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11/29/2010 - 7:30pm
Bruins trade Hunwick to Avalanche
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins have traded defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Colby Cohen. Hunwick had a goal and three assists in 22 games for the Bruins this season. 

 

Cohen played his college hockey at Boston University. In three seasons at BU, Cohen had 78 points. In three NHL games this season, Cohen has zero points and four penalty minutes. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins. 

 



11/29/2010 - 7:25pm
Belichick: 'Each game gets bigger and bigger'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show and touched briefly on his team's victory over the Lions on Thanksgiving before discussing next Monday's heavily-anticipated  showdown with the Jets.

 

"The closer you get to the end of the season is more important, because there are so few of them left," said Belichick of the Jets game. "It just seems each game gets bigger and bigger ... and it will be more of the same. We're down to five to go and this is a division game - back in the division after a long break - and we all know how important those division games are."

 

Belichick said that the 9-2 Jets have improved their passing game from last year while maintaining an elite defense and running attack.

 

"I think they have played good complimentary football and they are strong in all three phases of the game," said Belichick. "We know we...

11/29/2010 - 3:38pm
Delonte West surgery set for Tuesday

WALTHAM -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced that guard Delonte West will have surgery on Tuesday for the fractured right wrist he suffered last Wednesday night late in the second quarter against New Jersey after driving in for a lay-up. Rivers said the team will know more about West and his fate for the rest of the season following the procedure.

 

"Surgery [Tuesday] and then we'll know more after that," Rivers said after practice on Monday. 

 

Rivers aded starting point guard Rajon Rondo’s left hamstring is no longer an issue but his sore left foot still remains troublesome. “The foot is the bigger issue. The hamstring [injury] is gone for the most part.” Rivers said.

 

Rondo returned on Friday against Toronto after a three-game absence with a strained left hamstring. For more, visit the Celtics team page at...

11/29/2010 - 3:01pm
Shaq misses Celtics practice unexcused

WALTHAM -- Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal missed practice on Monday when he forgot when practice began, according to coach Doc Rivers. The absence comes after the 12-4 Celtics were given Saturday and Sunday off by the coach to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend. The Celtics confirmed he did make the team's flight to Cleveland for Tuesday night's game against the Cavaliers. 

 

"Today, we only had 11 guys, which sucks," Rivers said. "It hurts your practice because that means most of your guys are on the floor for the entire practice. That's not the way to go. He got times mixed up, he missed one, he owes us one. We're good."

 

Asked if he would punish O'Neal, Rivers joked, "I was going to spank him. He may not hurt. It may hurt me." The Celtics had a 90-minute practice that began at noon at their complex in Waltham. 

 

For more, visit the Celtics team page at...

11/29/2010 - 2:46pm
Branch on D&H: 'I'm home now'

Patriots receiver Deion Branch stopped by for a brief visit with the Dale & Holley show Monday from Gillette Stadium as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Branch recounted his long touchdown pass from Tom Brady in Thursday's win over the Lions and talked about how grateful he is to be back in New England following the trade with the Seahawks.

 

"I'm just thankful for the opportunity that Mr. [Robert] Kraft and coach [Bill] Belichick came back to give me, the opportunity to come back and play here and join this team," he said. "I'm home now."

 

Branch said Brady makes his receivers want to run all out because he considers every option, as was the case on Thursday's big play, a 79-yard touchdown that tied the game in the third quarter.

 

"When the coaches install the plays, they have [options] 1's, 2's and 3's, by guys' names," Branch explained. "But it's really not that...

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