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Patriots Sign Olympic Silver Medalist Jeff Demps

Olympian Jeff Demps is going from England to New England. The former Florida Gator running back and current member of the USA Olympic track team signed with the New England Patriots Friday, according to an ESPN report. Apparently he wanted to remain patriotically decked out in the red, white and blue.

SoB 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Power Rankings: Men’s Quarterfinals

With the quarterfinal bracket for the men’s hockey tournament in Vancouver set (and preempting our usual NHL Power Rankings), SoB’s bi-weekly power ranking for hockey will instead cover the eight teams that have made it to the quarterfinals. Since every team is being ranked, a first place vote earns seven points, a second place vote […]

2010 Olympic Men’s Hockey: Playoff Bracket

The men’s round-robin hockey play has seen some huge surprises in 2010, like the U.S. knocking off Canada for the first time in 50 years, and what about Slovakia beating the Russians? The Russia/Canada match everyone thought would be the gold medal game is instead a potential quarterfinal contest. The defending champion Sweden is #2 […]

2010 Olympic Women’s Hockey: Playoff Bracket

With only eight teams, the women’s bracket has been shaped without much time going by. The U.S. And Canada are leading the way, and as the only remaining unbeaten teams have to be the favorites to slug it out in the gold medal game, with the bronze medal game looking like an all-Scandinavian battle between […]

Americans Top Mighty Canadians, 5-3

The Vancouver Games have been dominated by the United States thus far, and that superior play carried over into the hockey rink Sunday night, as the highly anticipated battle of North America was finally staged at Canada Hockey Place: the heavily favored hosts from Canada, taking on the youthful, miracle-seeking United States. Led by a […]

U.S. Hockey Team Knocks Off Norway, 6-1

The U.S. Olympic men’s hockey squad was able to pull away from the Norwegians with three third period goals Thursday in Vancouver, giving them a convincing 6-1 win and second straight victory, heading into Sunday’s big matchup with the gold medal favorite Canadians. Former Bruin Phil Kessel and former B.U. grad Chris Drury both netted […]

Gold is the Goal: Olympic Men’s Hockey Preview

Beginning Tuesday, the world’s greatest hockey players will convene in Vancouver, British Columbia for the 2010 Winter Olympics. A dozen teams, featuring the best pucksters from around the globe, all vying for Olympic gold. For true hockey fans, does it get any better than this? But what can we expect to see over the 13-day […]

American Events To Watch In The Vancouver Olympics

With the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics set for Friday evening, we’re all waiting to see which U.S. athletes will bring home gold, and which events will bring home the most precious metal to America. Which of the 15 events will Americans love to watch most? Which of them will have the most […]

Scituate Native Named to U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team

Scituate, Massachusetts native Ryan Whitney was named to the United States 2010 Men’s Olympic ice hockey team by Team USA general manager Brian Burke on Thursday. Whitney, a defenseman currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks, and Tim Gleason of the Carolina Hurricanes were granted roster spots for the upcoming Vancouver Games after Olympians Paul Martin […]

Winter Classic Destined To Be a Classic

Fenway Park was on the edge of its collective seat for the third annual Winter Classic. It was a close, tough match, but the Boston Bruins somehow clawed out a 2-1 victory at the end. The 1st period was nothing special, really. Some back and forth action, with a nice looking save or two on each […]

Bruins Bergeron, Chara, Krejci, and Sturm Named Olympians

On Wednesday, four members of the Boston Bruins – forwards Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and Marco Sturm and defenseman Zdeno Chara – were named to their respective Olympic ice hockey teams. While Bergeron and Krejci will represent their countries – Canada and the Czech Republic, respectively – for the first time in their careers, the […]

Boston To Get The 2020 Olympics?

Thanks to Rio’s victory and Barack Obama saying “Yes we can’t” for Chicago’s bid, the floodgates are already pouring open with cities hoping to get into running to host the 2020 games. Among those throwing their ball caps into the ring is our very own Beantown. The Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Tourism Committee is “considering a […]

Bruins 2009-2010 Schedule Highlighted by Winter Classic, Olympics

On Wednesday, the National Hockey League released the 2009-2010 Boston Bruins regular season schedule. The Bruins, who will open the season at home for the fist time since 2005, begin play against Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m. in a game that marks the beginning of the Bruins’ […]

Marc Savard Snubbed by Canadian Olympic Committee

After Hockey Canada announced its list of invitees to Team Canada Olympic Orientation Camp, Bruin Marc Savard was mentioned repeatedly. However, it’s not because he will be joining Stanley Cup champion Sidney Crosby or fellow Bruin Milan Lucic at the camp. It’s because he won’t. Savard, who recorded 88 points in 82 regular season games for […]

Giddens, Miles Officially Sign with Champs

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll look into the official signings of J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker, the reason Darius Miles is now a Celtic, and I’ll recap the Gold Medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team. 1. The Celtics officially signed J.R. Giddens, luring him away from a few European teams to sign a […]