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The ESPN Documentary “Boston Strong” Will Make You Love Boston Even More (VIDEOS)


Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings which struck fear in the city and country, but also galvanized it’s people.

April 15th 2013 is a day you will never forget and always remember.

It was surreal…

It was horrific…

It was heartbreaking…

It was also inspiring…

ESPN produced this nicely done documentary on the tragedy and how sports helped Boston heal.

These are very well done and will bring you to tears again…

ESPN “Boston Strong” Part I

ESPN “Boston Strong” Part II



Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz Approves Of SNL’s Keenan Thompson Doing David Ortiz (VIDEO)


Red Sox slugger David Ortiz tweeted his approval of SNL’s Keenan Thompson’s impression of him last night.


Thompson does a great “Big Papi” all the way to his beautifully sculpted/painted on beard.

His lunch at the White House & Bats For Bats is just classic.


B’s Beat: Don’t Get Excited About Dennis Seidenberg Returning



Let me start out by saying this: I absolutely love Dennis Seidenberg. He is arguably the single most underrated player in the game today. That can obviously be argued, but to me it is something I feel confident saying.

When it was reported last week that the “German Machine” was skating again, I knew everyone was going to completely lose their minds over it. “Oh my god he is going to come back” and “This is why the Bruins have been so quiet about his recovery” are two phrases that have been heard commonly from fans and media alike since the news broke.

I hate to be Mr. Negative here, but I don’t he is going to be able to come back in time, and even if he did; how effective do you think he would be?

If Seides does get cleared to play at some point during the postseason, does it make sense for the B’s to play him? Before you all say “YES, DUH”, let’s put it into perspective. He has not played a game since his injury on December 27th. He just started skating last week, for a brief 15 minutes mind you, and he did so by himself away from the team.

If he were to return, it would be in the time period around the Conference Finals against possibly the Pittsburgh Penguins or Philadelphia Flyers, or the Stanley Cup Finals against any number of outstanding western clubs.

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B’s Beat: Bring On The Red Wings….GULP!


The Bruins Stanley Cup first round match-up has been set. The Black & Gold will take on their Original Six brethren, the Detroit Red Wings and I am a wee bit scared.

The Bruins ran away with the division after a scorching hot 15-1-1 March, but the Red Wings gave the B’s everything they could handle during the regular season, beating Boston 3 out of 4 games.  As Joe Haggerty Of CSNNE pointed out, two of those loses were without Red Wings’ ALL WORLD forward Pavel Datsyuk in the line-up. And captain Henrik Zetterberg has also missed considerable time. 

Unfortunately, the Bruins don’t pick their opponents and the Columbus Blue Jackets didn’t do the B’s any favors staying hot down the stretch to secure the 7th seed (they will face Pittsburgh in the first round).  Columbus would have been a much better match-up especially due to the their lack of playoff experience.  The Red Wings are on the complete opposite end of the spectrum as they are very battle tested. Detroit recently secured their 23rd straight playoff berth which is the longest current streak in the NHL.

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B’s Beat: Watch Bobby Orr Soar Through The Air….Again & Again & Again (GIF)


For Bruins fans, nothing is more iconic than Bobby Orr soaring through the air to win the 1970 Stanley Cup.

We have all seen the video footage, but I could seriously watch this GIF ALL DAY!


My only regret is I NEVER saw Bobby Orr play live….so this will have to do.


Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Puck Me In The Glass!

B’s Beat: Former Canucks GM Mike Gillis Truly Thought The 2011 Stanley Cup Final Was Over After Game Two (AUDIO)


All fans of the Boston Bruins were aware of the arrogance of the Vancouver Canucks during the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. The team & their fans thought the series was all but over after their Game Two victory. However, no one was oozing with more confidence than now former GM Mike Gillis.

James Dunthie of TSN recently shared this story:

Quick story: at the Cup Final, Vancouver wins the first two games in Vancouver. We go to Boston. We have our crew meal out at this Italian restaurant in Boston, so everybody. There’s like 30 people there. The cameramen, everybody.

Gillis and Aquilini happen to come into the same restaurant and they pop into the back room with us.

Aquilini barely said a word. Really nice — he bought several $500 bottle of wine. He bought a $2000 bottle of tequila that was spread around our crew, and he sat there, and Mike Gillis basically sat there and talked about how he built a champion.

And I sat there at that moment, like, listening to him — they were very nice — but, there was… Mike Gillis talked like he’d already won the Stanley Cup.

And I walked out of there going, man, if they lose this, like, he really thinks they’ve won the Stanley Cup. And Aquilini, the way he’s throwing around the booze — again, really nice guy, thank you, I appreciated the shot, my $400 shot of tequila or whatever it was — but they were acting like champions already.

Any surprise that the Canucks arrogance came to bite them right in the hind quarters?

Mike Gillis built this culture in Vancouver and it backfired in the worst way since they fell to the Bruins in 2011.

They won ONE single playoff game.

Gillis got rid of BOTH of his “franchise” goaltenders.

Karma is a B*TCH, it cost Mike Gillis his job & rightfully so.

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