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Patrice Bergeron (via Beacon Archives)

Bruins on Boylston: Why you should doubt the Bruins’ strong start

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022

The Bruins have played 22 games in the 2022-23 season, roughly a quarter of the regular season matchups they’ll take part in before the postseason, for which they are an absolute lock.  The Bruins,...

The Bruins drew criticism from their recent signing of Mitchell Miller (via CreativeCommons)

Bruins on Boylston: Bruins must sever ties with new signing

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
November 6, 2022

20 year--old Mitchell Miller inked his NHL entry-level contract on Friday, becoming a Boston Bruin for the next three years.  For most young players, this would be a joyous and prideful moment, the...

TD Garden.

Bruins on Boylston: It’s early, but the Bruins have all the pieces of a championship contender

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
November 3, 2022

The last time the Boston Bruins lifted the Stanley Cup was 2011. It’s been just over a decade—not long compared to franchises that have been in limbo for half a century—but in the City of Champions,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB and former Patriot Tom Brady (via Creative Commons)

Go out with dignity, Brady

By Vani Hanamirian
November 1, 2022

He has served his time, done his duty, and lived out every young football player's dream. Now, it’s time for Tom Brady to retire.  Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. has been playing in the NFL for...

Bailey Zappe has big shoes to fill in the wake of Tom Brady. (Courtesy: Creative Commons)

I’m not a Boston sports fan, but Bailey Zappe caught my eye

By Vani Hanamirian
October 20, 2022

As a Philadelphia sports fan, I’m used to an underdog situation — note Super Bowl LII — but was not expecting the same ‘underdog feeling’ in a city that has won 10 Super Bowls in 22 years until...

Patrice Bergeron (via Beacon Archives)

Bruins on Boylston: New system yields rewards and creates problems

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
October 19, 2022

Former Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy was not who fans would’ve expected to be fired last summer. If anyone, it would’ve been General Manager Don Sweeney, whose questionable drafting and trade deadline...

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Seven observations from the Bruins’ preseason finale loss

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
October 12, 2022

The Boston Bruins fell 5-3 to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night, concluding their preseason with a home-ice loss.  The loss to the Devils was the Bruins’ final test ahead of their Wednesday...

 Enrique Hernandez #5 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 5 during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park

The 2022 Red Sox season was a failure—and could be a harbinger for what’s to come

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
October 5, 2022

Disaster: a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction. Also known as the 2022 Boston Red Sox. A year after being just two wins away from securing the American League pennant,...

Zdeno Chara (via Creative Commons)

What is the Bruins’ longtime captain’s legacy?

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 28, 2022

Boston Bruins legend and longtime captain Zdeno Chara retired last Tuesday, ending his 25-year career by signing a one-day contract with the Bruins.  Chara was dominant as one of the NHL’s premier...

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Celtics Head Coach Ime Udoka suspended for 2022-23 season

By Aidan Crooke
September 28, 2022

On Sept. 22, the Boston Celtics issued a press release stating a simple message that changed the expectations for the upcoming season: “The Boston Celtics announced today that the team has suspended...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

How can the Patriots return to January football and possible postseason glory?

By Aidan Crooke
September 23, 2022

The first two weeks of the New England Patriots’ football season have come and gone, and if you were expecting a pair of convincing wins, you’re probably not too happy.  The Patriots had a rough...

Five questions facing the Boston Bruins as preseason approaches

Five questions facing the Boston Bruins as preseason approaches

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 21, 2022

With just weeks left before the start of the NHL season, one might be tempted to call the Boston Bruins predictable. In the last 15 years, the team has qualified for the playoffs 13 times. Aside from...

Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum and Head Coach Ime Udoka

Celtics versus Nets Playoff Preview: 4 ways the C’s pull through

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
April 16, 2022

It’s a rematch!  The No. 2 seed Boston Celtics face off against the No. 7 seed Brooklyn Nets on Sunday at TD Garden for game one of the first round of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs.  Last...

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Eulogy of a Chelsea fan—club owner, friend of Putin’s, to sell club

By Birk Buchen
March 3, 2022

For the first time in nearly two decades, Chelsea Football Club will be up for sale, as a result of its owner’s connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The saga started four days ago when...

Emerson students shocked after New England legend hangs up spikes

Emerson students shocked after New England legend hangs up spikes

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 3, 2022

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Celtics: The case for Marcus Smart, my hill to die on

Celtics: The case for Marcus Smart, my hill to die on

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
January 29, 2022

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Patriots’ season ends in underwhelming loss to Bills

Patriots’ season ends in underwhelming loss to Bills

By Vivi Smilgius and Ryan Leclerc
January 20, 2022

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It’s the NFL’s fault that the Patriots are back

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
December 8, 2021

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 Enrique Hernandez #5 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 5 during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park

The underdog Red Sox are well-positioned to continue their postseason run against the mighty Houston Astros

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
October 13, 2021

Just a few days ago, I was singing “Dirty Water” by The Standells in a crowd of over 30,000 people at Fenway Park celebrating the Boston Red Sox walking off in game three of the American League Division...

Manuel Margot #13 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides home in the ninth inning after Matt Barnes #32 of the Boston Red Sox threw a wild pitch at Tropicana Field on June 24, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. The  Rays defeated the Red Sox 1-0.

Fans make their case for ALDS victors

By Tyler Foy and Camilo Fonseca
October 7, 2021

The Boston Red Sox were able to take a breath after defeating the New York Yankees 6-2 in the American League Wild Card game on Tuesday night. The rivalry left many Sox fans celebrating but reality hit...

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