During his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference talked about the incident Thursday night in which he pounced on Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban following Subban's elbow to David Krejci's head. Ference dropped his gloves and dragged a turtling Subban along the ice before both were sent to the penalty box.
Asked if Subban embarrassed himself, Ference said: "I wasn't that surprised. I think it's more embarrassing he was fighting his own teammates in practice [referrring to a Jan. 2 incident in which Subban clashed with Tomas Plekanec]. I don't know. It was a hit to Krejci's head. I'm the smallest defenseman on our team, so I think he pulled a pretty good card on that one. But I guess he still didn't want to fight."
Ference said most players would be expected to engage in that situation. "Well, yeah, that's what you'd normally expect," he said. "But like I...
Michael Lombardi of NFL Network checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Saturday's Patriots-Broncos playoff game.
Lombardi predicts a 35-17 victory for the Patriots, assuming their defense doesn't allow Tim Tebow to work his magic.
"The No. 1 thing I think for New England defensively, they can't let the ball get thrown over their head," Lombardi said. "I think when you watch the Pittsburgh game, Pittsburgh plays good enough defense except they give up too many big plays over their head, which cause problems and created Tebow to have success. I think you have to force them into as many third downs as you possibly can. Make them have to work the ball down the field. Get the ball into the red zone, because once it's in the red zone, if they can't run it in, he has a difficult time putting it into tight windows."
Added Lombardi: "For the Patriots [offense], up-tempo the game. Start out...
Jets legend Joe Namath is not impressed by his old team's hiring of former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator.
"I'm stumped," Namath said during a Thursday appearance on New York's 1050 ESPN Radio. "I am stumped. Ay yay yay."
Namath questioned Sparano's qualifications for the position.
"Other than calling some plays with the Dallas Cowboys I don’t know what his credentials are for an offensive coordinator,” Namath said. “This goes back … Sparano’s relationship with [Jets GM Mike] Tannenbaum goes back to the [Bill] Parcells days, too. This is the football fraternity, the coaching fraternity, the general mangers with their friends and all. That’s basically what I think about Tony getting that job. Credentials as an offensive coordinator? I don’t see it."
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One-time Celtic Rasheed Wallace is considering coning out of retirement to play this season, Yahoo! Sports reported. While the four-time All-Star may still generate interest, no teams have contacted him or his agent, per the report.
The 37-year-old Wallace retired after the 2010 season and was waived by the Celtics later that summer. In his one season in Boston, Wallace shot a career-low 41 percent from the floor and just 28 percent from 3-point range. He did bounce back in the playoffs with a handful of clutch performances, but he called it quits after Game 7 of the finals against the Lakers.
There have been on indications that the Celtics would consider brining him back, and they have 15 players under contract and couldn't add another without making a roster move.
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It wasn't the prettiest game, but the Bruins held off the Canadiens, 2-1, Thursday night at TD Garden.
Jordan Caron scored 1:23 into the game, taking advantage of a good bounce off a Johnny Boychuk dump-in and tapping the puck into the open net. Goaltender Carey Price had left his net to tend to the puck, but it bounced off the end boards and in front to Caron. Milan Lucic made it 2-0 early in the third period with a backhander in front of the net that may have been tipped in by Habs defenseman Josh Gorges.
Tim Thomas lost his shutout bid with 7:14 remaining in the contest when Shea Weber beat the Bruins' netminder with a wrist-shot. Former Bruin Tomas Kaberle picked up the primary assist on the goal.
Thursday's game concluded a four-game home stand for the Bruins. The team will begin a four-game road-trip Saturday night when they face the Hurricanes.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
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!
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
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.
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.
Kirk still can't fathom why Paul or Ken would want to produce the morning show. Some shade is thrown at another potential candidate.
Ted Cruz lost Indiana and gave up his bid for the GOP nomination. Donald Trump didn't exactly bring the heat in his victory speech.
Curt Schilling joined the show to defend himself about his selfish call to OMF yesterday.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.
We discuss the missed call to close out the Spurs-OKC game last night and it ultimately spins into a conversation about which league does the best job of refereeing their games.
We close out the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
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