BOSTON – It is more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is in decline.
Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And Patriots of New England earned his sixth Super Bowl victory in February.
But since then: Nothing.
And Boston sports fans are counting on the Bruins to eliminate the title drought.
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“He is sure to fire a fire to see the other teams in the city giving their championship,” said defender Brandon Carlo when the team were happy to face the Stanley Championship in the Stanley Final. “We want to be part of it.”
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It was not too long ago that Boston had been a sad kiss of a sports city, with the Patriots of the NFL joke and the Red Sox mired in a disappointing dynasty that extended to 86 years. The Celtics won much more than their share, but they suffered the longest championship drought in franchise history since 1986-2008.
The Bruins were drawn from the two ornaments of Bobby Orr in the early 1970s until Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron delivered the Corn House in 2011. t
If that doesn't seem to be a long time ago, try to tell Boston fans who have recently been spoiled and have grown up with Belichick-and-Brady Patriots and a Red Sox franchise that won as many championships as 15 past seasons. as it did in the previous 100.
“He feels there was a small gap,” said Carlo, Coloradan who is 22 years of age, and only in the city for three years. “It seems that things have gone in Boston, like the other teams.” T
And now they have a chance.
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The Bruins are entering the strongest Cup final, with a seven-stage winning streak including Carolina Hurricanes highlights in the Eastern Congress Championships.
Goalie Tuukka Rask allowed more than two goals just twice in the last 13 games, and he won the last two playoff clinic with a valve. Brad Marchand is the main remaining scorer in the playoffs.
And, with the Celtics, the Patriots in the season and the Red Sox are recovering from the early years championship boom, the city's attention is on Bruins.
“We want to be the best game at home. Why wouldn't we? ”Coach Bruce Cassidy said. “We have serious competition.”
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Cassidy said that he had developed a relationship with other coaches at home, and he arrived at the Patriots to get advice on how to deal with the long deflection between the series. The Celtics practice facility is near the Bruins'; in the morning of NBA playoff game, Cassidy spent a Celtics shirt available to its media.
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When he took the podium for Wednesday's news conference, Cassidy looked at the great extraordinary crowd and said, “Sox Red out of today?” (They are on the road.)
The Bruins also noticed the difference when they are out and they are a fan around the town.
“You see how the city throws around you,” said Bruins on Jake DeBrusk. “I grew up in Edmonton, and we only have a sports team. To join here, there are four sports teams and they are usually good, in the play games or in the hunt or win.
“I'm lucky to be playing here,” said DeBrusk. “Since then I've been in love here, I love the city. To see the teams win here, and how the people supported him, it is very special. ”
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Jimmy Golen, The Associated Press