Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cue the J's: Jaromir Jagr, the Stanley Cup coaches and my sons!

Jaromir Jagr is in the Stanley Cup final tonight for the first time since he and the Penguins defeated the Blackhawks in a four-game sweep in the 1992 Cup final. Jagr lines up with the Boston Bruins tonight.

Neither of our sons (Justin, far right below or Jordan, rockin' the red) were even alive back in '92. But our daughter was:)
Congratulations to Jordan for graduating from high school this month and Happy Birthday tomorrow to Justin! I am very blessed with Father's Day on the way!

Maybe my wife is cheering for the Boston Bruins as she sports a bit of yellow? I think Jordan's red ties in with going for the Blackhawks. There is no way he could be a Bruins fan after they knocked his team (Toronto) out of the playoffs in round one.

I am going to pick coach Julien and the Bruins to beat coach Joel and the Hawks in seven.

  • One of them will become only the fifteenth coach in NHL history to win two or more Stanley Cups. Their roots go back to junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires, where both were defencemen. The 54-year-old Quenneville played three seasons with his hometown Spitfires between 1975 and 1978 before turning pro. The 53-year-old Julien was traded to Windsor from the Oshawa Generals early in his second year of junior in 1978-79, the season after Quenneville had left to play for the Maple Leafs. 

Nine other cool Stanley Cup tidbits about the Blackhawks and Bruins were mentioned in the same article by CBC's Tim Wharnsby.