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Boston Bruins Parade 2011: Date, Time, Route and More

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IJune 16, 2011

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15:  The Boston Bruins pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4 to 0.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Boston Bruins will ride the city's famous duck boats in a championship parade the city hasn't seen since 1972.

For the first time in 39 years, the Bruins are the Stanley Cup champions, and they will show off Lord Stanley's Cup this weekend.

Here are the details of the parade, which were found at this Boston.com article.

- The parade is this Saturday, June 18.
- It will begin at 11:00 a.m.
- It will start at the TD Garden, and will proceed to Copley Plaza.

In this Boston.com article, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke about why he decided Saturday was the best day, with some of the Bruins players having commitments tomorrow being one of the reasons.

“This is the players' rally, not my rally,” Menino said. “We wanted to do what the players wanted. They’re the ones that brought the championship to Boston,” he told reporters outside the TD Garden.

Having the parade on a weekend is better for everyone since many people won't have to miss work and parents won't have to let their kids skip school to enjoy the festivities.

The Bruins parade on Saturday will be the city of Boston's seventh pro championship parade in the last ten years, and the first in three years.

For live Boston Bruins parade updates and announcements, including Mayor Menino's disapproval of player speeches, follow this blog: Everything you need to know about the Bruins parade

Nicholas Goss is a Boston Bruins featured columnist for Bleacher Report and was the organization's on-site reporter for the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston. Follow him on Twitter for Bruins playoff news and analysis. 

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