The Hill-Man's Blog

Alyssa-Just what the B's needed...

If you heard Cam Neely on Thursday's show (listen to the podcast here), then you know that the Vice President of the Boston Bruins is somewhat surprised that, at the midpoint of the season, they are competing with the San Jose Sharks for FIRST OVERALL in the NHL.  Cam was discussion how great it is to see the Garden full of fans, and how tough it is to get tickets.  As predicted early this season by our show, the Bruins are going to the Stanley Cup playoffs...and maybe you will get a chance to participate in the most unique tradition in professional sports: drinking from Lord Stanley's trophy.

Speaking of that, quick Stanley Cup story.  When our friend, Scott Young, won it with Colorado, we went to Logan Airport and picked it up in a limo (along with the NHL provided handler-more on him later) and took all over the state so booze could be consumed from it.  Our first stop was the old Cai's in Malden where, this may shock some of you, we found LB waiting at about noon on a Thursday.  That was LB's one and only drink from the cup!  Later that night, we ended up at a great place in Clinton called the Crystal Club, where the NHL's handler, the guy who's only job is to protect the LEGENDARY Cup, disapeared for the night, under mysterious circumstances!  The guy left the cup with a bunch of drunks (I am including myself in that designation) in Clinton!!!  There are a million stories that we KNOW about the cup, (it got stuck to the bottom of Mario Lemeiux's pool for instance) but don't you wonder how many more we don't know?  That's just one...

Anyway...back to the Bruins.  This is their year.  And like every sports franchise going for a world championship, they need just a little something extra to put them over the top.  For the Sox in '04, it was Kevin Millar and "Cowboy Up" or maybe the Dropkicks and "Tessie".  For the Celtics last year, it was Gino.  Now, we know for the Bruins it will be the lovely Alyssa Milano.  Please view the photos below, and tell me that this is not just what we needed!  I am going to demand that Cam fly her in for a home game.  Screw it-he should fly her in for every remaining home game!  Alyssa:  Thank you.  You just assured us that we will win the Cup!!!