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04/12/2010 - 2:14pm
BC's York on D&H: Keep title on Comm. Ave.

Boston College hockey coach Jerry York joined Dale & Holley on Monday afternoon to talk about his team winning the national championship over the weekend. The Eagles beat Wisconsin 5-0 in Saturday's final, two days after a 7-1 rout of Miami (Ohio). York noted that his team pulled away late in both games, so people shouldn't think it was as easy as the score makes it appear. "Our compete level was so good through the 60 minutes," York said. "I think we just wore teams down. But they were close games, despite what the score indicated."

 

York said the title, BC's second in three years, was a boost for Eastern hockey, especially the Hockey East Conference. "Everyone talked about Hockey East being down," York said. "In January and February, they said, 'Your league's down.' It certainly wasn't down. What it was was very, very balanced. ... You're going to lose some games when you in a league like ours, but it...

04/12/2010 - 2:07pm
New Lightning owner fires coach, GM

New Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik responded to his team's 12-place finish in the Eastern Conference by firing coach Rick Tocchet and general manager Brian Lawton.

 

In a letter to fans posted this morning on the team's website, Vinik wrote: “I believe that the hockey side of the T.B.L. organization needs a ‘fresh start’ in order to help us fulfill our goal of being a world-class organization. On behalf of the whole Lightning organization, I thank Brian and Rick for their service to the Lightning and wish them well in their future endeavors.”

 

Tocchet played in the NHL from 1984-2002 and was a forward for the Bruins for parts of the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons. Lawton, a schoolboy star at Rhode Island's Mount St. Charles Academy, played in the NHL from 1983-93, including an eight-game stint with the Bruins during the 1989-90 season.


04/12/2010 - 1:19pm
Twins lineup vs. Red Sox

Here is the Minnesota Twins lineup for Monday's opener vs. the Red Sox, the first regular season game ever played at Target Field.

 

Span, 8

Hudson, 4

Mauer, 2

Morneau, 3

Cuddyer, 9

Kubel, DH

Young, 7

Hardy, 6

Punto, 5

Pavano - SP


04/12/2010 - 12:59pm
Red Sox lineup vs. Twins: Ellsbury out

Here is the Red Sox lineup for Monday's contest vs. the Twins, the first regular season game ever played at Target Field. Jacoby Ellsbury is out with sore ribs following Sunday's ninth-inning collision with Adrian Beltre. Mike Cameron will get the start in center field and bat eighth, while Marco Scutaro moves to the top spot in the lineup.

 

Scutaro, 6

Pedroia, 4

Martinez, 2

Youkilis, 3

Ortiz, DH

Beltre, 5

Drew, 9

Cameron, 8

Hermida, 7

Lester - SP


04/12/2010 - 12:47pm
Bruins GM sees many similarities with Sabres

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli held a conference call with the media on Monday morning and discussed a variety of issues concerning the team and the first-round matchup of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Sabres. Chiarelli said that he admires the Buffalo organization and sees some distinct similarities in how each of the franchises were built.

 

"I have admired the Buffalo organization. The way that they have built the team, the way that they stress bringing their players through the system, getting those players in the lineup. I admire the coach and the way that he has changed through the years, I think he is the longest tenured coach," Chiarelli said. "They have some good principles there and our assistant GM, Jim Benning, is from there, they’ve got very good principles there. It is not a coincidence that we are facing each other because there are some good people who have run through there."

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