Christian talks the state of the Red Sox heading into Spring Training, the Bruins recent struggles and his pics for the Oscars

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Danny rants about the state of the Bruins

[0:00:56] ... I let a lot of people call it an event of a Boston Bruins. Because there at a. It or is there an interesting situation right shot. And once I got DA yesterday at 4 o'clock ...
[0:01:29] ... I asked the question. What is Peter surely done to help the Boston Bruins. This sheet to. I ask don't what does he done that's hurt the girl. I can't think of anything that he's done ...
[0:13:53] ... did at least what it feels like to me again I think Shawn Riggans sent out just confirms that it also bad thing was a terrible to maximize straight value. There's a good kid there's nothing ...
[0:18:44] ... me tell land that one of your best defenseman is playing from New York Islanders. I I I we kick over a kick over that that's a data move as you can make. For team that had ...






Villani gets into the Outside the Lines episode on Deflategate and how Kelly Naqi’s piece was wrong and simply bad reporting. He then gets into a fun piece on THE DEFLATEGATE MOVIE and which actors could play the key roles in the story … texters have a blast with this!

[0:01:06] ... as a Robert Kraft interesting interesting choice there. It they Hopkins is Bill Belichick I suggested Brian Dennehy when he and I talked about this the one thing is Denny's huge. He's a big dude. Girth and height wise. It would also be weird suit does the concept of having to cut cards duke prostate and work with a trainer and like eat Helio to get down to be able to play Bill Belichick. It's Alec he'd be cutting down to real beefing up to it like Will Smith that's do we played a common Ali. I think it got the bill Belichick's physique that really get a cup car but got Anthony Hopkins is Bill Belichick Leonardo DiCaprio as Tom Brady. Blake lively as Gisele. Channing Tatum is Rob Gronkowski which seems like it obvious. Mark Wahlberg is Julia settlement ...
[0:07:43] ... used to be with else that would be kind of fitting choice Leonardo DiCaprio plays that should be yes Buick Buick there were together. They were one. Is the beauty. Libya outfitted. Adam Sandler is it. ...
[0:08:21] ... Tatum is Brady Steve B should be. As Belichick Kevin Spacey telecheck Matt Damon is eighty. The debt from the wonder years olds. And up next Tuesday who plays. I played my cat he definitely going to be out artists and I don't get Mitchell bought. Eyes bullpen piece is that Mitchell Boggs and immediately thought it was going to be something about Mitchell on. Easter. I Steven Wright as coach bill Harrison Ford is Bill Belichick. Interest about cancels you look like any bite it looks like Craig T. Nelson from national coach really. I was a big ...
[0:10:35] ... crimes one. Standing on the patriots sideline to being in proximity to Bill Belichick in three playing catch with Tom Brady my god the whore. And says these are all things that are way out of ...






The Bruins have struggled over the last few weeks and gives his take on how they can right the ship.

[0:03:09] ... cool I air place. That's the big question. You know move opera Jon Lester okay. Colts still it is to replace we got what are the options surveyed the landscape and well yes I do believe ...
[0:03:54] ... But the two points in your pocket that he Needham. This is road trip is going very very badly. And then if you got to give Malcolm sue bought an opportunity to get cheap robot there ...
[0:05:13] ... over the past couple years. And I think in turn has made Zdeno Chara not look like that defenseman that he would I think he's being unfairly saddled with too much of the blame more beat ...
[0:06:10] ... It think about when the Bruins were competitive team before that the Stanley Cup final two years before that raising the op. But whether it's time to start to shake things up a little bit in ...






We may be in the midst of a brutal winter, but Villani gets into some Sox baseball talk and any issues he foresees heading into the season.

[0:00:24] ... that means our status. Contractually. From Guatemala are never really considered. As John Farrell Paris sailing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale will win there and pack Kirkland. But tiger about his contract situation. I gonna ...
[0:03:12] ... river's next map. I one word about the probable Santa Paula controversy. Tony Gwynn could at that and the discussion as I should. I mean the man that the best hitter of his generation and gold ...
[0:04:53] ... have a lot of flexibility in terms of you know trading for Cole Hamels and the other pitcher I think that vote total will look at more at. Upon in the bullpen is Matt Barnes he was about the death of the young pages that. Came up last year in his bullpen role and I think yet he has been talked about enough that the possibility dear as the middle reliever. And then you've got the flexibility trait for a Cole Hamels would not give up the farm and I don't believe you one thing what do you think of this as a trade prospect would you give up Henry Owens. And it as part of the deal for a Cole Hamels if he didn't have to give option via picture sure I hardened. I'll move keydets. Thanks a lot crept. Our appreciate the phone call as far as I'm not at not the biggest Cole Hamels guy. I'm not the biggest Hamels guy and Owens. Isn't a straight up deal. Maybe you think about it because they do ...
[0:06:14] ... develop over the course of the summer because the asking price for Cole Hamels in Aruba tomorrow heading into. Full rebuild mode is not going to be a lot. All indications are it's gonna be eighty ...






Villani kicks off the show talking about the Red Sox giving Farrell a contract extension and adding on another couple years to his deal. Chris likes Farrell, but just doesn't understand why they wouldn't find a middle ground and pick up the team option for next year to make everyone happy.

[0:01:01] ... wanna start though it's a Red Sox in the news from yesterday. John Farrell and bench Arrington in the contract extensions those two guys. More self fat that's the one I think he's drawn more than ...
[0:02:58] ... I think Red Sox beat kind of look at it this way. John Farrell wasn't as brilliant as he was made to look into when he thirteen and John Farrell wasn't as terrible. As he was made to look into when he fourteen. So you can find some sensible middle ground there ...
[0:03:43] ... feel like you need to make changing also sent a message to John Farrell that. We've got beaten you give gill Leach really give you an opportunity here to Ernie even wartime going to be a a major investment or. The bigger investment in just adding that one year on and I think that would have banned that they're middle ground for the Red Sox to take now that said. I do think a lot of the criticism. Of John Farrell and not just since the extension has been announced but going back to last year going back to as the year was unfold. A lot of the criticism John Ferrell is unfair and overblown. And I spent the summer on Red Sox reviews and everything else fighting with people about this because there are a lot of people out there that just for whatever reason don't like John Farrell. And number one I think the global competitors frankly I really do. Yeah to block their war I think coaches in general ...
[0:05:00] ... Pedroia is an all star. Jon Lester regaining is a swarm when John Lackey. Coming back to being a legitimate one a guy. Play buckle to lease the hundred mean eight or so innings that he was out there was a lights out starter. If he had stayed healthy may be getting into the Cy Young conversation type the starter Shane Victorino is better than anybody expected in with a lot of credit to guys for. Pulling up the high end of their potential. In some cases dramatically exceeding expectations and it now. In some cases peeing whale over the top in what we expected given their past track record in Boston John Lackey. But there are a lot of credit given to the players and deservedly so I didn't hear a ton of this. Look at John Farrell righting the ship after the train wreck that was the Bobby Valentine experiment 2002 while. So in that same light go back ...






Ryan Lambert calls the guys to talk about the Bruins playoff chances, Chiarelli's future and if the B's are sellers or buyers as the trade deadline approaches.

[0:11:31] ... for a half million dollars in my mind and people complain about Chris Kelly he's over Gregory Campbell it. Doesn't UK and the U shouldn't. Over these big guys on the bottom of your roster and get away with Chris Kelly makes three million dollars probably worth two and a half maybe two. Over the teach is. Getting paid in my estimation more ...
[0:15:26] ... terrible. That's so light is so you can you can go out Calgary Flames and wanna help scene that awful. OK so. So so ago with with Lou each OK so you have one year left ...
[0:21:17] ... use jumped out of a job in the NHL where he's like Peter Laviolette and he was just going to be for a year yelled. I I'd recently had a conversation about this with someone am. ...





During hour 2 of the 3rd edition of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe talk with Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy and get his thoughts on the Bruins potential to make the playoffs and if they should make a trade for this season. The guys take more calls and get reaction from frustrated B's fans. They talk about the future of Claude and Chiarelli.

[0:11:29] ... for a half million dollars in my mind and people complain about Chris Kelly he's VP Gregory Campbell it. Guys UK and the U shouldn't. Over his big guys on the bottom of your roster and get away with Chris Kelly makes three million dollars probably worth two and a half. Maybe two. Mill that teach is. Getting paid in my estimation more ...
[0:21:15] ... would jump out of a job in the NHL where he's like Peter Laviolette and you would just going to be for a year yelled. Hi I recently had a conversation about this with someone am. ...
[0:27:04] ... her. Pocket I'm not saying you shouldn't have the typical conversations. With. Chris Kelly and the genocide bird in the great Campbell and Ekene IA who looked. I like broad they brought a Stanley Cup that you know why you're so important go. And you should. Treat deep guy and you let. Jarome Iginla go home not no it didn't score very gold street you keep captain Mea alarm Moochie. Playing in a manner in which ...
[0:27:54] ... they're not you roster. And do what ever what's necessary to keep Jarome Iginla. Who is the a hit an eight. But often grueling. So I you know what I find a sense of as well ...






The Sunday Skate dudes are back at it again on another stormy Sunday morning. In hour 1, the guys discuss the overall performance of Peter Chiarelli and his future. What moves are available for the B's, especially with the salary cap issues they have. DJ and Joe debate whether the Bruins should buyers or sellers. Are there any "untouchable" players as we approach the deadline? They also talk about Rask and Subban, who struggled in his NHL debut in St. Louis Friday night. The boys get opinions from callers on all of these issues as well.

[0:04:33] ... 2011 when they adding you know the heavily. You know on the Chris Kelly's of the world maybe just those sort of parts in common and maybe. If this team a little bit and in jeans ...
[0:06:12] ... real always upsides and you know it's all down locks you out Mark Stuart Goldberg both are real pieces on their roster yet the second round pick for Chris Kelly. Which. When. Not what people out who Chris Kelly was the time. Sector optic for this guy and that ought to be great treat them a third line that it gets ...
[0:07:16] ... any any further. What compare double right now we mentioned Blake Wheeler Mark Stuart those of the two big games I've seen it's done. Who's compatible right now to those those such a player right on ...
[0:07:50] ... picker their top line crutch he's been hurt in our lineup obviously. Patrice Bergeron it's been fine rally Smith has been in a ghost that points. But they've got this great third line that. If you ...