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09/23/2010 - 11:38pm
Making sense of the Savard situation
By: DJ Bean

It's tough to tell which installment of the "making sense of the Marc Savard situation" this may be, because quite frankly, there have been so many developments or rumors surrounding the center since the summer that one couldn't be blamed for losing count. Such is the nature with these things.

Even so, this week has served as a reminder to all that until Savard, currently out with post-concussion syndrome symptoms, is spotted on the ice -- even in a practice uniform -- chatter is sure to surround the veteran pivot. 

First were the trade rumors. If a player was speculated to be on the move to Boston, fans were trained over the summer to assume Savard would go in the deal. As it became clearer that Savard would likely stay in Boston, so too emerged the news that he was "hurt" by the idea of the Bruins shopping or taking calls on him.

Then came the not-so-news that the NHL was iffy about the seven-year contract...

09/23/2010 - 8:57pm
Bruins lose second exhibition to Panthers
By: DJ Bean

A night after beating the Canadiens in Montreal, the Bruins were handed a 3-2 defeat by the Panthers on Thursday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. David Booth led the scoring charge for the Panthers with a pair of goals, while former Bruin Dennis Wideman notched a tally of his own.  


Steve Kampfer and Jeff LoVecchio scored for the Bruins, whose preseason record fell to 1-1. The team continues its preseason schedule with a rematch with the Panthers at the Garden on Saturday. 


Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, both of whom were acquired in the deal that sent Wideman to Florida in June, did not face their club of a year ago, as the team elected to separate the roster into two squads to begin the preseason. Both players played in Wednesday night's game, with Horton picking up a goal agains the Habs. 


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09/23/2010 - 7:33pm
Ex-Celtic Nelson out at Golden State

Celtics legend Don Nelson has been pushed out as coach of the Golden State Warriors and will be replaced by assistant Keith Smart, according to Yahoo! Sports. Nelson, the winningest coach in NBA history, will officially resign and reportedly accept a settlement on the $6 million owed him on his contract.

09/23/2010 - 6:43pm
Va. Tech's Williams will miss BC game

Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams won't be able to play Saturday against Boston College because of a leg injury. Williams, who was hobbled last week in the Hokies' victory against East Carolina, will be unavailable for the Atlantic Coast Conference opener against the Eagles. The Hokies (1-2) are expected to start Darren Evans in their bid for their first victory at BC since 2002. The Eagles (2-0) are looking to avenge a 48-14 loss last year in Blacksburg.

09/23/2010 - 5:08pm
Sox to honor Lowell at Fenway
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox announced Thursday that they will honor retiring infielder Mike Lowell in a pregame ceremony on Oct. 2 prior to their game against the Yankees. Festivites on "Thanks, Mike Night" will begin approximately 30 minutes before the game's first pitch.


Lowell, who came up with the Yankees in 1998, defeated his former club when he won a World Series with the Marlins in 2003. After six seasons in Florida, Lowell was packaged with Josh Beckett in a deal that sent Hanley Ramirez and Anibal Sanchez to the Marlins. He was named World Series MVP in his second year with the Red Sox, the 2007 campaign.


A four-time All Star and a Gold Glove winner at third base in 2005, Lowell has hit .278/.341/.463 over 13 seasons. In 1,595 games, he has 222 homers and 948 runs batted in. 


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