Doug defended the merits of Boston 2024.
Chris Dempsey explained why Boston 2024 does not make sense for our city.

[0:00:44] ... The obligatory perfunctory. Traffic gonna sock. Greed and corruption politicians scams. The Big Dig was at a faster and the left over white elephants will be around for years and years to get asked those four. ...
[0:01:53] ... an example better as the meeting a 175. Million dollars for their Olympic Stadium. Tokyo is spending two billion dollars on the Olympic Stadium so they're promising a low price tag now they're trying to get the public or with cystic. Well once they've been awarded ...
[0:03:53] ... billion dollars taxpayer money just converted to a soccer stadium there's a soccer team that put into Q million dollar and they're getting. 40500 billion dollars billion out of it all taxpayer expense. Obviously Chris this ...
[0:09:16] ... price put in today's environment there's going to be a budget cities bidding war and during the auction. In the iris you can extract as much as they can that doctors not cheap it's. That figure ...






The top stories of the day as recounted by Gary Tanguay.

[0:01:53] ... of this sort of the winter. They wanna see her in the bikini bottom. By the way. The plan was for her to pick them up right and drive with her in her car yeah to ...
[0:03:54] ... oh yeah and two were tremendous and this Tuesday and be willful Wall Street. Paying eighteen million dollars for sexually harassing their trashing on line news pretty Swedish underway here. Had a boon thing 25 is ...
[0:07:19] ... where's the actresses in Los Angeles. She bought it from the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles reporting that million dollars but that the nonsense nun and I don't know Padre not a we already made ...
[0:08:07] ... of the landscape and it was some landscaping absolutely. Aimed at finally. Michael Douglas Tuesday coddling dictators like Regina did not cause. Fifth oh this guys ample reason. Like god it's actually you know relations says ...






The guys debated the merits of the Olympics in Boston.
The guys opened the show by discussing the latest episode of True Detective.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Gary Tanguay.

[0:00:32] ... got a very relaxing the seventh fought. He was actually proud of Christian Fauria that it came out put on his big point. Does he think Christian is also suspended or does he not know you really get into he was known he would I don't know on the need to buy an out of ten I guess yeah. Curious he was fine he's not taking legal action no at this economy's not called there remain that I know of but he's just an assault weapon if and it it would repurchase having Jerry as an okay. You'll be honorable Bulldog edition we Jerry Kelly it's an 8630. And are not on the among vacation this week. Yeah oh yeah so many here will be hosting a ...
[0:07:36] ... which at the Olympics. Gay rights Supreme Court has five sports okay same sex marriage does it matter what the states say. Hello it's wonderful thing that's wonderful hello I love being in this. Love wins. I ...
[0:08:08] ... it. Three years ago. In last campaign was absolutely. Against gay marriage. Same sex marriage would of you wanna call Hillary Clinton same thing. These people the biggest plea that hypocrites and it kills me that you know Mitt Romney's flip is no one who has flip flopped. Like Barack Obama on this issue and they light up the White House like ...





The guys discussed Jim Bowden's column on trade possibilities for the Red Sox and Hanley.

[0:03:01] ... Sox and Celtics and the Bruins by the way we in the World Series in 2013 notwithstanding. Qualify those three teams as charter members and lose a real we are headed back to that that quote ...
[0:11:09] ... of the season but I mean church and which agrees go where Yankee Stadium because that suit just does he says so is the same page the owner and actually I think the owners fingerprints are ...
[0:16:30] ... the print money. Unfortunately. The people have DH's you know they have. Nelson Cruz and believe in them and then the pitching right now Owens Seattle and balls and but. That's what they need the team ...





The guys discussed a brutal weekend for the Boston Bruins.

[0:01:08] ... what we see on the ground here Sweeney's first NHL draft as Boston Bruins general manager at least on day one. Was lamb based it off the records. By his peers but Doug Hamilton debacle netted ...
[0:01:57] ... most people's accounts even the ones who are interested in bashing the Boston Bruins all of these young people they have gathered. Our two or three or maybe four years away from making any contribution. Who ...
[0:09:34] ... not suggesting that there would be any kind of market. For that Zdeno Chara. But wouldn't you rather give him away to whatever state you caught it. And get out from 77 and four spend that ...
[0:12:25] ... that was Yunnan. That sounds like Tyler Sagan that sounds like a Phil Kessel Mo yep but I think there was more merits of the Tyler Sagan rumors we expect either this network out there in ...






Kirk was told to stay home after his crossover with Fauria.
Zach Senyshyn was the Bruins' third first-round pick. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zach Senyshyn was the Bruins’ third first-round pick. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Bruins’€™ brass arrived in Florida with a team that was a few tweaks away from contending again. They leave it with a better chance at getting 2016 top prospect Auston Matthews than the Stanley Cup.

What’€™s done is done, however, and Bruins fans have no choice but to proceed hoping the front office knows what it’s doing.

(For reaction to Friday’s moves, click here, here and here.)

Here are 10 thoughts with the draft in the books:

– The fact that the Bruins used 10 of the 11 picks that they had after Friday’€™s trades means they either see this team’€™s return to glory as a long-term project or that their plans to turn those picks into something else failed. It might be more the latter than the former. The B’s insist they were aggressive in their efforts to get into the top 10 to take Noah Hanifin, Ivan Provorov or Zach Werenski.

– If there’€™s an “other shoe to drop” in order for the Bruins to ice a Cup-contending roster next season, you’€™d have to figure it will be extremely difficult to execute now. It’€™s abundantly clear that the Bruins need to make moves to save the immediate future, so trade partners will be wise to up their prices just like they did when Peter Chiarelli’€™s job was on the line.

– Speaking of Chiarelli, the moves that the B’€™s made might have been avoided if Neely fired Chiarelli during the season and sold off parts then. Carl Soderberg could have fetched the B’€™s a first-round pick at the trade deadline, which the Bruins hypothetically could have used to get into the top 10. At the very least, it would have allowed the Bruins to seek young players for someone like Hamilton rather than just taking picks.

Of course, the performance of Boston’€™s front office on Friday might leave some Bruins fans regretting ever wanting the B’€™s to can Chiarelli.

– The Bruins have expressed mild interest in Ducks winger Matt Beleskey, who will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday. Beleskey is 27 and had the first solid year of his career by hitting the 20-goal mark for the first time. He will be paid well given how weak this free agent class is. The guess here is he isn’€™t a fit with the B’€™s.

– With Sweeney now serving as general manager, Jay Pandolfo will run the Bruins’€™ development camp. Sweeney first organized the now annual prospects camp in July 2007. The B’€™s hired Pandolfo as a development coach last August.

– With Milan Lucic gone, Brad Marchand is the only impact player at left wing guaranteed to be in Boston going forward. He’€™ll be joined by Loui Eriksson if Boston keeps the veteran left-shot right wing and flips him to the other side, but Eriksson is an obvious choice to be dealt now. The 29-year-old will be a free agent after the coming season and the Bruins are not a contender as currently constituted. The Bruins are officially at the ‘€œtrade the good players’€ stage, and they should be willing to listen on anybody.

(Say this for the Bruins: At least they’€™ve got some prospects at wing now, and they need it. The NHL roster remains overflowing with right wings, but the Jake DeBrusk pick could give the Bruins the first left wing they’€™ve developed since 2006 draftees Lucic and Marchand. As for perceived first-round reach Zachary Senyshyn, assistant general manager Scott Bradley said the skilled right wing was ranked low by evaluators because he played on the fourth line of a loaded OHL team in Sault Ste. Marie.)

– With the Bruins now hard-pressed for NHL defensemen, they should actually keep Dennis Seidenberg and take him into the season. He will almost certainly be better than he was last year coming off knee surgery, so the veteran blueliner could re-establish his trade value and be a sellable piece at the trade deadline. Seidenberg turns 34 on July 18 and is entering the second year of a four-year deal worth $4 million annually. 

– On the subject of defense, you’€™ve got to wonder what this all means for Kevan Miller. The 27-year-old carries a light cap hit of $800,000, but he is now part of a large group of players fighting for a spot on the bottom of Boston’€™s roster. The right-shot Miller figured to be an obvious replacement for Adam McQuaid before the B’€™s re-upped the veteran bottom-pairing defenseman for four years in a head-scratching move.

– Perhaps the most interesting addition to the Bruins over the weekend is goaltender Martin Jones, whom the Bruins received in the Lucic trade. Jones is a 25-year-old goaltender who might feel his days as a backup should be over after two years of playing behind Jonathan Quick in Los Angeles. Former NHL goaltender Patrick Lalime says he’€™s legit.

The 6-foot-4, 187-pound goalie is unsigned and will become a restricted free agent on Wednesday. He joins a very deep group of goalies in Boston’€™s organization with Tuukka Rask, Malcolm Subban and Zane McIntyre.

If he’€™s willing, Jones would make a splendid backup with the Bruins, who lost faith in a budget option in Niklas Svedberg last season. Time will tell if he’€™s willing to do that.

– After the trades of Hamilton and Lucic (including $2.75 million retained on Lucic) and the signing of McQuaid, the Bruins leave the draft with $55,341,667 committed to 16 players (not counting Marc Savard) with Brett Connolly and Ryan Spooner unsigned and plenty of cheap young players (Joe Morrow among them) also figuring to make the NHL roster. The salary cap’€™s upper limit it $71.4 million.

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DJ Bean