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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.

 
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Scott McLaughlin
10/30/2014 - 12:18am
Tuukka Rask has been bad this season. It's OK to acknowledge that.
Scott McLaughlin
09/08/2014 - 10:57pm
It might be tempting to think some good came from all of Monday's ugliness.
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.
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: Pr…

It Is What It Is Cast: Previewing Brady-Manning XVI

FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.

Chris Price - "Because of the weather, Brady will have a slightly better game." 10-29-14

Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.

Peter King with Dale and Holley

We check in with Peter King of SI and the MMQB and get his breakdown of Brady-Manning 16.

We Hate Dwyane Wade - Ope…

We Hate Dwyane Wade - Opening Night 10-28-14

Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.

We Hate Dwyane Wade - Ranking the Best/Worst in the NBA

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, Celtics will struggle to make the playoffs. 10-23-14

Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.

Joe Castiglione wraps up …

Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2014 Red Sox Season with a Poem

Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.

Mut and Bradford on the disappointing season for Jackie Bradley, Jr and Xander Bogaerts 9-28-14

Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett on the state of the Red Sox system

Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.

NESN's Jack Edwards with …

NESN's Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Andy Brickley - "In the 6 losses, the mistakes are all the same." 10-29-14

NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.

Joe McDonald, ESPN Boston, reacts to the Chara Injury 10-24-14

Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Baker Coakley debate 10-29-14

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

Kirk vs. Joe in Taunton 10-29-14

Joe challenged Kirk to a fight.

Brady vs. Manning XVI 10-29-14

The guys discussed the upcoming Brady Manning match up.

Chris Price - "Because of…

Chris Price - "Because of the weather, Brady will have a slightly better game." 10-29-14

Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.

Andy Brickley - "In the 6 losses, the mistakes are all the same." 10-29-14

NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and big blow to the defense with Torey Krug getting hurt.

Three For All - Christian visits a psychic, 10-29-14

Christian impersonates Lou, and visits a psychic to ask all the import, Boston-sports-related questions.

Bruins players lack of he…

Bruins players lack of heart won't play in this town, for this team

Dale Arnold is fired up about the Bruins blown lead and lackluster play this season, and he doesn't mince words with Jerry Thornton when he talks about them with him, and your phone calls.

Jack Edwards: Troubling signs of complacency out of the Bruins

We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Manning vs Brady... still 96 hours of this to go and counting

We talk Manning vs Brady... because the Broncos are playing the Patriots this weekend of course.

10 Years since the Red So…

10 Years since the Red Sox began their comeback and eventual World Series Championship

Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.

The Patriots record during the regular season and Super Bowl

Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.

Bill Belichick and the Patriots Draft History

Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.

We Hate Dwyane Wade - Ope…

We Hate Dwyane Wade - Opening Night 10-28-14

Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.

College Puckcast: BC’s injury scare, Jack Eichel’s hot start 10-28-14

WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.

Breaking Balls - Epic Fail, 10-27-14

The morning show was having another great podcast, until the whole thing came to screeching halt. Halloween, Asian strippers and proctologists.

Breaking Balls - Epic Fai…

Breaking Balls - Epic Fail, 10-27-14

The morning show was having another great podcast, until the whole thing came to screeching halt. Halloween, Asian strippers and proctologists.

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Rodney Harrison - "Nobody…

Rodney Harrison - "Nobody can cover Gronk "1 on 1" 10-28-14

Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, spoke about how dangerous a healthy Rob Gronkowki is, and how stupid defensive coordinators are, when they continue to try and cover his with ONE guy. Rodney agrees with former teammate Tedy Bruschi, in that he does NOT think Vincent Jackson is a necessary addition.

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Ellen is a fraud 10-28-14

Ellen is a fraud 10-28-14

The guys discussed the fraudulent image of Ellen.

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Sam Monson on if Tom Brad…

Brady vs. Manning XVI 10-…

Brady vs. Manning XVI 10-29-14

The guys discussed the upcoming Brady Manning match up.

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