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WEEI's coverage of the latest news and rumors about the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.

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Ryan Hannable
June 06, 2019 - 7:32 am
FOXBORO — The media has attended three Patriots on-field activities so far this spring, and second-year running back Sony Michel has been on the field for none of them. While Michel missed all of the preseason last year along with Weeks 1, 7 and 8 with knee injuries, the Georgia product was...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 05, 2019 - 5:46 pm
The Bruins are probably going to be shorthanded on defense when they take the ice for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday. Matt Grzelcyk might be cleared from the concussion protocol but he might not. Zdeno Chara could shock the world and play a Final game with his mouth sewn shut, but it’s...
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Andy Hart
June 04, 2019 - 10:03 pm
Tom Brady is the GOAT. As such, he’s earned the right to skip “voluntary” OTA workouts as he approaches his 42nd birthday, even under the “No Days Off” mantra of Bill Belichick in New England. So it’s certainly no surprise that for the second straight spring Brady decided to forgo the NFL...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 04, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy may be facing the toughest decision of his three-year stint at Boston’s helm. David Backes is a sentimental focal point in this Stanley Cup Final because he played 10 seasons for St. Louis and was the Blues’ captain for five seasons. A great story, however, has turned...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 04, 2019 - 10:16 am
When you get outshot 39-23, including 13-4 in the third period, the way the Bruins did in a Stanley Cup Final game, you don’t deserve to win. So any whining about the officiating in the St. Louis Blues’ 4-2 series-evening win in Game 4 is a waste of time. There was a myriad of reasons the Bruins...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 04, 2019 - 12:57 am
The Bruins tried their best in the aftermath of their 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, and on the off day before Monday’s Game 4, to postpone the Duck Boat parade plans by stressing that they needed to be better despite the lopsided nature of their...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 02, 2019 - 12:52 am
If you can’t beat them, maim and murder them. That seems to be the St. Louis Blues’ philosophy in the Stanley Cup Final. Luckily for the Bruins , they were wise to the Blues’ approach to Game 3 on Saturday in St. Louis and both escaped without a serious injury caused by a Blues player (Charlie...
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Matt Grzelcyk Oskar Sundqvist
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Matt Kalman
May 30, 2019 - 2:04 pm
St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist is headed for a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday. Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk has entered concussion protocol and didn’t travel with the team to St. Louis one day after he was rocked into the glass by Sundqvist in Game 2 of the...
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Alex Reimer
May 30, 2019 - 1:42 pm
The blast from Dale Arnold rang like a slap shot off Zdeno Chara’s stick –– back when he could actually play. Last year, Dale tore into his WEEI colleagues on the “Zero Pucks Given” podcast, lambasting them for their blithe hockey ignorance. “Could sports talk show hosts give half a damn about the...
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Sundqvist
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Jim Hackett
May 30, 2019 - 11:58 am
His name is Oskar Sundqvist. You will likely get to hate him quickly if you don’t already. Sundqvist landed a brutal and unnecessarily violent hit on Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in Game 2 of Wednesday's Stanley Cup Final. The hit resulted in Grzelcyk not only leaving the game, but visiting the...
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