Whats up with the Boston Bruins?

The Boston Bruins, a hockey team I grew up watching, a player named Bobby Orr who I idolized, with another handful of players I enjoyed very much to watch, like Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Gilles Gilbert, Rick Middleton to name a few, these Boston Bruins have had it’s share of great player’s and to witness three Stanley cup championships in my lifetime is a great honor, from my favorite team.

I would be lying if I said that I wouldn’t want them to win another one, we all want to win and see our favorite players bask in the joy of victory, we the true Bruins fan have seen our share of losing years, like 39 years til they won again in 2011, which is what makes it sweet when they actually do win it all. What the Bruins do have is a competitive Management team in place and it all starts with Cam Neely, Cam was a player that the Bruins traded Barry Peterson for, sent Barry to Vancouver and Cam here to Boston, the rest is history. Cam with his toughness and good puck sense, had changed what the term power forward was and is looked at today. Cam since retiring and becoming the Bruins President, has taken this competitiveness and toughness from the ice, into his office in the way he leads this organization, the year they won the cup in 2011, had Cam’s finger prints all over this team and to this day in a few of the Bruin players today.

In 2011 when the Bruins hoisted the Lord Stanley cup high throughout the city of Boston and shared it proudly with all the fans, they were a very difficult team to play against, they didn’t have that big name goal scorer, what they did have was a whole team that could score, all four lines producing at a high level each and every game. The one thing that breeds this is Team chemistry. Even though there are still some core players left from the championship team, there are a few players missing that brought this chemistry, chemistry never shows up on the nightly game stats, it only shows up within all the players of the team and is what makes them very difficult to play against, team chemistry is a bond between the players, that makes them a family on and off the ice and having each others backs, no matter what situation that may cross their paths.

These Boston Bruins of today and with the core of players they still have since 2011, can they get back that “team chemistry”? You bet they can, but it also takes a big commitment from the Management and the coaching staff, so they can bring in the right players, who will form this bond that will ultimately give them the chemistry, to be once again a very tough team to play against from any team in which they face. You don’t necessarily need the best goal scorers, just a few that bond together and with each of their strengths, plus the strengths of the team, become a great hockey team once again. The Boston Bruins are just a few chess pieces away from regaining their championship team, forget about the drama from the Boston sports Media, as these guys really no nothing of any sport and if they don’t create the drama, then they would be out of a job. Just simply trust in Cam Neely and his team, to once again build a championship Boston Bruins hockey team, for us true Bruins fan to enjoy once again.

” Boston Bruins hockey is about being tough and competitive to play against, not the flashy give me the puck for “my” goal”

” Team chemistry comes from a bunch of players coming together and forming a bond, to play for each other and have each others backs, no matter what that may come before you”

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The Chess match which Football truly is…….

The game of football here in America, isn’t just about big guys putting a hurt on each other, it’s not even about one or two guys for each team carrying the whole team, it’s about a whole team including the coaching staff, putting together a winning strategy from week to week for each team they face, with the players executing that strategy for the team to win each week.

Each team enter each week against a different opponent weekly, they spend the week prior to game day to practice, look at film and execute the game plan to a “T”, now granted practice is a bit different than the real game, as there are a lot of variables you just can’t practice for, like a player on the other team having a career day, which does happen from time to time, but in practice you can kind of get ready for it? Just that sometimes everything you do, just isn’t enough to stop that player, the game of football is like the game of chess, with the coaching staff calling which play to run for whatever situation and the players being the chess pieces that execute the game plan into a winning strategy.

The beauty of football is, no matter where you are in the standings, you can show up on game day, have a great attitude, execute the game plan to a “T” and win that game for that week, because you just executed one or two more plays than the other team, football is all about execution and strategy, with the team that does both of these the best will win the game, don’t get me wrong you still need talented players at each position, that do their jobs well and help contribute like the other players on the team, as each player does their job 100%, that gives the team a better chance to win the game.

When you compare football to real life, you see a lot of similarities, these similarities are the key ingredients to walking your path along your journey of life, with confidence to be better and stronger with every step, the only difference between life and football is, football is a game played one day a week and we live our lives every day of our journey.

Just like in football, when we live our lives the right way, execute our strategies to a “T”, we can make our lives seem easy, by being happy and having the confidence to be better and stronger on our paths of our journey of life, in football they look at films to fix their mistakes and be better next game, we in life sometimes have to look back in our lives, see where we went wrong, to fix ourselves to be better in the future, the more we practice this routine, the better we all will be on our paths of our journey of life.

” Football is like the game of chess, just that the pieces of the game are real live Individuals”

” The ingredients to a winning football team is execution and strategy, these same ingredients will help us all walk our paths along our journey of life with confidence to be better and stronger everyday”

” the quarterback is the king piece on the chess board, the other players protect that piece for a better chance to winning that game”