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Boston: Rumor has it

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The GIST: The Bruins are on pause ’til Wednesday due to COVID-19 protocols, but there’s plenty of news (including wild rumors) to keep us busy here in the Hub.

March 22, 2021
Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

🏈Patriots: The NFL free agency period has been open for less than a week, but the Pats have already spent nearly the same amount owner Robert Kraft did when he bought the team in 1994. Talk about money moves.

  • The trend continued late last week, when they re-signed two-time Super Bowl champ and multi-year captain, center David Andrews to a four-year deal. Money well spent. 
  • Sadly, there was a goodbye amid all the signings. Longtime safety and three-time Super Bowl champ Patrick Chung, who opted out of the 2020 season, announced his retirement on Thursday. Miss him already.

🏒College hockey: As mentioned, the Northeastern women came up just short in their herstoric run, losing Saturday night’s NCAA women’s ice hockey championship in a 2–1 overtime battle with Wisconsin. We can’t wait to see the Huskies back on the ice next season.

  • Meanwhile, the men’s championship action is just getting started. Despite their unexpected Hockey East semifinal loss, B.C. grabbed the No. 1 seed in the Albany region and will take on No. 4 Notre Dame this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.

BU also scored an at-large bid and will compete as the No. 3 seed...in the same region as B.C. Cross your fingers for two first round wins and clear your schedule for a potential rivalry matchup on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET.