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Graig Woodburn began covering the NHL in 1983. From 1999-2009 he covered the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings for the Press-Enterprise in suburban Los Angeles, including the Ducks' run to the 2003 Stanley Cup finals and their 2007 championship. He also has provided extensive NHL coverage for The Associated Press and various Sporting News publications. Woodburn grew up playing hockey in Ipswich.

 
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Graig Woodburn
06/26/2010 - 2:41am
LOS ANGELES -- They may not always have shown a lot of zip on the ice, but there has been no shortage of intensity with the Bruins’ offseason game.
Graig Woodburn
06/05/2010 - 10:59pm
In a perfect black and gold world, defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was set to recover from a lacerated forearm and return to the Bruins lineup in time for the Stanley Cup Finals. 
Graig Woodburn
05/19/2010 - 8:24pm
Tim Thomas said he is going to think about it. So should the Bruins.
Graig Woodburn
05/15/2010 - 1:12am
Graig Woodburn
05/13/2010 - 10:23pm
Come on people. Enough of this pucking doom and gloom. Yes, the Bruins have dropped three straight. Yes, there could be reason for panic at the rink.   
Graig Woodburn
05/10/2010 - 11:58pm
Think twice before making plans for Friday night. The Bruins just might be taking the ice that evening.
Graig Woodburn
05/04/2010 - 12:36am
You can see where this is going, right? It’s starting to become so clear. We are just three weeks into the two-month war of attrition that is the Stanley Cup playoffs, but a nice black-and-gold picture is starting to develop.
Graig Woodburn
05/01/2010 - 6:27pm
Special playoff years have special playoff moments. The right place. The right time. Instant euphoria.
Graig Woodburn
04/27/2010 - 12:42am
They have wobbled, stumbled — and even taken a few steps backward over the past six months, but your 2009-10 Bruins have now triumphantly shaken hands at center ice with a defeated foe and moved on to the second round of the playoffs.
Graig Woodburn
04/20/2010 - 12:18am
In order for the Bruins to build a happy home Monday, they had to act like it was the last place they wanted to be.
Graig Woodburn
02/08/2010 - 12:40am
Crank up the duck boats and spark the fireworks, the Bruins have won a hockey game.
Graig Woodburn
02/06/2010 - 7:15pm
Let’s just cut to the chase. Here are three things that every hockey fan in New England has become painfully aware of during the last three weeks: The Bruins can’t hold a lead. The Bruins can’t win a shootout. The Bruins can’t win a game.
Graig Woodburn
02/05/2010 - 1:18am
Instead of a new teammate, the Bruins welcomed a resilient and familiar nemesis back to TD Garden Thursday.
Graig Woodburn
02/03/2010 - 1:10am
When was the last time you saw a Bruins forward pounce on an ill-advised pass by the opposition in the defensive zone and turn it into a goal? When was the last time you saw a Bruins defenseman carry the puck through center, swiftly break down the wing and feather a pass for a teammate to swipe into the opposing goal?
Graig Woodburn
01/31/2010 - 1:26am
Is it time to start investigating the curse of GaryBettmanino ? One month after raising their retired numbers to the top of Fenway Park as part of the Winter Classic, the Bruins still have not won a home game at TD Garden.
Graig Woodburn
01/30/2010 - 1:05am
The Bruins got back to playing competitive hockey Friday. There were no glaring defensive blunders, no absentminded gaffes with the puck, no shortage of effort. But, as is often the case when playing a generally solid game, a few missed scoring chances, a few too many penalties and some tough play by the opposing goaltender presented too much of a challenge to overcome.
Graig Woodburn
01/28/2010 - 1:06pm
The Bruins’ pursuit of Atlanta Thrashers explosive forward Ilya Kovalchuk may have hit an impasse that will require some further negotiations to overcome.
Graig Woodburn
01/24/2010 - 11:33pm
Does anyone have a phone number for Chris Chelios?
Graig Woodburn
01/17/2010 - 8:31am
LOS ANGELES — On a day when they lost some more key players, the Bruins still managed to look like a team that is getting stronger. After 35 minutes of hockey Saturday, the B’s were well-positioned to end a three-game tour of a California on a highly positive winning note.
Graig Woodburn
01/16/2010 - 9:45am
El SEGUNDO, Calif. - Tim Thomas had been there and he had absolutely no mercy for Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov.
Graig Woodburn
01/15/2010 - 7:51am
It was a pretty simple proposition for Zdeno Chara.
Graig Woodburn
01/14/2010 - 7:45am
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The warm California sun helped thaw out the Bruins offense, but it didn’t do much to change the team’s recent fortunes.
Graig Woodburn
01/09/2010 - 8:53pm
Skating Saturday afternoon without two of their top centers, the Bruins looked like a team trying to find its game at both ends of the rink.
Graig Woodburn
01/08/2010 - 1:43am
A tough week for the Bruins grew a little bleaker Thursday as they were presented with the question of how they would play against one of the best teams in the league while skating without their two best centers and two of their top six defenseman.
Graig Woodburn
01/06/2010 - 12:36am
The Bruins were ready for this one. Responding to some sharp criticism from their coach and the loss of one of their top players, the Bruins unleashed an energetic first-period attack to take a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place Tuesday.  


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NFL Sunday - Hour 2 - Arcand and Price discuss Tom Brady and the QB situation and if the Patriots should take a look at new free agent RB Karlos Williams -- 8-21-16

Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.

NFL Sunday - Hour 1 - Arcand and Price discuss the second preseason game against the Bears -- 8-21-16

Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.

Dale, Holley, and Thornton with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, 8-15-16

We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics PG joins OMF, 6-30-16

Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

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Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1

8-22-16 Red Sox Review w/ Christian Arcand

David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.

Andrew Benintendi Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run

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ESPN hockey writer Joe McDonald joins Ken Laird to talk #Bruins free agency 7-2-16

Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

D&C - Is Bill Belichick s…

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Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.

D&C - Giants coach Ben McAdoo and SI's Peter King keep ducking the Josh Brown discussion 8-24-16

Gerry, Kirk, and Mut take NY Giants coach Ben McAdoo and SI writer Peter King to task for not addressing the Josh Brown domestic violence story.

D&C - A Brady / Belichick rift? 8-24-16

Kirk and Callahan with Mut discuss the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick pressers from Tuesday and whether they reveal signs of a rift between the coach and QB.

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Does NESN need to be careful with their new on-air talent? 8-24-16

NESN has hired a new anchor who has a history dating pro players. With the trend of that happening in Boston the last few years, does NESN need to keep an eye on Kacie McDonnell?

Patriots cut center Bryan Stork 8-24-16

Now that center Bryan Stork has been cut, should we be concerned with the Patriots O-Line? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the Patriots O-Line and how Jimmy G will handle it in the first 4 weeks.

Red Sox President Sam Kennedy talks about the proposed Fenway renovations with OMF 8-24-16

Sam Kennedy of the Red Sox calls in to talk to the guys about the proposed renovations at Fenway Park and if Jonathan Papelbon will ever sign.

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Red Sox rookie phenom Andrew Benintendi with Dale and Holley with Thornton

We check in with the red hot rook of the Red Sox live from Tampa and talk to him about his first experiences in the big leagues.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale, Holley and Thornton

We check in with John Farrell from Tampa for our weekly feature as the red hot Red Sox look to keep it going for two more wins at the Trop.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Two sport athlete failures 08-24-16

In honor of the announcement that the Sox will be among the team's at Tim Tebow's workout next week, we look at four pro athletes who tried their hand in a second sport and it didn't work out too well for them.

Ep: 28 - Chris Curtis

Ep: 28 - Chris Curtis

Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.

Ep. 27: Gary Tanguay

Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.

Ep. 26: Answer the Question Kirk

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Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!

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