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Neely on Felger & Mazz: Seventh Place Was Wake-Up Call

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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 19: A young fan enjoys the game between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden on March 19, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 19: A young fan enjoys the game between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden on March 19, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Boston Bruins President Cam Neely joined Tony Massarotti and Damon Amendolara to talk some Boston Bruins on Tuesday afternoon.

While the team’s inconsistency over the past few months, they’ve seemingly turned things around with two straight wins over the Flyers and Maple Leafs.

Neely said that a team like Philly that has a physical edge helps the Bruins bring their very best from the first drop of the puck.

“Just the makeup of their team and the makeup of our team, you know it’s going to be a physical game,” Neely said of the Flyers. “When we engage and when we initiate, we’re a better team. You can’t wait to see what they’re gonna bring, because you know they’re going to bring a physical element to the game. It’s good for our players and our guys to be mentally prepared for that.”

Neely also said that while the Bruins knew they were heading in a bad direction, the reality of seeing themselves in seventh place last weekend was a big wake-up call.

“We wake up one day and we’re int he seventh seed,” he said. “Actually seeing yourself drop like that, I think it’s a wake-up call.”

Neely also discusses the team’s plans with Tim Thomas, Rich Peverley, Nathan Horton and even the line brawl that took place the beginning of Monday night’s Rangers-Devils game.

98.5 The Sports Hub is the only place to hear every game of the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins 2011-12 NHL season with Dave Goucher and Bob Beers. Pregame coverage begins 30 minutes before the puck drops, with Postgame coverage following each game.

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