Boston Is Once Again The Hub of Hockey

The Bruins have captured the attention of New England, and Boston is once again at the center of the hockey world with the Bruins getting ready to start the Stanley Cup Finals tomorrow night in Vancouver.  

Bruins facing balanced skaters - Fluto Shinzawa says that the Bruins will need a repeat of their Fen 26th performance in Vancouver.

Double trouble at Canucks’ core - With Vancouver a 1-2 favorite over the Bruins in this series, Mick Colageo looks at what makes them so dangerous.

Scouting report: Bruins vs. Canucks - James Murphy concludes that this is a pretty even matchup.

Mark Recchi’s great escape - Ron Borges has the 22-year veteran ready to call it a career with a Bruins win.

Thornton, Recchi share Cup experiences - Joe Haggerty has the two Bruins with championships lending wisdom to their teammates.  

Claude Julien’s way puts hit on critics - Dan Duggan’s notebook in the Herald has the Bruins coach answering his critics with his team’s success. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa has the Bruins glad to have Dennis Seidenberg in this postseason.

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Jon Lester loses control in loss to White Sox - Mike Fine has the Sox lefty struggling through a poor outing against the White Sox.

Finding his voice: Don Orsillo has gone from rookie to respected broadcaster - Brian MacPherson has a feature on the NESN Red Sox broadcaster.

Jacoby Ellsbury’s seeing stars - John Tomase’s notebook has the Red Sox centerfielder headed for a All Star season. The CSNNE notes from Sean McAdam and Danny Picard have Adrian Gonzalez getting the better of his former Padre teammate, Jake Peavy. The Globe notes from Michael Vega have more on Gonzalez, The ProJo Red Sox Journal has the Padres liking what they’ve seen thus far from the prospects they received for Gonzalez. The Patriot Ledger notes from Mike Fine has the Sox actually getting a little lucky with injuries.

Undrafted And Locked Out: Rookie Free Agents Await The Call - Chris Warner of Patriots Daily talks to four undrafted players who he feels would be good fits for the Patriots to see what their life in limbo right now is like.