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Some old emotions are Bruin

Bill Simmons has said for a long time that the NHL is dead to him. But the thrilling Bruins-Habs series is stirring old memories of Guy Lafleur, a bloody sofa and a 9-year-old's tears. Story

Updated: April 21, 2008, 9:29 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

I am an NHL widower. I have made that clear many times. I cared about the Bruins for years and years, and up until last week, I had stopped caring about them completely.

Still, it's hard to shake your past. On YouTube right now, you can find a handful of tributes to Bobby Orr and Cam Neely, as well as every memorable Bruins brawl from the 1970s and '80s. You can find John Wensink challenging Minnesota's bench. You can find Stan Jonathan beating the holy hell out of Pierre Bouchard. You ...

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