In what I can only describe as some of the most exciting hockey I have watched in the last decade, the Bruins (who I’ve been a long time fan of, despite the fact that they suck, their management sucks, and they haven’t had a decent shot at anything even resembling a title in far too long) are in a Game 7 tussle against (of course) Montreal. I don’t know how or why it always works out this way, but man am I excited. Even if the boys don’t win it, consider me sold on the Bruins once again… I am once again proud to wear my Neely jersey.
Don’t get me wrong – I still hit the Panthers – Bruins games and cheer ’em on. I still watch ’em on TV. But they really haven’t gotten me excited about watching in forever. This series has been white-knuckle intense and the hockey has been just genuinely good. And that makes me happy as hell. So at 7pm tonight I will be glued to the TV to watch the conclusion of what I can only describe as the reigniting of my passion for hockey.
Bill Simmons wrote an excellent article about the Bruins and how he feels after this playoff series that describes exactly how I feel right now better than I can possibly express. I think that article can be related to by a lot of Bruins fans out there, and I think that any and every Boston pub and bar in the US is gonna be packed to the gills with Bruins jerseys. Hell yes.