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While the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks get set to square off in the Stanley Cup Final, the team at NESN.com decided to take a look at some of the best sports moments between the two proud cities.
Whether it’s the sharing of the two most famous curses in the history of sports, the various playoff meetings between the four professional sports teams in both cities or the multiple on-field brawls both cities were involved in, Boston and Chicago have formed quite the rivalry over the years. That’s not to mention the athletes that have worn both a Boston and Chicago jersey or sweater during their careers.
With so much history between the two cities, though, some moments inevitably had to be left out. These moments include the Bird vs. Jordan video game, the New England Revolution and Chicago Fire playoff rivalry from 2002-09 and the front page of the Chicago Tribune after the marathon bombings, which paid tribute to the sports teams in Boston.
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Boston Bruins forward Jaromir Jagr has grown one of the most epic playoff beards of the playoffs. Jagr seems to be channeling his inner Wolverine, but added a moustache in with the mutton chops. Nothing says ready for the Stanley Cup Finals like rocking this beard.
A.B. This guy is the ultimate internet troll. But us “people in Boston” don’t just dislike his statement… we dislike his smug attitude, his corny wine painting and his NHL hat made for a 12 year old as well.
Where are the facts Stevie boy; Mr. hockey expert? “He’s just not that good,” isn’t an argument – it’s unsubstantiated drivel from a Midwest homer. Make the...
Zdeno Chara would just as soon steer the conversation from his size. It's not hard to do, considering his contributions are as big as his frame.
''I'd rather have the talk about my game rather than just my size,'' the 6-foot-9 defenseman said.
Chara is one of the main reasons - a big reason? - the Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup finals, aiming...
While at my local pub in Boston watching the Bruins sweep the Penguins on Friday night, I told my buddy that it didn’t seem appropriate for me to get too excited. I take my sports fan-dom pretty seriously, and I don’t think I’ve really earned the right to celebrate and cheer for the Bruins as if I’ve been rooting for them all along. Earlier this season when the lockout...
As the clock was about to strike midnight in Chicago, Blackhawks defenseman Michael Rozsival took a shot from the point that was deflected by Dave Boland in the slot and then again by Andrew Shaw past Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. The goal was scored with just under 8 minutes left in the third overtime. The game became the 5th longest in Stanley Cup history.
Nathan Horton has been one of the stars of these NHL playoffs as will be an integral component of the Stanley Cup finals if the Bruins are going to beat the Chicago Blackhawks. Nathan Horton is also set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer so his good playoff performance is good timing. One [...]The post Can Nathan Horton boost line mates shooting % appeared first on...
Mick Jagger and Jaromir Jagr have similar-sounding names, so it’s only right that the rock and roll legend would be rooting for the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final. Or something like that.
Whatever the reason, the frontman for the Rolling Stones tweeted his surprising support for the Bruins on Wednesday evening. He posted a picture of himself with a Bruins sweater along with the...
For the second time in three years the Boston Bruins are back to the Stanley Cup Finals. For the second time in three years the Bruins will have to play a highly skilled offensive team in the Cup finals. Its another classic battle of defense versus offense. Eastern Conference versus Western Conference.It was another tough path for the Bruins getting to this Stanley Cup. Just like...
Gregory Campbell‘s legendary shift against the Pittsburgh Penguins is transcending hockey — and the Boston-New York rivalry, it appears.
With the Major League Baseball draft taking place over the weekend, it was the Yankees of all teams who looked to the Bruins forward for inspiration in choosing their players. According to a tweet from Peter Gammons, the Bronx Bombers displayed...
Easy choice, Chicago or Boston.
For extra credit, include the Conn Smythe Trophy winner.
To check how you did in the Conference Finals, go here and I don't believe anyone picked the bonus question correctly, which would have been Adam McQuaid or Patrick Kane.
Just a few things that caught my eye:
I almost went to bed after the third Boston goal. What a mistake that would have been, eh?! Cue the comeback.
Marian Hossa will do anything to win. He, Milan Lucic and Tuukka Rask were the best players on the ice through two OTs.
Zdeno Chara was working his suffocating magic on Jonathan Toews all night long. Funny...
from Bruce Arthur of the National Post,
It is not a clash of civilizations, if only because the Chicago Blackhawks led the league in goals allowed this season, which means they’re not exactly the ’84 Edmonton Oilers. It is a meeting of solitudes, since in this lockout-shortened season Chicago and the Boston Bruins did not play one another, and did not play anybody else who...
"Anything can happen" is usually the cliche you'll hear in the NHL playoffs and while this year's post-season had a few surprises, there weren't many monumental comebacks or huge upsets like last year, where the Stanley Cup Final featured a sixth seed versus an eighth seed. Instead, we have the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks, who many predicted to win the cup...
Odds provided by Bovada,
Boston Bruins (Series Price) +130 (13/10)
Chicago Blackhawks (Series Price) -150 (2/3)
If you don't understand the above, bet $10 on Boston, win $13.
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