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Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for the Woburn Daily Times Chronicle over the last six seasons and does actually remember the last time the Black and Gold were favored in a playoff series. Haggerty grew up in a hockey family, but the closest he came to playing ice hockey was enrolling in an ice skating class. Haggs is old enough to remember when TV guys like Mike Milbury, Rick Middleton and Andy Brickley skated for the B’s, but still young enough to think that Milan Lucic could be the next Big Hockey Thing in Boston.
 
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Joe Haggerty
09/13/2009 - 7:55am
One clear sign that things are again right in the world of Josh Beckett: the 29-year-old ace was quoting WEEI.com blogger extraordinaire Curt Schilling rather than firing out frustrated expletives in his Saturday night post
Joe Haggerty
09/06/2009 - 10:20am
The conversations have already sprung up all around the Red Sox in the final month of baseball.
Joe Haggerty
09/04/2009 - 4:09am
Phil Kessel is no longer hanging around in the Boston area waiting for a deal.
Joe Haggerty
08/31/2009 - 3:08am
Billy Wagner said that he thought he’d have a hard time breaking 90-mph when he was warming up in the bullpen Sunday afternoon, but the 38-year-old lefty flashed a glimpse of what could be in store for the rest of the season.
Joe Haggerty
08/26/2009 - 7:07am
All of the baseball chatter around Fenway yesterday afternoon centered around a left-handed reliever, and rightfully so.
Joe Haggerty
08/25/2009 - 8:22am
It seemed like just yesterday that Red Sox hitters were persevering through an epic 31-inning scoreless streak against the Yankees, and then wilting in the Texas heat with players like
Joe Haggerty
08/23/2009 - 3:44am
The visiting clubhouse at Fenway Park didn’t appear much like the home base of operations for a New York Yankees team with the best record in all of Maj
Joe Haggerty
08/20/2009 - 9:00am
They say that Bruins history repeats itself, and that’s been a very good thing for the hockey club when it comes to the Bart and Scott Bradley.
Joe Haggerty
08/15/2009 - 7:25am
Victor Martinez thought he had his first official “Red Sox moment” when he pulverized a Phil Coke fastball for a two-run homer at
Joe Haggerty
08/10/2009 - 7:58am
NEW YORK – Sometimes the best lessons are also the ones learned hardest, with pain and disappointment as the merciless tour guides.
Joe Haggerty
08/09/2009 - 1:53am
NEW YORK – The similarities are almost too eerie to comprehend. Picture two different seasons in recent Red Sox history that feature some fairly different personnel, but also appear to be traveling on parallel paths.
Joe Haggerty
08/08/2009 - 8:51am
NEW YORK -- On a day when the Red Sox finally admitted they had some big problems in John Smoltz’s epic ineffectiveness and Jed Lowrie’s troublesome l
Joe Haggerty
08/06/2009 - 7:28pm
NEW YORK -- Johnny Damon has watched teammates both old and new endure a steroid gauntlet that is fraught with peril and ruined reputations.
Joe Haggerty
08/06/2009 - 7:54am
It still feels like just yesterday that villain du jour Scott Walker was breaking the collective back of Bruins Nation, and Tim Thomas followed the spine-breaker by literally speed-skating off the ice after giving up Walker’s overtime goal to
Joe Haggerty
07/26/2009 - 6:03am
There was a great deal of talk about “Fenway swings” and ballpark “magic” following Saturday night’s 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. (Recap.)
Joe Haggerty
07/24/2009 - 4:18pm
Aaron Ward was very rarely at a loss for words during his two-plus years with the Boston Bruins, but the verbose blueliner had the sound of someone who had just felt the rug being pulled out from under him on Friday afternoon.
Joe Haggerty
07/18/2009 - 10:09pm
Brad Penny was remarkably consistent while putting together a solid half season body of work in Boston prior to the All-Star break, and headed into Saturday’s start with a stretch of six straight outings during which he’d allowed three runs or less.
Joe Haggerty
07/18/2009 - 10:08pm
Brad Penny was remarkably consistent while putting together a solid half season body of work in Boston prior to the All-Star break, and headed into Saturday’s start with a stretch of six straight outings during which he’d allowed three runs or less.
Joe Haggerty
07/16/2009 - 1:47pm
Joe Haggerty
07/12/2009 - 6:55am
It takes a young reliever both a little bit of time and lot of positive performances -- and rightfully so -- to earn their stripes in Sox manager Terry Francona’s bullpen structure.
Joe Haggerty
07/10/2009 - 7:06am
The Yankees are coming! The Yankees are coming!  
Joe Haggerty
06/28/2009 - 11:42pm
MONTREAL -- As rumors have portended, many are expecting Phil Kessel to be dealt in the next 48 hours leading up the July 1 free agency frenzy. But don’t start sizing up the 21-year-old sniper for a Maple Leafs sweater quite yet.
Joe Haggerty
06/27/2009 - 4:34am
MONTREAL – The first day of the 2009 NHL Draft began with morning rumors that had Phil Kessel being offered to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman
Joe Haggerty
06/21/2009 - 1:56pm
Does a hockey team have a fatal flaw if its front office brain trust refuses to acknowledge it? Amid an economy that’s dropping faster than Wily E. Coyote over a desert cliff, that seems to be the question of summer for a Bruins team poised to sweep through a critical period of free agency and roster-building.
Joe Haggerty
05/26/2009 - 11:17am
Even weeks after the season came to a surprising, premature, resounding thud in the overtime of Game 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes -- a defeat that had both GM and head coach lamenting the better team didn’t win the series -- the ending is still a bitter pill for those associated with the Bruins.


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Jackie Bradley Jr. Player Of The Game Interview 8-31-15

Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.

The Sunday Sports Roundtable with Butch Stearns and John Tomase -- A look at the current Red Sox rotation and possible ways to improve in the offseason as well as John's take on the Don Orsillo situation - 8-30-15

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Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

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