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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.

David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 04, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy may be facing the toughest decision of his three-year stint at Boston’s helm. David Backes is a sentimental focal point in this Stanley Cup Final because he played 10 seasons for St. Louis and was the Blues’ captain for five seasons. A great story, however, has turned...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 04, 2019 - 10:16 am
When you get outshot 39-23, including 13-4 in the third period, the way the Bruins did in a Stanley Cup Final game, you don’t deserve to win. So any whining about the officiating in the St. Louis Blues’ 4-2 series-evening win in Game 4 is a waste of time. There was a myriad of reasons the Bruins...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 04, 2019 - 12:57 am
The Bruins tried their best in the aftermath of their 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday, and on the off day before Monday’s Game 4, to postpone the Duck Boat parade plans by stressing that they needed to be better despite the lopsided nature of their...
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Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues
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Matt Kalman
June 02, 2019 - 12:52 am
If you can’t beat them, maim and murder them. That seems to be the St. Louis Blues’ philosophy in the Stanley Cup Final. Luckily for the Bruins , they were wise to the Blues’ approach to Game 3 on Saturday in St. Louis and both escaped without a serious injury caused by a Blues player (Charlie...
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Matt Grzelcyk Oskar Sundqvist
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Matt Kalman
May 30, 2019 - 2:04 pm
St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist is headed for a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday. Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk has entered concussion protocol and didn’t travel with the team to St. Louis one day after he was rocked into the glass by Sundqvist in Game 2 of the...
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Alex Reimer
May 30, 2019 - 1:42 pm
The blast from Dale Arnold rang like a slap shot off Zdeno Chara’s stick –– back when he could actually play. Last year, Dale tore into his WEEI colleagues on the “Zero Pucks Given” podcast, lambasting them for their blithe hockey ignorance. “Could sports talk show hosts give half a damn about the...
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Sundqvist
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Jim Hackett
May 30, 2019 - 11:58 am
His name is Oskar Sundqvist. You will likely get to hate him quickly if you don’t already. Sundqvist landed a brutal and unnecessarily violent hit on Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in Game 2 of Wednesday's Stanley Cup Final. The hit resulted in Grzelcyk not only leaving the game, but visiting the...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 30, 2019 - 1:24 am
Brad Marchand should take a page from Shane Victorino’s book and adopt “Three Little Birds” as his walk-up music (or goal music, if that ever becomes a thing in the NHL). With the Bruins winger, at least so far in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, every little thing has been all right, regardless of...
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Torey Krug Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 28, 2019 - 6:08 pm
Torey Krug hits. Sure he’s one of the most dynamic offensive defensemen in the NHL, he’s the Bruins’ maestro on their lethal power play and a vocal leader that’s almost always among the handful of Bruins that speaks for the team, win or lose. But he can also be physical, although the national...
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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia
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Alex Reimer
May 28, 2019 - 2:22 pm
Dustin Pedroia does not sound confident about his chances of returning to the Red Sox. But assuming he would still like to wear the red stirrups, he should attempt to rehab for as long as he wants, no matter how sad or futile the process becomes. Including this season, John Henry still owes Pedroia...
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