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10/21/2010 - 6:35pm
UPDATE: Thomas to start for Bruins
By: DJ Bean

In a surprise move, Tim Thomas was first onto the ice for the Bruins prior to their home opener, indicating that he, and not Tuukka Rask, will be between the pipes against the Capitals.

 

Rask was the first off the ice in practice and spoke to the media after practice about his excitement to get the start. Claude Julien, meanwhile, told the media that, "you'll see at 7." Thomas has started the last three games for the Bruins, allowing two goals over a span in which the B's picked up three straight wins. 


10/21/2010 - 5:56pm
Celtics waive West, Lasme and Gallon

The Celtics announced Thursday that they have waived forwards Stephane Lasme, Keith “Tiny” Gallon, and guard Mario West.  Lasme, a 6-foot-8 215 lbs forward, averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game during the 2010 preseason for the Celtics. West, a 6-foot-5 210 lbs guard, appeared in all eight preseason games for the Celtics averaging 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game. Gallon, a 6-foot-9 290 lbs forward, was signed by the Celtics on Oct. 19 and dressed for the game against New Jersey on Oct. 20.

 

The Celtics roster now stands at 15. For more Celtics news, visit weei.com/celtics


10/21/2010 - 2:11pm
Wiley on D&H: NFL decisions 'brash'

ESPN's NFL analyst Marcellus Wiley, a former defensive end who played 10 NFL seasons for four different teams, joined the Dale & Holley Show on Thursday afternoon to discuss the league's new policy on hits. Wiley described the league's reaction to Sunday's games as 'brash.' He pointed out that the NFL has known for years that there is better equipment out there on the market to protect players and that they should also enforce that every player wear a mouth piece. Wiley referenced standard NFL practices saying "the last thing you are going to see is a plyer working on tackling. You will never go to a NFL practice and see a quarterback getting tackled," said Wiley.
 

Wiley referenced his own playing days saying "I tried to go out there and hurt those individuals," Wiley said. "I just want this guy to get off off of this football field so my team has a better chance to win."
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10/21/2010 - 1:28pm
Pats practice: Edelman returns

FOXBORO -- Julian Edelman returned to practice on Thursday as the Patriots worked out in full pads on the upper practice fields in preparation for the San Diego Chargers this weekend in Southern California. Edelman missed Wednesday after suffering a concussion on Sunday. 

 

Running back Fred Taylor (toe) and safety Jarrad Page (calf) were the only two players missing from the open portion of Patriots practice.

 

Taylor has missed the last two games since injuring a toe during the game against Buffalo on Sept. 26 at Gillette Stadium. 

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots


10/21/2010 - 12:49pm
Neely on D&H: B's will go slow with Seguin

Bruins President Cam Neely joined the Dale & Holley show to talk about the B's as they return to the Garden ice Thursday night for their home opener. Neely talked about the team's plans for rookie Tyler Seguin, why signing Zdeno Chara to a seven-year contract was the right move and his thoughts on the goaltending situation.

 

Neely said the Bruins were in an enviable position with Seguin, the second pick in the draft, because they have so much depth. "You have to be careful with expectations for an 18-year-old regardless of where he goes in the draft," Neely said. "Some can adapt quicker than others, some have the size and strength of an NHL player, some don't. With Tyler, we're taking it very slow, we're taking it very cautious with him. We're certainly in a different position than most second overall picks would be in, they generally are on a team that maybe isn't as deep as what we currently have. We're able to have in...

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