Bruins take their rightful place

At long last, this hockey town has its champion -- and the memories to prove it

Updated: June 17, 2011, 11:17 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

Welcome to the circle of champions, Boston Bruins.

We've been waiting for you. Pining for you, actually. For those of us who grew up with that poster of Bobby Orr lounging among hockey's elite hardware on our wall, it has been a long time coming.

When I was a kid, there was no doubt: This was a hockey town. We lived for the moment when Derek Sanderson would regale us with his latest exploits with the Cup in tow. As the Celtics churned out championship after championship, we ...

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