Columnists
RSS Feed  RSS
Weei » Columnists » Scott Mclaughlin » Scott McLaughlin Archive
About Scott Mclaughlin

Scott McLaughlin interned at WEEI.com in 2011, and two years later they realized they missed him and hired him full-time. Scott spent those two years wandering from rink to rink while writing for Inside Hockey and College Hockey News. His work has also appeared on NESN.com and FOXSports.com and in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Christian Science Monitor. Scott graduated from Boston University and sometimes stares longingly at his old dorm from the WEEI offices.

 
COLUMNS
Scott McLaughlin
02/10/2016 - 10:18pm
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.
Scott McLaughlin
12/12/2015 - 5:55pm
The concerns over Tuukka Rask earlier this season were, for the most part, overblown. Yes, he was playing poorly.
Scott McLaughlin
11/02/2015 - 8:20pm
Scott McLaughlin
06/27/2015 - 1:10pm
For the most part, Peter Chiarelli was a pretty good general manager.
Scott McLaughlin
03/02/2015 - 11:11pm
Peter Chiarelli made two solid trades Monday.
Scott McLaughlin
02/09/2015 - 3:20pm
A lot of things that have happened with the Bruins this year would have been hard to predict before the season.
Scott McLaughlin
10/29/2014 - 11:18pm
Tuukka Rask has been bad this season. It's OK to acknowledge that.
Scott McLaughlin
09/08/2014 - 9:57pm
It might be tempting to think some good came from all of Monday's ugliness.
Scott McLaughlin
08/06/2014 - 8:12pm
For those who have been following their growth, it's been evident for a while that hockey's advanced stats are here to stay. They've provided us with a new way to watch and analyze the game. They've quantified ideas that previously couldn't be quantified. And they've proven to be a better predictor of future success than anything else that's available.
Scott McLaughlin
07/17/2014 - 10:46am
Jack Eichel is trying not to think about it too much.
Scott McLaughlin
05/15/2014 - 7:18pm
There are lots of rivalries in sports, but how many of them actually involve real hatred? No, not hatred between the fanbases. Not fans of one team hating the other team's star player. But players hating each other, criticizing each other, mocking each other, really trying to get under each other's skin.
Scott McLaughlin
05/13/2014 - 7:01pm
If you've been following the Bruins this postseason, you're probably aware that their top line has struggled to score goals.
Scott McLaughlin
04/05/2014 - 5:19pm
It’s already being called his best game as a Bruin, and rightly so. Playing on the top line in place of a banged-up Jarome Iginla, Loui Eriksson registered a career-high four assists and a game-high seven shots on goal (which is also a season high for him) in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Flyers Saturday afternoon.
Scott McLaughlin
03/20/2014 - 2:50pm
Zdeno Chara turned 37 on Tuesday, and he’s still one of the best defensemen in the NHL. Considering how long he’s been one of the best, it’s kind of amazing that he’s only won one Norris Trophy (in 2009).
Scott McLaughlin
03/09/2014 - 9:40pm
So, the Bruins didn’t get a sure-fire top-four defenseman at the trade deadline. We all know they could’ve used one. But did they need one? Is their top four a weakness?
Scott McLaughlin
03/02/2014 - 11:09pm
If you’re a Bruins fan, you’ve heard the debate a hundred times since Dennis Seidenberg went down with a torn ACL and MCL on Dec. 27. Should the Bruins pony up to acquire a top-four defenseman before the trade deadline? Can they win the Stanley Cup if they don’t?
Scott McLaughlin
02/22/2014 - 3:43pm
Let’s not sugarcoat this. Missing the podium is a major disappointment for the United States men’s hockey team.
Scott McLaughlin
02/09/2014 - 2:08pm
The men's Olympic hockey tournament gets started on Wednesday, with Team USA opening group play on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. ET against Zdeno Chara and Slovakia. The Americans will then face host Russia on Saturday morning before closing out group play against Slovenia on Sunday.
Scott McLaughlin
02/01/2014 - 10:50pm
A month ago, it would have been easy to understand if Chad Johnson was lacking confidence. He hadn't played much during the first two months of the season, and when he finally got more playing time in mid-December, he struggled in back-to-back games and gave up a pair of soft wraparound goals.
Scott McLaughlin
12/14/2013 - 11:09am
Most coaches would kill to have the kind of success Alain Vigneault had in Vancouver. Six division titles, two Presidents' Trophies, four trips out of the first round and a Stanley Cup Final appearance.
Scott McLaughlin
11/20/2013 - 6:13am
Before the season, it would have been crazy to even mention the possibility. In some ways, it still is. But when a player makes you jump out of your seat as much as Torey Krug does, it's only natural to wonder, and some around Boston have started to do just that. Could Krug make the U.S. Olympic team? Should he at least be considered?
Scott McLaughlin
11/17/2013 - 11:00pm
If you had to describe the Bruins' season to this point, you'd probably say something like "good but not great." Given the fact that in the last month the Bruins have gone from winning four straight to losing four of five to winning four straight to collapsing against Ottawa in their most recent game, the word "inconsistent" might come to mind.


Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is - Addres…

It Is What It Is - Addressing the off-season needs

Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the off-season begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?

The final segment of NFL Sunday for the season -- SUPER BOWL PREDICTIONS -- 2-7-16

Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -- The NFL announced the 2016 Hall of Fame class last night -- 2-7-16

Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.

Evan Turner and CSNNE’s…

Evan Turner and CSNNE’s Kyle Draper join the WEEI Celtics Podcast - 2/11/16

Boston Celtics stud Evan Turner joins the WEEI Celtics Podcast to reflect on the Celtics hot streak going into the All-Star break. Turner discussed how much he values being in a great situation in Boston and tries to get inside the life of Brad Stevens. First, Sam Packard and Jared Weiss chopped it up with Kyle Draper, covering the Celtics thrilling classic against Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Clippers and broke down potential trade scenarios ahead of the deadline.

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

Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.

Danny Picard reacts to the Celtics last second win over the Cavaliers

Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game

Barstool Sports' Jared Ca…

Barstool Sports' Jared Carrabis joins Mut, 2-11-16

Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training.

Bradfo Show: Curious case of Matt Barnes

Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks

Hot Stove Show 02-09-16

This week the guys are joined by Ian Browne of MLB.com, they talk about Clay Buchholz and the impending opening of spring training

#Bruins Postgame Podcast …

#Bruins Postgame Podcast - Response Night as the B's rebound with 6-2 win in Winnipeg

Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss Boston's 6-2 in Winnipeg on Thursday night, an answer night after losing 9-2 at home to LA on Tuesday

#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

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean, Uproxx's Pete Blackburn and Ken Laird -- In hour 2, the guys discuss more on the direction of the Bruins including the play of Matt Beleskey and Brett Conley and a discussion with NHL.com's Arpon Basu -- 2-7-16

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.

Robert Kraft wanted home …

Robert Kraft wanted home field advantage 2-12-16

Robert Kraft on WCVB.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Democratic Debate 2-12-16

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Kirk on the OMF podcast 2-12-16

The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.

Mike Francesca is livid w…

Mike Francesca is livid with ESPN's Top 100 Baskeball players list, 2-12-16

A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.

Chicago Bears will no re-sign Matt Forte, 2-12-16

Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.

Lou discusses his heated exchange with Kirk during the crossover, 2-12-16

Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.

Another Celtics win wets …

Another Celtics win wets fans appetite for a big deal to improve this team

We're talking Celtics after a solid win over the Clippers. Al Horford and Dwight Howard rumors are out there, and that makes for good sports radio discussions.

Based on their current roster, are the Bruins capable of playing better than they currently are?

A Bruins discussion becomes a discussion of their current talent, and whether or not there is even the possibility of being a better team based on the way they are currently constituted.

How close were NFL owners to replacing Roger Goodell?

We discuss a story about how close the NFL might have come to replacing Roger the Dodger amidst one of it's many scandals.

Barstool Sports' Jared Ca…

Barstool Sports' Jared Carrabis joins Mut, 2-11-16

Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training

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

Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.

Mut rings in Truck Day! 2-10-16

The Red Sox celebrated Truck Day today, so Mut starts off the show talking about things to look for in Spring Training.

#Bruins Postgame Podcast …

#Bruins Postgame Podcast - Response Night as the B's rebound with 6-2 win in Winnipeg

Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss Boston's 6-2 in Winnipeg on Thursday night, an answer night after losing 9-2 at home to LA on Tuesday

It Is What It Is - Addressing the off-season needs

Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the off-season begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?

Uncle Bucks House - Bob Lobel

Uncle Buck "Adam Cormac" and Jerry Thornton are joined by the great Bob Lobel to talk about the amazing TV show featuring Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, and Ted Williams.

Ep. 1: David Portnoy

Ep. 1: David Portnoy

In this debut episode, WEEI's Minihane talks to Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy about selling his stake in Barstool to The Chernin Group, moving operations to New York City, future content plans and his most controversial moments.

More from this show

Kirk's rant against the m…

Kirk's rant against the midday show 2-11-16

Kirk responded to complaints from OMF regarding our promotion of the podcast.

More from this show

OMF fire back at the morn…

OMF fire back at the morning show, 2-11-16

Kirk Minihane took some shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian this morning. Here is their response.

More from this show

Bernie Sanders calls cont…

Bernie Sanders calls continue to amaze 2-10-16

Bernie fans continue to invade the D&C show.

More from this show

Christian Arcand 2-7-16

Christian Arcand 2-7-16

Christian previews Super Bowl 50 and puts a bow on the 2015 NFL Season.

More from this show

Weei Writers