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Nilan denies gift-giving to convicted mobster

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07:21 AM ET 08.14 | Former NHL enforcer Chris Nilan had his say. [Nilan] has denied the Stanley Cup ring owned by convicted Boston mob boss James (Whitey) Bulger originally belonged to him. "Recent media reports have inaccurately asserted that James Bulger is in possession of a 1986 Stanley Cup ring given to him by me," Nilan said in a statement. "Those reports have no basis in fact. James Bulger was never given a Stanley Cup ring by me at any time." Nilan admitted several versions of the ring were made and given to family members but all are accounted for. "At no time, to my knowledge, did I or any member of my family give James Bulger a Stanley Cup ring," Nilan said. "I have no idea where any ring in Mr. Bulger's possession was made and I hope that this statement provides absolute clarification in this matter."

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August 14, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Nilan denies gift-giving to convicted mobster

However, he did sing acapella for him a few times.

August 14, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nilan denies gift-giving to convicted mobsterHowever, he did sing acapella for him a few times.

I don't know the words to that one

August 14, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nilan denies gift-giving to convicted mobsterHowever, he did sing acapella for him a few times.

When ya Gotti, ya Gotti

August 14, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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I don't know the words to that one

Please, please, please, please, please, please,please........DON'T SHOOT ME!

August 14, 2013  10:58 AM ET

I read around and found out Bulger had a few made on the side. Nilan, in an interview with Canadian station TSN Radio 960, denied the ring was his, saying Bulger had made his own copy.

August 14, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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Nilan denies gift-giving to convicted mobsterHowever, he did sing acapella for him a few times.

Definition of A CAPPELLA: without instrumental accompaniment. Well that's gotta suck:)

August 14, 2013  12:20 PM ET
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I don't know the words to that one

If Whitey had you by the hair and was driving his Bulger from behind, you'd not only be singing a cappella, you'd be singing soprano!

August 14, 2013  12:29 PM ET
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If Whitey had you by the hair and was driving his Bulger from behind, you'd not only be singing a cappella, you'd be singing soprano!

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August 14, 2013  01:29 PM ET
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Definition of A CAPPELLA: without instrumental accompaniment. Well that's gotta suck:)

Congrats on learning a new word / phrase today :-)

On a side note, I wish the media would get a much better handle on stories that are worthy of being published... and one's that aren't.

August 14, 2013  01:48 PM ET
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Congrats on learning a new word / phrase today :-)On a side note, I wish the media would get a much better handle on stories that are worthy of being published... and one's that aren't.

Your new here arent you?

August 14, 2013  01:59 PM ET
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Your new here arent you?

this is indeed the stock and trade here.

August 14, 2013  02:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't know the words to that one

Nilan doesn't eithor.

August 14, 2013  02:49 PM ET
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If Whitey had you by the hair and was driving his Bulger from behind, you'd not only be singing a cappella, you'd be singing soprano!

Then you would give him everything
including a copy of your ring
then you would deny deny deny it
'cause blabbing ain't worth trying.

August 14, 2013  07:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Congrats on learning a new word / phrase today :-)On a side note, I wish the media would get a much better handle on stories that are worthy of being published... and one's that aren't.

I admit I did look it up. But now I have issues with you calling T&R media:)

 
August 14, 2013  09:34 PM ET
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I admit I did look it up. But now I have issues with you calling T&R media:)

I'll be even more straight-forward - you cannot call ANYTHING SUN, anything butt dung (from Canarduckia anyway).

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