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October 15, 2008 - 7:40 pm
David Krejci had never scored less than 20 goals in any season during his hockey career -- whether it was developing his puck magician skills in the minors, maturing in the Quebec Major Junior League as a Czech Republic native slowly growing comfortable with the English language, or dominating...
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October 14, 2008 - 7:24 am
As expected, Matt Hunwick and Vladimir Sobotka were both appropriately happy to be called back up to the Bruins Tuesday afternoon after a trade (Andrew Alberts) and an injury ( Chuck Kobasew ) cleared up a pair of spots on the active roster. Sobotka was a monster down in Providence in his two...
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October 09, 2008 - 1:37 pm
"The feeling [the team] got after Game 6 I want them to remember, and the feeling they had after Game 7 they should remember too. They should have gained some experience from that playoff series, and hopefully we can take it to the next level this year. We want to continue to improve. We have...
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October 09, 2008 - 1:38 am
So, I'll have a full-blown NHL preview up on PWH at some point today, but I just wanted to troll around the Internet and A) see if I could travel all the way to the end of it or B) find as many NHL previews as possible to get a sense of what the "National" sentiment is concerning the Bruins. I...
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October 07, 2008 - 6:25 pm
Life hasn't exactly been a bunch of icing-topped cupcakes for Andrew Alberts over the past month of his hockey life. The 27-year-old defenseman got off a slow start after essentially getting tossed into a Bruins training camp that featured games within the first 72 hours of preseason's actual...
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October 07, 2008 - 8:21 am
 The days leading up to the regular season are always a difficult time mixed with happiness and melancholy in the world of an NHL team, and the past several weeks have been more so for the Black and Gold given their depth situation. The Bruins haven't boasted a team this deep or talented...
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October 02, 2008 - 6:02 am
Milan Lucic quickly became a bone-shattering, haymaker-throwing fan favorite in his first season donning the Spoked B sweater as a 19-year-old rookie. But the puck pugilist left Boston last April hungry for greater  personal and team success before heading back to the welcoming embrace of...
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September 28, 2008 - 2:15 pm
Here's a little baseball/hockey cross-promotional nugget given the fact that I cover both Boston baseball and hockey in my little sports journalism world. Any time there's a Canadian on the Red Sox roster, any idle conversation I have with them usually turns to pucks at some point -- and Sox...
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September 27, 2008 - 1:31 pm
A few hockey thoughts after watching the Bruins fall by a 4-3 score to the Washington Capitals in their first home game of the hockey exhibition season: * Blake Wheeler is the real hockey deal and there doesn't seem to be any way to keep the 22-year-old Minnesota native off the B's roster this...
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September 27, 2008 - 7:10 am
 Towering Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara  held a State of the Chara Address with the media following Saturday's morning skate, and talked about -- among other things -- the status of his surgically repaired left shoulder and his impending return to the lineup. Chara hopes to play in one of the...
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