So the National Hockey League has named the goal that Bobby Orr scored on May 10, 1970, as the greatest goal in the history of the NHL. Kewl! Bobby Orr was the greatest hockey player *evah*! :) He played for the Boston Bruins and brought them their first Stanley Cup in 29 years back in '70. It was a *huge* deal around here. Hockey has always been a hotbed here (college hockey here is like college football in the South) and Bobby Orr and the Big, Bad Bruins ruled the New England sports scene for a very long time. Hockey rinks all over the place were built during their run.
Ever seen the movie "Miracle On Ice"? That movie about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team showed how the players were drawn from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New England.
As a Due South fan, I had a hockey education to bring to the table! :)
Anyway, it's fun to think of those days and now of course we are enjoying a golden football Renaissance with the New England Patriots, so we've been lucky with our sports teams indeed. The Celtics always used to win, and the Red Sox finally did in '04!
There's nothing quite like that moment of pure joy when your team wins the whole enchilada! :)