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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 28, 2019 - 3:06 am
Zdeno Chara was exhausted after playing 19:38 hard minutes, mostly against St. Louis Blues sniper Vladimir Tarasenko and his linemates, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. After the Bruins captain fulfilled his required media duties, he headed off to grab a snack. As he munched, he made...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 26, 2019 - 7:06 pm
You know about the challenge Bruins forward David Backes is up against facing his former St. Louis Blues teammates in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, which opens Monday night at TD Garden. But do you know about the dilemma Backes faced this time last year after the Washington Capitals defeated the...
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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 25, 2019 - 4:47 pm
Marcus Johansson knows what it’s like to get dumped and then watch his ex hit the lottery. That’s what it must have felt like for the Bruins forward watching the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup last season, one year after trading him to the New Jersey Devils. Johansson had played in 69...
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Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman
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Jim Hackett
May 23, 2019 - 10:06 am
A great topic was surfaced on NBC Sports Boston Tuesday night that was batted around all day Wednesday on-air. Once Julian Edelman secured his new contract the question of his standing all-time as one of Tom Brady’s premier pass-catchers was raised. He’s most certainly at or near the top of the...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 22, 2019 - 5:40 pm
Several Bruins players bristled at the idea that having an intra-squad scrimmage Thursday to break up the monotony of having 10 days off and sharpen their skills four days before the start of the Stanley Cup Final was a risk not worth taking. “I think guys will be smart overall,” defenseman Brandon...
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USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
May 22, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ESPN’s new president is taking a victory lap after submitting to bad faith critics and the $14 billion NFL. At the height of the Kaepernick controversy, right-wing snowflakes who were offended about people on their sports channel defending black players’ rights to protest police brutality created...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
No two players on the Patriots have a better connection than Tom Brady and Julian Edelman. For the last 10 seasons, the two have worked extensively together, having arguably the best chemistry of any quarterback-wide receiver combo in the NFL. Brady’s offseason workout routine is intense, but only...
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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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