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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.

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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2019 - 12:50 pm
It’s rare to see any Patriots player, or NFL player in general, receive a generous pay increase without becoming combative. Over the last year alone, we’ve watched Le’Veon Bell sit out an entire season, Antonio Brown quit on the Steelers during the final week of the season, and Earl Thomas refuse...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 20, 2019 - 5:38 pm
Erik Karlsson’s basically playing on one leg for the San Jose Sharks, and suddenly they’ve lost two in a row and are on the cusp of losing the Western Conference final to the St. Louis Blues heading into Game 6 on Tuesday. The Bruins determined that Zdeno Chara wouldn’t be able to be at his best...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 17, 2019 - 12:43 am
Zdeno Chara loves a challenge. He takes on all comers on the ice, pushes himself to the limit away from the rink by filling his mind with non-hockey knowledge, and respects those that compete at a high level in all aspects of life, sports or otherwise. So his disappointment about not being able to...
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Jim Hackett
May 16, 2019 - 7:53 am
So old friend Jamie Collins is returning to the Patriots this year, adding another ball-hawking playmaker to their Super Bowl winning defense. While many people are wondering about the offense, specifically integrating the new receivers into the passing game and how to replace Gronk and his...
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Robert Kraft
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Alex Reimer
May 15, 2019 - 3:28 pm
At the onset of the Robert Kraft case, most journalists took the authorities at their word. It was a big mistake, leading to misrepresentations and rather incredible exaggerations. Within days of the charges being announced, the New York Times came out with an investigative piece about the sex...
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Chris Wagner Joakim Nordstrom Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 15, 2019 - 2:33 pm
A lot of attention lately has been focused, rightfully so, on the two players Bruins general manager Don Sweeney acquired in the leadup to the NHL trade deadline Feb. 25, Marcus Johansson and Charlie Coyle. Coyle came in a few days earlier than the deadline from Minnesota for Ryan Donato and a...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 15, 2019 - 12:53 am
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t start his fourth line for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday the way he usually does in order to set the tone. Instead Cassidy opted for his first line for the opening faceoff. Despite the late start to their evening, Sean Kuraly’s line with Joakim...
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Ryan Hannable
May 14, 2019 - 8:05 am
For the first time in quite a while, at this point in the offseason there are more questions than answers when it comes to how the Patriots will look come the initial 53-man roster and the first week of the regular season. Rob Gronkowski is gone, so the tight end position is in flux. Offensive...
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Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 12, 2019 - 8:51 pm
Torey Krug’s typically the diminutive defenseman among the Bruins’ blueliner corps that racks up points, and in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday he picked up three assists. But fellow undersized defenseman Matt Grzelcyk stole the offensive spotlight...
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Bruce Cassidy Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 11, 2019 - 6:23 pm
It’s a little more than an hour before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final, and Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy isn’t in his office. Just a little more than an hour before his first-ever third-round playoff game as a coach in the NHL, Cassidy is mingling just outside the area where the media is...
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