Sunday hockey notes

NHL being ruined by violence and silence

Just a few years ago, before the Bruins became relevant again in our town - their season-ticket base floating in the 5,000-6,000 backwater - my good pal Dan Shaughnessy, blunt as always, asked me, “Why do you waste your time covering the Bruins? Nobody cares about hockey.”

At the time, we were in the Fenway Park press box, where I happened to feel I was wasting an otherwise magnificent summer’s day. The tortoise-like pace of baseball and self-absorption of its players (especially those in red socks) long ago diminished my interest.

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