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06/16/2011 - 10:14am
Bruins parade set for Saturday

Mayor Thomas Menino has announced that the Stanley Cup parade for the Bruins will be on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. It will be the seventh championship parade since 2002 in the city of Boston. 

The parade was initially rumored to perhaps take place on Friday, but Menino said Saturday was a better fit for several players who had prior commitments on Friday.

“This is the players' rally, not my rally,” Menino said. “We wanted to do what the players wanted. They’re the ones that brought the championship to Boston."

The parade will start at TD Garden and end at Copley Plaza.

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06/16/2011 - 8:32am
Jacobs: Fans 'got what they deserved'

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs -- long a target of fans and media for a perceived failure to spend money -- praised the fans moments after the 4-0 Game 7 win over the Canucks on Wednesday.

“It will be a love fest until our next loss,” Jacobs told ESPN.com. “But yeah, they deserve it. They deserve the win. They’ve been great fans. They’ve stuck with me, they stuck with the franchise and they’ve done it right. Now they have a great team and they got what they deserved for so long.” 

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06/16/2011 - 7:41am
Mashup: Vancouver riots after Cup final

Reaction to the Bruins' Stanley Cup victory in Vancouver was not positive, to put it mildly. Cars and garbage cans were set on fire, store windows were smashed and department stores were looted. There were unconfirmed reports of four stabbings.

"We have a small number of hooligans on the streets of Vancouver causing problems," Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said. "It's absolutely disgraceful and shameful and by no means represents the city of Vancouver. ... We have had an extraordinary run in the playoff, great celebration. What's happened tonight is despicable."

In a sign of the times, a Facebook group was set up to identify rioting suspects via shared photos.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


06/16/2011 - 12:46am
Thomas admits nervousness in final games

Speaking after his team's 4-0 win in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals -- and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy for series MVP -- Bruins goalie Tim Thomas admitted to experiencing some nervousness both during the B's 5-2 Game 6 win, and heading into the season's final game.

"Right off the opening face-off there was a guy that whacked it backhand from the outside blue line right off the opening face-off and I just lost it," Thomas recalled from Game 6. "It was up in the air and I went into full panic mode in my mind. Then Vancouver put the pressure on and whizzed the puck around the crease four or five different times, shot just wide. And I was on my heels there for a second, and that was the first time that I'd gotten nervous during the finals. So, yeah, I was scared. I won't lie. I had nerves yesterday and today. I faked it as well as I could, and I faked my way all the way to the Stanley Cup."

Thomas was asked...
06/16/2011 - 12:41am
Neely: Finally winning Cup 'very very special'
By: DJ Bean

VANCOUVER -- Cam Neely finally won the Stanley Cup Wednesday night at Rogers Arena, and though he did it in a suit rather than a uniform, the Bruins president had difficulty expressing the emotion with which he was overcome.

"It's been very special," Neely said after the Bruins took Game 7 of the finals over the Canucks. It's been extremely special. It's hard to really put into words, but it's so special to be able to say that you're involved with a Stanley Cup champion team." 

The former Canucks and Bruins forward played 13 years in the NHL, totaling 395 goals and 299 assists for 694 points. Hip issues forced him to retire without having ever won the Stanley Cup.

"It was difficult. Especially when it's not really your terms when you have to leave the game, it was very difficult," Neely said. "To be out here now is very, very special."

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