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03/01/2015 - 1:33pm
Bruins waive Cunningham to open roster spot
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins are making room for potential trade acquisitions, as the team opened a roster spot Sunday by placing Craig Cunningham on waivers with the intention of assigning him to Providence, TSN’€™s Bob McKenzie reported.

Waivers: Rene Bourque (ANA), Craig Cunningham (BOS), Paul Carey (COL), Keith Aulie (EDM), Tye McGinn (SJS).

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 1, 2015

This is the second time the Bruins have waived Cunningham this season, as the team successfully got him to Providence just before the start of the regular season. Cunningham’€™s removal leaves the Bruins with 21 players on their active roster, meaning the team has two open spots it can fill before reaching the 23-man limit.

The Bruins have been burned by waivers recently, however, as the Oilers picked up Matt Fraser when the B’€™s waived him in December....

02/28/2015 - 11:45pm
Blackhawks give up first-rounder for Vermette
By: DJ Bean

The Blackhawks acquired Antoine Vermette Saturday night, sending a 2015 first-round pick and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to Arizona for the 32-year-old center.

The move crosses off another trade deadline option for the Bruins, as Boston was believed to be interested in Vermette’€™s services. Vermette will be a free agent at season’€™s end.

Arizona had long held out for a first-round pick before trading Vermette. The Bruins have no plans to trade their first-rounder, according to a source.


02/28/2015 - 10:38pm
BU wins Hockey East regular-season title

One year after finishing ninth in Hockey East, Boston University is the league’€™s regular-season champion. It took the Terriers longer to wrap up the outright title than they would’€™ve liked — they lost their previous two league games when a single point would’€™ve done the trick — but they ended up clinching it during the first period of their regular-season finale against Northeastern thanks to Notre Dame‘€™s 3-1 win over Boston College, the only team that still had a chance to catch BU.

Winning the title outright in and of itself would’€™ve made Saturday night a good one for the Terriers, but playing well was just as important given how poorly they played in Friday’€™s loss to Northeastern. They did just that, sprinting out to a 3-0 lead...

02/28/2015 - 8:05pm
B's beat Coyotes in last game before deadline
By: DJ Bean

In the Bruins’€™ final game before Monday’€™s trade deadline, they delivered a message that they haven’€™t delivered enough this season: This group can be dominant.

The team needs reinforcements to go far, with a top-four defenseman rivaling consistency for the biggest thing standing between this Bruins team and a deep run. Still, Boston turned in a thorough performance Saturday and took an easy 4-1 victory against a bad Coyotes team (box) in an effort that was more promising than

Patrice Bergeron‘€™s line scored a pair of goals against potential trade targets, while Ryan Spooner’€™s line continued to show it has the offensive chops to make up for its defensive...

02/28/2015 - 4:31pm
Nava: Not switch-hitting 'worth a shot'

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Thursday, the Red Sox let Daniel Nava hit left-handed against southpaw reliever Dana Eveland. Saturday, he was in a group that went against another lefty, Tommy Layne.

It’s all part of the process. Where it ends up, Nava has no idea. But he figures this is a good a time as any to at least take a few steps down the path toward hitting exclusively from the left side.

“We’re just seeing if lefty-lefty can be a viable option,” said the switch-hitting outfielder. “There’s only one way to find out, give it a shot.

“Obviously, it’s an adjustment because I’ve never done lefty-lefty and something you’ve never done before is going to be an adjustment period but I’d like to think I can do it based on my...

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