The 2008-2009 NHL season is in full swing, and the Boston Bruins are looking better than they have in quite some time. The B's are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, and currently have as many points as the perennial powerhouse Detroit Red Wings.
I chose to display this Michael Ryder card for a couple of reasons. In case you couldn't tell from the image, Ryder just came to the Bruins this season from Montreal. He and his teammates just beat the Canadiens on Saturday night (the night that Patrick Roy's jersey was retired at the Bell Centre) to put themselves in the top spot in the Eastern Conference!
Also to be noted is the terrible design of 2008-09 Fleer Ultra hockey. This set doesn't hold a candle to 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee, which is the hockey set of the year so far in this humble blogger's opinion.
After the recent success of the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics, it's nice to finally see a buzz about hockey in New England. If you live in the area and want to be entertained for a couple of hours do yourself a favor and tune into a game or two on NESN. Hopefully the Bruins can maintain this momentum and make Boston a hockey town once again!