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Love these junkyard dogs: Hop aboard bandwagon, because C's are for real

John Tomase  |  02/11/2016 - 1:22am EST

Like Wade Boggs on the horse in 1990 or Kevin Garnett after winning it all in 2008, it might be time for the Celtics to believe, because anything's possible. The red-hot C's entered the All-Star break on Wednesday night with one of their most resounding victories of the season, a 139-134 overtime thriller over the scorching Los Angeles Clippers, and no less an authority than former C's coach Doc Rivers believes they are 100 percent for real. "They could make a run," Rivers told reporters after the game, including ESPNBoston. "Listen, they're not scared of anyone. They've got a bunch of junkyard dogs who can play. You'd better be ready when you play them or you're going to lose." So the Celtics aren't a championship team as ...

Despite predictability, no need to drastically change Beanpot

Scott McLaughlin  |  02/10/2016 - 10:18pm EST

In case you haven't heard, the Beanpot has become pretty predictable. It's been 23 years since someone other than Boston College or Boston University won it. Of the 16 years during that span that a BC-BU final was a possibility, we've gotten a BC-BU final in 11 of them, including this year. Ryan Lambert of Yahoo and College Hockey News and Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal came up with an interesting idea to "fix" the Beanpot, and since Ryan put it into writing, I think it's worth responding to. You can read the plan here, but the crux of it is this: a Champions League-style tournament featuring 16 New England college hockey teams that would be played throughout the season, culminating with the semifinals and final at TD ...

Though contending in East, Bruins sitting at kids' table

DJ Bean  |  02/10/2016 - 1:35am EST

Reading into one regular-season game, however great or terrible, is silly. How about reading into eight? That’s how many games the Bruins have played against current Western Conference playoff teams. Their record in those games is 1-7-0. Their only victory in those eight games came against the current second wild card Avalanche in the fourth game of the season. There once was a time when the Bruins used games against the top Western teams as a measuring stick for their chances as a Stanley Cup contender. The notion of anyone considering this team a Cup contender is laughable, but in case it was a question in anyone’s mind, the answer thus far has been a resounding "No." The issue, however, is that while the Bruins ...

In battle of Doc Rivers vs. Brad Stevens, there are no losers

John Tomase  |  02/10/2016 - 12:39am EST

Doc Rivers didn't want to rebuild. The Celtics had no interest in replacing him with a retread. Both sides won. When the Clippers visit Boston on Wednesday, it marks the return of Rivers to the city where he claimed a title in 2008 and helped restore the C's to glory. Losing a coach of such esteem almost always means settling for someone inferior on the rebound. How do you replace one of the franchise's all-time great leaders -- and Rivers absolutely qualifies -- without taking a step back, especially when you also break up the team that surrounded him? If you're maverick Celtics president Danny Ainge, you think so far outside the box that you end up shocking every basketball fan in America by hiring a young college coach whom everyone had ...

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02/09/2016 - 1:19pm

In whose world is this OK? And don't answer Cam Newton, because he is clearly living on a different planet. And that's a place I have no desire to visit. This guy has boiled my blood in the last 40 hours more than any athlete I can remember. In full disclosure, I didn't like Newton even before Sunday. I didn't mind the touchdown celebrations, and I ... more »

02/11/2016 - 1:22am

Like Wade Boggs on the horse in 1990 or Kevin Garnett after winning it all in 2008, it might be time for the Celtics to believe, because anything's possible. The red-hot C's entered the All-Star break on Wednesday night with one of their most resounding victories of the season, a 139-134 overtime thriller over the scorching Los Angeles Clippers, and no ... more »

02/09/2016 - 10:56pm

The Steelers of the 1970s. The Niners of the 1980s. The Cowboys of the 1990s. Multiple titles. Great players. Legendary coaches. Add it all up and it’s easy to see why each one of them deserves the title “Team of the Decade.” With the 2015 season complete -- and using the 2010 season as the jumping-off point -- we’re just over ... more »

02/10/2016 - 1:35am

Reading into one regular-season game, however great or terrible, is silly. How about reading into eight? That’s how many games the Bruins have played against current Western Conference playoff teams. Their record in those games is 1-7-0. Their only victory in those eight games came against the current second wild card Avalanche in the fourth game ... more »

01/22/2016 - 8:55am

On Sunday the Patriots and Broncos will play a game that almost certainly will be the most-watched non-Super Bowl contest in the history of broadcast television. The game will be on CBS. Two weeks from Sunday the Patriots and Panthers (a Kirk Minihane guarantee -- and I'm never wrong) will play in Super Bowl 50, which will be the most-watched program ... more »

02/09/2016 - 1:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO - Why the outrage? In the wake of Cam Newton meeting his kryptonite in the unrelenting Broncos pass rush and epic defensive effort in Super Bowl 50, the hype over Newton's abrupt departure from the risers in the bowels of Levi's Stadium seems harsh. I was in the mass staging area, waiting on the Panthers quarterback to offer his insight ... more »

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DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.

Arpon Basu, NHL.com, joins the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the struggling Montreal Canadiens -- 2-7-16

Arpon Basu calls the boys to talk some Canadiens hockey and why they have been on the downward spiral for quite some time now. He talks about the malaise around the team in the locker room and the fan-base, his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs and the state of the Bruins vs where Montreal finds themselves. Arpon goes as far as to say that today may be a "make it or break it" game for them against Carolina.

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Hockey talk dominates the day as we break down the drubbing the Bruins took from the Kings, and get your reactions.

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Paul Flannery of SB Nation joins Mut to talk Celtics, 2-10-16

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Mut rings in Truck Day! 2-10-16

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#Bruins Postgame Podcast - Milan Lucic and his Kings light up the B's for 9 goals at the Garden

Ken Laird & DJ Bean discuss the LA Kings 9-2 win at TD Garden on Tuesday as former Bruin Milan Lucic was one of 9 different players to score during a 57-shot night for the Kings

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