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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
03/05/2009 - 2:11am
The 2003-04 Calgary Flames were a rags-to-riches hockey story if ever there was one.
Joe Haggerty
03/02/2009 - 8:07am
With the NHL trade deadline set for Wednesday at 3 p.m., the action is pretty fast and furious right now, and all manner of rumors, fabrications, fiction, whispers, and good old fashioned hot stove hockey talk are taking place along the trade market known as the Internet.
Joe Haggerty
02/26/2009 - 4:07pm
Joe Haggerty
02/08/2009 - 7:50am
“The Rookie Wall.” The familiar moniker just sounds foreboding and full of peril when uttered in any professional sports setting — almost like a high hurdle or sports rite of passage every young player needs to topple before they’re truly established with their peers.
Joe Haggerty
02/05/2009 - 9:03am
Joe Haggerty
01/28/2009 - 10:03pm
The Bruins spent the first four months of the season making people believe in their blue-collar ways, and then promptly stepped up,
Joe Haggerty
01/23/2009 - 5:48pm
 After getting such good feedback from the first Hagg Bag (probably the only time in the history of WEEI.com you’ll ever come across that sentence) and regaining the will to carry on despite the fact that Felger’s mailbag has now become a bi-weekly entity going forward, I bring you “Hagg Bag II: This Time He Means Business.”  
Joe Haggerty
01/18/2009 - 12:10pm
Normally a midseason report card is fraught with uncertainty, hand-wringing and a fair share of bad grades that will send fans and players alike screaming to the principal’s 
Joe Haggerty
01/14/2009 - 7:23am
Gutting and gritting their way through the final few months and playoffs of a first – or even a second – NHL season isn’t something a player can theorize or talk their way through.
Joe Haggerty
01/14/2009 - 7:20am
Let’s be clear about this: The first 45 games of the Bruins season weren’t a mirage.
Joe Haggerty
01/11/2009 - 5:20am
Patrice Bergeron appeared strong, healthy, decisive, lucid and every bit the 23-year-old elite specimen in the young prime of his athletic life.
Joe Haggerty
01/04/2009 - 5:32pm
I know I promised this would debut a few weeks ago, but between all of the winning streaks, the injury bug that’s hit the B’s, surviving the holidays and traffic around the Burlington Mall that had me finally understanding all the nuances of road rage and crying out my eyes out a recent Pucks w
Joe Haggerty
12/31/2008 - 10:18am
The Boston Bruins have been the surprise success story of the winter -- both at the NHL level and locally along the pro sports scene here in Boston.
Joe Haggerty
12/22/2008 - 10:18am
Jon Lester and Phil Kessel certainly haven’t chatted casually about it or spent fleeting moments pondering it, but the two young 20-somethings thriving in the city of Boston have so very much in common.
Joe Haggerty
12/06/2008 - 10:18am
Marc Savard is the most underrated pro athlete currently plying his trade in the city of Boston. Point blank. There it is.
Joe Haggerty
11/25/2008 - 10:18am
Tim Thomas has tried to forget about the Dark Ages of the Boston Bruins, but sometimes it’s difficult to eradicate the memories – particularly since Thomas began locking down permanent
Joe Haggerty
11/15/2008 - 10:18am
So the “news” is freshly out that the Jacobs family isn’t interested in recruiting free agent General Manager-to-be Brian Burke to join the Bruins’ fold this season.
Joe Haggerty
11/12/2008 - 10:18am
Blake Wheeler certainly didn’t traverse the conventional route to skating shifts on Causeway Street’s most famous frozen ice surface.
Joe Haggerty
11/02/2008 - 10:18am
Did you hear the one about the 14,576 fans that showed up at the Garden to watch the Bruins play Saturday night? Yeah, they actually churned out one of the most exciting, visceral regular-season hockey games that the NHL will produce this year.
Joe Haggerty
10/24/2008 - 10:18am
Patrice Bergeron doesn’t even really like talking about it anymore, the hit that nearly ended his hockey career.
Joe Haggerty
10/20/2008 - 10:18am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It’s been an amazing, encouraging, inspiring year for Jon Lester, but the storybook hardball tale had to come to a close at some point.
Joe Haggerty
10/19/2008 - 10:18am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.
Joe Haggerty
10/12/2008 - 10:18am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is normally as placid and pleasant a fellow as you’ll come across in the game of pro baseball.
Joe Haggerty
10/11/2008 - 10:18am
Had Kevin Youkilis not lived through last fall and cobbled together a career’s worth of postseason experience, things might have been a little different in Game 1 of the
Joe Haggerty
10/07/2008 - 10:18am
During Theo Epstein’s reign as Red Sox General Manager, the organization has won a pair of World Series titles and taken the baseball world by storm while evo


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