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'Boston Strong' still rules, but don't feel guilty about winning

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Standing on artificial legs beneath a "Boston Strong" banner, Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman waves to the crowd during an uplifting and emotional ceremony before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.

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In 2006, when Katrina-ravaged New Orleans "needed" the Saints to make the Super Bowl, the Chicago Bears crushed those dreams. Bears quarterback Rex Grossman heaves the ball into the stands on the final play to celebrate a 39-14 win.

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Patrick Kane, hoists his MVP trophy while "Late Show" host David Letterman places the Stanley Cup on his desk during a taping of the show Wednesday in New York.

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Chicago sports teams have a history of crushing the nation's emotional favorites. Boston wanted the Stanley Cup as part of the healing process in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. "I think that's what hurts the most is, in the back of our minds, we wanted to do it for those kind of reasons: the city of Boston, what Newtown has been through, that kind of stuff," Bruins head coach Claude Julien told a reporter from New England's nesn.com.
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    • Standing on artificial legs beneath a “Boston Strong” banner, Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman waves to the crowd during an uplifting and emotional ceremony before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.
    • In 2006, when Katrina-ravaged New Orleans “needed” the Saints to make the Super Bowl, the Chicago Bears crushed those dreams. Bears quarterback Rex Grossman heaves the ball into the stands on the final play to celebrate a 39-14 win.
    • Patrick Kane, hoists his MVP trophy while “Late Show” host David Letterman places the Stanley Cup on his desk during a taping of the show Wednesday in New York.
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