Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.

[0:00:53] ... I know I'll party had the playing -- to get into the National Hockey League. So all pertinent to basically you have a 180 is pretty strong stuff that -- law occurred basically saying outlaw all the ...
[0:02:09] ... his guys still see that as a way to get to the National Hockey League. How is that the case when fighters are being diminished more more all the time at the top level of the game ...
[0:04:06] ... Balkan. One of the things and acorn has -- managers not having Gregory Campbell he obviously does not -- Gordon moved off. But not having Gregory Campbell takes away that four point senate position Campbell and I have unbelievable chemistry. -- -- that -- and operative point producer and ...
[0:05:00] ... really just coming out party plan on which are home again when Joe Sakic he was fantastic. On that line and that's when people started really recognized as being a top ten players only. One of ...

Stephen A previews Jets-Pats and argues that Rex Ryan is not to blame for the Jets terrible season.

[0:01:43] ... because the -- -- he had a -- this football game optic Tom Brady in New England Patriots. Off formidable they looked that way against Kansas City a couple of weeks ago bubble we told what did Cincinnati followed Sunday night we saw what they did last week at buffalo. Are they got they've got Ridley got we understand that they've got mail on that yet and that I think there where we just. This really coming into his own you still got wolf we're back in a lot of have to give her last year. Possible nuclear that the place up for the it to be at peace has to be -- respectable is there. And to operate Tom Brady over already being there instead of Ridley the -- well out of the -- -- -- to -- You consider that a ...
[0:04:00] ... position bird elect -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie went in Shane built into the New York Giants and that -- the jets. Everywhere you turn when you have an opportunity to get. Couple of hot corner you can do ...
[0:06:45] ... playoffs. That much is true but in totality. Rex Ryan and the New York Jets aren't even in the same stratosphere that the -- pictures that just. Stephen and oral habitat on time and I gonna jump ...

After aheated debate during the intermission of NBC coverage of the Bruins-Red Wings game, the guys debate the merits of fighting in hockey. Then, they discuss Bengals recent comments about concussions in the NFL.
Christian breaks down what the Patriots need to do to beat the Jets on Thursday Night Football.

Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

An all time call from Kevin from Bristol RI.

[0:00:08] ... arm as far as IndyCar goes. You -- and he's back with Andy card into the patriots -- because by track name can be a part. That you. Candy I think without a plus the other. ...

Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– The federal government is being questioned for its handling of the Ebola virus situation after a Dallas nurse who treated a fatal Ebola patient was given the OK to fly on a plane by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control despite showing early symptoms.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the CDC, insists people should not worry about sitting next to an infected individual, although he said that anyone who thinks they might have the disease should stay away from the public. Such inconsistencies have led to some calling for him to resign.

“When you hear from the guy in charge of this whole thing — and I’m not talking about the president, because he’s busy playing golf — the guy from the CDC, you just can’t have any faith in the federal government,” Callahan said.

Dennis said the Ebola scare is an overreaction.

“This is so much ado about nothing, it makes me sick,” Dennis said. “This is well beyond the idiocy of Y2K. This is well beyond the idiocy of Legionnaire’s disease. This is well beyond the idiocy of global warming.

“One person has died of Ebola. Three people have it. The economy is tanking, not completely because of Ebola, but because airline stocks are plummeting because nobody wants to fly. Vacation, car rentals, hotels, all that part of the economy is tanking because nobody wants to leave their house because they’ve all scared the crap out of us. This is the ultimate Chicken Little story.”

Added Dennis: “Fifty-two thousand people in this country died from the damn flu last year. We have one from Ebola, and this place has sho’ gone crazy.”

Callahan questioned his co-host’s assertion, noting that there is no known cure for Ebola.

“[The flu] goes away. I don’t think Ebola is going away,” he said.

Callahan is upset that the people in charge won’t stop flights from Liberia to the United States allegedly because they want to support the African nation’s economy.

Said a sarcastic Callahan: “We should share the suffering. You think you’re above them? The poor folks in Liberia? You think they’re not as good as us? . . . That is literally the mentality: We’re no better than they are.”

– Novelist John Grisham said America is wrongly jailing too many people, including some who stumble onto child pornography on the Internet.

Grisham said he had a friend with a drinking problem who “would never touch a child” but who “pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn,” and he ended up in prison for years.

Said Dennis: “Well, then, Mr. Grisham, if you had a 5-year-old daughter, would you be comfortable with this guy who ‘only presses a wrong button when he has too much to drink’ living next door to you? I guess not.”

Responded Callahan: “I do see his point. Even if you look at it, you’re not acting on it. You see guys who look at it — and I know they’re facilitating the whole process — looking at it will get you 20 years.”

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