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Leftover Thoughts

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Merlot Line Proves Worth For Umpteenth Time And Other Leftover Bruins Thoughts

The fourth line coming through, Jagr in a shoving match, why Boston loves Bergeron and more leftover Bruins thoughts.


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David Krejci Subtly Dominating Playoffs And Other Leftover Bruins Thoughts

The Bruins spoke openly — almost disturbingly so — during and after their first-round series about how they lacked a “killer instinct.”


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Claude Julien’s Team Gets What It’s Earned And Other Leftover Bruins Thoughts

Whether you have 25 years of NHL coaching and playing experience, or whether you started watching hockey last weekend, you know what took place on Sunday night in Toronto.


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Patrice Bergeron, PK Unit Deserve Praise And Other Leftover Bruins Thoughts

The Bruins wouldn’t have won without David Krejci or Tuukka Rask, but they wouldn’t have even had the chance to win if not for the work of the penalty killers.


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Tuukka Rask Up To Playoff Challenge And Other Leftover Bruins Thoughts

A lot happened in the Bruins’ 5-2 win in Game 3 over the Maple Leafs, so run through some leftover thoughts.


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Tuukka Rask In Special Sort Of Zone And Other Leftover Bruins Thoughts

In a game where the Bruins scored six goals, it was the goaltender who was named the No. 1 star.


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Patrice Bergeron Injury Would Be Bad News And Other Leftover Bruins Thoughts

The Boston Bruins had a very busy day on Tuesday, so read through the leftover thoughts for everything you may have missed.


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Tom Brady And Co. Didn’t Bring Championship Effort And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts

The Patriots’ season can’t officially end without one more run through the leftover thoughts.


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Wes Welker Proves He’s Plenty Athletic And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts

Wes Welker’s great, Matt Schaub is not, Vince Wilfork is special and Tom Brady makes his mark in the record books. It was quite the night in Foxboro.


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Expectations Essentially Fulfilled And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts

In the world of the Patriots, all’s well that ends well.