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  • Bruins vs. Canadiens: A Rivalry Unlike Any Other

    05/01/2014 3:42:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-1-14 | Ken Dryden
    They represent great, old cities at the heart of each country's history. Each city has a unique spirit. If dropped blindfolded into one or the other, you would know at first glimpse: the brownstones of Commonwealth Avenue, the exterior three-story ironwork walk-ups of St. Denis. You are unmistakably in Boston, unmistakably in Montreal. You can be no place else in North America. Montreal is geographically closer to Boston than to Toronto. Montreal and Boston, each in their histories, has had this thing about the British. And during Prohibition, Montreal was where many strait-laced Brahmins escaped for fun—for booze, gambling and...
  • Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman cheers Boston

    05/05/2013 6:20:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 4, 2013
    There was an extraordinary moment Saturday night when Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman served as banner captain for the Boston Bruins. “Now THIS picture should be plastered all over the media,” said one post on the 27-year-old’s Facebook page. “They put up enough photos of poor Jeff in a time of distress, show him in his glory.” Bauman’s lower limbs were blown apart when bombs went off near the finish of the Boston Marathon where he had been waiting for his girlfriend to finish. “I want to thank everyone for their amazing support for me and all those injured and...
  • Thomas Quotes Reagan On Facebook Page ("a minimum of government authority")

    02/10/2012 10:45:05 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Ch 4 Boston ^ | 2/10/12 | Ch 4 Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tim Thomas was adamant on Thursday that his Facebook posts are private and have nothing to do with hockey, and he showed on Friday that the public scrutiny will not deter him from posting on his page. Without adding his own belief as an introduction, Thomas posted a quote from former President Ronald Reagan: “I’m convinced that today the majority of Americans want what those first Americans wanted: A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority. Very simply, they want to be left alone in peace and safety to take care of...
  • (Tim) Thomas makes second political statement (Stands With Catholics)

    02/08/2012 7:57:40 PM PST · by nhwingut · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Comcast Sports New England ^ | 02/08/12 | Joe Haggerty
    BUFFALO – Tim Thomas is at it again. The 37-year-old goaltender only just recently rode out the storm created by his decision to skip a White House visit with his Bruins teammates several weeks ago. But on Wednesday he decided to weigh in on a political issue via his Facebook page. Thomas won’t be getting the start against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night at the First Niagara Center, so perhaps he had some extra free time to surf the web and update his social media pages. Thomas wrote out a quick Facebook message hitting on a hot-button political, including...
  • Laughing At The Presumptions Of Elites

    01/28/2012 9:24:08 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-28-12 | Skookum
    Tim Thomas, the goalie for the Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins, declined an invitation to the White House and the opportunity to gaze upon the royal Narcissist. Massachusetts is aghast at the nerve of a mere athlete making a political statement; especially when the statement is in direct contradiction of the state's love of Socialism and their great hope for the future of the world. Massachusetts Governor Patrick thought the grievous snub was a direct result of the public's lack of courtesy and grace; although, goalies have never been known to be overly courteous, and their grace consists primarily...
  • Bruins goalie skips White House ceremony honoring team in protest (Devoted Tea Partier)

    01/23/2012 8:36:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2012 | AllahPundit
    I assumed at first that he was doing this because, in the eternal “Obama: incompetent or evil?” debate, he had come down on the side of the latter. But no. This doesn’t appear to be an anti-Hopenchange thing specifically. Tim Thomas posted the following statement on his Facebook page regarding his decision to not attend a ceremony at the White House to honor the Bruins for their Stanley Cup win last June:“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level....
  • (Tim) Thomas statement on skipping White House

    01/23/2012 5:07:30 PM PST · by nhwingut · 38 replies
    ESPNBoston ^ | 01/23/2012 |
    Tim Thomas posted the following statement on his Facebook page regarding his decision to not attend a ceremony at the White House to honor the Bruins for their Stanley Cup win last June: "I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House.
  • Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goalie, snubs President Obama

    01/23/2012 1:09:18 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goalie, snubs President Obama By DONOVAN SLACK | 1/23/12 3:14 PM EST There was a notable absence during a White House reception this afternoon for the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins: star goalie Tim Thomas. Thomas refused the invite for "political reasons," Sports Illustrated reports. The goaltender was the only member of the Bruins who wasn't at the ceremony, where President Obama congratulated the team on its victory. Thomas is a staunch conservative and is expected to explain his snub of the president on his Facebook page this evening.
  • Tim Thomas declines to attend White House ceremony

    01/23/2012 1:01:20 PM PST · by bridgemanusa · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 23, 2012 02:48 PM | Fluto Shinzawa,
    Tim Thomas, one of two Americans on the roster, chose not to attend today's ceremony at the White House, according to GM Peter Chiarelli.
  • Mora: So-called tradition stops here

    12/23/2011 12:39:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | December 22, 2011 | Rick Kimbrel
    Jim L. Mora found out about the first one at UCLA - where seniors "go over the wall" to skip a day of practice - and he's not happy about it. In fact, he made it very clear it's one tradition that will stop the day he starts.
  • And You Thought You Knew How to Party...

    10/10/2011 5:10:35 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    30-liter Ace of Spades "Midas" champagne Seems the Boston Bruins had some steam to blow-off following their conquest of the Stanley Cup earlier this year... reportedly the main rave at the Bay-area Shrine nightclub went on for days.  Fill a bar with fired-up Czechs, Russians, and Canadians and what else to expect, these people can drink lol. But just to put a number to the intensity of that festiveness, see the Bruins'  bar bill attached below: keep in mind this was merely the first four hours after the team's victorious return to Beantown, looks like they cleaned-off the whole top...
  • Boston Bruins' Historical March To Stanley Cup Champions Anything But Routine

    06/16/2011 8:47:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ryan Durling
    After nearly four decades of waiting, fans of the Boston Bruins can finally celebrate a Stanley Cup champion. But the road to the trophy wasn't easy. VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Head coach Claude Julien, Dennis Seidenberg #44, Tim Thomas #30, Patrice Bergeron #37 and Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4 to 0. Jun 16, 2011 - The 39-year...
  • Bruins Win First Stanley Cup In 39 Years

    06/16/2011 5:15:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | June 16, 2011 | annem040359
    The Bruins blanked Vancouver 4-0 Wednesday night for their first NHL title since 1972. They had lost their last five Stanley Cup finals appearances since then. (June 15)" So says the brief write-up from the AP video presentation. Not only was history made, but also a major American city, Boston now has become the new title town with the Stanley Cup coming home at last. Congrats to the NHL's Boston Bruins for winning at last, after nearly forty years, the Stanley Cup. Boston, now IMHO, the new "title town" sharing with the Boston Red Soxs, Celtics, and the New England...
  • Canucks fans face abuse while visiting Boston

    VANCOUVER, BC. - Despite some awful reports concerning the way Canucks fans were treated in Boston, the die-hard fans are expected to return for game six. Marie emailed News1130 to say the only place she wasn't harassed while in Boston was inside her hotel room. She says a group of teenage boys were verbally aggressive, and one Bruins fan even tried to shove his fingers in her mouth at TD Garden. (See her email below) The Green Men expected to be heckled in Boston, but Sully says some Bruins fans took it a bit far. "Game 4 was a little...
  • Chase for the Cup: 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundup

    06/09/2011 4:08:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Stanley Cup scuffle: Vancouver Canucks left-wing Alex Burrows is taken down by Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg in game four of the NHL play-off finals. It was a pretty even start in Boston last night, but Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand took over in the second and third and Boston continued to throw Vancouver for a loop last night. The Night that Was:All of a sudden, after the series looked so close and so tightly knit in Vancouver, the Stanley Cup Final seems to be firmly in the Boston Bruins’ control. Boston got things going partway...
  • History Says Canucks Have Already Lost Stanley Cup Finals (Amazing Stat Alert)

    06/09/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/09/11 | Cork Gaines
    Last night the Boston Bruins blew out the Vancouver Canucks for the second straight game. But while the series might now be even at two games apiece, the series is anything but even. In sports, one of the best indicators of how good (or bad) a team really is, is to look at that team's goal/run/points differential. That is, the difference between the number of points they have scored and the number of points they have allowed. The bigger the difference, the better a team is. And in the NHL playoffs, the results so far tell us that the Canucks...
  • Bruins alive and kicking

    06/07/2011 6:48:07 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 4 replies
    You might have been hard-pressed to find a hockey expert who thought the Bruins [team stats] were a more skilled team than Vancouver before these Stanley Cup finals began. But hockey is also a game of emotion and, boy, did the Canucks ever stir those emotions in the B’s during Game 3 last night at the Garden. After Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome knocked Nathan Horton out of the game with a blatant, scary shot to the head early in the first period, a shaken B’s team finally got off the mat and buried the Canucks with a second period full...
  • 2011 NHL Playoffs: What We Learned from Tampa Bay-Boston Games 1 and 2

    05/19/2011 4:05:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 19, 2011 | Mark Jones
    BOSTON, MA - MAY 17: Michael Ryder #73 of the Boston Bruins scores a second period goal past Dwayne Roloson #35 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 17, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed into Boston last Saturday night to kick off the Conference Finals and ran over the hosting Bruins, winning 5-2.However, Boston evened the count with an exciting, wide-open 6-5 victory in Game 2, highlighted by a five-goal second period that erased...
  • Police open investigation of hit by Bruins player (concussion and cracked vertebra)

    03/11/2011 9:06:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/10/11 | HOWARD ULMAN
    Police open investigation of hit by Bruins playerBy HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer 11 hours, 30 minutes ago BOSTON (AP) - Montreal police started a criminal investigation Thursday into the on-ice hit by Boston’s Zdeno Chara that left the Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty with a severe concussion and cracked vertebra. Police said they are acting on a request by Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions, Louis Dionne. After evidence is collected, it will be determined if there are grounds for prosecution, they said. But Pacioretty said he doesn’t want Chara prosecuted. “I sincerely appreciate all of the support that I...
  • It's official: Winter Classic at Fenway Park (Bruins vs. Flyers)

    07/15/2009 2:23:54 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 8 replies · 433+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 15, 2009 | Chris Forsberg
    It's official: Winter Classic at Fenway Park Posted by Chris Forsberg, Staff July 15, 2009 01:55 PM NHL commissioner Gary Bettman dubbed it the "worst kept secret," while confirming Wednesday afternoon that the Boston Bruins will meet the Philadelphia Flyers in this year's Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 1, 2010. By Chris Forsberg, Staff July 15, 2009 NHL commissioner Gary Bettman dubbed it the "worst kept secret," while confirming Wednesday afternoon that the Boston Bruins will meet the Philadelphia Flyers in this year's Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 1, 2010.