On winter nights as a child in Maine in the 1950s I listened hockey and basketball games on the radio from Boston and the Far North. While I loved the Celtics and Bruins, I cherished even more so the fading in and out of hockey games from the Montreal Forum, for even if I didn't understand a single word of French, I loved the slash of the skates on ice, the pock of a slapshot, the boom of the boards after a big hit, and the cheers of the crowds.
Only later I discovered that the Canadians were the Bruins' bitter rival.
This video captures the heat and passion of hockey.
Fights happen in hockey.
I wish it wasn't that way, but Derek Sanderson was always my man.
Here's to the great teams, their players, and the history of a rivalry written on ice.
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Not for nothing, but go Bruins.
And bless the Dropkick Murphys' ROSE TATTOO.
They are one of us.
Mike (Habs) and Moi ( Da 'Ruins )