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06/29/2010 - 12:19pm
New No. 19 Seguin unfazed by comparisons
By: DJ Bean

BOSTON -- As Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and president Cam Neely introduced Tyler Seguin and Nathan Horton to the media, flashes went off at an incredible rate as Seguin -- the highest draft pick the Bruins have made since Joe Thornton -- held up the No. 19 jersey that hadn't been seen since Thornton left town.

 

Seguin had wanted No. 19 in Plymouth in the OHL as a tribute to his favorite player, Steve Yzerman, but the number was unavailable. With No. 9, the number he ended up taking in Plymouth, retired (Johnny Bucyk), he finally took Yzerman's number fully aware of the questions and comparisons it would lead to. 

 

"That's OK," Seguin said of the expectations that come with the number. "Obviously I still have to make the NHL club, but if you're going to compare me to guys like that, obviously I'd be thrilled."

 

Chiarelli spoke of his excitement with the offensive...

06/29/2010 - 9:36am
Seguin to join Dale & Holley

Bruins second overall pick Tyler Seguin and newly acquired right winger Nathan Horton are in Boston to meet the press on Tuesday, participate in a Bruins Street Brigade youth hockey clinic at the Puopolo Park basketball court in the North End, and throw out the first pitch at the Red Sox/Rays game at Fenway Park.
 

Seguin is scheduled to be a guest on the Dale & Holley program directly after the press conference around 1 p.m. If you happen to miss the interview, simply visit the Dale & Holley audio on demand section.


06/29/2010 - 9:08am
Report: Del Negro on Celts' 'short list'

Vinny Del Negro is on the Celtics "short list" for coaching options next season should Doc Rivers step down, according to CBSSports.com Del Negro coached the Bulls for two seasons before being fired in May. He accumulated an 82-82 regular season record and 4-8 in the postseason, including a seven-game first round series against the Celtics in 2009. Last Thursday Rivers said he was looking to make a decision this week and is still weighing the options between his personal and professional life. For more on the Celtics, visit the team page by clicking here.


06/29/2010 - 7:00am
Mashup: LT guarantees title for Jets

LaDainian Tomlinson has bought into the Jets experience. In an interview with ESPN, the former Charger unveiled a Jets tattoo on his right calf, and, when asked if he will win a Super Bowl title in New York, replied: "Absolutely, no question. Absolutely." Also, the issue of NFL players dealing with brain damage is a hot topic, after examination of the late Chris Henry's brain showed advanced damage. Read more about those stories at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


06/29/2010 - 6:21am
Report: LBJ, Wade, Bosh meet in Miami

According to a report on ESPN.com, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh met over the weekend in Miami to examine the possibility of the three playing together for the Miami Heat. 

 

A source labeled Miami as the new frontrunner to land all three prized free agents but also warned that James was "non-committal" with the free agency period officially starting at Thursday at 12:01 a.m. 

 

James, according to sources in the report, has not ruled out staying in Cleveland and is determined to hear what the Chicago Bulls have to offer when they make their pitch later this week.

 

In order for the Heat to sign all three players, they would need to trade Michael Beasley to a team with salary-cap room, thus not having to take back a contract. That would allow the Heat to offer James, Bosh and Wade each the 2010-11 maximum...

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