Bruins remove signs from arena

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UPDATE: The Bruins' signs created so much backlash -- especially after Tampa Bay area radio personality Cowhead (real name Mike Calta) of 102.5-FM urged listeners to call the Bruins marketing department in protest -- the team on Wednesday removed them from the arena.

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Lightning fans, according to signs displayed outside TD Garden and in the arena restrooms during Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference final, are geriatric front-runners who enjoy shuffleboard. The sentiments — such as "Lightning fans, which Tampa player is your grandson?" — are meant in good fun, according to the Bruins.

Nonetheless, we're giving you a chance to fight back:  Leave a comment below with a message you would like to see greet Boston fans before Games 3 and 4 in Tampa. And who knows? Depending on the response, we might even pick a few of our favorites and publish them in tomorrow's paper. And it goes without saying, keep it clean, please.

[DIRK SHADD | Times]

[Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2011 12:15am]

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