You can’t go wrong with a good Rocket Richard story.
After the Rocket retired in 1960, he went on the banquet circuit and was in Boston one night for a B’nai B’rith dinner. When it was his turn to speak he got up and said, “I’m happy to be back in Boston. I came here regularly in my 18 years as a player. We beat the Bruins eight or nine times in the playoffs. We always won. Guess that’s why I like it here so much.”
Then he sat down.