt hurt in making his choice, haha.
Origin of screen name: Highschool nick name
Jerseys owned: Home Black (Bergy), Vintage Black (Neely), 00's Home White (Custom), 00's Away Black, Pooh Bear (love this one for downtown toronto because ppl hate it), and a Black Neely one from when i was a kid. Oh and a Belfast Giants (Where my Dad was born and raised)
Fav Non Bruin Players: Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan
Fav Movies: Lots, Saving Private Ryan might be my favorite, or Good Fellas
Hobbies: Fishing, playing all sports, BOSTON sports, guitar, my pet dog named NEELY, a boxer, he is the best bruins pup
Fav food: Italian, American, all of it!
Fav Beer: Sam summer ale, goose island 312, magic hat wacko, lots of good out there haha
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: No fav bruins moment, too many, ever since the lockout ive become a more passionate fan of them, just going from the ****** mike sullivan days to experiencing game 6 vs mnt (sturms goal) then game many many games from there on it, we are all bleeding black and gold..
How long I have been a B's fan: My whole life, but became more passionate post lockout, my brother (ALinsky) and i are Bruins addicts haha
Origin of screen name: Just my initials and then the obvious BRUINS to rub it in every other fan's face haha
Jerseys owned: 1990 75 year anniversary jersey with the yellow white and black stripes...a regular winter classic jersey...and then my beauty a Tyler Seguin rookie year Plymouth Whalers Jersey, at the parade i held it up for him and he went nuts over it, great moment, jersey has gotten me many bro yells, hahah
Fav All time Bruins: Rich Peverley & Nathan Horton
Fav Current Bruins: The Whole Team, they worked together and they were awesome and I'm sad to see anyone go.
Fav Non Bruin Players: Sidney Crosby, Kevin Weekes, Primeau brothers, Jeff O'Neill, Jarome Iginla, Martin St. Louis, Dan Snyder
Fav Movies: Star Wars, Witness, Brigadoon, A Christmas Carol (Scott), Twister, Galaxy Quest, Daylight, Regarding Henry, Field of Dreams, Big, Office Space, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Wedding Singer
Music: Anything from Gregorian Chant to Glee bypassing country and rap. Great Big Sea is my favourite band.
Hobbies: Watching Hockey, Singing in The Providence Singers, screwing around on the computer, reading at least a book a week, riding my Harley.
Fav food: Italian and Indian
Fav Beer: Vodka girl
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: I'm from Canada, small town in Ontario called Owen Sound, home of the OHL team now the Attack, but the Platers back then. I grew up seeing the NHL stars of tomorrow come into their own (I went to high school with Kevin Weekes, Wayne Primeau, Sean Avery, Dan Snyder, Jamie Storr, Scott Walker and more...) and I loved it. I was so into the OHL that I never really picked an NHL team back home, so when I moved here I started listening to sports radio and started getting into the B's. My husband is from here and had never watched hockey growing up, so basically I hooked him with the Olympics last year and he's barely missed a game since, and it's so much fun to get back into the game with him. I figure since the team is about 95% Canadian I don't feel too guilty
How long I have been a B's fan: Few years, hardcore this year...and what a ride it was.
Origin of screen name: Pretty obvious, '79 is my birth year. Couldn't come up with anything better in a hurry.
Jerseys owned: Winter Classic. Got it signed, so thinking of retiring it and getting a regular home jersey.
Fav All time Bruins: Bourque, Neely, Linesman, Lemelin, Oates, Ruzicka
Fav Current Bruins: Bergeron, TT, Marchand, Seids, Quaider, Claude (lol)
Fav Non Bruin Players: Callahan, Dubinsky, Iginla, St Louis, Downie, C-Price, J-Ward, Jon Mirasty!
Fav Movies: Slapshot, the Warriors, Supertroopers, Talladega Nights
Music: "underground" hip hop, blues, bachata/merengue, all over the place
Hobbies: Outdoors & gardening, play in a band
Fav food: Seafood, Latin, Poutine
Fav Beer: APA's, Berkshire Trad Pale Ale, Long Trail Double Bag, 'Gansett, and Pabst
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: watching games on TV38 with my pop, uncle, cousins, cusick and sanderson, stand-up goalies, wood sticks- cheap russian ones from job lot, cooper everything, ccm tacks, the happy trumpeteer, highlights and fight tapes on vhs, re-enacting said tapes with my lil bro, real men wear black shirts, the p-bruins in the early 90's, endless knee, pond, and street hockey, finding the game again, and now the stanley cup 2011.
How long I have been a B's fan: about 22 years minus a few after the lockout
Origin of screen name: my pops, a play on de la soul/it's delacratic
Jerseys owned: 93ish black blank, 98ish white bourque- both need to be retired
Fav Movies: Anything with some action or a good laugh
Music: Too much variety to list
Hobbies: My family, Boston sports, xbox, and relaxing
Fav food: steak and potatos
Fav Beer: Anything Sam Adams
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: I am lucky enough to have a close family member that had worked in the B's front office since '72. So I have been a fan since I can remember. Growing up my bedroom looked more like a memorabilia store than a kids bedroom and as soon as I can talk my wife into a man room, the hundreds of items I have will be back on the walls! I have seen so many great Bruins moments that I can't even put them in order, all I know is I bleed black and gold.
How long I have been a B's fan: I can't remember not being a fan.....
Origin of screen name: Nickname because of my last name Hamilton
Name, location, favorite current Bruin(s), favorite all-time Bruin(s), favorite non-Bruin players, movies, music, hobbies/interests, origin of your screen-name/message board moniker, how you became a Bruins fan, how long you've been a Bruins fan... stuff like that.
Fav All time Bruins: Middleton/Neely
Fav Current Bruins: Bergy
Fav Non Bruin Players: Datsyuk/Crosby/Toews
Fav Movies: Goodfellas/The Hangover
Music: Anything but Country/Rap/Hip Hop
Hobbies: Golf/Coaching Hockey/Hanging out with Mrs. Odaat
Fav food: Pasta-o-holic
Fav Beer: Root
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: Dad cheered for Habs, needed confrontation
How long I have been a B's fan: 32 years
Origin of screen name: One Day at a Time, nuff said
location: Tacoma Washington (by way of Tewksbury MA)
fave all time Bruins: Gerry Cheevers, Gilles Gilbert, Andy Moog, Normand Leveille, Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Barry Pederson, Stan Jonathan, Don Sweeney, Kyle McLaren, Michal Grosek, Sheldon Kennedy, PJ Axelsson
fave current Bruins: Savvy, Bergy, Horty, Timmy, Tuuuuuuuuuuuukka
fave non Bruins: Scott Hannan, Brett McLean, Vaclav Varada, Dale Purinton, Tuomas Gronman, Tavis Hansen, Joel Kwiatkowski, Lasse Pirjeta, Todd MacDonald, Michal Sykora, Allan Egeland (all ex Tacoma Rockets who made it to the NHL)
fave movies: Miracle (the only DVD movie I own)
music: Pearl Jam, Coldplay, U2, Genesis, Linkin Park, Pretenders, etc
fave food: pretzels
fave beer: don't drink it anymore. Mike's Hard Lemonade is a refreshing alternative!
fave Bruins moment: June 15, 2011. approximately 7:50pm Pacific time. Game 7, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
how long a fan: since early 70's- my mom used to watch every game on old black and white 13" tv with rabbit ears in her bedroom (ch 38 WSBK!), so I joined her and she taught me everything I needed to know about Bruins, hockey, skating, life
origin of screen name: my initials and 7825 are the numbers that spell out "puck" on your phone. My home phone is similar: 927-8257 (92pucks)
jerseys owned: Kyle McLaren team-issued practice-worn jersey, Sheldon Kennedy game-issued road jersey, Michal Grosek game-issued home jersey, Marc Savard new style home primary Reebok (on order)
Bruins memorabilia: Brad McCrimmon's team signed stick from 80/81 season (top raffle prize from the Boston Bruins Fan Club fund raiser- my father won the stick, gave it to me because I sold him the ticket).
also- Kyle McLaren's game-worn gloves. Michal Grosek's home jersey nameplate from training camp.
a certified brick from the old Garden, and a pair of folding seats also from the old Garden.
Fav Current Bruins: Tim Thomas. Lucic and Horton are probably my next two, but you can't help but love Timmy and his story.
Fav Non Bruin Players: More then I can count. I just love the sport
Fav Movies: Oceans Eleven, Shawshank, Miracle
Music: You name it and I probably listen to the genre. Rock would have to be my favorite though.
Hobbies: Besides working like crazy? Playing golf, going to the gym (no I'm not a Jersey Shoreesque meat head), gambling (can that be a hobby?)
Fav food: Pizza, wings, steak (maybe not in that order)
Fav Beer: Sam Adams (almost all the varities.)
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: Geez I don't know. Were there many other options growing up in Southern, NH during the 80s? If you didn't love Neely, Borque, and the rest of the gang you were an outcast. I can say my favorite moment being there was when the Bruins set an NHL record by scoring three shorties on the same PK against Carolina. I think it was the 2010 season finale.
How long I have been a B's fan: Probably since I thought I was Cam Neely crashing around my basement on roller skates with a hockey stick.
Origin of screen name: An old college nickname.
Jerseys owned: Joe Thornton. It was a Christmas gift from a long time ago. I still love Joe, and think he got a raw deal getting traded away like he was. I think in the long run it was best for the team, but I don't like how it was portrayed to the media.
I also have a Chris Pronger Blues jersey and a Marion Gaborik Wild jersey (which was a nice gift from my soon to be in-laws). I'd like to have a jersey from every team before it's all said and done. Thankfully I won't need to get a Thrashers jersey. Those are awful.
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Reason: Forgot a couple things.
Fav All time Bruins: Patrice Bergeron. A little disclaimer here. I was born and raised in AZ. Got into the game when I came to Boston for college. I know Bergeron's nowhere near deserving of any all-time honors for most hard-core fans, but I would feel really dishonest if I were to name a true Bruins legend, even though I know who they are. I would never get a Neely or Orr or Bourque jersey, because I wouldn't feel deserving of wearing them. I know their stories, but I didn't watch them growing up. Even if I was born and raised in Boston, I'd still be too young to have watched most of them. So in my admittedly brief stint as a Bruins fan, it has been Patrice Bergeron.
Fav Current Bruins: Patrice Bergeron
Fav Non Bruin Players: Tough one, Jordan Eberle squeaks it out. I'm a sucker for clutch heroics and other such story lines.
Fav Movies: Not a big movie buff
Music: all sorts. Some rock, some metal, Irish fiddling, Scottish ballads, American folk, Chinese folk, old Soviet music, non-Soviet slavic music, central asian throat singing, national anthems, Gregorian chants, Mozart's Requiem Mass... I can't say I've heard them all, but I've listened to a lot. And yeah, if you can't tell from my previous disclaimer, I sort of have a problem with kids wearing shirts of bands they don't know.
Hobbies: I work, I watch hockey, I listen to music, and I sleep. My life is not so exciting.
Fav food: mom's cooking. what else?
Fav Beer: not a connoisseur, there are lots of stuff I haven't tried.
Fav Bruin moment/how I became a fan: I was one of those kids who loved the Mighty Ducks (yeah, point an laugh). Growing up in AZ, I didn't even really know the NHL existed. I didn't know Phoenix had a team until I came to Boston. Lots of kids come to Boston for school and fall in love with the city and its sports teams. Most I know picked the Sox and the Celtics. Even though I never really understood hockey before, I think that even at a young age, I decided that if I were to ever follow sport, it would be hockey because it just seemed awesome. Unlike some other schools in the area, mine is not known for its D1 hockey team, so for hockey fixes, I went to a couple of Bruins games over the years, back when you can still get decently-priced tix. It was a gradual process though, and it wasn't until the first winning home game, when I really felt the crowd, that I started caring about the Bruins at all, even though I was already a hockey fan at that point. I don't remember what game it was, but I remember the way the crowd felt. It's not so much the team winning, it's the community bonding that really drew me in. And then it became like a drug to me. To be in the midst of fellow fans, whether in moments of euphoria or utter misery. And then it was my first playoff game, and then it was collapsing to the Flyers. I didn't even know it happened, that I was all in. All my friends had warned me "don't be too emotionally invested. It sucks when you lose!" And I was like "nah, I'm not that invested, I don't care about the Bruins that much." Well, I found out I was invested. And I was miserable, and I stayed miserable. Probably not as miserable as some old-timers, but I definitely locked myself in my room and didn't come out for a few days. It was good that I didn't have much school work left, or I would have failed and been even more miserable. I guess that was when I realized I was completely hooked.
I know my favorite moment is supposed to be winning the Stanley Cup, but I have to say it's the double OT winner against Buffalo in round 1 last year. Normally, that time of year, I'd be cramming for finals and pulling all-nighters for projects, but it was my last semester senior year, I was a month away from graduation, and was just coasting, so I took the time opportunity, as well as my signing bonus, to treat myself to a couple playoff games. I happened to be in attendance that game, and it was my first OT sudden-death experience as well as first playoff game. The thrill, drama, crowd-experience. Wow! After the game, I happened to make eye-contact with a stranger, and he says to me "Look at me! I'm fat! My heart can't take this s**t!" Funniest thing I've ever heard anyone giddy with joy say in person.
How long I have been a B's fan: Like I said, it was gradual. I became a hockey fan first, and then the Bruins grew on me, especially as the city of Boston grew on me. And I didn't even know I WAS a fan until I was a miserable miserable person after the collapse. So in being a fully realized Bruins fan, only a bit more than a year.
Origin of screen name: It's my standard online name, not Bruins related. The short version is that it's my Chinese name. The long version is that it honors my mother, which I think is only fair since my official English name honors my father. As in many cultures, Chinese people generally use their father's family name (this is interesting, as there's some whimsy to this. I know a couple of families with artistic/literary leanings who used the father's "family name" from the father's pen-name instead of actual name. During the Nationalist revolution, and subsequently the communist revolution, some idealists changed their names completely in order to abandon feudal ties and establish new, revolutionary identities, and depending on which of their children were born before and after they changed their names, siblings may have different family names. I also know one particularly whimsical family who had five kids and decided to alternate their inherited family names by using the father's actual name for one, and pen-name for the next and so forth. Sort of like half of Martin Sheen's kids are Sheen and the other half are Estevez. But the vast majority of sane people in that country just use the father's surname). Since I was born in the US, my parents didn't really see a reason to give me a particular Chinese name right away. I had a Chinese baby-name and an official English name, with my Dad's surname. But then they decided to send me to live with relatives in China for a few years, during which time I would attend school and need a name that my teachers and classmates could pronounce. Since I was living with my mother's family, it was just much less hassle to give me a Chinese name with my mom's surname. But I always liked that for the fact that I get to represent both my family's lineage. Since my English name is official, and I use it everywhere, I use my Chinese name online and unofficially whenever I can.
Jerseys owned: Just one. When I was a student, I didn't have a lot of money, and when I did, it made more sense to invest in a game over a jersey. I have a bit more financial liberty these days, but I kept putting off the jersey until they won, and then I was like "if I don't get a jersey that has a Stanley Cup Finals patch on it, when am I ever going to get one!!!???" so that was that.
...I apologize for rambling. Being bored + sleep-deprived means I go off on random tangents.