Video: Part 1 of ‘The Unreal Life of Derek Sanderson’

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As we watch Game 3 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, we’ll be witnessing some of the best moments for members of the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning. Some will enjoy more great achievements, yet for others, this could represent a personal peak.

Former Boston Bruins forward Derek Sanderson can relate, as he struggled on and off the ice not that long after enjoying celebrity status (not to mention grabbing a Stanley Cup ring). Check out part one of the upcoming documentary “The Unreal Life of Derek Sanderson” below:

Want to see more? Check out the full documentary tonight, as it will air on NBCSN following Game 3.

Video: Stanley Cup ring brings back Tim Thomas’ humbling past

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PHT gave hockey fans a heads up to watch Versus’ special feature on the Boston Bruins’ banner-raising ceremony, but it should have read like an order instead. It was reasonable to expect the feature to be a high-quality production, but it blew away those expectations.

It also ended up being about a lot more than just raising that 2011 Stanley Cup banner. All kinds of great tidbits were jammed into that half hour mini-documentary.

There were flashbacks to the days of Bobby Orr, with an interesting bit about a fan who waited 39 years to see his team win the Cup once again. Hockey fans were treated to a deeper look at Shawn Thornton as well as some of the trash-talking that goes on during games. (Brad Marchand provided quite the zinger toward Zac Rinaldo.)

Yet it only seems fitting that Tim Thomas stole the show. It’s easy to get distracted by the team’s Stanley Cup rings for all the bodacious bling, but that wasn’t what drove Thomas to put together one of the greatest years an NHL goalie ever produced.

Besides, after watching this clip, you’ll know that there are other, humbler rings that mean a lot more to Thomas.

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