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07:08 AM ET 04.23 | Down the stretch they come, and it's hard to know what, exactly, to make of Boston. Managing the Bruins during this final week of a regular season unlike any we've seen before is going to be a tricky juggling act. During practice at Ristuccia Arena yesterday, coach Claude Julien was not in charge on the ice, but sitting with general manager Peter Chiarelli in a private corner box. The two likely were discussing how to best to proceed in the coming days. ... [Julien] was asked about trying to make it all work: "That's been the big challenge and it's going to be the big challenge," Julien said. "Your goal is to finish as high as you can. But at the same time you want to rest your players."

Boston Herald

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April 23, 2013  08:40 AM ET

What he really meant to say was "we want to play Kessel in the first round, not Johnny T and the NYI, or worse, the NYR"

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April 23, 2013  08:46 AM ET

during this final week of a regular season unlike any we've seen before...



Was the reporter referring to the Leafs making the postseason?

April 23, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Can't wait to see how it all shakes out.

April 23, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Let's Go Pens!

April 23, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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during this final week of a regular season unlike any we've seen before...

Was the reporter referring to the Leafs making the postseason?

A lot of grief councillors unemployed in To***to.

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April 23, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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What he really meant to say was "we want to play Kessel in the first round, not Johnny T and the NYI, or worse, the NYR"

None of the 5, 6, 7 teams are a slouch right now. Boston better not get caught with their pants down or they could be one and done.

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April 23, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What he really meant to say was "we want to play Kessel in the first round, not Johnny T and the NYI, or worse, the NYR"

Bears afraid of Groton's Frozen Fish?

April 23, 2013  10:35 AM ET

What Boston needs is Lucic to get back playing the way he can. If he shows up in the playoffs they have a chance to succeed but the way he is playing now they are just another team.

April 23, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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A lot of grief councillors unemployed in To***to.

Just on furlough.

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April 23, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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Bears afraid of Groton's Frozen Fish?

It's Gordon's Frozen Fish, roamer. If you are going to insult the Isles, at least be accurate :)

April 23, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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What Boston needs is Lucic to get back playing the way he can. If he shows up in the playoffs they have a chance to succeed but the way he is playing now they are just another team.

Somtimes guys just get snakebitten. Bad timing for him to lose his touch but he's a good enough player that he can contribute in 10 other ways.

April 23, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Lucic and Horton have both done a sleepwalk through this regular season. I have a hard time believing that they can just crank it up once the playoffs start, but I hope they prove me wrong.

I puck bounce here or there, maybe a edgy grinding type game with a chance to get a good scrap in; and he gets going.

Its been a weird year for players with this sprint of a season.

April 23, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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What Boston needs is Lucic to get back playing the way he can. If he shows up in the playoffs they have a chance to succeed but the way he is playing now they are just another team.

He's been playing like Mila Lucy lately. The Sedins would be proud.

April 23, 2013  12:03 PM ET
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It's Gordon's Frozen Fish, roamer. If you are going to insult the Isles, at least be accurate :)

"We want fish sticks" <clap><clap><clap><clap><clap>

"We want fish sticks" <clap><clap><clap><clap><clap>

I never for the life of me understood the attempt to change those Jerseys. Why?

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April 23, 2013  12:34 PM ET
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A lot of grief councillors unemployed in To***to.

To***to still has the Jays and the Raptors. As long as they are around the grief councillors will have plenty of work

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