GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

October 3, 2012

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Chara to play

in Europe

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Another big names Bruins player has signed to play in Europe during the NHL lockout, and this one is the biggest name on the team.

Captain Zdeno Chara has agreed to play for Prague’s team out of the KHL while the NHL players are locked out by the owners. Chara left yesterday to head to the Czech Republic.

Chara joins Tyler Seguin, Tukka Rask, David Krejci, Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ferrence, Rich Peverly and Anton Khudobin in Europe.

To make matters worse the NHL and the NHLPA met on Tuesday and no progress was made.

Harper celebrates

with cider

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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper could not participate in the teams champagne and beer shower after the team clinched the National League East Monday night, but he found a different way to celebrate.

Harper was spotted in the Nationals club house sharing a bottle of cider with Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche’s 9-year-old son Drake. Washington’s outfield phenom is only 19 years old so he is not allowed to share a celebratory alcoholic beverage with his teammates. That did not hamper him from enjoying the achievement, however, as he and Drake LaRoche were spotted dousing each other with a bottle of apple cider as well as drinking it.

The Nationals have the best record in the National League at the moment and the 19 year old Harper has played a key role in that success.

No football?

A member of the Dover, NH school board has raised a controversial idea, eliminating football in the city.

School board member Paul Butler, a retired physician, stated that the New Hampshire city should “end the game” altogether because of concussion and head injury scares. Something tells me this proposal is going to fall on deaf ears.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru