The Bruins announced Thursday morning that they have signed center David Krejci to a three-year extension. According to TSN, Krejci, who would have been a restricted free agent at season's end, will get $5.25 million a year with his new deal. The 25-year-old is in the final year of a deal that pays him $3.75 million a year.
The news comes the morning after Krejci led the way in Boston's 6-3 win over Toronto Wednesday. The first-line center had three points (1 G, 2 A) in the victory.
The Bruins drafted Krejci in the second round of the 2004 draft. In his NHL career, he has 62 goals and 165 assists for 227 points. He led the postseason in scoring during last spring's Stanley Cup run.
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According to a report from Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Orioles are among the teams showing an interest in free-agent Jason Varitek.
The 39-year-old Varitek hit .221 in 68 games in 2011 with the Red Sox, his 15th season with the club. Heyman suggests that it would be "hard to imagine" Varitek leaving the Red Sox.
“I would love to be back," Varitek told the WAAF's Hill-Man Morning Show in October. "I have bled this uniform my entire career proudly. I’ve literally bled this uniform. It’s hard to think to go anywhere else. But like I have the last two winters, especially last winter, I know that it might not be in their plans. And then if I’m going to play, I have to be prepared to go somewhere else.”
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Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month on Thursday, the fifth time in his career the Patriots quarterback has captured the honor.
Brady completed 93-of-149 pass attempts for 1,266 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in November, leading the Patriots to a 3-1 record. His passer rating for the month was 106.3. For the season, Brady ranks second in the NFL with 28 TDs, 3,627 passing yards and a passer rating of 105.1.
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The Syracuse Post-Standard and ESPN have come under fire for failing to publish stories about the Bernie Fine accusations when they were first contacted by former ball boy Bobby Davis in 2003. In Wednesday's Post-Standard, executive editor Michael J. Connor explains why the paper passed the first time, even after Davis taped a phone call with Laurie Fine in which she makes some statements that appear to corroborate Davis' story.
Connor explains that the tape -- which he implies was made with the encouragement of the paper -- was "sleazy and sickening" but still too vague and ambiguous to use as verification of the accusations. And when the paper confronted Laurie Fine after hearing the tape, she said it had been doctored and then stopped talking to the reporter.
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Tim Frazier scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half as Penn State defeated Boston College, 62-54, Wednesday night for BC's first-ever loss in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. BC had won its first five Big Ten/ACC Challenge games and was the last ACC team to lose in the event.
Jermaine Marshall also scored 22 points for the Nittany Lions (6-2). Matt Humphrey scored 15 points to lead the Eagles (2-5), who shot just 36 percent from the field and scored only three points in the game's final five minutes.
BC led by three at the half, 29-26, and by six points with 13:29 remaining after two Humphrey free throws. Penn State took the lead for good on a Frazier 3-pointer with 6:59 left that made the score 51-48. It was 53-51 with 5:07 left after two Game Moton free throws, but BC then went 4:49 without a point. The drought ended when John Cahill hit a trey with 18 seconds left to draw BC within six, but the Eagles would not score again....
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Danny and Price chat about Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense this season leading into the Super Bowl. Both think he was deserving of the MVP award, but they differ a little on Cam's 2015-16 season compared to the history of other QB's in the league.
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Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks
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DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Arpon Basu calls the boys to talk some Canadiens hockey and why they have been on the downward spiral for quite some time now. He talks about the malaise around the team in the locker room and the fan-base, his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs and the state of the Bruins vs where Montreal finds themselves. Arpon goes as far as to say that today may be a "make it or break it" game for them against Carolina.
Kirk responded to complaints from OMF regarding our promotion of the podcast.
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Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joined the show today (as he does every Thursday at 1:15) to discuss the embarrassing 9-2 loss to the LA Kings, and then, what they can do from here.
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Hockey talk dominates the day as we break down the drubbing the Bruins took from the Kings, and get your reactions.
We take a quick look at the Celtics options and possibilities to make a deadline move.
We discuss a new list on ESPN ranking the NBA's greatest all-time players.
The Red Sox celebrated Truck Day today, so Mut starts off the show talking about things to look for in Spring Training.
Mikey, Mut and Arcand are talking about the Red Sox as it was Red Sox truck day and we are inside of a week for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training.
The Revolution's new DP, Xavier Kouassi, has already injured himself and is set to undergo knee surgery. With his season in doubt, Ben, Russ & Alex discuss if the MLS needs to tweak the DP rule. The guys also give thoughts on the ticket price stand that Liverpool fans took to Fenway Sports Group.
The New Age Insiders discussed the recent retirement of WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan, and what the plans could look like for Wrestlemania 32 without Bryan, Cena, Rollins and Orton in the picture. Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders, @BillNevilleNAI, and @LiamNAI
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