It’s been almost a decade since the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins defeated the New York Rangers in the Stanley Hockey League Finals.
But what if that same Bruins team had won the Stanley Championship in 2004?
How would the story be different?
That’s the question the NHL is asking, after discovering a series of videos posted on YouTube in which players blow up moneyball myths.
The videos, called “The Moneyball Story,” show several Bruins players discussing blowing up moneyballs during a game in 2007.
They include:”There was a little bit of a misunderstanding that we were going to get our Stanley Cup.
It’s not like we’re going to be the champion and we’re gonna get our moneyball.
We’re just going to blow the moneyballs up.””
You just can’t blow up a moneyball,” defenseman Jiri Hudler said in one of the videos.
“You can’t just blow up one, it’s just too difficult.”
“A lot of guys were really mad at us because we blew the money.
They were like, ‘You can do that, but you can’t do that with a hockey stick,'” forward Kevin Hayes said in another video.
“They said, ‘We don’t want to do that.
We want to be on the ice.'”
The NHL is also looking into the possibility of an NHL-only video segment, the NHLPA told the Associated Press.
“The NHLPA has asked that we provide the video to our member teams and other parties, including league officials, who have been involved in the story, so that we can have more time to investigate,” the league said in a statement.
“It’s important to us that we keep all our players safe.”
In the video, one of players, goaltender Martin Brodeur, says: “I’ve been a money ball since I was 13 years old, and I have a little memory that I want to blow this up.
And it’s really going to shock you because it’s a real good thing.”
Another player, forward Brendan Gallagher, says that “the NHL blew it up” when the team lost to the Detroit Red Wings in the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals.
Gallagher then goes on to blow up the “moneyball” sign, which was created to commemorate the fact that the Bruins won the Cup.
One of the Bruins players, Matt Calvert, is seen in the video blowing up an NHL player’s stick.
The Bruins have not yet responded to the NHL’s request for comment.