The Bruins are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Stanley Cup champions on Thursday evening at TD Garden with members of the team coming back to Boston to take part in the festivities. Bobby Orr, Johnny Bucyk and Fred Stanfield are scheduled to be in attendance and were made available to the media in an afternoon session. Orr was asked about how the Bruins should go about handling the Penguins' Matt Cooke come game time, and he said that for the Bruins to focus on Cooke instead of the win would be "silly."
"The Bruins have to go out tonight and play. It is two points, they are in a fight. And the Penguins are struggling a little bit. First of all, I think that it is going to be a heck of a hockey game. It would be silly for the Bruins that their key thing to be to go after a player," Orr said. "That's silly. It would be a silly thing to do, it would be a silly thing for all of us. I was listening to a talk...
According to a league source, the Patriots are scheduled to hold a private workout on Friday in Bloomington, Ind., with Indiana linebacker Matt Mayberry. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound linebacker registered 108 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and three interceptions as a senior for the Hoosiers. An honorable mention All-Big Ten player in 2009, Mayberry started the final 24 games of his career at middle linebacker and closed out his time in Bloomington with nine double-digit tackle games and at least 10 stops in eight of his final 11 conference contests. Mayberry ended his career with 251 tackles (139 solo), 10.5 sacks (for losses of 73 yards), 22.5 tackles for loss (99 yards), three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
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NESN hockey analyst Mike Milbury checked in with Dale & Holley show to talk about Thursday night's Bruins-Penguins game and the potential for nastiness involving Penguins villain Matt Cooke. Milbury said he's heard that NHL vice president Colin Campbell will address the teams prior to the game. Said Milbury: "That's what I'm hearing. I don't know what he's going to say, but I'm sure there will be references to past incidents, [Todd] Bertuzzi-[Steve] Moore, for example, and he doesn't what any nonsense and what-not, which is good. We had such a great buzz after the Winter Classic. We had such an incredible buzz after the Olympics, and now we get stuck and mired in this Neanderthal B.S., which is really unfortunate for the sport."
Milbury said he expects the Bruins will seek retribution early. "I hope it isn't silly. I hope it's mano-a-mano and confrontational and sends a message to Matt Cooke that this isn't going to happen...
Bruins coach Claude Julien addressed the media after Thursday's morning skate about how Boston will respond on the ice against the Penguins and Matt Cooke. Julien said that there is a fine line between fighting for the two points as the Bruins vie for a playoff spot and wanting to send a message to Cooke and the Penguins after Cooke's hit on Marc Savard put the center out for the rest of the season.
"That’s just it. That’s the bottom line. We need the two points. There’s a fine line that, like you said, you have to be careful of. Things need to be done within the rules," Julien said. "Unfortunately, the rules aren’t the same as in 1970, and in those days it was a lot different. There were bench-clearing brawls, which you don’t see anymore. There was a lot of other things going on and that’s what everybody has to understand. There’s a lawsuit going on right now with that Vancouver...
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