Sports Illustrated NFL reporter Peter King made an appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Monday to talk about the upcoming draft and other league news.
The Patriots hold two first-round slots for Thursday — 17 and 28 — but fans shouldn't get too excited about the team's draft position, not with Bill Belichick's history of trading picks to acquire additional selections in following years' drafts. "I would be very, very surprised if the Patriots did not make a trade that involved [acquiring a] 2012 pick," King said, adding: "[Belichick] wants to get I believe at least two picks in next year's draft out of this year's deal."
The lockout's effect on the draft is "gigantic," King said, mainly because teams can't be sure of who they'll be able to acquire in free agency before making their selections. "It's a huge factor, because teams usually have free agency before the draft," he said. "But,...
For the third time in four seasons, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has been named as one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the top defenseman in the NHL. Chara, who won the award in 2009, led the league with a plus-33 rating and recorded 44 points, including 14 goals and 30 assists.
"It's obviously a big honor and I'm very humbled and very thankful, especially after you consider how many guys had such a great season - breakout seasons." Chara said following Monday's practice at TD Garden. "I'm just very thankful that people who did vote recognize the definition of the Norris Trophy award. And obviously, a big thank you goes to all the people who helped me get there, especially my teammates, all those in the organization, and obviously, my family and fans."
Joining Chara as finalists are Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom and Nashville's Shea Weber. The three were voted as finalists by the Professional Hockey...
Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the playoff series vs. the Canadiens. The Bruins take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 Tuesday night in Montreal.
Ference was fined $2,500 for giving the middle finger to the Canadiens crowd after scoring in Game 4. He still insists his glove got stuck and it was not intentional. "I'm standing by it," he said. "It would be a lot more interesting if I didn't. But I paid the fine for it. I'm glad it wasn't on purpose or else I could get suspended. … The glove got stuck. I paid my fine."
Discussing the fact that there is so much violence on the ice and he got fined for something that did not hurt anyone physically, Ference said: "We're a sport of contradictions. It kind of fits our little world that we live in. We have some crazy violence in our sport, but we're also pretty easy guys to get along with, to go out for a beer...
Derek Jeter's feud with Yankees teammate Alex Rodriguez was real, and it was worse than it appeared to the public, according to a Jeter biography due out next month. The New York Post has the highlights, including how A-Rod unsuccessfully begged for forgiveness at Jeter's house after making derogatory comments in a newspaper article.
When pressed by a friend to make A-Rod feel more welcome in the clubhouse, Jeter allegedly replied: "Don't you think I've tried? I try, and sometimes I've just got to walk away and come back and try again, but you know I've tried. And every time I try, he'll do something that pushes me away."
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
NEW YORK -- After the Celtics completed their sweep of the Knicks, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo were asked about the comments Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni made about Rondo before the game: "He’s a very good player. I’d like to see him play in Minnesota and see how he does."
"I'm not answering that," Pierce said. "Next question." Rondo offered, "Everyone has an opinion." Rondo capped off the sweep with 21 points, 12 assista and five rebounds.
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Mike Florio gave us his thoughts on Brady's appeal.
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The guys discussed the future of the Red Sox leadership.
Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Bantamweight championship at UFC 190.
Chris Price reports from Foxboro about some of the battles at Training Camp.
Mike Napoli remains a member of the Red Sox, as the team did very little at the July 31st deadline.
Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.
Its Tom Brady's 38th birthday and we look back at some of his biggest milestones.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
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