It's the doldrums of another long offseason for the Bruins. That sucks. What also sucks: finding enough fun things to entertain you guys, in and around trying to bring you informative coverage of the team. But let's be honest: nothing is happening right now, and nothing is probably going to happen until about the middle of June.
We've decided to fill the space with this 30-day challenge! Every day we will give you, our Chowder commentariat, a topic to discuss, and we'll give a few staff answers on the topic as well. We're borrowing this idea from Second City Hockey, who borrowed it from SB Nation's wrestling blog, who borrowed it from...tumblr, probably.
It goes without saying but please respect everyone's stories and opinions - there's no right way to be a fan, and we're hoping to get lots of fun anecdotes out of some of these topics.
Day 5: What is your favorite piece of Bruins merchandise?
Heather: My most cherished Bruins merch is my Loui Eriksson game used stick. He signed it for me too. I also have a broken Tuukka Rask game-used stick, which I did buy, but he refuses to sign it, so it's not as special.
Marcie: My Brad Marchand jersey (my very first hockey jersey). After years of wanting one but not being able to afford one, my parents found one on eBay that was the perfect size (and price) and I got it as a Christmas gift in 2014. The first night I wore it, Marchy snapped his scoring drought.
Nolan: The ticket stub from the first game I went to. My grandfather got the tickets for Christmas. They played Atlanta and won. Good times.
Chris: Probably a signed Bobby Orr jersey that was given to my dad while he was in the hospital with cancer.
Sky: A Chris Kelly signed puck or my #TEAMPOOH sweater. God, I love that.
Sarah: I've kept every ticket stub from every game I've ever gone to, including all my Bruins away-game stubs. Those are really special - in particular, game 6 against Montreal in Montreal from 2011.
Cam: I have a Nathan Horton shirt which I absolutely loved because I was a huge fan of his; he brought such grit and tenacity to the team, not to mention his incredibly clutch overtime goals in the playoffs five years ago.
What's your story? Leave it in the comments below!