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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.

Rob Bradford
March 04, 2014 - 5:56 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Looking for another Red Sox captain? Don't hold your breath. "I'm not even the captain of my own house," quipped Dustin Pedroia . The Red Sox have learned their lesson. Captains and baseball don't mix. The captain construct recently came up thanks to Rajon Rondo's birthday bash...
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DJ Bean
March 03, 2014 - 10:40 pm
It's getting to crunch time as Wednesday's NHL trade deadline approaches. The Bruins are still looking for a defenseman, and fortunately for them, none of the top options have been dealt yet. The Chris Phillips situation has yet to play itself out in Ottawa. The Bruins are believed to be interested...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 02, 2014 - 11:09 pm
If you’re a Bruins fan, you’ve heard the debate a hundred times since Dennis Seidenberg went down with a torn ACL and MCL on Dec. 27. Should the Bruins pony up to acquire a top-four defenseman before the trade deadline? Can they win the Stanley Cup if they don’t? Neither question is easy to answer...
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March 02, 2014 - 8:31 am
Of all the soundtracks that have greeted a reliever on the commute from the bullpen to the mound, it's safe to suggest that the Freakonomics podcast has never been employed. Though an unabashed fan of the series, new Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop is unlikely to buck that trend. Yet in his own way...
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DJ Bean
March 01, 2014 - 5:12 pm
The Bruins’ back end has chosen a bad time to struggle. With just a few days until the NHL ’s trade deadline, Boston’s defense could use this time to prove to Peter Chiarelli that none of its players need to be upgraded and that nothing outside of a depth player or two will be required. The truth...
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DJ Bean
February 28, 2014 - 9:53 pm
WILMINGTON – Chris Kelly knows that Peter Chiarelli has a knack for diagnosing what player his team needs and then going out and getting him. He probably knows that as well as anyone, as Kelly was a trade deadline acquisition back in 2011. “I might be a little biased,” Kelly admitted as he sang the...
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February 27, 2014 - 5:49 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the shape of the Red Sox roster seems largely settled, there are some players with quite a bit at stake with spring training games ready to get underway. For veterans who are certain of everyday jobs and rotation regulars, games represent an exercise in nothing more than...
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February 27, 2014 - 2:50 am
You can feel the disdain for Rajon Rondo from a media horde awaiting the Celtics captain’s emergence from behind a closed door in the corner of the locker room, where a clock just passed an hour since the final buzzer on a win over the Hawks. It’s a nightly ritual passed down from Kevin Garnett ,...
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DJ Bean
February 27, 2014 - 12:25 am
One day, the Bruins will be able to look back on Wednesday’s overtime loss to the Sabres and laugh. In the meantime, they should probably work on that not happening again. Though the two-week Olympic break should undoubtedly benefit them in the long run, the Bruins looked every bit the part of a...
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DJ Bean
February 25, 2014 - 8:54 pm
As the Bruins return from the Olympic break, they find themselves in the stretch run of the NHL season with the trade deadline just days away and 25 games remaining on the schedule. Maybe they add something between now and the rest of the season, and they can only hope that they don’t suffer any...
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