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10/19/2010 - 11:44am
Tim Thomas to start third straight game
By: DJ Bean

Tim Thomas was reportedly the first off the ice at the Bruins' morning skate at the Verizon Center in the nation's capital, meaning he is the likely starter between the pipes for the Bruins as they play the first of two games with the Capitals this week. Thomas is 10-4-2 in his career against the Capitals and upon hearing the stats on Monday joked that they should give him some confidence against the likes of Alexander Ovechkin.

 

With Thomas in goal Tuesday, he will have been the starter in three straight games after Tuukka Rask got the not in the season-opener in Prague. In two starts this season, both of which the Bruins won, Thomas has allowed just one goal -- a second period tally to Dainius Zubrus on Saturday night -- on 61 shots.

 

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10/19/2010 - 11:21am
NFL exec: Meriweather hit flagrant, egregious

NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson, in an appearance on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike Show, said that the hit by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather on Baltimore tight end Todd Heap on Sunday was "flagrant" and "egregious," and that the NFL would consider suspensions for such hits going forward.

 

"That in our view is something that was fragrant, that was egregious," said Anderson. "Effective immediately, that’s going to be looked at at a very aggressive level, which would include suspension without pay. ... What I would tell you is that if there are flagrant and egregious violations of our current rules, we will be enforcing, effective immediately, discipline at a higher level."

 

Anderson said that the NFL will not be instituting any new rules about helmet-to-helmet hits or other shots taken at "defenseless players." Instead, he...

10/19/2010 - 9:51am
Florio on D&C: Trade deadline too early

Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan Show Tuesday morning, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and NBC Sports suggested that the NFL's trade deadline (which is at 4 p.m. EST Tuesday) is too early, resulting in limited activity. "You can't have a fire-sale six weeks in," Florio said. 

 

Florio predicted that neither Logan Mankins of the Patriots or the Chargers' Vincent Jackson will be moved prior to the deadline, and that he believes the most likely player to get traded is Washington's Albert Haynesworth. "I have a feeling, and it's just a feeling, something is going on," Florio said. He mentions the Houston Texans as a possible fit, citing the relationship between the two teams' head coaches, Mike Shanahan and Gary Kubiak, along with the Redskins' potential interest in running back Steve Slaton.

 

Florio also touched on the NFL's recent mandate regarding dangerous plays, saying that by including...

10/19/2010 - 9:24am
Dennis & Callahan to be simulcast on NESN

NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, and WEEI Sports Radio, New England’s top rated sports radio station, announced Tuesday that they have entered into a programming partnership to simulcast The Dennis and Callahan Show on weekday mornings live from 6 am to 9 am. Beginning November 16, 2010, The Dennis and Callahan Show will be available on NESN in New England and across the country on NESN National. NESN will install four remotely controlled HD cameras in WEEI’s studio in Brighton, MA and fiber the feeds back to the NESN HD Television Center in Watertown, MA where NESN will direct the four feeds and add graphics. In addition to the live simulcast every weekday morning, NESN will also replay The Dennis and Callahan Show in primetime on NESN National. A one-hour “Best of Dennis & Callahan” is also planned for late night. The partnership also includes regular appearances by WEEI personalities on NESN’s Red Sox...

10/19/2010 - 7:58am
Mashup: Ryan says Jets are NFL's best

Jets coach Rex Ryan is feeling good after New York squeaked out a controversial win on Sunday in Denver, its fifth straight victory. On Monday, Ryan said: "It's hard to say we're not the best team in the league." With the Jets heading into a bye week, Ryan gave the team the week off. Read more about what Ryan had to say, plus check out other stories, videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


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