Bruins Raise Stanley Cup Banner… For 38 Minutes

You’ve won a championship, but you didn’t win it in your own building. It only makes sense to celebrate at home when the fans finally get to return for a game that counts, right? Of course. That makes complete sense to me. Watching Zdeno Chara pass the Stanley Cup to his teammates at the TD Garden last night was well deserved for Boston fans. They did get to see a similar display at the parade back in June, but seeing it on the ice is special. Especially when legends like Robert Gordon Orr get involved.

But for the love of Hossa, fellas… 38 minutes? I attended the Blackhawks banner raising ceremony against the Red Wings last October.  They put together a nice video tribute and got it to project on to the surface of the ice. The whole shebang only took about 27 minutes according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Am I going to quibble over 11 minutes? No. Not really. I’m certainly not going to throw a fit about it.

Jaromir Jagr may have looked at his watch a couple of times and contemplated retirement though.

It was a little long, yes. My only complaint was the Boston fans booing when Peter Chiarelli said the names of the teams they had beaten along the way. You expect them to boo the Canadiens because of the bitter rivalry. Just not the Flyers, Bolts and Nucks. Tommy from Quinzee could have shown a little class there and at least given them a golf clap.

Nevertheless, we’re off and running this year and the folks up in Ontario are already putting together the parade route as the Leafs have a shot at perfection in 2011-12. Matt Cooke is currently your goals leader in the NHL with two. 162 goals is not out of the question. Look out, Gretz.

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  • cracker jack

    I was able to watch about a whole 10 minutes of game time thanks to those a-holes. Perhaps they should have held an extending homecoming ceremony before the season started. The funny part is they looked much more quicker and energetic in the first period(when I was watching) yet came up on the short end of the stick on the scoreboard. Karma!

  • Johnny

    Am I going to quibble over 11 minutes?

    This was my first thought upon reading the times

    Oh and it’s always proper to boo the Flyers

  • SouvenirCity

    I was up doing stuff in my house when this was on so I was watching, but not intently. I managed to make an entire meal before they dropped the puck so that’s when I knew they had ventured a little long. Too much speaking. Skate around with the Cup, share minimal words and raise that sucker to the rafters.

  • http://cbhsports.blogspot.com cbh49er

    You expect them to boo the Canadiens because of the bitter rivalry. Just not the Flyers, Bolts and Nucks

    Am I missing some sort of hockey etiquette? Since when don’t you boo teams besides your own?

  • knightwhosaysni

    hockey etiquette

    oxymoron

  • SouvenirCity

    Am I missing some sort of hockey etiquette? Since when don’t you boo teams besides your own?

    You always give a stick tap to players after a good fight. You give the same to teams you beat on the way to the title.

    Unless it’s the Red Wings. Boo away in that case.

  • Trey

    And then they lost. The Flyers and Jagr are champs now, right?

  • Johnny

    Yes trey that’s exactly how it works

    I can’t stand Jagr right now

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com patphish

    We were supposed to golf clap for the fuckernuckers? Oh Hell fucking no. Fuck that dirty ass crybaby team and thier Beruit burned city. Fucking douchebags.

  • http://cbhsports.blogspot.com cbh49er

    We were supposed to golf clap for the fuckernuckers? Oh Hell fucking no. Fuck that dirty ass crybaby team and thier Beruit burned city. Fucking douchebags.

    Highly enjoyed this. + 1 burned city

  • Johnny

    This holiday weekend needs to start soon

  • http://cbhsports.blogspot.com cbh49er

    I don’t get that shame holiday off :(

  • cycledan

    I don’t get Monday off either. However I did take a vacation day today and got in a 90 mile ride on my bicycle with some friends.