Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is from Winnipeg, so you might think that he would have grown up in the early to mid-90s as a fan of the Jets — these Jets, of course.
However, a young Keith grew up rooting for a team that played its hockey almost 2,000 miles away. Now, as a 29-year-old blue liner in the NHL, Keith will have to go through the team he grew up rooting for.
At the Stanley Cup Final media day on Tuesday, Keith admitted that he grew up rooting for the team standing in the way of his second Cup win — the Boston Bruins.
“Personally, for myself growing up as a kid, a little kid, I was always a big Boston Bruins fan,” Keith admitted. “For me, it’s going to be neat to go back there and play in the Stanley Cup Final.
“I think the whole history behind the teams and the tradition with both teams definitely adds to the excitement.”
Naturally, Keith’s adoration of the Bruins centered around one of the all-time best at Keith’s position, Ray Bourque.
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