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Today was the Patriots media availability day. The last day the world gets to talk to the players before the Super Bowl. So it seemed only fitting for me to find Rob Gronkowski and ask about the pressing issue of the day: The time he and I were the announcers and judges for a figure skating competition on Barstool Sports. Sorry, assembled media. Your nonsense about the challenges of the Seattle defense and all that had to wait.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Kings center Mike Richards, who was an important part of both of Los Angeles’ recent Cup wins, was placed on waivers Monday and cleared them on Tuesday after no NHL team claimed him.

Richards, who turns 30 next month, was assigned to Los Angeles’ AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, after posting less than desirable numbers for the past couple of years. This season, Richards has registered just five goals and 10 assists in 47 games.

Richards’ contract is worth $7 million this season and has a total 12-year, $69 million value that stretches to 2020.

Richards has played in 224 consecutive games for the Kings, but that streak will come to an end Wednesday night.

Blog Author: 
Judy Cohen

Kings center Mike Richards, who was an important part of both of Los Angeles’ recent Cup wins, was placed on waivers Monday and cleared them on Tuesday after no NHL team claimed him.

Richards, who turns 30 next month, was assigned to Los Angeles’ AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, after posting less than desirable numbers for the past couple of years. This season, Richards has registered just five goals and 10 assists in 47 games.

Richards’ contract is worth $7 million this season and has a total 12-year, $69 million value that stretches to 2020.

Richards has played in 224 consecutive games for the Kings, but that streak will come to an end Wednesday night.

Blog Author: 
Judy Cohen

With 22 years in the NHL under his belt, 42-year-old Martin Brodeur will retire and take a front office job with the Blues, the team announced Tuesday. Brodeur will make the official announcement at a Thursday press conference.

Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said he has assured Brodeur that the netminder’s club of 21 years also has a place for him when he’s ready to return. Lamoriello and Brodeur have been talking for the last few weeks, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when the announcement was made.

After the Devils opted not to re-sign the veteran and decided to stick with Cory Schneider as their No. 1, Brodeur went to look for work elsewhere. He signed with the Blues as a free agent on Dec. 2 and registered a 3-3 record in five games started.

Brodeur finishes his career with a 691-397-176 record, giving him the regular-season NHL record for wins, games and minutes. In his tenure in the league, Brodeur has posted a 2.24 goals against average, .912 save percentage and 125 shutouts.

“It’s kind of sad to see a guy like him hang ‘em up,” Blues All-Star goalie Brian Elliott said. “I’m sure it’s a tough decision, but I was grateful to be on the same team with him if only for a little bit.”

His numbers in the postseason also earned him three Stanley Cups with the Devils, and he holds the record for starts with 204 and shutouts with 24. He’€™s also second in postseason wins with 113.

Brodeur compiled four Vezina Trophy wins and was named to the All-Star team 10 times in his career.

Blog Author: 
Judy Cohen

With 22 years in the NHL under his belt, 42-year-old Martin Brodeur will retire and take a front office job with the Blues, the team announced Tuesday. Brodeur will make the official announcement at a Thursday press conference.

Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said he has assured Brodeur that the netminder’s club of 21 years also has a place for him when he’s ready to return. Lamoriello and Brodeur have been talking for the last few weeks, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when the announcement was made.

After the Devils opted not to re-sign the veteran and decided to stick with Cory Schneider as their No. 1, Brodeur went to look for work elsewhere. He signed with the Blues as a free agent on Dec. 2 and registered a 3-3 record in five games started.

Brodeur finishes his career with a 691-397-176 record, giving him the regular-season NHL record for wins, games and minutes. In his tenure in the league, Brodeur has posted a 2.24 goals against average, .912 save percentage and 125 shutouts.

“It’s kind of sad to see a guy like him hang ‘em up,” Blues All-Star goalie Brian Elliott said. “I’m sure it’s a tough decision, but I was grateful to be on the same team with him if only for a little bit.”

His numbers in the postseason also earned him three Stanley Cups with the Devils, and he holds the record for starts with 204 and shutouts with 24. He’€™s also second in postseason wins with 113.

Brodeur compiled four Vezina Trophy wins and was named to the All-Star team 10 times in his career.

Blog Author: 
Judy Cohen
New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.

[0:03:47] ... it was relative stability did yeah at regency walk if you had Tedy Bruschi yeah that Mike Vrabel. You don't you had these guys they you don't Matt Light you had these guys that were caught this on those teams. You know obviously with Brady Belichick had been there obviously craft ...
[0:07:08] ... tired decade seventies they'd even have a winning season. It was varieties Sammy Knight you know the the two views of Bridget coat tight were disaster through. You know I it's got a look. I I ...




Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.

[0:03:37] ... something we just don't know we truly don't know and I. The Tom Brady's demeanor was so bizarre last Thursday I think that the reason he's seen. Eyes as uncertain. And rattled as he did is I think he realizes. That there is a possibility that. After he picked out the balls that he deemed to be perfect somebody may have taken it upon themselves to make the balls even more perfect if Mike the thing is nobody's gonna bite. Don't know if if that's if that's what they're selling know he's gonna by the some rogue ball boy. Without with no Bill Belichick and Tom Brady knowing about it on their own deflate the balls and AFC championship game. If you've been around Brady and Belichick the last ...
[0:06:03] ... at halftime this wasn't something. That the colts just tripped into when D'Qwell Jackson intercepted Tom Brady pass in the first half to the sidelines him the equipment manager and they ran the the alarm upped the latter two. ...
[0:07:55] ... have been in a position where they have to suspend Belichick spent Tom Brady for the super mall that they wanted to do that so. I I. I don't I think so I guess I'm saying ...
[0:08:43] ... with Mike Florio pro football talk and and Mike everybody knows the Bill Belichick just if he doesn't have any bulletin board material. He invents at CB Philadelphia's Super Bowl rape victory parade route and a ...






Buck talks with Dino, Gerry and Kirk about his trip to media day and his choice to go to Marshawn Lynch's podium.

[0:01:52] ... the NFL and votes so I spoke with ethnic and but the first night. No but Roger Goodell is in a bunker somewhere in a Lanka people alone street level right now. I think like any ...
[0:09:43] ... around and played a role known known yes. They should be the Oakland Raiders mean the Brady can't Robert Graham puts it ipads on a Pettway did at the end like the penguin unit that should just be villains. We need to read the jumpsuit like Al Davis and the copyright Tom Brady's DNA can't act like that even if he's like that privately. The public Brady's not exactly he's not good memories don't care ...
[0:13:10] ... But it's not too cold cells it's I mean who else is Marvin Lewis buffalo company and write notes and Abbie I mean about the UFC this week I mean do you like it it doesn't ...





Kirk chatted with Johnny Weir during the media day proceedings and he's still mad at Sausage.

[0:00:52] ... this thing is just it's it it's him bezel than my brain Steve Buscemi said it Fargo. And I and I don't I don't have an answer for it plummets as I know I have to ...
[0:07:25] ... lives were taking in the media David. Yeah debate YouTube's personable first Super Bowl berth that are buying it or. All right I'm trying to arrange America Europe and it like I don't think it. I ...
[0:10:46] ... now believe they hate that it. We attacked for more juror I'd Howard Dean blasted. American sniper the week or two ago. I had it was a week ago insipid you know bit the movie is in line with the Tea Party and all this stuff into the politics revolve. Went on we have the summer sausage. We have Howard Dean sound is not. On the governor did on real time what Bill Maher this week you said. People are gonna see this movie are people who are very angry the actor Gary said he said ...





Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to the media day festivities in Arizona including Marshawn Lynch's antics at the podium.

[0:11:51] ... aspect of your higher coverage I guess the you know go ahead. Terrell Suggs well now I can say Deion Sanders or register to vote you know talked about it right go around and doing his ...
[0:12:28] ... many things I used up by the way ESPN's coverage they had ray Lewis and Tedy Bruschi on the set to get Steve Levy. And Ray Lewis bet Tedy Bruschi is Super Bowl ring vs Teddy Super Bowl ring all the cities that I'm not make that bet. I can go over and get Marshawn Lynch to come over here and sit down and talk to us. And went back and what he says I'm mad I talked about the time he knows be as good friendly text we talk all the time. I guarantee you I can get Marshawn Lynch over here this that will Marshall and walked out sort of flipped the bird to blow up Ray Lewis that was that that is about a in the super. Ulrich and I think we can put to arrest this idea that ...
[0:16:42] ... is he got fairly like deceit that technically. You know who's gonna. Heath Evans he's pretty bright eyes right after the deal that's not what they partners Tim chancellor singing the praises of the brilliant brilliant ...