For the braveness that Jeff Baumann showed in the face of tragedy during the Boston Marathon bombings, Jeff epitomizes the phrase ‘Boston Strong’. For all that the Boston Bruins organization does in their community, they have certainly set the bar high for others to follow.
In his first public appearance since the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, Jeff Bauman got a hero’s welcome at the Garden tonight. Prior to the Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 2 Eastern Conference quarterfinals start, Bauman waved a Bruins flag from his wheelchair on the ice. The crowd gave him a deafening standing ovation.
Well done Bruins!
(Video via Fox Nation)
View the rendition of the National Anthem above at this past Wednesday’s Sabres/Bruins game in Boston. 18000+ singing the National Anthem proudly will just give you chills. A great example of how sports can unite and bring out the best in us in times of turmoil.
Well done Boston.
(Video via Mashable)
Via Pro Hockey Talk, love the toughness Aaron Volpatti brings to the Washington Capitals but, when you drop the gloves, you gotta win the fight.
If I had the money, I’d be all over this jersey as a keepsake of one of the great moments in Olympic history. Mike Eruzione’s goal in the video above versus the USSR still gives me chills 30+ years later.
Via The Washington Post
Mike Eruzione’s sensational winning goal against the Soviet hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics will forever be remembered as the “Miracle On Ice” — perhaps the greatest sporting moment of the 20th century.
More than a generation later, the 58-year-old Eruzione is parting with his iconic No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick and other Olympic paraphernalia. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is selling the items in New York on Feb. 23, the day after the 33rd anniversary of the historic game.
The white jersey alone is expected to fetch more than $1 million, but sports memorabilia experts think it could go considerably higher.
Unlike Olympians of today, Eruzione, who was captain of his team in Lake Placid, N.Y., received no lucrative endorsements. But he said he’s not hurting financially and is selling the prized items to help out his three adult children and grandson.
“I thought this would be a great little nest egg for them for their future with their kids,” he said in a telephone interview, adding the memorabilia had languished in his USA hockey bag in the attic of his Winthrop, Mass., home, ever since that memorable day.
Eruzione said the auction proceeds from his collection will also benefit his Winthrop Foundation founded in his hometown, just outside Boston.
Read more at this link.
Exit question: Would Eruzione have scored on the same shot against Vladislav Tretiak?
Click this link to read a great interview with new Washington Capitals Coach Adam Oates on CSN Washington’s Capitals Talk.
This is very good news. The Washington Capitals lock up their young stud blue liner John Carlson for the next few years.