The Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup this June for the first time since 2011.
For Bruins forward Shawn Thornton, he is entering this series with the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup trophy for the third time in his professional playing career. It’s a honor. It’s a privilege. It’s a realization of months and even years, of hard work. It’s better than one’s wedding day…
That’s right, Thornton ranks his first two times hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy over his wedding day.
“The first time I won it in Anaheim was the greatest day of my life, and the second time I won it here was equally as good,” Thornton said in a report with CBS Boston. “Any time you get to put that trophy over your head, it’s pretty special.”
He of course was asked what his wife thought of that matter and he explained that she knows it’s a dream that comes with being a Canadian-born hockey player. Well, Thornton isn’t shy about voicing an opinion that many hockey players probably agree with.
Well, good for him, and good for his wife — she understands her husband and his moments of satisfaction when on the ice. As is in every professional, even some of the best and most talented players in the game fail to win professional titles. It’s not easy and Thornton has been fortunate enough to hoist that cup twice already.
Here’s to Thornton and a third Stanley Cup celebration, as the Bruins prepare to take on the Chicago Blackhawks beginning on Wednesday night.
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