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Boston Bruins Defeat Vancouver to Win Stanley Cup

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 3:09 am June 16, 2011

This just in… Wiping out a Stanley Cup Championship drought lasting 39 years, the Boston Bruins resurrected the ghost of #4 Bobby Orr and soundly defeated the favored Vancouver Canucks 4 – 0 in the deciding game seven to will the NHL Stanley Cup trophy.

After falling behind 2 – 0 after two close defeats in Vancouver, the Bruins stormed back to take the next two in Boston by lopsided margins. Vancouver recovered to win another squeaker at home, but then the Bruins blasted their way to a win in game six, jumping out in front by a score of 4 – 0 and chasing the Canuck’s goalie in the process.

It all came down to game seven, back in Vancouver, where the Canucks had won all three previous contests in the series.

British Colombia’s first NHL Championship was not to be had, though, as the Bruins, behind stellar goaltending by Tim Thomas, the only American on the team, built up a big lead by the end of the second period and then hung on from there.

Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in seven games

Bruins beat the Canucks in seven games

Congratulations to Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins for winning the 2011 Stanley Cup Trophy.

Boston Celtics Trade Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City Thunder

Wow… I guess old Perk’ was gonna be too expensive next year, so the Celts figured they better get some getting while the getting was good. Already thin at Center with injuries to Shaq and JO, the Boston Celtics bit the bullet and cleared out roster and cap space with several trades today, Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic.

Krstic is a Center, but not at Perkins’ level. Jeff Green was originally picked fifth in the 2007 NBA draft, the pick the Celtics traded to get all-time 3 Point Champion and “He Got Game” impresario Ray Allen. Mr. Jeff has been scoring a solid 15 points with more than five rebounds a game for OKC, so he’s solid. Knocks against him are that he’s not much of a rebound presence and can’t hit the three with any consistency. This is a Boston Celtics trade that will be talked about for a long time, I’m sure.

In separate deals, Luke Harangody and Semih Erden were both traded for 2nd round picks, and Marquis Daniels was sold off for cash.

So it was a big day for Boston and Senor Danny. There was no flinching going on. The Celtics now have roster space to pick up released veterans, and cap space to go after the new wave of free agents that are becoming available in the near future.

So long Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson, we enjoyed your play here with the Boston Celtics and wish you luck, except against the Celtics.

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