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Christopher L. Gasper

Blackhawks helped start Bruins’ golden era

If it’s not the greatest trade in Boston sports history, it’s on the short, short list.

It’s impossible to watch the Bruins and Blackhawks meet in the Stanley Cup Final and not think about the eternal thank you card hockey fans in the Hub should send to Chicago for ushering in the most memorable and enjoyable era of hockey in Boston sports history. There are no Big, Bad Bruins if the Blackhawks don’t make a big, bad trade.

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