Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, who is in the third year of a four-year, $20 million contract, said Wednesday that he is unsure of when he will retire. That is a departure from what he said last September, when he guessed that he would retire at the end of the deal.
“You know, I’m going to take it year by year,” Thomas told WEEI.com Wednesday. “Just take it year by year. Obviously I’m able to play at a very high level right now. It’s just going to be a matter of what I feel like is the best decision for me and my family when that decision time comes.”
Thomas would not say whether "year by year" means he might consider retirement this offseason.
“I mean, I haven’t thought that far ahead,” Thomas said. “We’re still in the middle of the season. I think most of these things, you have more time to truly think of them in the offseason.”
The Celtics didn't make any final decisions on their roster after their final preseason game on Wednesday and coach Doc Rivers suggested they may keep at least one spot open to add a veteran free agent. With 13 players under contract, the Celtics can add two more players to reach the maximum of fifteen.
"There’s guys still out there unsigned and we may want to sign one of them," Rivers said. "We’re looking around. There’s so many things that can happen and we want to make sure if it happens that we’re able to do it quick. We may keep 15 for a couple more days but after that we’ll probably go to 14 [players]."
One player who has clearly separated himself from the other training camp invitees is center Greg Stiemsma who scored seven points to go with five rebounds in 18 minutes of action. Stiemsma was the only one of the nonguaranteed players who saw action with the starters in Wednesday's game...
According to a major league source, the Red Sox are moving toward hiring Bob McClure as their next pitching coach. As of Wednesday night, no deal had been finalized for the 59-year-old, who had most recently been the pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals from 2006-11.
Two other candidates interviewing for the position, besides McClure, were former Astros pitching coach Brad Arnsberg, and Neil Allen, the Rays' Triple-A pitching coach. The Red Sox allowed their pitching coach for '11, Curt Young, to return to the Athletics to serve in the same position.
McClure had originally been hired by the Red Sox as a roving minor league pitching instructor and scout in November, with the expectation that he would lend a hand both in player development and with front office evaluations of pitchers. The veteran of 19 major league seasons also served as the pitching coach in the Colorado Rockies minor league system from 1999-05 prior to being hired by then-KC...
Rajon Rondo had 17 points and six assists in 22 minutes while Brandon Bass added 12 points off in the bench in 18 minutes as the Celtics completed their home-and-home preseason sweep of the Raptors, 81-73, Wednesday night at TD Garden. Kevin Garnett scored eight points in 18 minutes while Ray Allen had eight points and six rebounds in his 21 minutes of final tuneup work for Sunday's season opener.
The Celtics were dominant in the first half, jumping out to a 47-31 halftime lead. The Celtics showed glimpses of their patented defense, holding the Raptors to 28 percent shooting from the field, as Toronto made just 12-of-43 shots. The Celtics, on the other hand, were 19-for-36 for 53 percent.
The Celtics were without Paul Pierce, who missed both preseason games with a nagging heel injury. His status for Sunday's season opener in New York is not known. Taking his place in Wednesday's starting lineup was Sasha Pavlovic. Rondo, Ray Allen...
Matt Humphrey scored 18 points and Boston College won its third straight game Wednesday night, an 83-73 victory over Sacred Heart before 2,263 at Conte Forum.
Dennis Clifford hit 6-of-7 shots and finished with 16 points for the Eagles (5-7). Fellow freshmen Ryan Anderson (13 points) and Lonnie Jackson (12) also scored in double figures.
BC shot a solid 54 percent from the field, including 48 percent from 3-point range (11-for-23).
Shane Gibson scored a game-high 25 points for Sacred Heart (6-8).
The Eagles trailed only once, at 2-0. They were up by six at the half, 41-35. The lead peaked at 13, after Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 11:54 remaining to make it 61-48. However, Sacred Heart then went on a 12-0 run to close within a point with 8:07 left after a Louis Montes layup.
The lead was still one, 63-62, with 7:08 left after another Montes layup. BC then scored seven straight, including 3-pointers from Jackson and Humphrey, and...
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.
Mayor Marty Walsh is promoting equal rights for transgenders at City Hall. A woman was struck and killed by a Duck Boat. Bernie Sanders wants free tuition for all public colleges.
A 19 year old football player, in Mesa, Arizona, is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, for showing his genitalia in his team photo with the football team.
Piggy-backing on the news of Pablo Sandoval's surgery, the guys take a look at some of the all-time worst contracts in MLB history.
Hanley Ramirez hasn't been hitting and Red Sox fans are just fine with it.
Pablo Sandoval is scheduled for shoulder surgery. What does this mean for his season and his future with the Red Sox?
The guys start the show discussing David Price's not great start to the year.
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 Sox and Sandoval
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
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SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
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