Talk:Boston Garden

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The last hockey game played at the Boston Garden was an exhibition between the Bruins and the Canadiens, nicknamed "the last hurrah", one which Patrick Roy speficially asked to play in due to the great importance of it. Straying from the standard three period game they switched it to two quarters, I can't remember the exact length of each one. The Bruins won, a shut out if I remember correctly, and afterwards they lowered the retired numbers of those players who were still living and presented them to them. Bobby Orr then assisted a former player out who had incurred a severe injury whilst playing for the Bruins on to the ice and they took a final lap around the Garden whilst grown men broke out in tears, a truely touching moment. Will attempt to find specifics to amend the article.

It was not Orr who brought Normand Leveille out onto the ice, but Ray Bourque, a longtime personal friend and former teammate. The halves were 25 minutes long. September 26, 1995, final score, 3–0 Boston. Ravenswing 07:28, August 29, 2005 (UTC)


It would be great if folks could post some photos!Americasroof 12:18, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

How about noting the local name "The Garden" or "The Gahden" with a link to the page on the Boston accent? --Timepilot 00:14, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

There are two different dates on here for when it was demolished.  ???

Needs improvement[edit]

Given the significance of this building, this article needs some improvments. The only sub-section on design is the flaws, and there could be more. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:19, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree big time on this one boston garden is a huge peice of boston history

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Size question[edit]

I had edited on the page to eliminate a trivia section on here, to a way that I thought would be better [1], but apparently, it had been reverted. If there is anything that could help me out in why this was not a good edit, I would love to know, that way, I could maybe find a different way to incorporate the info into the article, and eliminate the trivia section. Whammies Were Here 09:46, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Photo request[edit]

An exterior photo would be a tremendous addition to the article. -- Beland (talk) 21:19, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Merge page with TD Banknorth Garden[edit]

Perhaps this page could be merged with TD Banknorth Garden, as they are in theory the same place, although Boston Garden was demolished. An exterior photo would be a tremendous addition to the article. -- Wellslogan (talk) 21:19, 14 December 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Referees Crease[edit]

I think there should be some mention of the fact that the hockey penalty boxes were not centered on the red line as in most (all?) other NHL arenas, and that this combined with the shorter ice surface meant that the referees crease actually crossed over the blue line. This is barely visible in the photo of the Rangers practicing (far blue line, right side), but I don't have any sources. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Phreakydancin (talkcontribs) 19:36, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Naden Scoreboards[edit]

"The Naden overhead scoreboard (which was electro-mechanical, not electronic, as more recent arenas used) of the Boston Garden can be seen hanging in the Boston Garden themed foodcourt of the Arsenal Mall in Watertown, Massachusetts."

The last overhead scoreboard was solid-state, not electro-mechanical. During the last few years of the Garden, it was capable of showing tenths-of-seconds during the last minute of each period—a feature I don't think was possible with any kind of electro-mechanical timer—as were the companion auxiliary scoreboards at each end of the court. The auxiliary scoreboards were Naden SS-698's, distinguished from the N-698 electro-mechanical Naden scoreboards (which I don't think were ever used at the Garden) by a digital period indicator (as opposed to a row of four dots that lit up sequentially). I believe the overhead scoreboard was a custom-designed scoreboard; AFAIK, it did not have basketball captions, only a hockey penalty timer. You had to guess which numbers indicated player and team fouls, time outs left, etc.
I'd like to see someone with a better knowledge or source of information about the Boston Garden scoreboards contribute to this article. (talk) 08:05, 13 November 2010 (UTC)[edit]

I was all set to revert this as a WP:EL violation, but then I took a look at it, and what this new link is is a list of all the rock concerts at the Garden from 1967 to the building's closing, including dates, bands and some added info. It strikes me as genuinely useful, and I'm disinclined to revert. Thoughts?  ῲ Ravenswing ῴ  21:42, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

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Boston Globe source[edit]

I found:

WhisperToMe (talk) 07:12, 14 November 2017 (UTC)