Feb. 10, 1973

Feb. 10, 1973 Boston Garden was a busy place in 1973. The Bruins and Celtics were joined by the Braves (the B's AHL club) and the the New England Whalers of the fledgling World Hockey Association. The WHA harbored sweet dreams that it would one day rival the NHL. Ultimately, those dreams were delusions of grandeur. And while it lasted seven seasons, the Bruins certainly never considered the Whalers much of a threat to their empire, which still featured Bobby Orr as the face of the franchise. So they were quite happy with the Whalers coming on ...

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