With the Boston Bruins now in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 21 years, the youngest generation of fans should be celebrating the best season they have ever seen.
Nothing will ever erase the embarrassment of the 2010 playoffs. The Bruins became just the fourth NHL team to lose a seven-game series after winning the first three games, and the only team to do so while blowing a three-goal lead in game seven.
When the Bruins had their rematch with the Philadelphia Flyers during this season's playoffs, Boston dominated them. The Flyers lacked effort and fell far short of expectations after leading the Eastern Conference for most of the regular season.
Boston's sweep of Philadelphia showed that the Bruins were a much better team than they were last season.
In addition to this trade, Adam McQuaid became a regular in the lineup that was already fit with Shawn Thornton, physical forward Milan Lucic, and hard-hitting giant Zdeno Chara.
This squad of improved toughness tied for second in the league with 71 fighting majors.
Here are the best of those fights.