Friday Sports Briefs

VANCOUVER, BC – JUNE 15: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4 to 0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Original Filename: GYI0065180884.jpg

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Congratulations to the Boston Bruins As you all know by now, the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston for the first time in 39 years.  Boston goalie Tim Thomas was awarded Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.  ESPNBoston.com’s Joe McDonald has written a nice piece on […]

Fan’s Close Encounter with Rick Rypien Unlikely to Produce Large Settlement

The story of the Minnesota Wild Fan who was grabbed by Vancouver Canucks’ player Rick Rypien during a game last week drew national attention.  The attention only increased when the fan, twenty-eight year-old James Engquist, made a statement containing a legal buzzword: “I was assaulted, that’s just the bottom line.” Engquist then sought an attorney.   Many fans have speculated that […]