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12/08/2011 - 1:17pm
Marchand: Seguin issue 'a misunderstanding'

Bruins forward Brad Marchand checked in with Mut & Merloni Thursday afternoon for his weekly discussion, and was asked about the healthy scratch of Tyler Seguin in Winnipeg on Tuesday. Seguin was benched for what the Bruins called an "attendance issue."

"He's very young, he's only 19 and he's learning," said Marchand. "What happened was we went to Winnipeg and the time changed back an hour and he didn't know that, so he changed it back an hour as well. He changed it two hours back by accident. It was a misunderstanding and stuff like that happens, especially when everyone is so tired and stuff."

Marchand was asked if this part of an ongoing problem with Seguin. Claude Julien told the media Tuesday that Seguin has missed meetings "more than a few times."

"I can't recall him being late for anything late this year, I think he might have done it last year a time or two," Marchand...

12/08/2011 - 12:54pm
Caron: 'We tried calling' Seguin Tuesday
By: DJ Bean

 Bruins forward Jordan Caron, who was rooming with Tyler Seguin when the team arrived early Tuesday in Winnipeg, said that he simply thought Seguin was sleeping a few minutes later Tuesday morning. 

Seguin missed a team breakfast and team meeting and was scratched for Tuesday night's game, with coach Claude Julien saying the youngster had missed meetings "more than a few times."

"It was an accident. I got up real early and didn't want to wake him up," Caron said after Thursday's morning skate. "I went to breakfast, and then the meeting started. We tried calling him a few times. It's an accident. I don't think it's anybody's fault. It happens."

Caron said the players did not have time to physically go to Seguin's room and wake him up during breakfast, because the meeting was about to start. He specifically noted that Seguin was indeed in the room, and that "he wasn't out or anything." The...

12/08/2011 - 11:06am
Lucchino: Major trade 'always a possibility'

Red Sox president Larry Lucchino was a guest of the Dennis and Callahan Show on Thursday morning. Lucchino was first asked about Bobby Valentine and the ongoing perception that the new manager was selected by Lucchino, with no input from general manager Ben Cherington.

"That's not true," said Lucchino. "I was an advocate for Bobby Valentine to be sure in the process, but these decisions, as we've been trying to tell you guys for I guess going into 11 years now, that there's a collective process of governance that takes place with the Red Sox on major policy and personnel issues, and that's what we just went through. ... We went through this process with active participation from a number of people. At the end of the process, the Monday after Thanksgiving, when we all adjourned and stayed away from any discussion or search or anything further on it, Ben made a recommendation to us, and we accepted it with alacrity."

The Red Sox...

12/08/2011 - 10:18am
Report: Celtics close to deal with Daniels

According to a report in the Boston Globe, the Celtics are close to a deal that would bring free-agent Marquis Daniels back to Boston.

Daniels bruised his spinal cord following a collision with Orlando's Gilbert Arenas on February 6 and missed the rest of the season. The Celtics dealt Daniels to the Kings on February 24 for a 2017 second-round pick and cash considerations.

The 30-year-old Daniels played just 51 games for the Celtics in 2009-10 (thumb injury) and 49 last season. 

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12/08/2011 - 9:55am
Report: Celtics 'relentlessly' pursuing Paul

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the New Orleans Hornets are looking at Rajon Rondo as the "possible centerpiece" of a deal for Chris Paul.

The Celtics, according to the Wojnarowski report, have presented the Hornets with eight different trade scenarios that would land New Orleans with some combination of Rondo, Jeff Green, two first-round picks and players from a third team.

The Hornets were first interested in deals with the Clippers and Warriors, but neither team was willing to part with the players New Orleans wanted in return for Paul. 

Sources told Wojnarowski that the Celtics had discussions with the Indiana Pacers about a trade that would send Paul to the Celtics, Rondo to Indiana and Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough...

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