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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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Ryan Hannable
April 24, 2019 - 7:41 am
The NFL draft is a day away and with 12 overall selections, including six in the top 101, impactful players will be had. Even though the Patriots are coming off a Super Bowl title, they still have a few big needs on the roster that need to be addressed before training camp rolls around in a few...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 24, 2019 - 12:34 am
Never mind wasting one of the last prime years of Bruins pillars Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Had the Bruins not prevailed in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round against Toronto on Tuesday, they would have wasted a really great beer chug. Even coach Bruce Cassidy enjoyed...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 22, 2019 - 6:50 pm
The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a playoff series since 2004. They’ve been to the Stanley Cup playoffs three straight seasons, and in the two years prior to this one they lost in the first round. Another first-round exit – against the Bruins again, no less – would be deemed a major failure of...
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Jake DeBrusk David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 21, 2019 - 7:04 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy Saturday implored his team to “frickin'" play more, think less. One day later in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round at Toronto, they forced a Game 7 in this series by playing frickin’ Bruins-style hockey in their 4-2 victory . The hometown stats keepers counted...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 20, 2019 - 6:04 pm
David Backes gave the Bruins the lift their need to get out of their Game 1 doldrums and earn an enthusiastic, physical victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round against Toronto. Now when the Bruins desperately need to produce something at least close to their effort from the second...
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Ryan Hannable
April 18, 2019 - 10:38 pm
While the Patriots are fresh off a Super Bowl win over the Rams, the weeks and months after Feb. 3 haven’t exactly been great for New England. The offseason has featured a mass exodus of coaches, the likely defensive coordinator coming and going before he was even officially announced, Rob...
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Jake DeBrusk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 18, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Now that David Pastrnak woke up and scored his first two goals of the Bruins’ Eastern Conference first round against Toronto in a 6-4 Game 4 win on Wednesday, it’s time for another young forward to come out of his scoring slumber. Jake DeBrusk has now gone four games without a goal, and in the Game...
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Alex Reimer
April 18, 2019 - 11:52 am
When I was 10 years old, I spent my Thanksgiving Day refreshing the AOL Red Sox message board for the latest news on Theo Epstein’s meal with the Schilling family. Fresh off the excitement of the Ryan Rupe acquisition, I was anxiously awaiting to see if the Sox would land one of the best big-game...
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Rob Bradford
April 18, 2019 - 9:25 am
As Nathan Eovaldi was cruising to the Yankees' lineup Wednesday night it struck me. No, it wasn't a sense of that all was suddenly right with the Red Sox' world with a starting pitcher actually living up to expectations. The feeling I couldn't shake was how mind-numbingly difficult it seemed to...
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Jim Hackett
April 18, 2019 - 6:27 am
Last week in this very space I wrote that though it may not be time to worry, concerns surrounding the Red Sox were very real. The column was merited at the time. Fast forward just one week and I’ll quote the great Jedi Master Yoda from the Empire Strikes Back: "Now, matters are worse." It is now...
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