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Tale of Two Cities: Toronto, Chicago Respond to Bruins’ Stanley Cup Loss

Toronto and Chicago both give their thanks following the Stanley Cup finals, though in very different ways. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo)

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, …it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. …It was the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen.”

French Revolution? Nah, Dickens was a hardcore hockey fan. Following the excruciating 17 seconds in Game 6 that saw the Boston Bruins cough up a 2-1 lead at home to hand the Chicago Blackhawks the 2013 Stanley Cup trophy, it was definitely the best of times in Chicago, and the worst in Boston.

But turns out things are pretty bad in Toronto, too, where they reveled in Boston’s misery (though who can really blame them, after their similar first round choke job in Game 7?) with this front page of the Toronto Sun (photo courtesy of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog).

Chicago Thank You AdAt least Chicago was enough of a class act to respond with courtesy to its Original Six opponent, though. Following their stunning victory, the Blackhawks took out a full page ad in Friday’s Boston Globe thanking the Bruins and the fans of Boston.

And who says Canadians are supposed to be the nice ones, eh?

About Nick Bohlen - @ndbohlen

Nick is an editor and regular contributor for the Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox sections of SoB. (Despite growing up in Vermont, just a short drive from Canada, hockey never really caught on with him.) Follow him on twitter: @ndbohlen

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