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Bruins still wishing the best for Nathan Horton

DJ Bean  |  11/20/2014 - 5:06pm EST

If the Bruins had their way in the 2013 offseason, Nathan Horton would still be playing for them. If they had their way now, Horton would still be playing anywhere. Things haven’t worked out that way, however, and everyone is worse off for it. The Blue Jackets are worse off because their prized free agent acquisition hasn’t been able to play, while Horton’s worse off because his career could very well be over at age 29. Horton, who left the Bruins via free agency in the summer of 2013 despite the team’s efforts to re-sign him, continues to deal with a degenerative back injury. The only solution to his problems — he says he can’t sleep, stand correctly or get in and out of a car like he used to — would ...

How the Patriots’ offensive line turned its season around

Christopher Price  |  11/20/2014 - 1:08am EST

FOXBORO -- Pick your adjective: Brutal. Ghastly. Embarrassing. It was all of those. (Plus a few more of the R-rated variety.) However you slice it, the Patriots offensive line was a mess over the first four games of the season. With a new position coach and lacking its de facto leader in Logan Mankins -- who had been shipped off to Tampa Bay just before the start of the regular season -- the group was wildly ineffective. Quarterback Tom Brady didn’t have any time to throw, there were no holes for the running backs, and they were getting shoved all over the place. There was also no consistency -- established veterans like Sebastian Vollmer and Nate Solder were getting shuffled in and out of the lineup as injury and poor play forced the ...

One Scout's Take: Ndamukong Suh, Golden Tate will present biggest challenge for ...

Christopher Price  |  11/19/2014 - 6:11pm EST

The Patriots return to Gillette this week to take on the Lions. It’s the fourth consecutive week where New England (8-2) will face a first-place team, as Detroit (7-3) has a share of the top spot in the NFC North. The Patriots will be going against a team that has plenty of star power -- in defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the Lions have two of the best players in the league at their positions. In this edition of “Scout’s Take,” one NFC scout who has watched both the Patriots and Lions over the course of the 2014 season takes a look at some of the points of emphasis for New England heading into Sunday’s game. (Per usual, we have the scout’s statements in italics, with our ...

Why not Hanley? Why Red Sox are targeting Pablo Sandoval over Hanley ...

Alex Speier  |  11/19/2014 - 10:03am EST

In light of the semi-public courtship of Pablo Sandoval, a question looms: Why not Hanley Ramirez? Sandoval, of course, entered the offseason as the top third baseman on the market, a player whose combination of offensive and defensive ability seemed to separate him from other alternatives, most notably Chase Headley (whose impact in the last two years has been tied more to his defense than his offense). Sandoval would fit comfortably into the middle of the lineup and would address some of the porousness that existed on the left side of the infield for the Sox in 2014. But years and zeros continue to be added to the conversation about what it will take to land Sandoval. Five years? Six years? $80 million? $100 million? As that transpires, ...

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11/13/2014 - 12:42am

PHOENIX -- Here we go. Remember when there was all that talk about what life would be like if the Red Sox let Jon Lester hit the open market? Stroll through the hallways of the Arizona Biltmore (the site of the GM meetings and, by the way, the place where both Ronald Reagan and Sandra Day O'Connor honeymooned) the last few days and it was clear we are ... more »

11/19/2014 - 10:03am

In light of the semi-public courtship of Pablo Sandoval, a question looms: Why not Hanley Ramirez? Sandoval, of course, entered the offseason as the top third baseman on the market, a player whose combination of offensive and defensive ability seemed to separate him from other alternatives, most notably Chase Headley (whose impact in the last two ... more »

11/20/2014 - 1:08am

FOXBORO -- Pick your adjective: Brutal. Ghastly. Embarrassing. It was all of those. (Plus a few more of the R-rated variety.) However you slice it, the Patriots offensive line was a mess over the first four games of the season. With a new position coach and lacking its de facto leader in Logan Mankins -- who had been shipped off to Tampa Bay just ... more »

11/20/2014 - 5:06pm

If the Bruins had their way in the 2013 offseason, Nathan Horton would still be playing for them. If they had their way now, Horton would still be playing anywhere. Things haven’t worked out that way, however, and everyone is worse off for it. The Blue Jackets are worse off because their prized free agent acquisition hasn’t been able to ... more »

10/02/2014 - 10:29pm

This is how it ends. Unless you're John Elway, the final page or two of Act III for a great quarterback is ugly. Ask Joe Montana, or Dan Marino, or Brett Favre, or Johnny Unitas, or Terry Bradshaw, or Y.A. Tittle, or Dan Fouts. Look it up. And that makes sense. It's how it works: when you get older, you aren't as good as you were in your prime. I think ... more »

11/17/2014 - 2:54am

INDIANAPOLIS -- These Patriots are not just beating their opponents. They're beating them up. Maybe that was the biggest lesson learned from Kansas City. Since getting manhandled by the Chiefs, the Patriots have exerted their will on both sides of the ball during a six-game winning streak that has many thinking the Patriots are headed toward the No. 1 ... more »

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