Why, yes! That is James “Whitey” Bulger with the Stanley Cup. Bulger, currently on trial for murder, racketeering and numerous other crimes, is standing proud with Chris Nilan, member of the 1986 Canadiens team and Stanley Cup champs. Nilan was the son-in-law of longtime girlfriend,Theresa Stanley.
The Bruins are hoping to bring the Cup back to Boston with a win hopefully as early as Saturday. The last time the Stanley Cup was in Boston was June of 2011 when Whitey was still on the lamb. Who knew that in two short months, after 16 years on the run, Whitey would be caught in Santa Monica.
The Bruins play tonight at 8pm and again Saturday, June 22nd at 8pm. Go Bruins!