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04/13/2010 - 9:37pm
Chiarelli says it will be Hall or Seguin

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said on a conference call after the NHL Draft Drawing on Tuesday night that the Boston will draft either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin, the top two ranked forwards in the NHL Entry Draft with the No. 2 overall pick in June. Chiarelli said that there is no probability that the team will trade the pick and would be very happy to take whichever player the Edmonton Oilers do not take with the first overall pick. Chiarelli said that it will be a matter of putting each player through workouts in the combine and bringing them in for interviews.

 

"I am excited to get that pick. It means that we are going to get an impactful offensive forward. As far as our preference right now we are undecided, still assessing it. We are going to get either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin who are both very good offensive forwards," Chiareli said. "They are so close that I would be very, very content with the other one....

04/13/2010 - 8:27pm
Bruins land No. 2 pick in lottery

The Bruins landed the second pick in this year's NHL Draft at Tuesday's draft lottery. Boston, which acquired the pick from Toronto in a trade that sent Phil Kessel to the Leafs, will pick behind Edmonton, which landed the top overall selection. (The Bruins had a 60.8 percent chance of retaining their top-two selection.) The draft will take place on June 25 in Los Angeles. For more Bruins news, check out the Big, Bad Blog.


04/13/2010 - 4:27pm
Bruins recall four for Black Aces

The Bruins announced on Tuesday that they have recalled four players from Providence to serve as Black Aces, minor league players who will be eligible to train during the NHL playoffs in fill in roster spots if needed. Forwards Drew Larman, Maxim Sauve, and Mikko Lehtonen along with goaltender Dany Sabourin will join forward Zach Hamill to train in Providence as Boston opens up the Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday. All five will be available to participate in Bruins practices and be available for roster spots through the postseason.

 

For more Bruins news, visit the Big Bad Blog.


04/13/2010 - 3:49pm
VOTE: Where does Ortiz rank?
By: admin

In Tuesday’s column, Kirk Minihane offers his view of where David Ortiz ranks among the best Red Sox hitters of all time. (To see his Top 10 list of Red Sox hitters, click here.) Where do you think Ortiz stands in franchise history?

 

Here's your chance to weigh in. To vote, click here.

 


04/13/2010 - 12:54pm
Francona on D&H: Players not 'chess pieces'

Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Tuesday and talked about the Sox' slow start to the season. "We've just not quite gotten into the flow of everything yet," he said. "It seems like in a couple of games we're an inning short when we get to our bullpen and we have to go to guys before we want to, and things like that — normal, first-week things."

 

Francona talked about David Ortiz' struggles and his displays of anger toward the media. "I think he's frustrated," Francona said. "Yeah, I've seen that [anger] a few times, too. Until he really starts swinging like he can, he's probably going to have to deal with it, and I'm going to have to deal with it, and we're all going to deal with it. Because we went through this last year, and because of where we play, it's there. And there's no getting around it. It's tough sometimes. You'd like to always say you...

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