Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has been named one of two captains for the NHL All-Star Game, along with Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson. This marks the second year of the captain format in the game, as Chara and Alfredsson will select their teams in the player fantasy draft on Jan. 26.
Chara will be joined in Ottawa by his Bruins teammates Tim Thomas and Tyler Seguin as well as head coach Claude Julien. Team Chara faces off against Team Alfredsson in the league's 59th All-Star Game on Jan. 29.
This is the sixth All-Star appearance for Chara, the fourth for Thomas and the first for Seguin.
The league also announced that Team Chara will wear dark blue jerseys and pants while Team Alfredsson will wear white jerseys and red pants.
For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick reiterated his glowing admiration of Ravens safety Ed Reed on Wednesday, four days before the Patriots battle Reed and the Ravens in the AFC championship game Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Belichick was asked about the savvy play of Reed and perennial Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis, and what makes it so difficult to prepare for them.
"I don't know how much more savvy they could be," Belichick said. "Two of the greatest players ever to play the game, on the same team, on the same defense for so many year. I don't even know where to start."
Belichick referred to the play that Reed made on the final snap of the game against the Texans on Sunday in Baltimore, when T.J. Yates threw a Hail Mary pass in the end zone. Reed came over from his responsiblities on Andre Johnson and knocked down the pass on the final play to preserve Baltimore's 20-13 win. Reed badly injured his left ankle and foot making the...
Ravens center Matt Birk, a former Harvard standout, joined the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday to talk about Sunday's AFC championship game.
Birk, in his third season in Baltimore after 11 years with the Vikings, said he doesn't put much stock into the fact that the Ravens beat the Patriots in their last playoff meeting, in Foxboro two years ago.
"We don't take a whole lot from that game specifically," he said. "I've been up to New England two other times since I've been with the Ravens and the Patriots have beaten us. No matter who we're playing, we feel like we can go on the road. We've won big games on the road, and we can do it. It always come down to execution. Execution, and then your playmakers making plays. And this Sunday's going to be no different."
Joe Flacco is often criticized for being a weak link on the Ravens, but Birk said he's not concerned about his quarterback's psychological state.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Red Sox and Cubs have asked the commissioner's office of Major League Baseball to resolve the matter of the compensation that the Sox will receive as a result of Theo Epstein's departure to become Cubs president of baseball operations in late October.
The Red Sox have insisted throughout the process that they are entitled to "significant" compensation, while the Cubs have suggested that while the Sox will receive something in exchange for the departure of a general manager under contract, precedent suggests that it will not be a major prospect. Last week, Epstein hinted that the two sides might require the involvement of a third party -- presumably, the commissioner's office -- to resolve the matter.
"I think you have to put it in context. In the...
During the Patriots' 45-10 victory over the Broncos on Saturday night, Tim Tebow tore cartilage on his first rib, bruised his lung and had fluid buildup in the plural space of his chest, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter credits an NFL source as saying Tebow's injuries occurred when the quarterback was hit in the pocket after throwing a pass early in the third quarter.
Tebow had an MRI on his chest Monday and has been undergoing rehab this week. He is expected to begin his offseason training program on schedule.
Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.
Danny Vitale, the SuperBack - a fullback/TE hybrid type - joins GIardi and Price on NFL Sunday to discuss the process of entering the NFL Draft, the combine and interviewing with various NFL teams including your New England Patriots.
With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.
After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.
Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.
We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.
We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
The Revolution continue to sputter but all of a sudden Ben & Russ have switched their opinions on how they look. They also address the upcoming Copa America Centenario.
Schill joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk after his controversial Facebook post sparked outrage on social media.More from this show
Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.More from this show
As predicted, ESPN canned Curt Schilling regarding the North Carolina transgender laws. Glenn and Lou react.More from this show
Tomase calls in to defend his take on Curt Schilling being dismissed from ESPN.More from this show