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Sara Civian
April 26, 2018 - 3:23 am
It’s not every day you get to witness the best moment of someone else’s life, but it’s such a specific joy that you tend to know when it’s happening. While all eyes were on Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak to spark a Game 7 comeback, Jake DeBrusk was still waiting. There’d been...
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Sara Civian
April 25, 2018 - 10:25 pm
Patrice Bergeron was the coolest damn cucumber Wednesday morning. Where David Backes described playing in Game 7 as “60 minutes of overtime,” and Torey Krug gave the obligatory “I dreamed of this when I was a boy” response, Bergeron said it felt like Game 1. He had played in nine of them, with two...
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Sara Civian
April 25, 2018 - 12:42 pm
It’s insane to do the same thing over and over and expect different results, but that’s only if the results you seek are drastically different than what you're getting. “The lineup was up on the board this morning,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said ahead of Game 7. “That’s it.” He put Danton...
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Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2018 - 8:10 am
As the saying goes, timing is everything, and Rob Gronkowski announcing his plans to return for the 2018 season on Tuesday was no different. Consider when he did it: A few days after he made a mockery of Bill Belichick, the coaching staff and his teammates regarding the team’s offseason workout...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 24, 2018 - 4:54 pm
Based on the Bruins’ lines at Tuesday’s practice, it doesn’t look like Ryan Donato will be in the lineup for Wednesday’s Game 7 at TD Garden. It appears the only change will be Danton Heinen going in and Tommy Wingels taking a seat. Here’s hoping Bruce Cassidy reconsiders. Rolling with the forwards...
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Sara Civian
April 24, 2018 - 2:44 am
The concept of peaking early shouldn’t even exist. It’s just absurd to put a cap on a number of wins, and the idea that a team is due for a loss based on the fact that it has won X amount of times is a straight up fallacy. Still, the Bruins’ start to this series was almost suspiciously strong...
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Ryan Hannable
April 23, 2018 - 11:04 pm
Rob Gronkowski’s actions this offseason have been very un-Patriot like. It began with the tight end saying he needed to think about his future and wouldn’t commit to 2018 immediately following the Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles. Then came his social media posts that went against Bill Belichick...
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Sara Civian
April 23, 2018 - 3:08 pm
The Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing, and with that comes the return of cryptic press conferences. When Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy announced he “may tinker with the lineup tonight” before Game 6 in Toronto, most signs pointed to removing Danton Heinen from the lineup. As strong a debut...
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Alex Reimer
April 23, 2018 - 11:45 am
For somebody who appears to loathe the media, Bill Belichick is awfully good to us. And this week, which looks like it will end with the Patriots selecting a quarterback early in the NFL Draft, promises to be the most wild time of an already incredible offseason that’s been littered with palace...
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Ryan Hannable
April 22, 2018 - 11:22 pm
Rob Gronkowski likes to joke around and have fun, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, athletes with personality who show it on camera at their press conferences are a breath of fresh air in today’s media landscape. But, Saturday at Gillette Stadium when Gronkowski held a press...
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