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Bruins spreading hockey fever

Despite heart-wrenching loss in last season's playoffs, they're winning over Boston

Updated: October 13, 2010, 9:58 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There's no such thing as a casual hockey fan.

You're either a fan or you're not. The so-called "pink hats" don't apply in this game.

There's a phenomenon occurring in Boston. Don't look now, but the Bruins are on the brink of bringing hockey back to the forefront (or at least pretty close to it) of professional sports in this region. They're on the verge of restoring hockey to the level of respect it deserves in an Original Six city.

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