Jackpot! Seidenberg Brought the Cup to Atlantic City
Wednesday, 08.10.2011 / 9:29 PM
BostonBruins.com -- Dennis Seidenberg, asked to describe his most memorable moment from the Boston Bruins run to the Stanley Cup, said what stuck out most for him was the initial seconds after the final buzzer on Game 7 sounded the B's victory.
"I mean it was the weird feeling that we had not knowing how to react," said Seidenberg. "That’s the one feeling I think about a lot.
"Right after the game it's kind of an empty feeling like you know you won the Stanley Cup but its not really real yet."
Now, it's probably quite real now for Seidenberg, who spent Tuesday with Lord Stanley.
"Definitely," said the B's defenseman. "As far as feeling real, after the parade I think when we saw those people in the street and how happy they were and how they supported us and celebrated us -- that was a way to really thank them -- and I realized what we did for that city.
"Yesterday was another flashback to that."
Like the rest of his teammates who have had their moment with Stanley, Seidenberg's day with the Cup was very memorable and very full.
"I got in the morning at 10 and I took it out on the boat in Atlantic City," he said. "We just took it out on the ocean for a little bit and took a couple pictures.
"Then we took it back and had lunch at the marina right in front of the Golden Nugget Casino."
"And after we had [Noah] christened out of the Cup!"
NHL.com reports that it's not the first time that Lord Stanley has been used in a christening, but it certainly was a highlight in a day full of memorable moments for the Seidenberg family, who actually took a break during their time with "The Jug."
"We just relaxed a little bit then came back around 5 or 5:30 p.m. and that’s when the festivities started," said Dennis. "A barbeque by the pool got rained out so we went into the ballroom at the Caesars [Palace].
"I went there with friends and people from Boston, the Casino had some people [there] and then we went on to the nightclub in the Caesar’s which is called Dusk and we were there for a little bit."
Seidenberg said his day of celebration was fun, but he's ready to get back to work.
"Now everything’s back to normal, working out, getting ready for the season," said Seidenberg. "It's time to move on. Everybody’s getting ready for the next season and wants to be in the best shape possible.
"Parties are fun, but I think everybody likes to work out and get ready and we cant wait to get going again."
And Dennis has on date circled on his calendar -- October 6th -- the home opener versus Philadelphia.
"Oh yeah that’s going to be crazy," he said. "It will be special."