Next up, the 2004 NHL All Star ballot. In addition, the league had voting for the “legendary” all star team as well.
Hey kids, the NHL’s all star weekend is coming soon. Instead of digitally stuffing the ballot box, lets take a trip back to yesteryear, when you had to commit voter fraud the hard way – by grabbing the whole stack of voting forms and filling them out manually. Here is a scan of the 1992 NHL All Star ballot to get you started.
The Bruins gave away these nice Milt Schmidt lithographs to honor Uncle Milt on October 28, 2010. This was also the first night the “Thank You Kessel” chants began, as the Bruins shut out the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2 -0.
Boston Bruins vs San Jose Sharks gameday poster – featuring Tim Thomas
Boston Bruins gameday poster – Boston Bruins vs St Louis Blues, featuring Marc Recchi
For the past 3 seasons, the Boston Bruins have been handing out a small poster sized gameday roster. The front features (typically) a player, and the back has rosters for both teams, and other information about the featured player, game notes, the upcoming schedule, etc. These posters look similar to the old fight posters promoting boxing matches. This is today’s example: Boston Bruins vs the Edmonton Oilers, featuring Tyler Seguin on the front. As a note, its notoriously hard to get one these home without too many wrinkles, tears, folds and such.
This is an image of a promotional giveaway ticket from the night Ray Bourque’s number was raised to the rafters in Boston. The Bruins honored Bourque, one of the Bruins most beloved hockey players, on October 4 2001 in front of a packed house before the Bruins played the Anaheim Ducks that evening.
I recently found a bunch of stuff from back in the day, including some stuff from my days as a contractor to some of the broadcast networks. Here’s a pic of some media passses from the Boston Bruins 1997 to 1998 season – the Bruins lost that year in the playoffs to the Washington Capitals.