Just because the regular season is over doesn't mean the WEEI.com NFL Power Rankings have to end. Joe Zarbano brings us his rankings of the final 12 teams heading into the playoffs. To nobody's surprise, the Patriots come in at No. 1. Which team enters the postseason at the bottom of the list? Hint: It is coached by Pete Carroll. To see the complete list, click here.
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Calling it a big step, Delonte West had the hard cast protecting his healing right wrist removed on Monday, the first step of what he hopes could be a return on or shortly after the All-Star break.
"It's feels stiff but it's not painful," West said. "I got great news from doctors. They said maybe three weeks [then] rehabilitation. I've already started out conditioning, ball-handling. I'm left-handed anyway. Today is Day 1. I got a lot accomplished.
"I can't wait to get back out there. It's killing me sitting back here and rooting from the sidelines but we all have a position to play and right now mine is getting healthy and getting ready to contribute."
West suffered the broken wrist when he landed awkwardly following a lay-up against New Jersey on Nov. 24. The initial timetable called for West to return in time for the playoffs but West said he's hopeful for a return...
Rajon Rondo had the go-ahead basket with 1:35 left in the fourth quarter and then hit a clutch jumper with 44.9 seconds remaining as the Celtics held on for a 96-93 win over the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night at TD Garden. The Celtics trailed for most of the game before finally taking the lead on a put-back by Shaquille O'Neal with just over two minutes left.
The Timberwolves (9-26) took complete advantage of the absence of Kevin Garnett by dominating the boards, 45-30. Not surprisingly, Kevin Love - the leading rebounder in the NBA - led the way with 24.
The Celtics (26-7) entered the game 27th in the NBA in overall rebounding and last in offensive boards. That trend continued throughout Monday night's contest. Michael Beasley led Minnesota with 19 points as the Timberwolves used a 10-2 run midway through the third to take a 10-point lead. The Celtics finished the third with a 13-6 run to close the...
Nathan Horton had two points and Tuukka Rask turned in a gutsy performance as the Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs, 2-1, at Air Canada Centre on Monday night.
Horton, who had not scored a goal in nine games entering the night, beat Leafs goaltender James Reimer from the high slot at 7:56 of the second period and set up a Savard one-timer later in the period. Mikhail Grabovski got the Leafs on the board in the first period, but his breakaway goal was the extent of the Leafs' scoring.
The goals from Horton and Marc Savard were the first two the Lucic -Savard-Horton had scored since Claude Julien put the line together following the team's 3-0 loss to the Ducks on Dec. 20.
Rask made 36 saves in improving to 3-7-1 on the season. He got sharper throughout the night, stopping an onslaught of from the Leafs early in the third that consisted two quick shots from Phil Kessel and a follow-up...
Patriots defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick has been placed on the reserve/suspended list by the team, according to multiple media outlets. Deaderick, a seventh-round draft pick out of Alabama, was active for 10 games this season, including four starts, and had 17 tackles and two sacks. The news was first reported by Mike Reiss of ESPN. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.
Mike Reiss calls the guys to talk about the offseason news for the Pats. He talks about the Pats/Jets tampoering fiasco, free agency, where he sees Ridley and Connolly ending up, if the Patriots would be interested in Reggie Wayne and more.
In the first hour of the show, Greg and Chris discuss the news coming out of the owners' meetings this week and rule changes. Belichick's blow-up over the league not wanting to spend on endzone cameras was well documented and the guys react. They also talk about the Jets ridiculous tampering charges, free agents still lingering out there, where Stevan Ridley will land and the RB position in New England. Dickerson and Price briefly discuss the adventures of Tom Brady before being joined by WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk all things Pats in the offseason.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Joe and Alex talked with the Sox AGM about the state of the team as Opening Day approaches.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Peter Chiarelli joined the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the Bruins playoff push heading into the final handful of games of the regular season. Chiarelli talked about avoiding some of the overly negative feedback he gets while realizing that the team does have real issues. He discusses what went down at the trade deadline and if he was happy with the outcome, Lucic having a down year and underperforming, the salary cap and if he considers it as big of an issue as it's been made out to be and what the future holds for the team.
It's a big hour #2 for the Sunday Skate dudes - they talk about the B's defenseman and what the future looks like at that position, with both moves the team can make and younger guys in the AHL. They also get into the Bruins philosophy on bringing guys up and sending them back down and how players deal with that. Finally, the boys are joined by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to discuss EVERYTHING.
The Sunday Skate crew gets the show going discussing the Bruins big, impressive victory over the NY Rangers yesterday. What can you take from that game? According to LB - Lyndon Byers - who called the guys from the road, not a lot. LB drops a dime on what was going on with the Rangers yesterday. DJ and Joe discuss Claude's lines and groupings and the importance of Ryan Spooner. They also get into Lucic, his contributions this year and if he can turn things around.
The latest feud between Shank and Papi was discussed.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the disgusting protests at the scene of Officer Moynihan's shooting.
John Farrell has named Clay Buchholz the starter for Tuesday's opener. Koji and Christian Vasquez are already ruled out. Vasquez on the 60 day DL.
Wrestlemania was a trial run for Super Bowl 50. More Christian dog stuff. Superintendent in Chief William Gross of the BPD deals with some idiotic protesters after the fatal shooting in Roxbury on Friday night.
Shawn Thornton is now a member of the Panthers, who come to town tomorrow night. Thornton spoke about Claude Julien's control of the Bruins locker room, and his own team playing his former team on Tuesday night.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Pats hosting linebacker Rolando McClain for a visit... and with McClain's very sketchy past why are they even bothering?
After a solid weekend the Bruins seemed to have righted the ship and appear headed to the playoffs... will it hold up til then? And what's their honest chances of advancing if they do make the playoffs? We discuss.
In honor of Coach Cal, we check out four sports 'villains' we hate but respect.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Kirk's massage and crap all over Sausage.
Ben and Adam finish the odyssey that is the history of Wrestlemania. Wrestlemanias 21-30 are discussed and analyzed.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
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