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Fugro, Planck Aerosystems Recognized for Oil Seepage Mapping Project

first_imgFugro has been honoured with an Environmental Leadership Award from The Maritime Alliance, a California-based non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries.The recognition was received in San Diego during the organisation’s BlueTech Week, an international gathering of over 485 marine professionals from academia, government, and industry.Sharing in the award was Planck Aerosystems, a drone intelligence company specialising in autonomous unmanned aerial systems.Fugro collaborated with Planck Aerosystems on a project to identify and map oil seepage from abandoned offshore well sites in Santa Barbara County. The work was performed for long-time Fugro customer Aqueos Corporation under contract to the non-profit environmental group Heal the Ocean. Results from this project prompted the California State Assembly to pass legislation SB-44 funding a legacy oil and gas well removal and remediation programme through 2028. The legislation was signed into law in October.The Maritime Alliance cited the Fugro/Planck Aerosystems collaboration as a prime example of member companies working together for mutual benefit, as well as to the benefit of the ocean environment. Craig McLean, assistant administrator and acting chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), presented the awards.“We are grateful to be recognised by The Maritime Alliance for this collaboration,” said Todd Mitchell, remote sensing manager for Fugro. “Partnerships such as this are an important part of our business process, and we are pleased to have helped facilitate a solution that has effected legislative change for the good of all stakeholders.”In addition to the Environmental Leadership Award, Fugro received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, signed by Representative Duncan Hunter.last_img read more

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ION, iSEISMIC Collaborate on Seabed Acquisition Technology

first_imgION Geophysical and iSEISMIC, an ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition specialist, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on seabed acquisition technologies.iSEISMIC plans to utilize the full suite of ION’s 4Sea ocean bottom acquisition and imaging technology to deliver a step-change in the safety, efficiency, quality and turnaround time of seabed surveys.This agreement will enable ION to commercialize its new 4Sea technology and provides an opportunity to realize the benefits of the technology to acquire ocean bottom multi-client programs more quickly and cost-effectively.“This collaboration validates our component approach and provides ION an exciting opportunity to further participate in the growing, high value seabed market and extract recurring revenue from the value our technology delivers, without compromising our asset light strategy,” said Chris Usher, ION’s president and chief executive officer.“Deploying 4Sea as a complete system will enable iSEISMIC and our multi-client customers to gain maximum benefit from this fully integrated transformational architecture for exceptionally efficient OBS data acquisition.  We look forward to working with iSEISMIC to create a Blue Ocean shift for the applications of OBS data in our industry.”“This partnership presents a unique opportunity for both companies to leverage significant synergies to gain a strengthened foothold in the OBS market,” stated Carl Berg, iSEISMIC’s chief executive officer. “ION is an ideal partner as their multi-client business development, imaging expertise and revolutionary technology nicely complements our team’s aggregated operational experience acquiring over 150 surveys, including more than 50 OBS surveys, while deploying a range of new technologies.  After considering a number of industry alternatives, we believe the full suite of ION’s 4Sea technologies will enable us to achieve a radical breakthrough in OBS performance and give us a range of competitive advantages.  As a first mover with the complete 4Sea platform, including the fully automated deployment and retrieval system, we will have the fastest operational speed in the industry, significantly faster than today’s standard.”last_img read more

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Work Kicks Off on Oswego Harbor Arrowhead Breakwater

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, began construction of a maintenance repair on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 in Lake Ontario at the west arrowhead breakwater in Oswego Harbor, located in the City of Oswego, New York.The work being conducted consists of repairing 600 linear feet along the lake side of the West Arrowhead breakwater.The contractor, Dean Marine and Excavating, Inc. will be conducting work throughout the summer with anticipated completion in September 2019.“I applaud the Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, for beginning repairs on the Oswego Harbor west arrowhead breakwater,” said New York Congressman John Katko.“The Oswego Harbor remains a vital economic driver for Oswego County and all of Central New York, supporting 250,000 tons of product delivered to 7 internal commercial ports. The repairs to the Oswego west arrowhead breakwater will promote safe navigation for ships, preserve the Harbor, and encourage commerce in Oswego.”The West Arrowhead Breakwater runs 2,700 feet out toward the historic west pier head lighthouse, and protects the deep draft, commercial harbor for stakeholders, including the Port of Oswego, U.S. Coast Guard, NRG Energy, Sprague Energy, Lafarge Cement, Essroc Cement, and private marinas.last_img read more

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Bellerin demands Arsenal captaincy should Aubameyang quit

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action MoviesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World Read Also: Villarreal veteran Cazorla tipped to join Arteta’s Arsenal staffSpeaking to the club’s official website, Bellerin said: ‘People may not see me as this massive guy who shouts on the pitch all the time or what people may have as a captain in their heads.‘But there are so many different ways of leading a team.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Aubameyang has less than 18 months to run on his current contract and the club are concerned the striker will not resign.Should he decide to leave, Arsenal intend to recoup some of the club-record £57m fee of which they paid Borussia Dortmund for Auba back in 2018.Aubameyang’s future remains uncertainBellerin, who is a product of Arsenal Hale End academy, is an established member of the squad and now wants the responsibility of leading his teammates. Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has put himself forward to succeed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal captain.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sara Duterte denies having role in BARMM selection

first_imgSara on Sunday said several people approachedher for endorsement requests due to rumors circulating that she has been givena hand in the selection of three BARMM posts. MANILA – Presidential daughter and Davao Citymayor Sara Duterte denied influencing the appointment of Bangsamoro AutonomousRegion in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) officials. Murad Ebrahim, the MILF chairman, took hisoath as interim chief minister of the 3-year transition government of the BARMMin February this year./PN Last week, the Department of the Interior andLocal Government said it was mapping out ways to provide technical assistanceto BARMM for its transition. She said she has no influence either in theappointment of other national government positions.center_img Presidential daughter and Davao City mayor Sara Duterte on Sunday denied influencing the appointment of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao officials amid rumors circulating that she has been given a hand in the selection. INTERAKSYON This came as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front(MILF) signed a landmark pact with the government in 2014 to end a separatistinsurgency. The agreement led to the creation of the Bangsamoro, which wasoverwhelmingly approved in a January voting. “I categorically deny this and wish toreiterate that my authority is only within the area of Davao City as mandatedby the Local Government Code,” Sara added.last_img read more

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Super Eagles on Coalition Course with LOC over Relocation of Camp

first_imgFemi Solaja in AlexandriaThere are strong indications that the Super Eagles may run foul of some of the rules of the 2019 AFCON in Egypt with regards to the movement and preparation of teams by the Local Organising Committee (LOC).Ahead of Nigeria’s next match against South Africa on Wednesday in Cairo, Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr wants his wards to remain in Alexandria but this is against the LOC plans as the centre (in Alexandria) officially wind down yesterday with the completion of the Madagascar and DR Congo second round clash. The rest of the competition is to continue in Cairo and Ismaila where the quarterfinal matches will hold before the semi final games to be played only in Cairo.But THISDAY learnt last night that the Super Eagles coach wants his wards to remain in the city.“We want to remain here in Alexandria to prepare for the next match because we are very much familiar with the city, the people and the atmosphere in general.“We want to spend the next two days or so here and may be just one night in Cairo which would be before the match day at the big stadium. I need to prepare my players for the big stadium, big crowd because we have been playing so far in small stadium here and the need to step up our belief as we go further in the tournament,” Rohr had announced at the post match conference on Saturday night shortly after eliminating cup holders Cameroon.A top official in Eagles’ camp here at Henan Philistine Hotel in Alexandria hinted THISDAY that what the coach had in mind would be for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to go out of their way to foot the bills of feeding and accommodating the players there.This move will jettison whatever preparations the LOC may have prepared for the team as the tournament enters the crucial phase.“How possible to work outside the official plans put together by the LOC is something I don’t know how it will work but with the NFF Boss Amaju Pinnick as the Chairman of Organising Committee of CAF competitions, may be he can pull some strings here.This plan which was put forward before host Egypt crashed to Bafana Bafana.“Rohr may probably have been preparing to face the host, Egypt on Wednesday and would want to avoid all sorts of distractions associated with Cairo especially playing against the host in a noisy city. This may have propelled him to request that the NFF spare him additional cost in order to achieve the results,” the official remarked.Eagles had  light training on Sunday morning and plans to relocate to Cairo later  tonight after a rigorous training evening.Nigeria was in similar situation at AFCON 2008 in Ghana when the team had wished to remain in Sekondi where it played its group phase matches and wanted to remain at own expense before going to Accra a day to the quarter final match against host, Ghana’s Black Stars but the LOC turn down the request because it will alter the plans of the committee as runner up team in Accra centre took over the camp site vacated by Nigeria.Nigerian team spent hours beyond their stay in Sekondi but eventually moved to Accra and lost 1-2 to host in a grueling clash of old rivals at Accra Sports stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 1-point win over Georgia Tech

first_img Published on January 7, 2015 at 9:07 pm Syracuse (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) eked out a 46-45 win over Georgia Tech (9-5, 0-2) in Atlanta on Wednesday night, and here are three quick reactions to the Orange’s second-straight conference victory.1. Mixed results It’s easy to laud Rakeem Christmas for his performance on Wednesday night. He, again, scored in double figures and was the unquestioned catalyst of an otherwise listless Syracuse offense.But he missed easy lay-ins on back-to-back possessions with the Orange trailing by one in the guts of the game, and was the receiver of Georgia Tech’s Charles Mitchell’s drubbing in the paint. Mitchell wreaked havoc on the offensive boards and largely kept the Yellow Jackets in the game, and it was often Christmas — in the middle of the SU 2-3 zone — who was a beat behind the portly forward as he rolled in two. Mitchell finished with a team-high 17 points and 11 rebounds.Statistically, Christmas was the star he’s been so far this season and was reliable on the offensive end as the game wound down. But an uninspiring defensive performance played a large part in making him have to swish two free throws in the final seconds to win the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. Turning the page Nothing about the Orange’s offensive performance, in the first or second half, was impressive on Wednesday night. Yet SU was careful with the ball in the opening frame, which allowed it to stiff arm poor shooting and head into the break with a one-point lead.Then Syracuse was careless with the ball at the start of the second, and let the Yellow Jackets stay in the game despite woeful shooting. Freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph was replaced by sophomore Ron Patterson for most of the finish and Orange turnovers littered that stretch.SU escaped with another narrow road win, and it certainly doesn’t have its ball security to thank for that.3. Another mercurial forward Syracuse has gotten used to the ups and downs of freshman forward Chris McCullough, and his downward slide continued against Georgia Tech. But the game also highlighted a less-spoken-of trend — the sharp rises and declines of sophomore forward Tyler Roberson.Roberson pulled down 17 boards in SU’s win over Virginia Tech on Saturday, and replaced McCullough early to help the Orange against an active Yellow Jackets front court. He was able to do so in spurts, but he picked up two early fouls and sat until the closing minutes.When he did re-enter the game, Roberson airballed a baseline jump shot, traveled on an up-and-under move and hung on the rim while Patterson tipped in a rebound on the fast break. Roberson was called for goaltending and the Orange was left empty-handed.ESPNU color commentator Len Elmore called Roberson a “godsend” for Syracuse during the second half. The forward responded by proving he has a long way to before being anything close to that. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Student government campaigns announced

first_imgRace to the top · Austin Dunn, Daniel Million and Rachel Udabe began campaigning for the presidency Thursday. There are 13 candidates are running for USG Senate positions. Elections will begin on Feb. 7 – Photos from USG Elections websiteUndergraduate Student Government Vice President Austin Dunn, Rachel Udabe and USG Senator Daniel Million announced their candidacies for USG President Thursday night.The Vice President and Senate campaigns were also officially revealed Thursday. Three presidential tickets and 13 senatorial candidates were announced through the USG Elections Facebook page, USG website and websites for the specific campaigns.Dunn, a junior majoring in political science and pursuing a master’s in public diplomacy, is one of the three candidates running for USG president. His running mate, Morgan Monahan, is a junior majoring in business administration.Dunn served as USG vice president for the 2016-2017 school year. In addition, Dunn previously served as the director of university affairs for USG and was the vice president of the Pre-Law Society. Dunn is also a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, and Monahan is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.Dunn and Monahan are running on a platform of increased campus security, including sexual assault prevention and active shooter training; improved outreach toward transfer students, spring admits and first-generation students; and partnerships with the Los Angeles Metro. They also plan to move USC in a more environmentally friendly direction by installing solar panels, reducing styrofoam use and increasing recycling and composting on campus.“Morgan and I have a unique presidential ticket going on — we pride ourselves running a campaign on progress and change,” Dunn said. “Due to our extensive experience in the organization, we’re continuing work that has already been done.”The second ticket consists of Udabe, a junior majoring in policy, planning and development and political science, and Rebecca Harbeck, a sophomore majoring in economics and sociology, as her running mate.Udabe is currently a campus tour guide for the Office of Undergraduate Admission, and has previously worked as an orientation advisor. She served as a resident assistant in Birnkrant Residential College during her sophomore year, and interned in the office of U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez in her home district of Eastern Los Angeles County in 2014. Harbeck, meanwhile, is active in the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly, writes for U.S.-China Today at USC’s U.S.-China Institute and is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law and Alpha Gamma Delta fraternities.“Rebecca and I will bring a new perspective to the table for USG,” Udabe said. “How it’s different from the other candidates is that though they have USG experience, we bring a plethora of USC experience. We believe that with our involvement in the diverse communities at USC, we will meet a lot of the students’ needs not from a top-down perspective, but from a bottom-up perspective.”Udabe and Harbeck’s platform features new initiatives such as a mentorship program between current students and transfers, spring admits and international students; the implementation of USG office hours to make senators more accessible to the student body; and the creation of 24-hour snack options at University dining halls. Udabe and Harbeck are also running on a platform of increased transparency for USG as well as greater collaboration with Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Services to create a comprehensive sexual assault prevention plan.Million, a junior majoring in neuroscience, rounds out the third presidential ticket with Timothy Vorhoff, a sophomore majoring in business who is running for vice president. Million is a first-generation college student whose parents immigrated from Ethiopia, a background that he said inspired him to run for office to help other students who may be facing socioeconomic difficulties. Vorhoff worked as the USG Director of Discretionary Funding this year.“What we’re just trying to do is allow students to have more of an opportunity to have a voice,” Million said. “We want students to vote on things happening in the Undergraduate Student Government. Our campaign, our slogan and everything that we’re standing for is about giving students the opportunity that their voices are heard.”Million and Vorhoff offer a platform that advocates for free printing cards for all students, food trucks on campus each week, extended hours for free Uber, a new fall break and extended Thanksgiving break, menstrual products in campus bathrooms and better recycling and composting programs. The Million-Vorhoff ticket also includes goals for improving disability services, implementing cultural sensitivity training and emphasizing sexual assault prevention training for students.Thirteen candidates are running for 12 USG Senate openings. Tyler Matheson is the only current USG Senator who is running for re-election in the Senate.According to Kat Lee, the associate director of elections for USC, all of the candidates are equipped to run successful campaigns.“We want to make sure that people who are doing good work on this campus represent the organization,” Lee said. “I think the candidates this year demonstrate that.”A Meet the Candidates event will take place Tuesday in TCC 227 at 8 p.m. A town hall-style debate between the candidates, with student-submitted questions, will take place Wednesday in the Wallis Annenberg Hall lobby at 8 p.m.last_img read more

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AFCON 2019: TB Joshua can help us win the AFCON – Richard “Olele” Kingson

first_imgFormer Black Stars goalkeeper, Richard Olele Kingson has revealed he believes Nigerian man of God, TB Joshua, can help the Black Stars win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Kingson also offered to lead the team there for prayers, if Kwesi Appiah’s team were interested.Ghana has not won the AFCON title since 1982 and Olele Kingson thinks Prophet TB Joshua is capable of ending that 37 year wait for a trophy.”If the nation wants us to seek his help, I am ready to lead us meet him so he prays for us. I am confident he can and will help us win because he has helped others like Nigeria in 2013,” Richard Olele Kingson told Oyerepa 100.7FM“Ogenyi Onazi is one of his sons he is a pianist at the synagogue church so consulted him to help them.“I have talked to him to help us that was before the qualifiers and so if a delegation from Ghana go to meet him,it will not be out of place because he can help.”Appiah is expected to name a provisional 30 man squad on Tuesday with the team set to play two friendly games against Namibia and South Africa during their three week pre-tournament camp in Dubai.–last_img read more

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St. Louis, the Blues and the Stanley Cup come together in perfect harmony

first_imgSt. Louis is no longer a baseball town. After 52 years of futility, the Blues captured the city’s first Stanley Cup on Wednesday night.“This is the most amazing moment,” said St. Louis Game Time publisher Brad Lee via text message. “So many years of hoping and wishing doesn’t seem real.” Spoke with #STLBlues assistant coach Larry Robinson after the game last night.The Hall of Fame defenseman now has 10 Stanley Cups. It never gets old. pic.twitter.com/xKvu03qn9Y— Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) June 13, 2019STANLEY CUP FINAL: Phish, ‘Gloria,’ a wedding and celebrating the Blues’ playoff runNow, this great sports city will get a chance to revel in its Cup victory, and we all know they’ll do it well; after all, St. Louis is the home to Anheuser-Busch, too.”It means everything; 52 years, everybody keeps talking about it [how] we haven’t had a Stanley Cup,” Blues legend Bernie Federko told Sporting News. “A lot of people gave up so many times. When you see what this team did starting in January. The resolve and resiliency that they have to be hoisting the Stanley Cup now means so much not only to the team but to all the fans in St. Louis who have been following this team for years and years.” For fans like Lee, who has been a supporter of the team for 30 years, this moment may have been a long time coming — but they were all ready for it.Red shirts for the Cardinals were swapped for different shades of blue. Statues lined Market Street donning giant Blues jerseys. Buildings throughout St. Louis County were covered in “Let’s Go Blues” banners. Public transportation added “Let’s Go Blues” to the digital signage on the front of its buses. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard offered up the Bluenote special, a concoction of blueberries, lemon cream and graham crackers served as a concrete or sundae, and “Gloria” (the song that became a rallying cry for the team) could be heard blasting from bars along Washington Avenue and from cars with their windows rolled down in the warm Midwest nights.Yes, St. Louis is now officially a hockey town.STANLEY CUP FINAL: Blues’ forward Patrick Maroon and his journey to the Cup”You could feel the excitement in St. Louis over the past couple of weeks,” Blues senior advisor to the GM, former team captain and defenseman and Hall of Famer Al MacInnis told Sporting News. “Just the buzz in the city and everybody talking about the Blues and hoping for this day to happen. We’ve had disappointment over the years and there’s not a group of fans that deserve a Stanley Cup more than the St. Louis fans. They’ve been loyal for the last 50-plus years and this is very, very special for everybody involved.”I think it’s fair to say #STLBlues Hall of Famer Bernie Federko knows a thing or two about whether the #StanleyCupChampions2019 epitomize the spirit of St. Louis pic.twitter.com/wmlEwtQdKY— Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) June 13, 2019Those fans also showed up in Boston, over 1,000 miles from home. While the players skated around the ice reveling in their win with Lord Stanley’s Cup, echos of that “Let’s Go Blues” chant resonated around the building. The fans, dressed in the varying jerseys the franchise has worn for more than a half-century, banged on the glass and cheered on their team around the lower bowl of TD Garden.“A cloud has been lifted in St. Louis,” noted Ron Baechle, otherwise known as the Blues “Towel Man,” via text. “Still has not sunk in yet that we have done this; not just won the Cup but the only team to come from dead-last in January to be champions. Remarkable; would be hard movie to believe even if Disney wrote it.”MORE: The St. Louis Blues are the 2019 Stanley Cup champions and we’re just as surprised as youWhichever Disney movie you did choose, this one had the usual arc: Excitement for what’s to come — in training camp and preseason.Trouble and impending doom ahead — head coach fired, players fighting in practice and the team sitting dead-last in the NHL the morning of Jan. 3.Heroes battling back — Jordan Binnington’s rise, an 11-game win streak and making the playoffs.Happiness and pure unadulterated joy at the end.Like Cinderella, who could not have imagined she’d end up with the glass slipper, the Blues were not expecting they’d end up with silverware in the end.”You don’t think about the Cup in November,” said head coach Craig Berube, who took over after Mike Yeo was fired Nov. 20, standing near the goal crease his team successfully defended for two periods Wednesday night. “You think about getting your team back on track … and getting moving in the right direction.”He also added that “just to get into the playoffs was just an achievement in itself but I felt good. Our guys weren’t satisfied with that. I knew that going into the playoffs we could probably do something, make a little bit of noise and here we are, it happened.”It happened because while the team could have packed it in and conceded that the 2018-19 season was a wash, they didn’t. Forward Tyler Bozak admitted on TSN that the turning point was when GM Doug Armstrong told them if things didn’t change there’d be moves. This Blues team is a tight one, and every man on the ice following their Game 7 win stressed that the win was due to one thing: their teammates.”We believed in each other,” said Brayden Schenn, mentioning how the team came together after a rookie party in Miami.”It was all four lines. Everyone contributed throughout the playoffs and that’s what you need to win,” added forward Oskar Sundqvist. “We did that today and the whole playoffs. We’ve been working hard for this.”#stlblues (interim) head coach Craig Berube spoke on the ice after winning the Stanley Cup pic.twitter.com/oIxannCXYl— Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) June 13, 2019STANLEY CUP FINAL 2019: Blues share the Cup with superfan Laila AndersonWorking hard goes hand-in-hand with the city of St. Louis and its 318,000 citizens. It’s where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers meet serving as the “Gateway to the West” — which is even more fitting now as the Blues are the gatekeeper of the Western Conference. But, it’s also an area built and defined by a hardworking, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps, blue-collar mentality, something the Blues epitomized this season and especially in the playoffs. “Most teams would have folded after losing at home, Game 6 when you had a chance to win it [and] then all of a sudden coming to of all places Boston to win your first Stanley Cup,” said assistant coach, and 10-time Stanley Cup champion, Larry Robinson. “I think that just says what this team is really made of. We were talking, I said ‘You couldn’t write a book about our year this year.’ From last place to all of a sudden holding the Stanley Cup up, it’s been just fantastic. So, so happy for this group of guys and more so happy for the city too. It’s just a great sports city.”last_img read more

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