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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.

DJ Bean
January 18, 2014 - 6:12 pm
CHICAGO – The Bruins were hurt by their loss to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals and still are. One can’t help but wonder what things would have been like if they weren’t so hurt at the time. If only Zdeno Chara ’s hip weren’t so messed up. If only they had Gregory Campbell . If only Nathan...
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DJ Bean
January 17, 2014 - 3:39 pm
CHICAGO – Ryan Spooner is waiting, but then again he’s patient. That’s a useful asset as the skilled center looks for both his first goal and a future in the Bruins’ lineup. Spooner has been the Bruins’ third-line center since Dec. 8, but with Chris Kelly getting closer to a return, there’s no...
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DJ Bean
January 17, 2014 - 2:23 am
DALLAS – Tyler Seguin has been compared to other scorers since he got into the NHL : first Taylor Hall , then Phil Kessel . He’d rather not add Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith to the list. “I don't think you can label it on one season or one game. It's generally over time,” Seguin said Thursday. “I...
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January 17, 2014 - 12:38 am
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady healed up pretty quickly from whatever bug was bothering him over the last week or so -- after being listed on Wednesday’s injury report with “right shoulder/illness,” his name disappeared from Thursday’s report completely. Maybe he realized he was facing a Jack Del Rio defense...
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January 16, 2014 - 4:16 pm
FOXBORO -- Aqib Talib , mentor? When Randy Moss was with the Patriots, one of the things that ended up going under the radar when it came to his impact was his work as a teacher. Moss was willing to share trade secrets with receivers and defensive backs in the name of trying to improve the team...
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January 16, 2014 - 11:43 am
Rajon Rondo has done everything right. In the 29,233,380 seconds he’s spent rehabbing from his Feb. 14 ACL surgery, he’s attended just about every game, remaining vocal in practice and quiet in public. When everyone jumped ship this past summer, he stayed the course, welcoming Brad Stevens with...
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DJ Bean
January 15, 2014 - 1:04 am
Eleventh and 12th. That’s where the Bruins’ power play and penalty kill rank, respectively, but the major struggles of both of late have the Bruins both scratching their heads and losing games. Over the last seven games (2-5-0), the B's power play has allowed one more goal (two) than it has scored...
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January 14, 2014 - 10:30 pm
"Happy New Year from us to you! Here's to a great 2014!" -- Will Middlebrooks (on Twitter), Dec. 31, 2013 That tweet was sent out to the roughly 143,000 followers of Middlebrooks -- third baseman of the Boston Red Sox -- on New Year's Eve. The other half of the "us" referenced by Middlebrooks? That...
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January 14, 2014 - 12:36 am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots have always been known as a team with some level of offensive flexibility, but regardless of what happens in Sunday’s AFC title game against the Broncos , the 2013 team will ultimately be remembered as an offensive chameleon, able to change from week to week with an amazing...
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DJ Bean
January 13, 2014 - 5:32 pm
Matt Bartkowski began the season as a healthy scratch, and now he’s the Bruins’ best left-shot defense option not named Zdeno Chara . Such is life for the B’s in a season that, in addition to being the first since moving on from Andrew Ference , has seen Dennis Seidenberg lost for the season with a...
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