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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
01/05/2010 - 1:27am
Tuukka was not there in time.
Graig Woodburn
01/01/2010 - 11:42pm
As the pregame parade began, as the precession of musket men, fife and drum corps, and the flags of every NHL team entered Fenway Park from the center field bleachers, the kids kept playing on the small rink created near the main show.
Graig Woodburn
12/31/2009 - 12:14am
Despite the lopsided game being played out in the Bruins' favor at TD Garden Wednesday night, there still was plenty of hockey drama in the air: Which of the Winter Classic participants would enter Friday’s game with a bigger margin of victory?
Graig Woodburn
12/29/2009 - 1:50am
The Bruins’ final road game of calendar year 2009 was one to forget.
Graig Woodburn
12/27/2009 - 9:36pm
This one was far from a classic. Returning to game action after a three-day break, the Bruins shook off some early doldrums to take a 2-1 victory over the Panthers Sunday in Sunrise, Fla.
Graig Woodburn
12/24/2009 - 1:12am
Fast and furious was a pretty good way for the Bruins to head toward Christmas. Moving the puck swiftly and efficiently, the Bruins scored three goals in a 68-second span of the first period, building an insurmountable cushion in a 6-4 victory over the Thrashers Wednesday.
Graig Woodburn
12/22/2009 - 2:25am
At just the right time, the Bruins were able to cross some important items off their holiday “to do” list while skating to a 2-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday. (Recap.)  
Graig Woodburn
12/20/2009 - 1:06am
Phil Kessel was a mess.                   
Graig Woodburn
12/19/2009 - 8:14am
There was no reason for Tim Thomas and the Bruins to be punching any walls after this one.
Graig Woodburn
12/15/2009 - 1:10am
Zdeno Chara could sense it. The Bruins captain jumped out of his normal composed shell, barging all over the rink and playing deliberate hockey. Chara’s teammates failed to follow his lead. 
Graig Woodburn
12/13/2009 - 1:44am
The Bruins had plenty of chances, but Frans Nielsen had the one that mattered the most.
Graig Woodburn
12/11/2009 - 12:58am
The skilled Toronto forward wilted in the moment. With his team in the midst of a startling rally that had the Bruins giving ground and grasping for answers, the high-profile Maple Leaf lost control and washed it all away.
Graig Woodburn
12/06/2009 - 1:59am
Kessel-Mania I turned into a Marc Savard smack-down.
Graig Woodburn
12/05/2009 - 12:34am
At least they didn’t wear those striped jerseys.
Graig Woodburn
12/02/2009 - 11:36pm
No more overtime. No 4-on-4. No extended shootouts.
Graig Woodburn
12/02/2009 - 2:25pm
When all the numbers are crunched, the salary cap figures massaged and the statistics examined, the Bruins' seven-year deal to keep center Marc Savard in Boston certainly has the hallmarks of a sound economic move.
Graig Woodburn
11/29/2009 - 2:28am
Tim Thomas was down. Way down. But not out. After yielding an ugly, back-breaking, game-tying goal in the final seconds of the third period, Thomas went to work in yet another overtime contest for the Bruins Saturday.
Graig Woodburn
11/27/2009 - 7:37pm
If it was not an altogether Black Friday for the Bruins, it certainly was a gray one.
Graig Woodburn
11/26/2009 - 9:18am
The game was tied in the third period, a possible perfect road trip and first place on the line. Tuukka Rask was just kicking it in the Bruins goal.
Graig Woodburn
11/24/2009 - 2:10am
On the night when an elite, highly skilled center returned to the Bruins lineup, it became glaringly apparent that the team already had another player on its roster who could fill that description and play outstanding hockey.
Graig Woodburn
11/21/2009 - 7:49am
For several weeks, while mending a broken finger, Milan Lucic was simply limited to skating in an empty rink without a puck.
Graig Woodburn
11/20/2009 - 8:21am
Maybe the Bruins should just see themselves as the first NHL team to play a 62-game schedule.
Graig Woodburn
11/17/2009 - 12:44am
Unlike their first meeting against the Islanders in October, the Bruins did not launch a torrid three-goal rally leading to a spirited overtime win.
Graig Woodburn
11/15/2009 - 4:30am
Tough choice. Would you rather lose a scoreless game in shootout, or a high-scoring game on a colossal defensive breakdown?
Graig Woodburn
11/13/2009 - 2:03am
Seemingly about to surrender the first goal of the game in the opening period Thursday, Bruins goalie Tim Thomas did what he does best. He got desperate.


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NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giar…

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- How does the deal that Josh Norman signed effect the Patriots? -- 4-24-16

Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.

"The Superback" Danny Vitale, FB out of Northwestern, joins NFL Sunday to discuss the NFL Draft process -- 4-24-16

Danny Vitale, the SuperBack - a fullback/TE hybrid type - joins GIardi and Price on NFL Sunday to discuss the process of entering the NFL Draft, the combine and interviewing with various NFL teams including your New England Patriots.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Previewing the NFL Draft and how the Patriots may approach things sans a first round pick -- 4-24-16

With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Ga…

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/28/16

It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 4 Recap/Game 5 Preview with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/25/16

The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.

Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald, joins Christian Arcand to preview Game 4 between the Celtics and Hawks and the rest of the series -- 4-24-16

Celts beat writer Steve Bulpett is on his way to the Garden and gives Arcand a call to give his thoughts on what he expects tonight from the Green team in what is sure to be a raucous atmosphere.

Bradfo Show: Brian Butter…

Bradfo Show: Brian Butterfield talks Hanley, Pablo, Patriots draft picks, message for Roger Goodell

Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Dustin Pedroia Player of the Game interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves

Manager John Farrell with Dale, Holley and Thornton

We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.

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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.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

Kirk wanted to go to Clev…

Kirk wanted to go to Cleveland 4-27-16

Kirk rants on the company's decision not to send the show to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

Curt Schilling opens up about his firing from ESPN 4-28-16

Schill joins the guys a week after he was dismissed by ESPN.

Arguing with Tanguay- The Definition of Insanity 4-28-16

The guys go at with Gary over deflategate and Tom Brady.

Glenn, Lou and Christian …

Glenn, Lou and Christian get into a fight after the morning show claims they never fight, 2-28-16

On yesterday's "Breaking Balls" podcast, John, Gerry and Kirk opined that the Midday show never fights with each other. Upon hearing the audio of those opinions, Glenn, Lou and Christian immediately get in a fight about what was said on Thursday morning's conference call.

Mike Kensil has been re-assigned, 4-28-16

Suspected Deflategate whistle-blower, Mike Kensil, has been re-assigned to "VP of Operations - International" which means he'll be less and less visible in the U.S.

Roger Goodell is enjoying his victory tour, 4-28-16

Roger Goodell is doing the media rounds touting his success over Tom Brady and NFLPA to anyone that will listen.

Roger Goodell's Deflatega…

Roger Goodell's Deflategate Victory Lap and Award Tour Continues...

Roger Goodell is now talking to anyone who will listen about the NFL's victory in court over Tom Brady, and it stands in stark contrast to how Brady handled his initial victory in the original arbitration case.

Patriots not invited to day one of the NFL draft, we hope Belichick goes to the Celts game instead

We look at the NFL draft and how the Patriots should handle their first round snub, as well as look at the Celtics-Hawks tonight and more on Deflategate and Roger's victory tour.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 4-28-16

We end the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.

Planet Mikey Podcast - Ho…

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 4, 4-21-16

It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 3, 4-21-16

Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 2, 4-21-16

Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress

Bradfo Show: Brian Butter…

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Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

SoccerCast - Ben & Russ switch opinions on the Revolution, 4-28-16

The Revolution continue to sputter but all of a sudden Ben & Russ have switched their opinions on how they look. They also address the upcoming Copa America Centenario.

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