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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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September 26, 2008 - 11:18 am
Let's drop the puck on this Bruins blog, which will become "Pucks with Haggs" in the very near future, with one of my favorite B's-related moments from last winter. I have the NHL  Home Ice Package and religiously watch TSN's Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday, and always look forward to...
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Mike Petraglia
September 05, 2008 - 8:47 am
The Bruins announced Friday that individual tickets will go on sale at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the TD Banknorth Garden Box Office and at www.bostonbruins.com . For the 2008-2009 NHL Season the Bruins have designated the following 14 games as "Gold Level Games": Nov. 28 vs. New York...
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Mike Petraglia
September 05, 2008 - 8:30 am
The Bruins will be opening training camp on Sept. 16 at Ristuccia Arena. Rookies will practice the first three days and then veterans report to Wilmington, Mass. on the 19th. The first exhibition game is two days later in Halifax, Nova Scotia against Montreal. The full roster is as follows: On Ice...
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Mike Petraglia
September 03, 2008 - 10:51 am
With the opening of training camp coming up in two weeks, the Boston Bruins added some veteran firepower on Wednesday, with the hope of also tapping into some Stanley Cup championship karma. General manager Peter Chiarelli announced the signing of center Stephane Yelle to a contract. Terms of the...
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