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September 23rd, 2010

Oh goody, the ever soft Blake Wheeler at center for the Boston Bruins, that is almost as silly as putting Blake Wheeler on the top line like they did during the playoffs against the Flyers. Yeah, that didn’t work so well either.

MONTREAL — Blake Wheeler has spent most of his first two NHL seasons on the left wing. Tonight, Wheeler will get some shifts at center, a position he played in college at the University of Minnesota.

“He’s a guy who’s played center his whole career until he came to us, and we put him on the wing,” coach Claude Julien said. “Right now, with [Marc Savard] not with us right away, I wouldn’t mind seeing the different options. We want Tyler [Seguin] to have that opportunity. But here’s another guy in Wheels who’s played center before. We’re going to look at different options. Joe Colborne is another guy who’s having a good camp. So we’re going to really look at those options. Hopefully they’ll help us make some decisions.”


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September 15th, 2010

There was some talk this past summer that the Boston Bruins were trying to trade Marc Savard after signing him to a cap friendly contract. I can imagine that there are a lot of Bruins fans relieved that Marc Savard is staying put. —Chiarelli acknowledged Friday that he did indeed have trade discussions regarding Savard, but apparently they weren’t enough to entice the GM to pull the trigger on a deal. Chiarelli also acknowledged that teams have inquired about other Bruins players, as well.

“There is all these things that happen and there are always things that swirl around about moving guys, and I cannot respond to anything in kind because I don’t directly comment on trade rumors,” Chiarelli said. “I can tell you, though, that there was discussion and inquiries on Marc and they became public.


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August 20th, 2010

The fall scrimmage is tomorrow at Drake Stadium. Click here for details on all the proceedings. It should be a great day in Westwood, and a perfect opportunity to check out the progress the Bruins have made since the spring game.

And if you’re a fan of Richard Brehaut, this scrimmage is just for you. With Kevin Prince still sidelined due to an oblique injury, Brehaut should be the quarterback for the No.1 offense.

I’ll be there, and will post my observations on Sunday. I may also post some quick thoughts on Twitter Saturday night (follow me).

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August 19th, 2010

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Chris Foster of the LA Times is reporting this afternoon that current North Carolina defensive tackle Brandon Willis is transferring to UCLA.

Willis, who played at Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C., was given his release from North Carolina and is expected to enroll at UCLA in September and redshirt. He will have four years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Willis was ranked seventh nationally among defensive tackles by last fall. He originally committed to Tennessee, but switched to North Carolina after Volunteers’ Coach Lane Kiffin was hired at USC.

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August 19th, 2010

Well, I’m back from vacation and ready for the season to get started. Luckily we’re only a few weeks away.

No significant injuries happened while I was gone, which is of course great news. Kevin Prince did suffer an oblique injury, and it’s apparently still hampering him (more on that shortly).

With so much happening out in Westwood, let’s get to today’s news and notes.

The big story surrounding the Bruins continues to be the health of Prince, who is nursing an oblique strain. From Chris Foster of the LA Times:

This is the waiting game Prince, Coach Rick Neuheisel and the UCLA trainers are playing. The strained oblique muscle on Prince’s left side continues to be a thorn in the Bruins‘ side.

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August 12th, 2010

The site will be going dark for a few days, but here a few links to keep you busy in the meantime:

>> Datone Jones will be having surgery on his broken foot, meaning he will miss 10-12 weeks.

>> Where does the defensive line go from here?

>> Kevin Prince pulled an oblique muscle yesterday, but the injury isn’t serious.

>> The NCAA has yet to clear freshman Anthony Jefferson.

>> Nate Chandler is becoming an important piece to the Bruins’ defense.

>> Blair Angulo interviews new Bruin wide receiver Josh Smith.

>> A video interview with kicker Kai Forbath.

23 days till kickoff.

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