dxdtdemon in his comment to my last post has whetted my appetite enough for me to try wikiing the Boston Bruins for Friday's show. I can't help thinking that it's one of those subjects where wikipedia isn't going to bring you a lot of points, but what the hell , and let's give it a try. Here's my 40 : -
Boston Bruins since 1970
1. Which Bruins player won the Art Ross Trophy 4 years in a row from 1971 – 75 ?
2. In 1970 the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup for 29 years when they defeated which team ?
3. Which trophy was won for 8 consecutive seasons, up to 1975, by Bobby Orr ?
4. How many of the NHL’s top scorers in the 1971 season were in the Bruins ?
5. When head coach Harry Sinden temporarily retired in 1971, which former bruin defenseman replaced him ?
6. In the 1973 season the Bruins were disrupted when players Cheevers, Sanderson and Mackenzie left to join what ?
7. In 1973 which organization bought the Bruins from the Adams family ?
8. Who became the new head coach in the 1974/5 season ?
9. In the mid 70s the Bruins controversially traded Esposito and Carol Vadnais for Brad Park, Jean Ratelle, and Joe Zanussi with which team ?
10. During a 1979 game against the Rangers, whose stick was stolen by a fan who hit him with it in a post game scrum ?
11. Who received an 8 match ban for his part in the brawl with New York rangers fans in 1979 ?
12. Who took over as head coach in 1979, only to be replaced a year later by former player Gerry Cheevers ?
13. Pete Peeters won the Vezina trophy with the Bruins in 1983 – in which position did he play ?
14. What unusual occurrence led to the cancellation of the remainder of the 4th game in the 1988 cup final with the Edmonton Oilers ?
15. Which team defeated the bruins in the conference finals of both 1991 and 1992 ?
16. In the 1993 season which Bruins player set a record for the number of assists in a season by a left winger ?
17. The 1995 season was the Bruins’ last in which venue ?
18. Which team were the Bruins’ last opposition in the Boston Gardens ?
19. What was the original name of the Bruins’ new home, now known as the TD Garden ?
20. Which team have the Bruins faced a record thirty three times in the play offs ?
21. Who was the general manager who fired head coach Robbie Ftorek with 9 games to go in the 2003 season, and took over the job himself temporarily ?
22. Which player won the 2004 Calder award for Rookie of the Year with the Bruins ?
23. Dave Lewis, appointed head coach in the 2005/6 series had previously been head coach of which team ?
24. During the 2009 All Stars weekend skills competition, which Bruins player fired the fastest shot ever measured up to that time ?
25. During the 2009 season the Bruins were forced by injury to call up many players from their farm team based where ?
26. Bruins player Patrice Bergeron won a 2010 Olympic gold playing for which country ?
27. In 2010 the Bruins became only the third team to lose a play off series after leading 3 – 0 – which team beat them ?
28. In 2011 which team did the Bruins defeat to win the eastern Conference finals ?
29. Which player did the Bruins lose after 5 minutes of the third game of the 2011 Stanley Cup ?
30. Which team did the Bruins defeat 4 games to 3 in the 2011 Stanley Cup ?
31. Who headed the group that bought the Bruins from Storer Broadcasting in 1975 ?
32. Which song is played after every Bruins win at the TD Garden ?
33. Which song is played every time the Bruins score a goal at the TD Garden ?
34. The number 24 was retired in 2002 in honour of which former player ?
35. Who holds the record for number of points by a Bruins player ?
36. Phil Kessel was the last Bruins player to win which trophy for the qualities of perseverance and endurance ?
37. Joe Thornton, who won the Art Ross trophy in the 2005/6 season, was traded during the same season to which team ?
38. How many goals did Phil Esposito score in the 1970 -1 season, setting the Bruins record for goals scored in a season ?
39. Who served as Bruins president for 18 years from 1988 until 2006 ?
40. Ray Bourque who went on to captain the Bruins for 12 seasons from 1988 to 2000 had co captained them since 1985 with which player ?