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Jim Hackett
June 13, 2019 - 10:55 am
When a city’s professional teams win 12 championships in 18 years it can skew a person’s view. Welcome to Boston, where the championship blessings have been plentiful in these parts for nearly two decades. Though the championship journey is never easy, the feeling of civic expectation after so much...
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Matt Kalman
June 13, 2019 - 2:00 am
The 2019 Stanley Cup Final started with St. Louis Blues first-line forwards Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko scoring the first two goals of the series against the Bruins quintet of Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. The series unofficially ended in...
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Matt Kalman
June 12, 2019 - 12:54 pm
It’s been exactly two weeks since Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk sustained a concussion on a suspension-worthy hit by St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Now without a contact practice and within a day of being medically cleared, Grzelcyk is set to return to the...
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David Ortiz
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Alex Reimer
June 12, 2019 - 12:25 pm
David Ortiz was shot, and we know some of the most specific details about the gruesome episode. We have seen footage of the shooting itself and video of an angry mob beating up one of the suspects afterwards. Despite these indelible images, however, we still have no idea about what actually led to...
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Matt Kalman
June 11, 2019 - 5:07 pm
Patrice Bergeron got a lot of credit from his teammates for his pregame speech that preceded the Bruins’ 5-1 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday. He reportedly elicited memories of each player’s childhood dreams of winning the Stanley Cup and their desire to not let that dream slip...
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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2019 - 7:59 am
Bill Belichick isn’t one to dish out compliments, so when he goes on and on about how great someone is, it means a little extra. Just look at what he said last January about director of player personnel Nick Caserio. “Nick does a great job,” Belichick said. “He does a lot of different things for us...
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Rob Bradford
June 11, 2019 - 12:17 am
There are reports. There are rumors. There are whispers. There are videos. There are headlines. That is and will be the reality of this story. When a national hero and sports icon gets shot in the manner David Ortiz did Sunday night people yearn for answers. They're coming, I would imagine. But for...
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Matt Kalman
June 10, 2019 - 8:38 pm
Chris Wagner gave his right arm for the Bruins to get here. Kevan Miller gave his larynx, his hand and possibly his knee to help the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup Final, although his on-ice contributions ended in the regular season because of injury. Zdeno Chara sacrificed his jaw and continues to...
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Alex Reimer
June 10, 2019 - 12:13 pm
While laying on the operating table late Sunday, David Ortiz reportedly told his surgeon to not let him die, because he is a good man. That is the best way to summarize why Big Papi is one of the most beloved Boston athletes ever. Ortiz was maybe the best clutch hitter of his generation and face of...
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Matt Kalman
June 10, 2019 - 1:22 am
ST. LOUIS -- When future sports analysts try to quantify the difference experience makes, they’ll be able to look at the run-up to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. On Sunday we saw the difference between a team and a city that’s been on the cusp of a championship before and one that tripped over...
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