Bruins forward Brad Marchand joined the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday afternoon, one day after the B's fell to 2-4-0 with a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
The Bruins tried to get physical with Carolina, but it backfired in the final period with some key penalties.
"A big part of our game is emotion," Marchand said. "Last year, anytime we had a physical game like that where there was a lot of fights and guys were getting involved, we were playing pretty good hockey. And it started to work there for us after our team got in a couple of fights there. We scored a goal, we were playing really good hockey. And then we got a couple of penalties that were questionable or maybe we shouldn't have taken.
"It did kind of bite us in the butt, but we do have to play that style of game. We need our emotion. We need to get involved. If we continue to do that and play that way, we're going to win a lot more games than we lose."...
Johnny Damon weighed in on the Red Sox' collapse and ensuing controversy during an interview with Tampa radio station WDAE The Sports Animal.
Damon's Rays were the beneficiaries of the Sox' September collapse, as Tampa Bay rallied from a huge deficit to capture the wild card on the final day of the regular season.
"We were happy because of their demise," he said. "It got us into the playoffs and gave us a chance to possibly do something great. Unfortunately, that's how that market is. Like David Ortiz said, too, it's drama, every single day."
Asked about the controversy that led to the departure of manager Terry Francona, Damon suggested the players should have taken a bigger role in policing the locker room, specifically referring to the reports of pitchers drinking in the clubhouse during games. Jon Lester acknowledged some drinking took place -- referring to pitchers have a "rally beer" -- but downplayed the...
MLB Network and NESN analyst Peter Gammons joined the Mut & Merloni show on Wednesday to discuss the state of affairs with the Red Sox, including the drama surrounding the allegations about beer-drinking in the dugout as well as the role played by ownership in both the post-season chaos and the negotiations between the Sox and Cubs about general manager Theo Epstein.
Gammons suggested that regardless of the reality of the situation, the perception that team owners have been responsible for leaks about player and manager behavior could hurt the Sox in their efforts to pursue free agents.
"I think it will affect free agents to some degree. The leap of faith that all these stories were put out by ownership has hurt them," said Gammons. "And again, I think it’s more and more proven that it wasn’t ownership — at least John Henry or Larry Lucchino — but I think there’s a perception that this...
FOXBORO -- Quarterback Tom Brady, left tackle Matt Light, cornerback Ras-I Dowling and linebacker Dane Fletcher were the only four missing from the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday afternoon, which was held inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse because of the inclement weather, according to reports. As was the case with Tuesday (when he was not seen at the start of practice), it's not believed Brady's absence was not injury related, as he was seen laughing and joking in the locker room earlier in the day. Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who was not spotted yesterday, was present during media access today. According to reports, the team was in shells and shorts and sweats for the session, the final formal practice before the team takes a break for the bye week. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Claude Julien shook up the Bruins' lines in Wednesday's practice at TD Garden, seemingly to get a spark from his team after a 2-4-0 start to the season. Nathan Horton was among those to see a demotion, as he was on the second line. The new lines are as follows:
Milan Lucic – Chris Kelly – Tyler Seguin
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Nathan Horton
Benoit Pouliot – David Krejci – Rich Peverley – Jordan Caron
Shawn Thornton – Gregory Campbell – Daniel Paille
Krejci (core) said he did not push himself 100 percent in practice and said that though he’d love to play Thursday, he wants to make sure he’s fully recovered before he returns. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be a go against the Maple Leafs.
Adam McQuaid, who did not play Tuesday after being viewed as a game-time decision, was not on the ice for Wednesday’s practice. Claude Julien said...
A frustrated Bill Belichick sat down with Michael, Dale and Jerry after the Patriots first loss of the season. We break down why it happened with the coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with defensive leader Chandler Jones about the Patriots first loss of the season.
We check in with the best NFL analyst on Boston radio, Tedy Bruschi, after the Patriots fell to 10-1 last night in Denver.
An experimental game recap of the Celtics 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about the loss to Denver, how well Logan Ryan played, and his own inability to field punts.
Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
After losing their season to the Broncos on Sunday night, AND Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury, Bill Belichick was surly and combative towards the assembled media.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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