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Bruins to visit White House, meet Obama on Monday

Jan 17, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

Zdeno Chara AP

On Monday, the Boston Bruins will celebrate winning the 2011 Stanley Cup by visiting the White House and meeting with President Barack Obama.

It promises to be an exciting day for Bruins players, coaches and management, though it should be mentioned Lord Stanley’s Mug isn’t the only thing being celebrated. During the ceremonies, Obama will highlight the Boston Bruins Foundation, which has raised and donated more than $7 million to various charitable organizations in the six New England states.

The Bruins will be the third NHL team President Obama has welcomed to the White House since assuming office in 2009 — the others were the Penguins and Blackhawks — and the first Boston team hosted under his tenure. President Bush was still in office when the Celtics visited the White House after their NBA Championship in 2008.

In closing, we look forward to reading your “Did Lucic pass the security screening?” jokes in the comments section.

  1. xxshookonexx - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Hopefully the Pats will be making their rounds to the White House next year.

    • vshehane - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

      Hopefully to see a new president.

  2. oscojoe - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Maybe the Canadian Prime Minister can invite the Canucks to show off there Presidents Cup that they are so proud of!

    • haterzgonahate - Jan 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      still chirping the Canucks? stay classy beantowners

      • oscojoe - Jan 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

        Once the Canucks become classy so will NHL Fan’s towards the Canucks. Vancouver deserves better.

    • hibackhand - Jan 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      there are 17 Canadians on the Bruins roster including 2 from Vancouver.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM

        …hence my resentment to the Canucks becoming “Canada’s team” during the playoffs, at least as far as the CBC and bandwagon fans everywhere were concerned. I always cheer for the team that will be bringing the Cup home more in the summer over the one located in a Canadian city. Unless the Leafs ever get to the finals. Don’t laugh.

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Curious, if anyone knows, has President Obama attended an NHL game since taking office? There was talk about him hoping to get to a Capitals game, but has it happened yet?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 18, 2012 at 2:26 AM

      Well, I do appreciate getting several thumbs-ups from people, but to be honest, an actual answer to my question would be even nicer. :-)

  4. nhlbruins90 - Jan 17, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Will he shake hands with all those rich, greedy, evil, mean, rich, greedy, one per-centers (like himself)? Just wondering.

  5. back2backbees - Jan 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Here’s hoping Marchand treats him like a Sedin sister…

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      One member of the Secret Service has more balls than the entire Canucks team combined and then some. However, if Brad wants to test this theory who am I to say he shouldn’t?

  6. danphipps01 - Jan 17, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Oh my. Canucks, Bruins and politicians, all in one comment thread. This ought to be fun to watch.

  7. titknocker - Jan 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Hopefully Shawn Thornton beats the piss out of Obama.

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