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06/23/2010 - 7:57am
List: Boston athletes who requested a trade

Last week, offensive lineman Logan Mankins expressed his frustration with the Patriots by requesting a trade. As is often the case, money is the root of the player’s discontent. Other times, a lack of playing time leads to a request for change of scenery. And there are other reasons as well. We've compiled a list of 10 Boston athletes who requested, demanded or pushed to be traded by their behavior. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.


06/22/2010 - 11:34pm
Red Sox bested by Rockies, Chacin

Jon Lester pitched six strong innings, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out six and walking one, but it wasn't enough as the Red Sox dropped a 2-1 decision to the Rockies Tuesday night at Coors Field in the teams' series opener. Lester was out-dueled buy Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin, who walked five in his 6 2/3 innings, but only surrendered three hits while not giving up a single run.

 

The lone run given up by Lester came in the fifth inning when Chris Nelson -- who managed his first major league hit -- came around on Todd Helton's two-out single.

 

Helton struck again in the eighth inning when he singled with one out off the right field wall off reliever Hideki Okajima. The first baseman moved to second when Carlos Gonzalez' bloop fell between left fielder Daniel Nava, center fielder Mike Cameron, and shortstop Marco Scutaro. He then came in with an insurance run thanks to Ryan Spilborghs grounder to...

06/22/2010 - 4:52pm
Source: Flyers not in on Thomas
By: DJ Bean

Rumors that have linked the Flyers to the Bruins in recent trade discussions might be just that, according to a source close to the situation. Though the Bruins have been shopping Tim Thomas, the goaltender is "not on [Philadelphia's] radar," said the source. Thomas, who carries a $5 million salary cap hit will be a little easier to take on for interested teams with Tuesday's news that the NHLPA has exercised an inflator clause to bump the salary cap up to about $59 million. For more on the Bruins, visit the Big Bad Blog


06/22/2010 - 4:31pm
Horton: 'This is what every kid dreams about'
By: DJ Bean

New Bruin Nathan Horton, who has been a 20-goal scorer in every season since 2005 and had 31 in the '06-'07, said on Tuesday that he is determined to be a 30-goal scorer with the Bruins. Calling them a "stable, historic, and successful franchise," Horton said he wants to be a difference-maker on a team that is no stranger to the playoffs.

 

"Definitely," Horton said when asked if he is putting pressure on himself to make the Bruins the winner in a deal in which they shipped Dennis Wideman and two draft picks to the Panthers in exchange for Horton and fellow winger Gregory Campbell. "That's what my goal is and I think it's definitely reachable. I'm going to try my best and I'm very excited to wear the Bruins crest on my chest. I'm just very excited to be there. It's a new opportunity and a new home and me and my family are just ecstatic right now.  

 

"This is what every kid dreams about,...

06/22/2010 - 1:49pm
Bruins trade Wideman for Horton, Campbell
By: DJ Bean

TSN's Bob McKenzie has tweeted that a deal that would send Panthers forward Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell to the Bruins is a "done deal." McKenzie says the Bruins have sent Dennis Wideman, the 15th overall pick and another pick in exchange for the players. A source told WEEI.com Sunday night that Horton expected to be traded and that the Bruins were one of a few teams close to acquiring him.  


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