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I've got a small argument brewing (brewin'?) here. Can someone tell me why the Bruins logo has 8 spokes in it? I think it's because it used to take 8 games to win the Stanley Cup (a la the octopi in Detroit), but my mom thinks it's got something to do with New England (never mind that there are only 6 New England states). Does anyone know what the real reason is?

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I thought it was a hubcap and has something to do with Boston being the "Hub City" or the "Hub of Hockey"

Actually, you are very close. The spokes that intersect the B relates to Boston being the Hub of the new world as it was in the 1700's. It was a clever at the time way to incorporate a little history to the B. Or little known history as it turns out.

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I thought it was a hubcap and has something to do with Boston being the "Hub City" or the "Hub of Hockey"

Actually, you are very close. The spokes that intersect the B relates to Boston being the Hub of the new world as it was in the 1700's. It was a clever at the time way to incorporate a little history to the B. Or little known history as it turns out.

Doesn't it also have some thing to do with, that back then all roads led to Boston.

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I thought it was a hubcap and has something to do with Boston being the "Hub City" or the "Hub of Hockey"

Actually, you are very close. The spokes that intersect the B relates to Boston being the Hub of the new world as it was in the 1700's. It was a clever at the time way to incorporate a little history to the B. Or little known history as it turns out.

Doesn't it also have some thing to do with, that back then all roads led to Boston.

Oliver Wendell Holmes referred to Boston (Specifically the Boston State House) as the "Hub of the Universe" in the 1850s, that's where the name came from. And I never thought my "History of Boston" class I took in college would be useful for anything other than driving a tour trolley.

Here's a reference point..

http://www.celebrateboston.com/gallery/hub...solarsystem.htm

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I thought it was a hubcap and has something to do with Boston being the "Hub City" or the "Hub of Hockey"

Actually, you are very close. The spokes that intersect the B relates to Boston being the Hub of the new world as it was in the 1700's. It was a clever at the time way to incorporate a little history to the B. Or little known history as it turns out.

Doesn't it also have some thing to do with, that back then all roads led to Boston.

Oliver Wendell Holmes referred to Boston (Specifically the Boston State House) as the "Hub of the Universe" in the 1850s, that's where the name came from. And I never thought my "History of Boston" class I took in college would be useful for anything other than driving a tour trolley.

Here's a reference point..

http://www.celebrateboston.com/gallery/hub...solarsystem.htm

MOD EDIT - Let's keep the thread focused on the meaning behind the design of the Boston Bruins' "Spoked-B" logo. Thank you.

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I thought it was a hubcap and has something to do with Boston being the "Hub City" or the "Hub of Hockey"

Actually, you are very close. The spokes that intersect the B relates to Boston being the Hub of the new world as it was in the 1700's. It was a clever at the time way to incorporate a little history to the B. Or little known history as it turns out.

Doesn't it also have some thing to do with, that back then all roads led to Boston.

Oliver Wendell Holmes referred to Boston (Specifically the Boston State House) as the "Hub of the Universe" in the 1850s, that's where the name came from. And I never thought my "History of Boston" class I took in college would be useful for anything other than driving a tour trolley.

Here's a reference point..

http://www.celebrateboston.com/gallery/hub...solarsystem.htm

MOD EDIT - Let's keep the thread focused on the meaning behind design of the Boston Bruins' "Spoked-B" logo. Thank you.

MOD EDIT

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I thought it was a hubcap and has something to do with Boston being the "Hub City" or the "Hub of Hockey"

Actually, you are very close. The spokes that intersect the B relates to Boston being the Hub of the new world as it was in the 1700's. It was a clever at the time way to incorporate a little history to the B. Or little known history as it turns out.

Doesn't it also have some thing to do with, that back then all roads led to Boston.

Oliver Wendell Holmes referred to Boston (Specifically the Boston State House) as the "Hub of the Universe" in the 1850s, that's where the name came from. And I never thought my "History of Boston" class I took in college would be useful for anything other than driving a tour trolley.

Here's a reference point..

http://www.celebrateboston.com/gallery/hub...solarsystem.htm

So you're saying people from Boston were conceited :censored: holes long before the current generation? Interesting to learn. <_<

Buddy, take a break. It's not healthy and it's kind of getting old....

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If the Bruins logo does indeed symbolize a "hub" then it would explain a lot. For years I just thought it was somekind of Irish Catholic symbol or something of that nature due to Boston's large Irish population. But what the heck do I know?

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