90 Years Of Boston Bruins Hockey Scrapbook: The 1920’s (PHOTOS)
The 2013-14 season marks the 90th year of Boston Bruins hockey. This Original Six and first U.S. based franchise has provided fans with nine decades of ever lasting memories including 7 Stanley Cup championships. BST&N will chronicle the history of the Black & Gold in it’s 90 Years Of Boston Bruins Hockey Scrapbook series. So sit back and re-live the glory.
Now turn page one to the 1920’s…..
Charles F. Adams, a native Vermonter, purchased franchise rights from Thomas Duggan, who was awarded two teams in February 1924. The asking price was $15,000. Adams put in his application and the NHL awarded him the franchise in November 1924.
With the help of newly hired general manager, Art Ross, the front office chose the old English term for brown bear, bruin. The term bruin originated from the mideval European children’s fable entitled, History of Reynard the Fox.
The first Bruins team to hit the ice in 1924-5 finished with a league worst 6-24 record.
1926 – 1927
Defenseman Eddie Shore is acquired by the Boston Bruins from the defunct Western Hockey League.
The ’26-’27 Bruins made their first ever playoff appearance finishing with a 21-20-3 record. They would go to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks & New York Rangers before losing to the Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup Finals.
1928 – 1929
The Bruins rebounded from a disappointing ’27-’28 where they finished first in the NHL before losing in the first round of the playoffs to the New York Rangers. Boston posted an even better record than the prior season with a 26-13-5 record. The Bruins swept the Habs and exacted revenge on New York defeating them for Boston’s first Stanley Cup Championship.
1929 – 1930
In defense of their Stanley Cup Championship, all the Bruins did was post the best record in NHL history. They would only lose 5 games all season. Unfortunately, their quest for back to back championships was derailed by the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Decade Record (6 seasons)
Stanley Cups (1)
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