President Obama continued the tradition of hosting championship sports teams to the White House and today it was the NHL's Boston Bruins' turn.
The Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in a seven game series to win their Stanley Cup since 1972. President Obama congratulated the team for their long-fought victory.
"These Bruins understand that winning the Stanley Cup is more than just men on ice. It’s about the people that stand behind them," the president said. "And that’s why, since the last buzzer sounded in June, the Bruins have been taking their Cup all over the world to share it with their fans."
The president told the crowd assembled in the East Room that the Cup had been to a sauna in Finland, used in a christening, made its way to Pebble Beach and even was used by head coach Claude Julien's daughter as a cereal bowl.
The Boston Bruins were also congratulated for their work off the ice. The Boston Bruins Foundation donated more that $7 million to charities in New England last year. They also hosted a hockey clinic with local DC children on Monday.
One key member of the Boston Bruins was absent from today's event, goaltender Tim Thomas. According to ESPNnews.com, Thomas made the choice not to come and wouldn't discuss his reasoning with the media. He was expected to make a statement on his Facebook page later in the day.
In the last two weeks, the president hosted the St. Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Mavericks to celebrate their championship seasons as well. The Boston Bruins were in town to play the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
WELL , YOU WON THE CUP AS A TEAM, GUESS YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE PARTICIPATING AS A TEAM MEMBER TO BE HONORED BY THE POTUS, YOU DIDN'T DISAPPOINT POTUS YOU DISAPPOINTED YOUR TEAM
and....while Romes burns...
You Know George of the Jungle....I don't the NoBrain 2012 is actually a jerk. I think its a problem with a lack of brains. Not sure we will ever see someone as clueless as this person. They hate Obama because he's smart and long for the days stupidity would return to the white house. Stupid attracts stupid don't ya know.
November you really are a jerk. All presidents and all white houses host the winners of sporting events. Tell us all about your great repo candidates why don't ya. You are real good at bashing so tell us how good your guys are.
Tim Thomas, you are an arrogant little man. You put your personal politics above the team. If my kid had a Thomas sweater I would burn it. For shame!
Heres another example of nobama wasting my tax money feeding on parties when theres people not making enough money to put food on their tables, if they could afford those tables. Hey nobama, give some of my tax money to those that need a helping hand instead of wasting i on parties!
Hate to wreck your arrogant world of self importance, but 54% of the electorate voted for Obama, that would be about 100,000,000 people. So, I don't think the little amount you pay in taxes in comparison gives you the right to decide for the rest of us.
Besides, the teams that win championships call the White House to set these things up. Why don't you call the team owners and complain to them, so they can ignore your moronic complaints like the rest of us.