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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Tale of Two Hockey Cities: Boston vs. Chicago



A Tale of Two Hockey Cities: Boston vs. Chicago

The 2013 Stanley Cup Final has arrived and as the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks take the ice tonight to begin the series, it's hard to see what these teams don't have in common. Sure, you can analyze their statistics and pinpoint their strengths, weaknesses and overall differences, but this match up is really about two of America's great cities and their devoted fan bases.

Whether you root for Beantown or Chi-Town, this Stanley Cup will tell the tale of two hockey cities and their fans, which are more alike than you might think...


Boston and Chicago both have chilling winters requiring superior protection from the elements.



Reebok Boston Bruins NHL Knit Trooper Hat / Cuce Shoes Chicago Blackhawks NHL Fanatic Boots
Reebok Boston Bruins NHL Knit Trooper Hat /
Cuce Shoes Chicago Blackhawks NHL Fanatic Boots


Boston and Chicago are both adjacent to the water.



Calhoun Boston Bruins NHL Women's Logo Bikini / Chicago Blackhawks NHL Black Striped Swim Trunks

Calhoun Boston Bruins NHL Women's Logo Bikini /

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Black Striped Swim Trunks



Boston and Chicago are both walking cities with intense commuting cultures that are always on the go.



Mitchell & Ness Boston Bruins NHL Vintage Canvas Duffel Bag / Chicago Blackhawks NHL Womens Betty Crossbody Purse

Mitchell & Ness Boston Bruins NHL Vintage Canvas Duffel Bag /

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Womens Betty Crossbody Purse



Boston and Chicago both have a love affair with food.



Boston Bruins NHL Pail Gift Set / Chicago Blackhawks NHL Mugs & Pizzas

Boston Bruins NHL Pail Gift Set /

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Mugs & Pizzas



For Boston and Chicago fans, there's no place like home.



Boston Bruins NHL Sideline Toss Pillow / Chicago Blackhawks NHL Candle Set

Boston Bruins NHL Sideline Toss Pillow /  

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Candle Set



Boston and Chicago both have deep, rich histories.



Boston Bruins NHL Vintage Graphic Art Poster / Chicago Blackhawks NHL Vintage Chicago Stadium Black & White Print

Boston Bruins NHL Vintage Graphic Art Poster /

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Vintage Chicago Stadium Black & White Print



Boston and Chicago hockey fans are born, not raised.



Boston Bruins NHL Pacifiers 2-Pack Set / Chicago Blackhawks NHL Mickey Mouse Plush & Blanket Set

Boston Bruins NHL Pacifiers 2-Pack Set /

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Mickey Mouse Plush & Blanket Set



Who's your pick to win the 2013 Stanley Cup Final?

XO,

The Style Ref

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