A proud native of British Columbia, Cam Neely
dreamed of winning the Stanley Cup on a regular basis during his childhood.
Never, however, did he think it would come trying to beat his hometown Vancouver Canucks
while dressed in a suit and sitting in a press box suite, completely removed from exerting his considerable will on the outcome of the game.
"I didn't have a chance to do (win the Stanley Cup) in a uniform, but hopefully can do it in a suit," Neely said Tuesday afternoon as his Boston Bruins
prepare to play the Vancouver Canucks
in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
Today, Neely is the President of the Boston Bruins
, 15 years removed from a Hall-of-Fame career that began with the hometown Canucks in 1983. After three underwhelming years in Vancouver, Neely was traded to Boston, along with a first-round pick, for Barry Pederson
in a deal that essentially rewrote the Bruins' history for almost two decades.