Stanley Cup Finals: Caniac’s Rooting Guide between Blues and Bruins

BOSTON, MA - MAY 23: Boston Bruins players skate around the Stanley Cup logo on the ice during warmups before a scrimmage ahead of the start of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at TD Garden in Boston on May 23, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 23: Boston Bruins players skate around the Stanley Cup logo on the ice during warmups before a scrimmage ahead of the start of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at TD Garden in Boston on May 23, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – MAY 23: The Boston Bruins stand at center ice as they salute the fans at the end of a scrimmage ahead of the start of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at TD Garden in Boston on May 23, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – MAY 23: The Boston Bruins stand at center ice as they salute the fans at the end of a scrimmage ahead of the start of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at TD Garden in Boston on May 23, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) /

Why to root for the Bruins

There are many Caniacs who are still a bit upset with how the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes easily and how their fans acted in our house. But let’s put all that aside. Lets approach the Bruins in a vacuum as they take on the Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals.

There are many good reasons to root on the Bruins as a Canes fan. Good players (Brad Marchand nonwithholding). Respectable history. And a city that never gives up on their sports teams no matter how bad it gets.

There is probably no more respected current player in the NHL than 42 year old Zdeno Chara. The 21 year veteran of the NHL had earned the respect of almost every players, coach, and fan in the league. Even as his production has faltered in the last few seasons as he got older, the former Norris Trophy winner and Captain of the Bruins has always led his team with his heart:

https://twitter.com/JoeGiza/status/1130551315027955712

But great veteran leadership isn’t the only thing the Bruins have in common with the Carolina Hurricanes. Having fun is another great commanility and it starts with Jake DeBrusk, who is not above having a bit of fun in even the the most serious of moments. That includes Stanley Cup finals photoshoots:

If these two great players aren’t enough to convince you that you should root for the Bruins perhaps this thought would. If the Bruins are Stanley Cup Champions it would mean that the Carolina Hurricanes were only defeated by the team that would be the Champions of the 2018-2019 Champions. Meaning that they were really just a single team away from the cup.

Whatever that statement is worth. On to the Blues.