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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
08/06/2014 - 9:12pm
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 - 11:46am
Jack Eichel is trying not to think about it too much. The North Chelmsford native could be the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft. He could be the first American to go No. 1 since Patrick Kane in 2007. He could be the first Massachusetts native to go No. 1 since Rick DiPietro in 2000.
Scott McLaughlin
05/15/2014 - 8:18pm
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 - 8:01pm
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 - 6:19pm
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 - 3:50pm
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 - 10:40pm
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
03/03/2014 - 12:09am
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 - 4:43pm
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 - 3:08pm
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 - 11:50pm
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 - 12:09pm
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 - 7:13am
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
11/18/2013 - 12:00am
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.
Scott McLaughlin
11/08/2013 - 12:23am
The voices opposed to fighting in hockey are getting louder and louder. Earlier this season, three NHL general managers, including Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman, went on record as saying it was time for the NHL to take steps toward eliminating fighting.
Scott McLaughlin
10/11/2013 - 2:06pm
As the second period of Thursday night's game against the Avalanche came to an end, the Bruins were hoping to carry some momentum into the break.
Scott McLaughlin
10/04/2013 - 12:11pm
 Going to sip you up!
Scott McLaughlin
08/01/2013 - 12:05pm


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It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon LaFell, Darrelle Revis and end of training camp

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Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

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Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

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Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

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Bradfo Show - NWOA Injury Report, Shane Victorino

On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: Thoughts on MLB Commissioner decision 8-15-14

Kevin joins Merloni, Fauria and Benz to talk about the new commissioner in the MLB, as well as his thoughts on ways to speed up the game

Larry Luchhino on the inductees to the Red Sox Hall of Fame 8-15-14

Larry joined the show to discuss last nights festivities at Fenway.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

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Tom Brady on the progress of Jimmy Garoppolo 8-18-14

Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.

Tim Hasselbeck takes us around the NFL 8-18-14

Hasselbeck joins Dennis and Callahan to breakdown all the preseason action.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Things are out of control in Missouri 8-18-14

All the day's stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane. Today's headlines include the situation in Missouri and a tragic accident on Nantucket.

Three For All: Lou narrow…

Three For All: Lou narrowly avoids death, 8-18-14

Lou was on The Baseball Show and a light came crashing down on the set. Christian talks about a punk-kid from England who was picking on mourners in a cemetery. Also, Brittney Griner got married.

Patriots DE Chandler Jones sits down with MFB, 8-18-14

Chandler Jones talks with the midday guys and AGAIN he's asked about his brother, Jon, right off the bat. He played 18 snaps against the Eagles and talks about the adjustments players will have to make with some of the new rules. He was also asked about when fights break out among teammates during practices.

Patriots QB's look sharp in pre-season win over Philly, 8-18-14

All 3 Patriot QB's looked good on Friday night in pre-season action. With Tom Brady's spot secure on the depth chart, MFB take a look Mallett and Garoppolo and wonder if it's worth keeping 3 QB's on the roster.

Bill Belichick: Every pre…

Bill Belichick: Every pre-season play is an opportunity for a player to show what they can do

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

Vince Wilfork: Communication makes this defense special

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

Sox send Jackie Bradley JR back to the minors, should Xander Bogearts be next?

Dale and Jackie MacMullan discuss the demotion of JBJ, and whether or not the same path should be followed for Xander Bogearts.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

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Minor Details Ep. 97: The enormous gap between Triple-A and the big leagues

The 2014 season has been a fascinating case study in the immense challenges that players face in the transition from Triple-A to becoming full-time big leaguers. A case can be made that the gap between the two highest levels of competition is now larger than ever. Red Sox hitting coordinator Tim Hyers and bench coach Torey Lovullo explore that phenomenon, while also examining some measures that the team can undertake to narrow that huge divide.

LLWS Recap on the Producer's Podcast 8-18-14

Sam Packard and Zach Geld recap the the first four days of the Little League World Series. Mo'Ne Davis dominates and we get you ready for Japan-South Korea and Pennsylvania-Nevada.

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D&C - Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling

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