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10/28/2010 - 11:51am
McCourty 'not sure' of how to defend Moss

FOXBORO -- One of the primary Patriots cornerbacks assigned with defending Randy Moss during the star receiver's return to Gillette Stadium admitted Thursday he's not seen any consistent way of defending him on the field. 

 

"I'm not sure," McCourty said of what he's seen on film and in person that is effective defending Moss. "I watched him growing up and when I was in school and nothing seemed to work so we'll just go out there and try to compete."

 

Told former Patriots cornerback Shawn Springs kept a notebook on star receivers, McCourty was asked what his would read on Moss. 

 

"Just a complete receiver, a guy that's good going down the field, making great catches," McCourty said. 

 

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


10/28/2010 - 11:20am
Kessel: 'I don't want to stick it to' Bruins
By: DJ Bean

Former Bruins fifth overall pick Phil Kessel spoke with the media Thursday as he and the Maple Leafs prepare to take on the B's at TD Garden. Kessel was traded to the Leafs for a package of draft picks (one of which was spent on Tyler Seguin) and went without a goal in six games against his former club last season. 

 

"I don't want to stick it to them, I want to obviously play well," Kessel said. "Last year I had a lot of chances, I just didn't score. Hopefully I can change it this year and the most important thing is just getting wins.

 

"They're a good team over there, so it's not easy to score against them anyways," he added. Kessel noted that he isn't concerned with the reaction given to him by the crowd, who he said can "do whatever they want." 

 

The Bruins were unable to strike a long-term deal with Kessel prior to the trade, but the way things ended...

10/28/2010 - 10:01am
Thomas first off ice for Bruins
By: DJ Bean

Tim Thomas was first off the ice for the Bruins in their morning skate Thursday, an indication that he will be the starting netminder when the team plays the Maple Leafs at TD Garden at 7 pm. 

 

In four starts this season, Thomas is 4-0 with a 0.75 goals against average and a .980 save percentage. The Bruins have lost both games started by Tuukka Rask. 

 

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


10/28/2010 - 8:50am
Doc Rivers: We have a chance to be special

Celtics coach Doc Rivers joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly visit and talked about the loss to the Cavaliers, the win over the Heat and the longest second in his life. It's been a whirlwind beginning to the season, but Rivers likes what he sees from his team. "I enjoy this group," he said. "I enjoy coaching them. We've got to solidify ourselves as a group, as a team. I think we're on our way to doing that. I think we have a chance to be really special, but we're not there yet and we have work to do." 

 

Rivers conceded that the opening night win over the Heat was more than just another game. "We'd be lying if we said it was a normal game," Rivers said. "It was still only one game, but it didn't have a lot of meaning. A lot of people wanted to see us play Miami and a lot of people wanted to see Miami." But Wednesday night in Cleveland, the Celtics ran into a team that was also on an...

10/28/2010 - 8:12am
Neely on cap: 'We have to do something'

In his weekly interview on WAAF, Bruins president Cam Neely talked about the B's having to make moves in the near future because of salary cap restrictions.

 

"We have to do something," Neely said. "We've always known we have to do something." The Bruins' hand is being forced by the impending return of Marco Sturm and Marc Savard. The Bruins are currently getting cap relief from the contracts of Sturm ($3.5 million) and Savard ($4.001 million) because both are on long-term injured reserve. The team will have to shed in the neighborhood of $7 million from their payroll when the players return. "It's given us more time to evaluate [Jordan] Caron and [Tyler] Seguin," he said. 

 

Neely said the Bruins haven't made a decision whether or not they will be sending Seguin to juniors, with the team still having three games before they are forced to make a decision on the rookie.

 

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