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09/12/2010 - 2:34pm
Seguin: 'Everything is finally here'
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins top prospect Tyler Seguin took part in his first official practice of this year's training camp on Sunday. After voluntarily skating with Bob Essensa's goalie camp last week, he skated alongside Jamie Arniel and Jared Knight as Peter Chiarelli, Cam Neely and Claude Julien looked on.

 

"I'm very excited," said Seguin, the second overall pick in June's NHL draft. "I just know that everything is finally here and this is where all the big impressions are made. It's nice to be out there to be able to show my stuff."

 

The session was closed to the public, but Seguin has gotten plenty of attention in Boston since his selection. In addition to throwing out the first pitch at a Red Sox game on his first day in Boston, he saw the Ristuccia Arena stands packed for this summer's rookie development camp. Seguin, who racked up 106 points in 63 OHL games last year, doesn't mind the attention.

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09/12/2010 - 2:22pm
Chiarelli golfed with Savard last week
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Any concerns over how happy Marc Savard is after hearing his name in trade rumors all season were met with some positive news Sunday, where Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the center was in town last week. Though he won't be back in Boston for Monday's golf tournament, Savard did hit the links recently by playing a round with Chiarelli himself. 

 

"He was in good spirits and [is in a] good frame of mind right now," Chiarelli said of their day together. 

 

Savard had said in August that he was "hurt" by the idea of the team considering him in a potential trade. He signed a seven-year, $28.5 million extension in December.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins.


09/12/2010 - 1:38pm
Lineup: Navarro at SS, Beltre cleans up

With Marco Scutaro once again playing second base in deference to his injured shoulder, Red Sox rookie Yamaico Navarro will get the start at shortstop for the Red Sox. With left-hander Dallas Braden on the mound, the Sox will also feature right-handed hitters Darnell McDonald in center and Bill Hall in left.

 

The Sox are looking to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the A's.

 

Here is the Red Sox lineup:

 

Scutaro, 4

McDonald, 8

Martinez, 2

Beltre, 5

Ortiz, DH

Lowell, 3

Drew, 9

Hall, 7

Navarro, 6

 

SP -- Beckett


09/12/2010 - 12:41pm
Seguin takes ice at rookie camp
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- With the likes of Peter Chiarelli, Cam Neely, and Claude Julien looking on from the stands, the Bruins began rookie camp Sunday morning. After skating with Bob Essensa's goalie camp last week, second overall pick Tyler Seguin took to the ice wearing his No. 19 (he wore 57 at rookie development camp this summer and many of the other prospects in attendance were sporting high numbers).

 

Seguin, believed to be able to help the Bruins as a center or wing this season, skated between Jamie Arniel and 32nd overall pick Jared Knight. Joe Colborne centered Lane MacDermid and Jordan Caron. The other two lines featured some guys rotating in. One consisted of Joe Pleckaitis, Tyler Randell, Max Sauve, and Ryan Spooner, with the Craig Cunningham, Yannick Riendeau, Antoine Roussel, and Walker Wintoneak skating on the other.

 

Defensemen Yury Alexandrov, Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Button, Matt Delahey, Ryan Donald, Alain Goulet,...

09/12/2010 - 12:14pm
Report: Mankins deal stalls over apology

According to a report on ESPN, the Patriots and All-Pro guard Logan Mankins were close to agreeing to a long-term deal two weeks ago but the talks stalled when Mankins refused to issue a public apology for comments he made in June.

 

Mankins did privately apologize to owner Robert Kraft for his comments, in which Mankins brought the integrity of the Patriots owner into question. It was 90 minutes after the two spoke, according to the report, when the Patriots asked Mankins to issue the public apology. He not only refused but was reportedly offended by the request, and the contract talks fell apart.

 

Mankins was close to signing a deal close to the seven-year, $56.7 million contract inked by New Orleans Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans in the offseason.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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