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05/30/2011 - 2:41pm
Julien: Won't touch Cup until 'I've earned it'

Bruins coach Claude Julien admitted Monday to one of the long-standing traditions of NHL coaches and players who compete in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Julien said he has avoided coming in direct contact with the oldest trophy in North American professional sports and will keep from having his picture taken with it until he's earned that privilege by winning it. 

"I have [avoided the Stanley Cup]," Julien said following the Bruins final skate before departing for Vancouver and Game 1 of the finals on Wednesday. "I've seen it in the Hall of Fame in Toronto. I have stayed away from it. And all I said is the day that I even get a picture or touch it will be the day that I've earned it. And that's been my philosophy throughout my career as a coach."

Julien is coaching in his first Stanley Cup finals in eight seasons as a coach, and fourth in Boston. For more, visit the Bruins team page at...

05/30/2011 - 1:57pm
Thousands send off B's from Garden

Approximately 2,000 raucous fans attended a rally outside TD Garden to send off the Bruins as they left for Vancouver and the opening of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night in British Columbia. 

Fans chanted "We want the Cup!" over and over as players and coaches signed autographs before hopping on charter buses for Logan Airport and a cross-continent, six-hour flight to Vancouver. The team held its final skate in Boston at the Garden amidst light fog on the ice before leaving for Vancouver. The team will take part in media day in Vancouver Tuesday, with Game 1 set for Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET.

For more from the team of Mike Petraglia and Scott McLaughlin in Boston and Bruins beat writer DJ Bean in Vancouver, be sure to visit the Bruins team page at weei.com/bruins and the Big Bad Blog

 


05/30/2011 - 1:41pm
Schneider on M&M: Canucks also play D
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Former Boston College star and current Canucks backup goaltender Cory Schneider joined the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning to talk about the upcoming Stanley Cup finals.

Schneider said that although the Canucks didn’t learn all that much about the Bruins from their 3-1 loss in February, what he’s noticed most from watching the playoffs is Boston’s depth.

“They have three deep lines, and offensively even their fourth line is effective in what they do,” Schneider said. “On any given night for them a different guy can step up and be the difference.”

Schneider also said the Canucks would need to keep track of Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron in particular. He called Lucic a “big guy who can disrupt a lot of plays and go to the net and create problems.” He compared Bergeron with Vancouver’s Ryan Kessler: a multi-talented player who contributes on offense, defense, faceoffs and...

05/30/2011 - 12:19pm
Tressel resigns at Ohio State

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned Monday, unable to survive after the widening scandal involving current and former players along with his admission that he lied to cover up NCAA violations.

"After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach," Tressel said in a statement released by the university. "The appreciation that [wife] Ellen and I have have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable."

Luke Fickell, the OSU assistant who already had been named interim coach for the first five games of the season, will coach for the enture 2011 campaign.

To read more, click here.


05/30/2011 - 7:13am
Mashup: Scalper sues Rangers over ban

A ticket scalper in Texas filed suit against the Rangers because the team refused to sell him 100 tickets to a Rangers-Yankees game. Michael Melendrez said the team regularly sold him blocks of 100 tickets for $10 apiece, and he resold the tickets for much as $75 each. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for fraud and deceptive trade practices.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


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