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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 10, 2014 - 3:54 am
When it comes to replacing what Dennis Seidenberg has brought the Bruins the last three postseasons, there may be no better trade option than New York free agent-to-be Dan Girardi. He’s strong, blocks shots, kills penalties and plays a lot of minutes. Plus, as a right shot, he could play alongside...
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January 09, 2014 - 5:47 pm
FOXBORO -- If you want to know how to make movies, you ask Steven Spielberg. Got a question about making money, call Bill Gates. And if you have a question about toughness, you go to Logan Mankins . In his eight-plus seasons with the Patriots, the two-time All-Pro offensive lineman has come to...
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January 08, 2014 - 11:42 pm
FOXBORO -- This past offseason, Aqib Talib bet on himself. But while he’s had an impressive regular season, he knows that a big playoff performance could mean a big payoff sooner rather than later. It’s been a remarkable year for Talib. Last offseason, in a depressed market for cornerbacks, he...
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DJ Bean
January 08, 2014 - 10:50 am
Great goalies have dips in their production. Is this Tuukka Rask ’s dip or have the last few games been an indication of what life without Dennis Seidenberg could be like for the Bruins? When Tim Thomas accepted the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goalie in 2011, he graciously acknowledged that...
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Kirk Minihane
January 07, 2014 - 7:05 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Tom Glavine to going to learn that he is a first-ballot selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame . Glavine is going to breeze through. The prediction here is he will land on somewhere north of 90 percent of the ballots. That's fairly high cotton, some serious rarified air...
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January 06, 2014 - 11:50 pm
For the last 20 years or so, the formula for a championship offense was simple: elite quarterback, standout skill position players at wide receiver and/or tight end, and singular feature back who was capable of 250 to 300 carries a year to help carry the load on the ground. Lather, rinse, repeat...
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January 06, 2014 - 8:24 am
It's been a relatively quiet offseason for the Red Sox . The roster holes have been few, the changes unsurprising. Indeed, the most significant "drama" to date has involved the long-anticipated departure of Jacoby Ellsbury and the question of whether the team would re-sign Mike Napoli and/or...
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January 05, 2014 - 10:49 pm
There is no one way to win an NFL playoff game, just one thing you need: a quarterback. But you already know that. You're a smart football fan. You've watched Tom Brady for the past 13 years. You've seen how he changed the fortunes of the Patriots organization. And, you might even be screaming...
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DJ Bean
January 04, 2014 - 5:34 pm
Time off can do wonders for a player, even if it’s due to an injury. A good example of that right now would be Daniel Paille . Paille is doing it all since returning from a mild concussion: He’s scoring goals, assisting goals and, for the first time all season, taking penalties. At the time he was...
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January 04, 2014 - 10:25 am
It's not exactly breaking news to suggest that Xander Bogaerts is one of the top prospects in baseball, a potential superstar in the making of whom one evaluator recently suggested his belief that "they may end up making a statue of this guy." But even after Bogaerts proved nothing short of...
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