Horton, Paille, Peverley join Bruins skate


Horton, Paille, Peverley join Bruins skate

The Bruins informal skates took a much more Black and Goldfeel on Thursday as the team transported their practice setting to their normalpractice home, Ristuccia Arena. Nathan Horton, Daniel Paille, Aaron Johnson andRich Peverley all joined their teammates on the ice and had something muchcloser to a full practice with the Bs front office and coaching staff lookingon from the crows nest over the ice.

As reported by his agent Paul Krepelka, Horton has beenskating for weeks and is healthy and ready to go when the season begins on Jan.19 for the Bruins.

Burlington native and NHLfree agent Jay Pandolfo was skating with the Bs players and former Northeastern University and ECHLgoaltender Adam Geragosian continued to help out the team while they wait for AntonKhudobin to return from Kazakhstan.Khudobin, David Krejci and OHL superstar defenseman Dougie Hamilton are theonly players still missing from practice, and the Niagara IceDogs defensemanisnt expected to join them until actual training camp begins.

The lines should look like this when the week-long trainingcamp begins augmented by the call-ups from the Providence Bruins:















Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team


Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina's national team.

Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.

His nation's career scoring leader with 55 international goals, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar.

Messi tells the Argentine network TyC Sports "the national team is over for me. It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."

Messi and Argentina lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final. They lost last year's Copa final to host Chile on penalty kicks.

The 29-year-old Messi has led Barcelona to four Champions League titles.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection


Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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