I took myself on a solo photowalk early this afternoon. Sporting a Bruins t-shirt, I received: 3 high fives, 5 “Let’s go Bruins” remarks, one compliment on pairing my camera with B’s gear, one Krejci sighting, and one smile from Chara as we walked by each other and I (electing not to bother him during his free time) gave him a big grin.
Shortly after the Chara sighting, a Segway tour passed by me. One man slowed as he was going by. “Excuse me, but wasn’t that Zdeno Chara back there just a little bit?”
“Yup, sure was.”
His face lit up as he exclaimed in pleasant surprise. “I LOVE BOSTON!”
All in all? I’d say that makes for a mighty fine afternoon.
Hey there. Vickie here. Long-time, first-time.
You’ve got a lot of prep to take care of today. Naps. Motivation. Whatever fires you up. I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but I just wanted to share one thing.
We love you guys. We believe in you. We’ve got your back. We’re going to be doing everything we can to provide that extra bit of power behind the hits and that extra half-step of speed on a breakaway. We’re channeling all of our excitement, nervousness, pride, and loathing of the opposition—and we’re directing it onto the ice to the only people who have the chance to convert hope into success.
Even when we’re showing our displeasure—yes, Krejci, we heard you—we’re doing it out of love. We know what you’re capable of and we expect you to step up now more than ever. It’s how we do things in Boston: tough love, but true love.
So here’s your night. Get fired up. Step up. Warm up. Hear the house sound louder than it’s ever sounded before. And then play your game.
We want it as bad as you. Let’s go get it.