Boston Bruins history for August 14:
1949: Dick Redmond (full name Richard John Redmond) is born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. He played in the NHL for 13 years starting with his selection by the Minnesota North Stars in 1969. His career took him to another now-defunct team, the California Golden Seals, and then eventually to the Chicago Blackhawks, where he spent much of his career. That was followed by stints in St. Louis and Atlanta, but then he became a Bruin in 1978 and finished out his career with Boston. In four seasons as a Bruin, he put up 115 points in 235 games before hanging up the skates. Redmond’s brother, Mickey, also had an NHL career, so they kept it all in the family.
2011: Milan Lucic has his day with the Stanley Cup in Vancouver. He met Stanley at Vancouver’s airport and took the Cup over to a Serbian church in Burnaby. More than 500 people were there to see Lucic and the Cup. Then Lucic and his family and friends took a three-hour tour. Unlike Gilligan’s Island, though, the three-hour tour of Vancouver’s inner harbor went well and everyone snacked and drank as they enjoyed the day. Lucic and his now-fiancee Brittany Carnegie took a few pictures with Stanley back at the home base as they prepared to go up to Grouse Mountain. Four years previously, Lucic took the Memorial Cup up the mountain when he won it with the Vancouver Giants, so now he planned to do the same with hockey’s biggest prize. They took a tram up to the top instead of hiking it and had a little victory party at the peak. Lucic also made a visit to the famous–or perhaps infamous–Roxy’s nightclub on Granville Street because a friend of his works there. Lucic did elect to keep his Cup day a little more private than he originally planned due to backlash from hometown fans, including incidents of graffiti.
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