The Bruins pared four more players from their training camp roster Wednesday afternoon. Jamie Arniel, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Jeff Penner and Kevin Regan were assigned to Boston’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins. Thirty-six players remain on a roster that likely will sit at 21 or 22 to start the season Oct. 1.
The Bruins will play three games in three nights beginning Thursday when they visit the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. They will travel from Montreal to Ottawa to play the Senators on Friday before returning home to host the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
FOXBORO — Tom Brady acknowledged on Wednesday that he is still not at full speed when it comes to executing his passes. "I think that's something I'm always working on, focusing on and trying to improve on," Brady said. "There are some positive things that I took out of the last game, in terms of my mechanics and driving the ball. Still, I don't think it's where I'm 100 percent comfortable with where my mechanics are at, but that's why I'm still working at it." Brady has completed 62 of his 100 pass attempts this season, with two touchdown passes to Ben Watson in Week 1 but none in the 16-9 loss to the Jets on Sunday. For more, visit the the blog It Is What It Is.
Speaking on the Dale & Holley Show, Red Sox manager Terry Francona talked about planning for the playoffs and contemplating the postseason roster. "We try to look ahead, just to be prepared, without taking anything for granted, so I think some amount of appreciation is needed," Francona said. Regarding Nick Green, who is still in Boston after having his "dead" right leg examined, Francona said the infielder will join the team in New York Friday. "Greenie, we're not quite sure where we stand on him right now." As for Manny Delcarmen, who had struggled up until retiring his only batter Tuesday night, the manager said: "I need to find out what he can do, and if you run away from guys you don't find out." As for going after the American League East division title, Francona said: "If we win, it's going to take us wherever it takes us."
FOXBORO — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not offer any specific reaction on Wednesday to the $1 million lawsuit filed against him and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, this week. Two photographers sued Brady and Bundchen on Tuesday, saying they were shot at during a post-wedding party in Costa Rica. "I've got no reaction to that one," Brady said Wednesday. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleged that the photographers, who were not struck, suffered physical and mental harm from the attack during a celebration in early April at Bundchen's home. It also said Brady and Bundchen hired improperly trained security guards for the April party, two months after their wedding, even though they had to know their activities were a press magnet. For more, visit the blog, It Is What It Is.
Writing on his WEEI.com blog, 38 Pitches, Curt Schilling said regarding a possible run at the United States Senate, "It may never make sense for me to do it, but right now it certainly does not." Schilling also expressed his specific reservations regarding a possbile run, writing, "I don’t think I possess the experience I would want, or the time needed, to commit to doing this." For more see 38 PItches.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Mike Florio joined the program to discuss the Jets decision to release Tim Tebow, he said the situation is as disaster all around for the Jets and that the problems begins with owner Woody Johnson. Mike also said that he was disappointed with the Pats moving back in the first round.
One of the hardest working men in the biz, Mike Petraglia aka "Trags", sits down with Butch Stearns live in Foxborough to help break down all the latest Pats moves. He discusses his reaction to the trade in Round 1 and the guys those picks produced. Also, the boys talk about the decent trade the Pats made in acquiring LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay for Jeff Demps and a 7th rounder.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Stephen A. joined the program to discuss the trade rumors he has reported regarding a possible trade including Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Stephen A. also told the guys that he has heard that Danny and Doc may be tiring of working together.
Joe Castiglione talked with John Lackey after he picked up the W against the Twins. Lackey threw seven innings, and retired the 1st twelve batters of the game.
Dave O'Brien talked to John Farrell before the end of the Twins series. The Sox skipper said that Big Papi's success is no surprise given his work ethic.
John Farrell postgame press conference
Brickley joins the show and discusses what the Bruins should do with their young defensemen once the veterans return from injury, the play of Rask, and Torterella's coaching style.
Shawn joined the show to discuss the teams great performance in game two against the Rangers. Shawn said that he wouldn't mind playing for John Tortorella because he seems like a funny guy.
Dale and DJ roll on with their puck talk and chat some more about the goalie matchup in this series, as well as the lack of a quality power play for both of these teams. In fact, DJ says the Rangers are even worse on the PP than the B’s! The guys also get into the resurgence of Milan Lucic and his deceptive speed and grit. Dale and DJ talk about the similar styles of play for these teams and look forward to Game 2.
John, Gerry and Kirk give their things that they would never do, listeners joined on the WEEI yakoff app with their thoughts.
After hearing the horrible performance by Alexis Normand at the Memorial Cup in Canada, Minihane saved us all by delivering a heartfelt rendition of our national anthem.
LB joins the show in studio to discuss the Bruins taking a 2-0 series lead against the Rangers and what Claude should do when Seidenberg, Redden, and Ference are ready to play.
Mut and Merloni get into a Red Sox discussion after a successful weekend in Minnesota. They discuss Pedroia, Lackey, and the future of Ellsbury with the Red Sox.
What's better than a whole hour with NESN's Jack Edwards? Not much. We talk all hockey, all the time with Jack live from his study, with a "Loving Cup", whatever that is.
We talk hockey as the Bruins have had little problem taking a 2-0 series lead against the much talk about NY Rangers. Will this continue in games 3 and 4 at MSG? We discuss.
We tackle four topics we haven't yet touched upon today. Gronk!, Proms with celebs and athletes and much more.
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins have a 2-0 lead over the New york Rangers, the Red Sox are back on the winning sde of things, and the noteable birthdays of the day.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Daily Planet Wednesday May 8th
....uhhhh.....a bunch of bombs over there....
Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
Damn New Yorkers!
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
By and large, the focus of development in the minor leagues is on players. Still, there is a developmental path for coaches and managers in the farm system, as is evident from the fact that the previous two managers of the Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket -- Torey Lovullo (2010) and Arnie Beyeler (2011-12) are now both on the Red Sox' big league coaching staff. They share their insights about the differences between player and coaching expectations in Triple-A vs. the majors, while discussing professional development from the perspective of former minor league managers who aspire to similar positions in the big leagues.More from this show