For the sixth time this season, Tim Thomas was pulled from the game on Monday night after giving up three goals on 14 shots in Boston's 3-2 loss to Buffalo. Afterward, Thomas said he wasn't aware of the boos as he left the ice or the significance of the reaction from the fans. "I didn't hear it," Thomas said. "I was so mad. I don't know if they were booing me or booing the fact I was leaving the game." Bruins coach Claude Julien said he didn't feel the need to justify starting Thomas."I don't think I have to justify everything here," Julien said. "Hindsight is 20/20 so you live with the consequences." For more, including audio from Thomas and video from Thomas' Olympic teammate Ryan Miller, visit the Big Bad Blog.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Following his six-inning outing against the Rays Monday night at City of Palms Park, in which he surrendered three runs (2 earned), Josh Beckett refused to address any contract-related items. 'No, I don't have anything right now," he said when asked if the pitcher wanted to address anything regarding his contract talks with six days left until Opening Day. An ESPN.com report stated Sunday that the Red Sox were unwilling to go beyond four years when talking extension with Beckett, whose contract with the Red Sox runs out at the end of the 2010 season.
Pitching in his final spring training game before making the Opening Day start for the Red Sox, Sunday, Beckett threw 94 pitches, striking out eight and walking one while allowing six hits. The righty allowed two home runs, to Evan Longoria and Nevin Ashley,...
Tim Thomas allowed three goals on just 14 shots and the Bruins could score just twice in 42 against Team USA's Ryan Miller as the Sabres prevailed, 3-2, on Monday night at TD Garden. David Krejci scored his 17th of the season in the first to put the Bruins up, 1-0. But the Sabres ralled behind goals from Tyler Myers, Paul Gaustad and Tim Kennedy, with the Myers and Gaustad goals both deflecting off defenseman Dennis Wideman past Thomas, who was pulled for the sixth time this season. Tuukka Rask relieved Thomas and played the remainder of the game. Rask assisted on Dennis Seidenberg's goal with just over five minutes left in the third to cut the deficit to one. The Bruins remain in the eighth and final playoff spot in the East with 80 points, two points behind Philadelphia and Montreal. For complete coverage, visit the Big Bad Blog.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell explained the timeline of the problem with Junichi Tazawa's elbow that ultimately led him to be examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. Monday.
"He's been dealing with some discomfort, some tightness, in the second half of last year," Farrell explained. "He went through a normal offseason, didn't have any issues, came into spring training, went through every outlined throwing session that we had and there were varying degrees of tightness or discomfort at different points this spring. And then in games his velocity was not quite where it was in the past and his breaking stuff was not as sharp. And even in his last bullpen he felt there was a little bit of tightness. I wouldn't say it was further, or getting worse, but precautionary we wanted to send him to see Andrews and get that evaluation."
The Red Sox hadn't heard any reports...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa is in Birmingham, Ala. visiting with Dr. James Andrews regarding his right elbow. There were no further details released by the team at this time. Tazawa last pitched March 22 against Tampa Bay when he allowed four runs on four hits over one inning. The 23-year-old had appeared in five games this spring, giving up eight runs on 10 hits over seven innings.
Tazawa had impressed the Red Sox early on in camp after showing a remarkable amount of poise when called up to the big league club last August. The righty pitcher, who came to the Sox from a Japanese industrial league team, appeared in six games with the Red Sox in '09, making four starts and finishing with a 2-3 mark and a 7.46 ERA. His first major league outing came on Aug. 7 when was called upon to pitch the 14th inning against New York at Yankee Stadium.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Sean Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
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