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05/18/2010 - 12:15pm
B's Thomas: 'Too early' to dwell on offseason

Bruins goaltender and reigning Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas spoke about his upcoming role on the team after having been usurped for the No. 1 spot in the crease by rookie Tuukka Rask in the second half of the 2009-10 season. Thomas signed a four-year $20 million contract extension last summer and has a no-trade clause in his contract though the speculation is that general manager Peter Chiarelli will have no choice but to try and move Thomas's contract. Thomas said on Tuesday morning that there are questions that he needs to answer but it is still "too early" to start coming to any conclusions.

 

"Too early. Those kind of thoughts are something that need to be thought over carefully and over a longer period of time and I haven't had the luxury of doing that yet," Thomas said. "Even if you are not playing at the end of the year you are still practicing with the team, you are still trying to get yourself in a position...

05/18/2010 - 11:14am
Boychuk '100 percent' desire to return to B's

Bruins rookie defenseman Johnny Boychuk, who becomes a Category 6 unrestricted free agent because he has less than 80 games of service time in the NHL but is also older than age 26, said on Tuesday morning that his first priority is to re-sign with the Bruins this summer. Boychuk said that his agents, Gerry Johannson and Steve Kotlowitz, have not begun discussions with general manager Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins yet but he hopes that the process can get going after a short vacation and return to Edmonton for the summer.

 

"100 percent," Boychuk said of his desire to stay in Boston. "I love it here in Boston. I want to be back."

 

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05/18/2010 - 11:09am
Doc on Chicago rumor: 'That's silly'

ORLANDO — An unsourced rumor on the AOL FanHouse website Monday night linked Doc Rivers and LeBron James to the Chicago Bulls as part of a package deal. Rivers denied it Tuesday morning as the team went through a shootaround in preparation for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Magic. “It’s the first time I’ve heard it, but no,” Rivers told WEEI.com. “That’s silly.” Read the rest of the post on Green Street.


05/18/2010 - 11:00am
Seidenberg's agent has talked with Chiarelli

The Bruins are breaking down and heading out for the summer at TD Garden on Tuesday morning and questions abound for the plethora of restricted and unrestricted free agents that dot the roster. One of the most prominent, unrestricted free agent Dennis Seidenberg, who was acquired by general manager Peter Chiarelli at the trade deadline in March, said Tuesday morning that his agent has been in contact with Chiarelli and he hopes that a deal will be worked out soon as to avoid free agency when it begins in July.

 

"I have not heard any specifics, I just heard that they are talking," Seidenberg said. "I think it is a process and I am hopeful that something will work out. Just the tradition of an Original Six team and just playing in front of the fans here and the energy and all the guys in the locker room ... I hope that I am not going to go to free agency, I hope that we are going to get something done before that. Last year I was...

05/18/2010 - 10:09am
Legler on D&C: Sheed's 'D' key for C's

ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning to talk about the Celtics-Magic series. Legler pointed to the much-maligned Rasheed Wallace as the pivotal figure in the C's Game 1 victory. "You have to have guys that not only physically are capable of playing Dwight Howard in single coverage as much as you can, you have to have guys that are emotionally ready for it and want the challenge. Boston's got a few guys like that," Legler said. "I thought Rasheed Wallace was the key to their victory in Game 1. I thought he got in the head of Dwight Howard. I thought his nastiness, his edge was something Dwight Howard wasn't prepared for, ready for. Rasheed, you think of him as a 7-foot 3-point shooter and a finesse player, but that's not the case on the defensive end of the floor. He has been, in the 15 years he's been in the league, he's been one of the pre-eminent post defenders we've had. He loves the challenge.

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