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DJ Bean
March 12, 2014 - 11:37 pm
MONTREAL -- The Bruins believe they’re good enough to beat any team in the league, but it was nice to get an actual reminder that they can play a game against their biggest rivals without being held to one goal in a frustrating loss. That pleasant reminder came Wednesday night when the B’s snapped...
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DJ Bean
March 11, 2014 - 5:25 pm
MONTREAL -- Bruins players were out to dinner in Florida Monday night when Twitter brought them the horrifying news: Former teammate Rich Peverley had collapsed on the bench in the Stars-Blue Jackets game and had to be defibrillated due to a cardiac episode. The news would have been heart-wrenching...
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March 11, 2014 - 7:30 am
To switch-hit or not? Even on a day when he played his first game of 2014, batting exclusively from the right side, Shane Victorino wasn't ready to answer the question. "There’s no answer," Victorino told reporters of whether he was giving up switch-hitting. "I feel like you guys all are trying to...
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March 11, 2014 - 12:27 am
When 4 p.m. hits on Tuesday and NFL free agency begins, it’s important to remember the words of John Wooden : Don’t mistake activity for achievement. For most teams, winning the first two weeks of free agency doesn’t necessarily translate to success the following season. For a successful team, it’s...
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Rob Bradford
March 10, 2014 - 12:36 am
BRADENTON, Fla. -- It's been more than four months now, so why stop here? Question (paraphrased): "Are you surprised Stephen Drew is still out there?" Answer: "I really don’t have anything to say about him. He’s a free agent. That’s where it stands." That was the conversation between the media and...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 09, 2014 - 10:40 pm
So, the Bruins didn’t get a sure-fire top-four defenseman at the trade deadline. We all know they could’ve used one. But did they need one? Is their top four a weakness? Of course, we won’t really be able to answer those questions until the playoffs, until this group either succeeds or fails on the...
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DJ Bean
March 09, 2014 - 12:52 am
You should know the story by now with the Bruins: Don’t get too carried away with the good or the bad in the regular season, as long as the personnel is right. That much was learned a season ago when they failed to win the division due to inconsistent play and marched to the Stanley Cup finals. Yet...
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Kirk Minihane
March 07, 2014 - 12:17 am
"We're all businessmen when it comes down to things. You don't want to set back the market. You don't want to have guys like [ Felix Doubront ] and have him say, 'This is the precedent that Jon set and it's not very good, so that's what I'm going to have to argue against.' You don't want it to go...
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DJ Bean
March 06, 2014 - 11:17 pm
This story has been written before. It's the "Things are starting to look up for Loui Eriksson" story. The one about him turning a corner and finally emerging as the player that looked to be the perfect top-six forward for the Bruins when they decided Tyler Seguin wasn't a fit. It was first written...
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Mike Petraglia
March 06, 2014 - 1:03 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox possess one of the deepest and most skilled pitching staffs in the game. From Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz at the top to Anthony Ranaudo, Henry Owens and Matt Barnes in the upper levels of the minors, there's little disputing the wealth of talent. But in this day and...
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