Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 24, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
A history of the Boston Bruins in pictures, newly revised and updated to cover the spectacular 2010-2011 Stanley Cup-Winning Season!

A pictorial history of the Boston Bruins, Black and Gold is a tribute to one of the NHL's Original Six teams and hockey's most popular franchises. A storied team with a long and rich history spanning almost ninety years, the Bruins have been home to some of the greatest names in the sport, including legends like Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Terry O'Reilly, Don Cherry, Bobby Orr, and Joe Thornton.

Featuring four decades of pictures from long-time team photographer Steve Babineau, and accompanying text by broadcaster Rob Simpson, Black and Gold documents the six-time Stanley Cup winning team, including magic moments from the past, star players and coaches, Bruins goalies, grinders, and the old Boston Garden.

  • Revised to commemorate the 2011 Winter Classic and the team's epic Stanley Cup victory
  • Packed with 32 all-new pages of iconic images and insightful commentary
  • Includes a Foreword by hockey great Don Cherry

This epic collection, featuring many never-before-seen photographs, is guaranteed to bring back memories for every Bruins fan who bleeds black and gold.


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I have been a huge Bruins fan for about 35 years, so of course I had to own this book! It's a great read for anyone interested in the history of the Boston Bruins or anyone interested in hockey at all ... Read full review


Basic Babs
The Garden
Bobby Orr
Bruins Legend PhilEsposito
Bruins LegendTerryOReilly
Bruins LegendRay Bourque
Bruins Legend Cam Neely
The Lunch Pail Gang
A Winter Classic
Lord Stanley


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About the author (2011)

Since the first edition of Black and Gold, author Rob Simpson has covered the Rangers for MSG Network and in New York, and hosted and reported for a variety of programs for the NHL Network and, including the daily NHL Live. The 30-year broadcast veteran is also an accomplished hockey writer, with another Wiley project forthcoming. Since leaving the New England Sports Network in 2008, he has made numerous appearances on Comcast New England and has continued to cover the Bruins organization. He followed the team to Europe to start the 2010-11 season and nine months later was on hand for Zdeno Chara's Stanley Cup party at Trencin Castle in Slovakia. A Delaware resident in the off-season, Simpson is working on hockey media opportunities and ventures on both sides of the Atlantic.

Photographer Steve Babineau has spent the last 38 years accumulating hundreds of thousands of images of the Boston Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox, as well as special event and concert photos from the Boston Garden and TD Garden. His decades of work and involvement as an employee, contractor, and fan have recently paid off in diamonds. Since 2007, Babs has earned championship rings with all three of the aforementioned sports organizations. His images have appeared in countless magazines, yearbooks, on hockey cards and promotional items, and on-line. Babs currently runs Sports Action Photography with his daughter Jamie and son Brian, who began taking photos with dad two decades ago. Steve and wife Anita are also the proud parents of Chris and Keith. Babs resides in his native Massachusetts and in Florida during the off-season.

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