Boston Bruins Bruins 101: Who We Are, Where We Come from

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  1. GordonHowe

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    Alternate subheads: "All Good Things..." / "Everything Old Is New Again."

    This DVD was released just as the Bruins were beginning their latter day resurgence.

    *** Well, it's 2015. "Finnegan, Begin Again."***

    For the young guns, and us old ones, some history.

    Realize I've posted this before. Please to indulge.

    Enjoy,

     
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    That was great to watch.
    Thanks.
     
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    Have the DVD`s at home, great watch
     
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    Glad you enjoyed it.
     
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    That was wonderful - Thank You
     
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    Here is part 2 of that DVD - The Last Hurrah at Boston Garden

     
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    The final history lesson

     
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    1929

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    1939

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    1941 The Globe thought a Red Sox/Braves exhibition game was bigger story :shakehead

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    1970 - The Goal

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    1972

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    2013

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    As I noted in the media thread, you are clearly one of, if not the, top B's archivists on The board.

    The only sour note: CHB got the front page gig in 2011.
     
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    Thanks - it is a labor of love and I love passing on the history.

    I often wonder would I have still cared about the Bruins if this had happened in 1981?
    The only reason it didn't was dog racing in Salem was voted down by ONE vote in the NH Legislature.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1981/02/20/sports/boston-may-lose-2-pro-teams.html
     
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    Where do you find those front page images? I researched journalism projects using microfilm years ago; it seems like that's the only place they could be found.
     
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    I have online access to the Globe archives :) I used to research stuff at the BPL Copley. I will soon have access to the old Herald and Record files as well.
     
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    Great. (I used the BPL too. And Harvard. I had an in.)

    I love the lore of the game.
     
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    Great stuff here.

    Question about MTL and Bobby Orr.
    MTL had first pick of players at that time, with in a certain distance I think.
    Why didn't they get Bobby Orr, and did they pick someone else in stead of him, and
    who was it ?
     
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    Toronto would have had the best chance and they had no interest in Orr.
     
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    My understanding is that they had first pick of French Canandiens.
     
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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.
     
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    Didn't the Bruins pursue Orr like a bear does a honeycomb? I know that I have a video with the story but, but, but it has slipped my mind.
     
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    Wren Blair courted the Orr family heavily but they were reluctant to have Bobby sign a 'C form' with Boston hoping Toronto would finally make an offer. The Leafs never did and Bobby signed with Boston. Keep in mind when this was happening the Leafs had become a dynasty winning 3 Cups in a row something that would not happen again until .......... like never :biglaugh:
     
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    I wish! :cry:
    Great collection!
     
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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.
     
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    Oops - fixed
     
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    I'd actually never heard that.

    And the last time they won was '67. It's a year removed, but a case can be made for The Curse of Orr. ;-)
     
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    I have heard Bobby tell the story. He worshiped the Leafs as a child.
     
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    You should send along a chew toy to Torey's new addition. ;-/
     

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