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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
April 25, 2014 - 2:27 am
DETROIT -- The Red Wings faithful stood and chanted proudly at Joe Louis Arena Thursday night. Their words: “Lucic sucks!” For the better part of two periods, they were the smartest fans in hockey. Yet after a concerning start to Game 4, some of the guys expected to perform finally did. Milan Lucic...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2014 - 3:07 am
David Ortiz dubbed it "way too obvious." A.J. Pierzynski said, "It's bad for the game, it's bad for everything." Jake Peavy dubbed it "offensive." All true. But when defining Michael Pineda's decision to march to the mound in the second inning Wednesday with a glob of pine tar on the right side of...
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DJ Bean
April 23, 2014 - 3:45 pm
DETROIT -- Jarome Iginla has now seen both sides of it. The Bruins are in lockdown mode and it's working. This isn't the 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins , a team that had the best offense in the NHL during the regular season. It's the 2013-14 Red Wings, a team that had the 20th-best offensive output in...
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April 23, 2014 - 8:09 am
There was Jacoby Ellsbury , performing in familiar roles and familiar fashion. Yes, he was wearing a different uniform, but what he did in New York's 9-3 victory over the Red Sox was entirely recognizable. The 30-year-old opened his career as a visitor to Fenway Park by slamming an 0-2 pitch from...
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DJ Bean
April 22, 2014 - 11:59 pm
DETROIT -- The Red Wings learned the hard way Tuesday night that you can't give teams even one period in the playoffs. In particular, you shouldn't give a team that doesn't let you score a period. Game 3 saw the Bruins blank the Red Wings, 3-0, at Joe Louis Arena and take a 2-1 series lead. Detroit...
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April 22, 2014 - 7:34 am
There is no way around it: Clay Buchholz doesn't look like himself on the mound. No one in the Red Sox organization can hide from that fact -- not the manager, not the pitching coach, not the pitcher himself. After the Red Sox suffered a 7-6 loss in which Buchholz put the team in too deep a hole...
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DJ Bean
April 21, 2014 - 1:52 pm
It’s been something of an inconsistent start to the postseason for the Bruins offensively, as they struggled to get set up in the Detroit zone in Game 1 and were shut out, then bounced back with four goals in Game 2. Yet defensively the series has gone according to plan. The team has allowed one...
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April 21, 2014 - 6:55 am
Let's get this out of the way: No one cares that I'm running the 118th Boston Marathon today. Well, I guess that's not exactly true. My family does, I suppose. A couple of friends, maybe. But you get the point. And that's of course how it should be -- I've done nothing to deserve a second of...
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DJ Bean
April 20, 2014 - 11:54 pm
Even if it was only parts of five periods -- 98 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact -- David Krejci's line did not get the start it wanted. Not at all. Yet their fortune changed in the second period when Milan Lucic capped off a strong shift from the line with a much-needed goal that provided...
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DJ Bean
April 19, 2014 - 1:37 am
A matchup that looked favorable for the Bruins looked less favorable when Chris Kelly , Daniel Paille , Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller were absent as the B’s and Red Wings took the ice for warmups Friday night at TD Garden. That lack of regulars made the game seem pretty daunting in the minutes...
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