Let’s Go Bruins!!!

I contemplated writing this morning about a recent Supreme Court ruling which seriously derails the perceived notion that mutual funds are fully vested in protecting investors. I strongly believe that ruling is not only a real setback for investors, but also bad for the markets, the mutual fund industry, and our nation.

I beg your indulgence if I put off highlighting that story for another day. Why?

Today I care to send out a message on behalf of all those who grew up with an organization which occupied a special place in my heart and that of virtually every other young boy growing up in the city of Boston in the ’60s and ’70s.

What organization?

The Boston Bruins.

What’s the message?

“Let’s go Bruins!!”

Tonight the Boston Bruins go behind enemy lines in taking on the Vancouver Canucks in the decisive game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

While many in our nation may view this as just another game, to those of us who grew up in Boston during the aforementioned era, tonight is very special. Life in Boston during my youth seemingly began and ended with the Bruins.

Our boyhood heroes included the likes of Dallas Smith, Teddy Green, Don Awrey, Mike “Shaky” Walton, Johnny “The Chief” Bucyk, “Pie” McKenzie, Don Marcotte, Gerry Cheevers, Derek “Turk” Sanderson, Eddie Westfall, Ken Hodge, and Phil Esposito. These boys were legends but they were led by one who truly changed the game. Our greatest hero hailed from Parry Sound, Ontario and given his amazing exploits, our team became known as “Bobby Orr and the Big, Bad, Boston Bruins”.

Tickets to Bruins games during my youth were very hard to come by. The passion displayed by our heroes spawned an explosion in terms of new ice rinks, youthful participation, and an entirely new iteration of the sport, that is “street hockey”.

The memories are so fresh. The day the Bruins won the Cup in 1970 I was playing in a Little League baseball game. In the midst of the game the right fielder on the opposing team appeared to go into an apoplectic fit. In fact, he had a transistor radio with an earpiece and was merely reacting to the fact that the Bruins had just beaten the St. Louis Blues on an overtime goal by the legendary number 4, Bobby Orr. The recollection of our “Superman” having just beaten the maskless Glenn Hall remains etched in the memory of every Bostonian.

On that note and on behalf of all those who played in our street hockey games, in the CDHL, and on the pond in Weld Woods, let’s rally together one more time and send a message to our current legion of “boys in black and gold” who will take the ice in Vancouver this evening in an attempt to bring home Lord Stanley’s Cup……


Your regular writer will return to navigate the economic landscape tomorrow….but given that it has been 39 years since the B’s have been in this position, I could not pass up this opportunity. I thank you.

About Larry Doyle 522 Articles

Larry Doyle embarked on his Wall Street career in 1983 as a mortgage-backed securities trader for The First Boston Corporation. He was involved in the growth and development of the secondary mortgage market from its near infancy.

After close to 7 years at First Boston, Larry joined Bear Stearns in early 1990 as a mortgage trader. In 1993, Larry was named a Senior Managing Director at the firm. He left Bear to join Union Bank of Switzerland in late 1996 as Head of Mortgage Trading.

In 1998, after 15 years of trading and precipitated by Swiss Bank’s takeover of UBS, Larry moved from trading to sales as a senior salesperson at Bank of America. His move into sales led him to the role as National Sales Manager for Securitized Products at JP Morgan Chase in 2000. He was integrally involved in developing the department, hiring 40 salespeople, and generating $300 million in sales revenue. He left JP Morgan in 2006.

Throughout his career, Larry eagerly engaged clients and colleagues. He has mentored dozens of junior colleagues, recruited at a number of colleges and universities, and interviewed hundreds. He has also had extensive public speaking experience. Additionally, Larry served as Chair of the Mortgage Trading Committee for the Public Securities Association (PSA) in the mid-90s.

Larry graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1983 from the College of the Holy Cross.

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