Dear Hipster Jew readers,
I might pretend to be a rabbi on this site every once in awhile, but I have a serious question. Should I be lighting a yahrzeit candle for my favorite hockey team, the Boston Bruins? Before you answer, or tell me that they suck, you should hear me out.
Historically, the Bruins have been terrible on May 14th. Especially in game 7’s. Just looking back into history, the last three times the Bruins played on May 14th they lost. Terribly.
• In 2011 the Bruins lost to the Lightning in game 1 5-2 (but ended up winning the Stanley Cup).
• In 2010 the Bruins lost to the Flyers in game 7 (after having a 3-0 series lead… they even had a lead in that game and… never mind…)
• In 2009 the Bruins lost to the Hurricanes in game 7… in overtime…
• In 1999 the Bruins lost to the Sabres in game 4 (ended up losing the series in 6 games)
I went back to 1989 and I couldn’t find a single win. I would have gone back further to look, but I’m too depressed. So I have to ask you, as my spiritual leaders, should I light a Yahrzeit candle on May 14th? I want to keep all of my options open for tomorrow’s game 7 against the Canadiens.