June 19th, 2011 by

Bruins happy to reward fans

 

Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara celebrates at the parade with Bruins fans

For most of you reading this and myself included we have never had the privilege to see the Bruins hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup.

We’ve grown up watching Vinatieri’s foot, David Ortiz’s clutch bat, and Ray Allen’s smooth three-point-shooting help propel our local teams to multiple championships, but for us Bruins fans, we never got the Championship we wanted the most, until now.

After 39 long suffering years we can celebrate Bruins fans, because the Bruins are Stanley Cup Champions.

It may have taken a few days, but after the largest parade in Boston history, and a Red Sox pregame ceremony that most will never forget, it should finally have sunk in.

You listen to other professional sports teams around the country who win championships and thank their loyal fans and label them the best fans in sports. That’s all fine and dandy, but deep down inside they know that’s not the truth. There are no better fans in sports then Boston fans, and I don’t care what ESPN says, Boston is title-town.

This Stanley Cup victory is special to each and every player, coach, and front office staff member, but it’s just as special to the amazing fans of the Bruins, and the black and gold couldn’t be happier to reward their loyal fans after such an amazing run.

Bruins defensemen Andrew Ference who was seen walking the streets of Boston’s North End carrying the Cup in a baby carriage is happy for his teammates and the Bruins fans.

“I think that guys are embracing everyone just sharing this moment, whether it’s fans or players, we all know that we all really feel the same way because we’ve been waiting. We know that we’re in a city thatcares as much as we do. I think guys are just embracing and sharing with everybody and not feeling any intrusion.”

Bruins legend Cam Neely who never could bring the Cup to Boston as a player, is happy he could finally do it as president of the club, and couldn’t be happier for the fans.

“This is absolutely for the fans, they deserve it,” Neely said. “The players did everything they could to win this Cup and it’s an amazing feeling. That fan base has waited for a long, long time for this to happen again. There’s been a lot of heartache, so I’m extremely happy for the fans of the Bruins and the fans of New England.”

General Manager Peter Chiarelli who throughout his run in Boston has often received criticism from the fans knows that this could not be possible without them.

“You guys are the best fans in the world. I think I can speak for [the players], that you guys make us better. You make the players better, you make management better and you make the coaches better. “

It’s going to be a summer of partying as each Bruins player gets their time with the cup, but the party for the fans will continue for a long long time.

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