Teamwork gets Boston Bruins Stanley Cup
The Boston Bruins are the 2011 Stanley Cup winner! If there is one major factor that contributed to this incredible feat, almost 40 years after their last win in 1972 year of the Munich Olympics is teamwork.
The Boston team played as a team like no other hockey team this season, and it contributed greatly to defeating the Vancouver Canucks, the best team during the regular season. But as the Canucks slowly unraveled, the Bruins became a better and more cohesive team with every game they played. Chara in the back, and Bergergeron and Marchand in front were in my opinion the axis of the team.
Teamwork is not only important in hockey or any other sport but also in family life and business life. The more a group of people is well balanced with leaders and followers and each team member has a clearly defined or evolved role the better everyone works together. Personalities of course are a major factor as well in allowing all team members to gel with each other. That became very clear in last seasons’ Survivor where Boston Rob’s stratgey and tactics created a well oiled (only minor schizophrenic) team whereas Russell went head to head through scare tactics which backfired disastrously for him and his team.
So before you stir up home life, the office or your sport team think about the consequences but more importantly, what is the objective of the team. On teams like the Boston Bruins, the individual objectives were perfectly aligned with the team objective. In short, it did not matter who scored as long as the team scored. That’s why the Boston Bruins have won the Stanley Cup. On to the parade! GO BRUINS!!