It's also a chance to take a moment and appreciate the things that matter most. Sports pale in comparison to the blessings of good health and a loving family, but they do add some joy to our lives. At least they're supposed to.
Columbus Blue Jackets fans may have a little more trouble coming up with reasons to be thankful for their team, and of course the Canucks fans are still smoldering over their loss last spring in Vancouver. But the Boston Bruins and their fans have no shortage of things to be thankful for this year.
In fact, it's a list so long that Brad Marchand actually keeping his shirt on in public the last few months didn't even make the cut. So before you slip into that turkey-induced coma, here's a look at the Top 10 reasons to be thankful for the Bruins this year.
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