Bruins Win the Stanley Cup: Ranking Boston's 7 Sports Championships This Century

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Bruins Win the Stanley Cup: Ranking Boston's 7 Sports Championships This Century
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Some people debate whether Boston is a baseball, hockey, basketball or football town.

The truth is, Boston is a winners town.

Yet, at the turn of the century, the city of Boston's sports legacy was certainly mixed.

While the Celtics were still the most successful team in NBA history, they had not won the title since 1986.

The Red Sox were still "cursed," not having won the World Series since 1918 and having suffered a plethora of heart-wrenching close calls along the way.

The Patriots had spent most of their history as the laughing stock of the NFL, but had started to turn the corner under the ownership of the Kraft family and had just been defeated by Brett Farve's Packers in 1996 Super Bowl.

The Bruins? They had not won Lord Stanley's Cup since Bobby Orr led them to the title in 1972.

Now, just 10 years into the 21st century, all four of Boston's major sports teams have added at least one championship to its history, and seven in total.

Here we rank Boston's seven championships this century in order of how much they meant to the fans.

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