If you're emotional person it you may find the video very moving - especially if you're familiar with the Ray Bourque story - at the end of the video Ray Bourque finally after playing with the same team for 20 seasons - gets a chance to lift the Stanley Cup while a member of the Colorado Avalanche.
Ironically, the cup was handed to him by Avalanche captain Joe Sakic who normally in that case would have taken a lap around the arena with the Stanley Cup simply handed the Stanley Cup to Ray Bourque.
Another interesting historical fact, the goaltender on the 2000-01 Colorado Avalanche was former Montreal Canadian's all-world goalie Patrick Roy who had been a former league rival of Bourque's for many years - the two had played many heated games against each other while they were a member of the Boston Bruins and Montreal Candians - the two had played many epic games against each other were now teammates on a 2000-01 Stanley Cup winning team in Colorado.
If your unfamiliar with the story, Ray Bourque had played for the Boston Bruins for 20 season, during the 1999-2000 season Bourque asked the Boston Bruins to trade him to a team that has a chance at winning the Stanley Cup - the Boston Bruins GM at the time, Harry Sinden honored Bourque's request - Ray was traded to the Colorado Avalanche before the 2000 trade deadline and won the Stanley Cup the following season with the Avalanche during the (2000-2001) season.
Bourque would go out a winner as the cup clincher was his last game in the NHL Bourque played 1826 games in the NHL and on his final game he was able to have his name put on the Stanley Cup - hence the Gary Thorne call, "after twenty two years...RAYMOND BOURQUE!"
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