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Looking Back and Ahead at the Bruins

By on May 3, 2017 at 4:04pm

Playoff hockey returned to Boston this spring and boy it felt good.

The Boston Bruins returned to the Stanley Cup playoffs this season after a two-year absence and although they were knocked out in six games by the Ottawa Senators, the B’s accomplished what many wanted from the onset of the campaign:

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Some people in Boston believe that the city is divided into “sports-people” and “non-sports” people. Put differently, a misconception that sports can only affect individuals who participate in them and those who regularly watch them exist. The perspective does not consider the ways in which the available athletes and sports have changed Boston. Whether you are waiting to participate in a football match or to cheer the next season, you should be aware that sports have shaped the history of this city over the years.

Sports are now bringing people together Boston is the capital city of the State of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England region in the northeastern United States. It is also a home to various sports teams in the major league such as the Red Sox (baseball), the Bruins (ice hockey) and the Celtics (basketball).

The New England Revolution (soccer) and the New England Patriots (football) play at the Gillette stadium near Foxborough, Massachusetts. That means that sports have turned into a big part of Boston’s culture – including in the Greater Boston area. People associate Boston sports fans with fanatical devotion. They regularly come together to show their mutual tolerance. In fact, sport is the only area that has a universal law.

Boston sports fans are now having a great time April 2017 was a good month for the Boston sports fans. The Celtics managed to accomplish what no one could have predicted and landed on the No.1 playoff seeding in NBA Eastern Conference, amazing the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers.

Also, the Boston Bruins won the opening playoff game of the NHL, clutching home ice benefit from Ottawa Senators. The New England Patriots have actually stood as the Super Bowl champions for the second time in three years. The Boston Red Sox have also done its best in the World Series. The New England Revolution has also made the city of Boston proud.

That was not the case some years ago. As late as the 1990s, Boston did not have a title-town reputation. One of the popular sports team, the Red Sox, was still waiting for the first championship since the year 1918. Bruins made the playoffs consistently, but they lost there.

The Celtics managed to win 15 games between the year 1996 and 1997 and 19 games in between the year 1998 and 1999. History Changed in the 21st century Probably, the 1990 season was the Patriots’ low-water mark. Behind the doubtful threesome of Marc Wilson, Steve Grogan and Tom Hodson, the Pats – who play in Foxborough, Mass – were 1-15 and also weathered a scandal of sexually harassing a female reporter. However, since the 21st century, Boston has not missed in talks about sports. Since the year 2000, The Patriots have five titles while the Red Sox have three. The Celtics won all the titles in 2008 while the Bruins did the same in the year 2011. Even though the Revolution has never won the Major League Soccer playoffs, the team has made it to the finals five times within the 21st century.

Sports are helping people in various ways beyond their physical health. It is not only helping people enjoy the benefits of weight loss, but they are also helping increase social competence, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, locus of control, self-efficacy and social attendance. Some people are seeing financial gains by betting and playing games for money.

Sports are known to improve the rate of school attendance and to reduce juvenile arrests, school dropouts, and teen births. What’s more, sports have created numerous opportunities for students.

Sports organizations are helping the society

Various sports organizations are bringing attention to social health, social justice and helping to solve some other problems. What’s more, the organizations donate their energy, time and essential funding to campaigns and charities that benefit everything including medical research. In some cases, sports people have built hospitals and other amenities.

Boston has all the features that form part of a sports city. The New York metropolitan area has many teams and a large percentage of them are almost good. Women’s professional soccer team, Boston Breakers, was the worst in the last season. Since the year 2009, Boston

College has been doing badly in men’s basketball tournament. The same has happened with the women’s tournament since the year 2006.

Nevertheless, the city of Boston is blooming where it counts. Boston has played in all the big league championships within the shortest time in the century, therefore, beating out Philadelphia, which took nine years to achieve the feat – Boston required only three years and eight months. Boston’s major teams have reached the championship rounds twice or more since 2004.

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The New England Patriots have set down a marker for the rest of the NFL with their off-season moves, as they bid to claim back-to-back Super Bowls.

Bill Belichick’s men staged the largest comeback in the history of the big game to defeat the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium, winning the crown for the fifth time. Continue reading Patriots Look Poised For Another Super Bowl Run »

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In a down year for college basketball in Massachusetts (wait — isn’t it always a bad year?), Harvard University stands as the state’s only shot at making an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson, at 18-9 as of Monday, will play as the No. 2 seed in the Ivy League’s first conference tournament featuring the top four teams in the league.

Harvard will likely need to catapult past Princeton (21-6 overall, including 14-0 in the conference).

If they’re lucky enough to get in, the team’s odds to win the NCAA Tournament would be extremely long, to say the least.

For what it’s worth, Boston University had a good season, too, but lost in the Patriot League Conference Semi-finals Sunday and certainly won’t be an at-large team.

Otherwise in Massachusetts? Trash. UMass Amherst is 14-17 (4-14 in A-10 play) and Boston College is 9-22 (2=16 in the ACC). Yikes.

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With many fans not willing to trust GM Don Sweeney to make a solid move at the NHL level, the red-hot Bruins did not make a huge splash at the league’s deadline Thursday, though they did sneak in a minor move that improved the team’s forward depth.

The B’s acquired veteran winger Drew Stafford from Winnipeg for a conditional sixth-round pick.

Stafford has 9 goals in 40 games with the Jets this season.

The 31-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

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Guest Author writes

Although the Boston Celtics never stopped being interesting, they’re officially on the verge of juggernaut status once again. And they don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

This is a big deal when you consider where the Celtics were just a few years ago, having traded Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry ahead of the 2013-14 season, beginning what everyone thought was an extensive rebuild that would take years to complete.

So much for that. Continue reading Boston Celtics Are Emerging As Title Challengers »