Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will be kept out of Saturday's game against the Sharks at TD Garden, marking the fourth consecutive game the second-year defenseman has missed with a neck injury.
McQuaid returned to practice Friday and participated in Saturday's optional morning skate, but was not not he ice when the B's took warmups Saturday night. In his place on the third pairing with Andrew Ference will be Steven Kampfer, who is playing in his second game of the season since returning from a sprained left knee.
McQuaid suffered his injury last Wednesday against the Hurricanes when he crashed into the boards behind Tim Thomas' net. The Bruins have maintained that McQuaid's injury is to his neck, but that they are treating it as though it's a concussion to be safe.
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The Red Sox announced that general manager Theo Epstein has resigned his position as general manager of the Red Sox to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Cubs. The compensation that will go from the Cubs to the Sox has not yet been determined; the team announced that the two clubs "have reached agreement regarding [the] process by which appropriate compensation will be determined[.] [T]hat issue will be resolved in the near term."
Epstein will be introduced by the Cubs in Chicago on Tuesday (a scheduled off-day between Games 5 and, if necessary, 6 of the World Series). On the same day, the Red Sox will introduce Ben Cherington as their new general manager.
In the days after Epstein is introduced and the announcement of his five-year deal with the Cubs is made official, Chicago will subsequently make official the hiring of Padres GM Jed Hoyer to the same position with the Cubs; the hiring of Padres Assistant GM Jason...
New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, in an interview on The Big Show, said that Patriots coach Bill Belichick will remain in charge of the team for "the foreseeable future." While he declined to get into specifics of the coach's contract, Kraft made clear that the Patriots have no intention of moving away from a man whom he called the best coach in NFL history.
"We don’t really talk about the term of Bill’s contract, but I think it’s safe to say that Bill is going to be the coach of the Patriots for the foreseeable future. I think we’re very fortunate to have him," said Kraft. "I think he’s the greatest coach in the history of the game. In this modern era where you have free agency and you have all the hurdles associated of having sustained excellence on the field, it’s very difficult. He’s exceptional at managing the roster, the X’s and O’s, and all the...
Sports Illustrated's Peter King joined Mut & Merloni Friday for his weekly discussion about the Patriots and the NFL. King addressed Chad Ochocinco's struggles to fit in with the New England offense. Ochocinco has just nine receptions through the first six games of the season.
"Look, the Chad thing is troubling," King said. "It's really, really troubling because this is a place he begged to get to, and over the last three weeks he's had six inconsequential balls thrown to him and only one last week with no catches. He's not an integral part of this offense and that is putting it mildly. And you have wonder how much longer before somebody else becomes more a part of the offense and takes some of his snaps."
Before the trade deadline this past Monday, there was speculation that the Patriots would try to go after former Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to replace Ochocinco as a viable third wide receiver. Lloyd ended up...
Pitching coach Curt Young, who left the A's after the 2010 season to join the Red Sox on a two-year contract that included a team option for a third season, left the Sox to return to Oakland as pitching coach after just one year.
Under Young, the Sox had a 4.20 ERA that ranked ninth in the American League in 2011. The team's pitchers sputtered in September, with the rotation producing a 7.08 ERA. Young's laid-back style of coaching, in contrast to the more intimidating style of predecessor John Farrell, raised questions about whether members of the Sox pitching staff had taken advantage of his approach in a season when they came under scrutiny for their lackadaisical approach to conditioning and, more infamously, drank beer in the clubhouse during games.
In an appearance on the Mut & Merloni Show on Thursday, starter Clay Buchholz acknowledged the difference in approaches, referring to Young in the past tense.
"It was a different...
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.
Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
With Rob Bradford back from a pre-Spring Training trip to Ft. Myers, the guys discuss Rob's chat with Clay Buchholz and his calling 2016 a "make or break year"
Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline
Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.
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.
Ryan Spooner sat down with DJ to discuss his over-achieving and the direction of the Bruins as the trade deadline approaches.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the Super Bowl commercials.
Cam Newton did not handle the loss well.
The story of Peyton Manning getting HGH shipped to his house took another turn when the Washington Post revealed on Thursday that Peyton Manning and his people hired private investigators to go to the home of Charlie Sly's parents.
Tom Brady's father, Tom Sr, spoke with CSNNE's Tom E. Curran regarding some of the comments made by Roger Goodell over the past few weeks.
Christian is resisting the return the of the Whiner Line and is suggesting some new segments. The inaugural "Christian's Comedy Minute" did not perform as well as he hoped, but we got some good phone calls out of it.
We check in one last time this season with the great 88, hall of famer Michael Irvin from the NFL Network.
We talk with the man causing all the trouble in San Fran, Tom E Curran from Comcast, the man who tried to put Goodell's feet to the fire during his state of the NFL press conference.
We discuss the Roger Goodell state of the NFL presser, and play the bits of pertinent and non-pertinent audio and break it down.
Roger Goodell made sure to defend the shield and his intense pursuit of Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding deflate gate, and here we are over a year later and he is still speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the matter.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and our textress Cassie are on the air as Ian Rappoport reports the Patriots parted ways with their offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division
After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.