Bruins’ $157,000 Bar Tab Broken Down With Impressive Graphic, Shawn Thornton Reveals Who Helped Pay Bill


Jun 22, 2011

By now, Bruins fans have probably heard about the good time the Stanley Cup Champions had on Saturday night down at MGM-Foxwoods.

The B’s celebrated on Saturday morning in the streets of Boston with their championship parade, but then headed to the SHRINE at Foxwoods that night and racked up an insane $156,679.74 bar tab.

Much of that bar tab came from a bottle of Ace of Spades Midas champagne costing $100,000. But what did the rest of the tab entail?

Not long after news of the B’s big night came out, a photo surfaced of the receipt from the crazy night at the bar. It revealed orders for 35 Jager bombs, nine bottles of Grey Goose, 36 cans of Red Bull — 18 of which were sugar-free — and $25,000 tip, just to name a couple of things.

Bruins forward Shawn Thornton shed some light on the evening on Tuesday afternoon when he went on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger and Massarotti Show.

Thornton was also quick to credit those at SHRINE who helped ease the burden of the astronomical bar tab. Thornton revealed that the champagne was gift — one that he called both “very generous” and “unnecessary” — while admitting that the owners of the club helped with the tab as well.

“There’s no doubt about it, we partied like we won the Stanley Cup, but it wasn’t like [Zdeno] Chara and his, whatever, $7.6 million salary just pulled out the black card and said, ‘Here, it’s on me,'” Thornton said.

“Hey, we won the Stanley Cup,” Thornton said when talking about the exuberant bill.  “… all I ever hear about is how hard the guys in ’72 went, we had to live up to those expectations.”

Unfortunately for inquiring minds, Thornton had no information on which member of the Bruins’ party ordered the Amstel Light or Heineken Light.

The hockey blog posted a graphic on Tuesday breaking down the bill in a very informative way. Check it out below, with a stick tap, of course, going to Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog.

Bruins' $157,000 Bar Tab Broken Down With Impressive Graphic, Shawn Thornton Reveals Who Helped Pay Bill

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