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11/15/2010 - 10:17pm
Boychuk could return for B's on Wednesday
By: DJ Bean

Claude Julien said Monday night that Johnny Boychuk and David Krejci will accompany the Bruins as they travel to New York to face the Rangers on Wednesday night. Krejci, working his way back from a concussion suffered Nov. 6, continues to skate with the team while Boychuk, who suffered a fractured forearm on Oct. 23 against the Rangers, could return to game action.

 

"Boychuk is day-to-day now," Julien said. "Depending on how his wrist is or is arm is, there's always a possibility we could see him in Wednesday's game."

 

Julien expressed uncertainty on the subject of whether Marco Sturm (knee) or Marc Savard (post-concussion syndrome) will travel with the team. Both have been skating as they look to return from their respective injuries. 

 

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


11/15/2010 - 9:24pm
Devilishly good: B's, Thomas blank Jersey

Tim Thomas stopped all 28 shots for his fourth shutout this season and Mark Recchi added a pair of assists on offense as the Bruins snapped a three-game home-ice losing streak with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils Monday night at TD Garden. 

 

Thomas, who was coming off his first loss of the season on Saturday at home to Ottawa, bounced back with a strong effort in net to improve to 9-1-0 on the season. The Bruins, who had scored just one goal in their last two home games, scored one in each period against future hall of famer Martin Brodeur, as Michael Ryder scored his fifth in the first, Nathan Horton tallied his 8th in the second and Blake Wheeler scored his third just 17 seconds into the third. 

 

For more, visit the Bruins page at weei.com/bruins and the Big Bad Blog


11/15/2010 - 7:53pm
NHL defends Colin Campbell's integrity
By: DJ Bean

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly defended disciplinarian Colin Campbell on Monday after e-mails suggesting a bias for his son, Bruins forward Gregory, surfaced online.

 

"Any suggestion that Colin Campbell performs his job with any less than 100 percent integrity at all times and in every decision he makes is way off base and just factually wrong," Daly told TSN. "Because of the potential for a conflict of interest, or more importantly a perceived conflict of interest, the League has implemented various structural protections that prohibit Colie from having any oversight or disciplinary authority relating to any game in which his son, Gregory, plays. Its always fair to question and criticize League decisions as being wrong, but not on the basis that they aren't justly and fairly arrived at."

 

Campbell himself told TSN that he was...

11/15/2010 - 6:43pm
UPDATE: Campbell confirms Savard 'venting'
By: DJ Bean

According to an Oilers blogger out of Edmonton, e-mails sent by NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell back in 2007 suggest that he was upset with high-sticking calls on his son, Gregory (who now plays for the Bruins), and that he felt Bruins center Marc Savard was the "biggest faker going."

 

With the names and cities omitted in the e-mails, the blogger, Tyler Dellow, takes one e-mail in particular and suggests that Campbell was referring to Savard when he said that a referee is "supposed to see the act, not call the embellishing act." In the prior sentence, Campbell writes that the player believed to be Savard is a "little fake artist."

 

Campbell, of course, chose not to suspend Penguins forward Matt Cooke when he knocked Savard out last March with a hit to the head. Savard has not played this season as he continues to work his way back from post-concussion syndrome. 

 

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11/15/2010 - 6:26pm
Belichick on Big Show: 'It starts with Peyton'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, discussed his team's victory on Sunday night over the Steelers as well as the challenge of having a short week to prepare for the Colts. He acknowledged that, in an effort to leave behind the Steelers game and start preparing for Indianapolis, it was a "short night," but that such a challenge would "feel a lot worse if you had fewer points [against Pittsburgh]."

 

Belichick explained that when preparing for a short week -- whether coming off of a Sunday night or Monday night game, or, as will be the case after facing the Colts on Sunday and getting ready for a Thanksgiving Thursday game against the Lions -- the Patriots try to do as much advance game-planning as possible over the summer.

 

"One of the things we try to do is in the offseason, when we know we have a short week, we really try to make sure that we put a little bit...

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