In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
What is your motivation for following this team? Not, "why are you a fan of the team from Boston", but "what is your overall goal of following this team"? What do you want from them?
I think for some fans, nothing less than a Cup parade will do. For me, well, I am a Bruins fan because I love the game of hockey. I watch the games because I love the game of hockey. I don't expect them to win the Cup. I never do. Of course I hope they will, but I also hope that gas prices will come down to a reasonable amount. Sure, it's possible, but not probably.
If they get out of the first round, I'll honestly be satisfied. Just getting into the playoffs puts them in a more desireable situation than half the teams in the league. Getting to the second round puts them in the Top 8. I'm good with that. Honestly. I know how difficult it is for a team to win the Cup, but it also takes luck. A lot of it. Matchups have to be right. Bounces have to right. Unsung heros have to emerge. Get to the second round and I'm honestly happy.
It has been a fun season. Rask has been great. Marchand has really emerged. Hamilton is looking like the real deal. Jaromir Jagr is in town. The Yeti has arrived.
It has been a frustrating season. Lucic's struggles. Chris Bourque. Jordan Caron. Pandopho.
Overall, it's a been a hockey season, and one that I'm glad I watched. If the B's get booted in the first round, oh well. I hope they don't, but if they do, OH WELL. It was still a fun season.
So, what is your endgame? What's your motivation for following this team?
After June 15th 2011, it changed my whole outlook. Honestly even if they lose to Vacouver they had all won for me.
Bruins fan since I was 6 years old in 74-75 Stanley Cup against Philly in a house of Canadians fans. I cried like a baby in 79 when Lambert scored. This Boston Bruins team has a pass now matter what they do. I had the priviledge to meet Patrice Bergeron through his brother. What gentlemen they are. Dan Paille, Milan Lucic, Johnny Boychuk, it was such a thrill to meet them all. When the Bruins won the Cup I swore that they had a life long pass . I still watch and hope they win this year, it's just all the frustration of throwing my Bruins jersey in disgust after they loast in previous years is gone.
This is a great team to support and let's hope they can bring it home again.
Go Bruins Go!!!