After an entire lifetime of waiting, my Boston Bruins finally won the Cup this spring. I'm speaking for many fellow B's fans when I write that game 7 of the finals was arguably the most exciting sports moment I've ever watched. When they won, I had to celebrate with a new jersey even though I"m live the meager life of a grad student.I selected Chris Kelly because I've been a fan of his since watching him play for the Binghamton Senators during the 2004-05 lockout. That squad had two far more hearalded centers, Jason Spezza and Antoine Vermette, but Kelly was the first to hoist the Stanley Cup. Yes, this is a garden variety Reebok that came from the NHL's website, but it celebrates an improbably run to a championship that was just thrilling to finally witness.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Out latest reader submission comes from Justin Walden, a fan of the Boston Bruins. Here is Justin's story about his jersey:
Thanks to Justin for taking the time to submit his jersey and share his story with us. We bet everyone would love the chance to add a "celebration jersey" to their collection at some point. As long suffering Minnesota North Stars fans, and now the Minnesota Wild, we know we would, as we've never experienced a Stanley Cup championship firsthand. It's also interesting to hear his choice of player, as we bet a large majority of Bruins jerseys were Zedeno Chara or Tim Thomas following the cup finals.
If you have a jersey in your collection that you'd like to share with us and your fellow readers, please submit your pictures and a story to go with it, no matter how brief or detailed, to firstname.lastname@example.org and we look forward to seeing your favorites!