The first order of player business for the 2011-12 season is complete as the Celtics announced via their Twitter feed that Ray Allen has exercised his option for next season. After the Celtics were eliminated by Miami, Allen said that he intended to stay with the team. Allen played in 80 games last season and returned to the All-Star game after averaging 16.5 points while shooting a career-high 44 percent from 3-point range.
With Allen on board the Celtics have six players under contract for next season: Rajon Rondo, Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O'Neal and Avery Bradley.
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Perhaps no player on the Bruins is more directly impacted by Nathan Horton's absence than Milan Lucic. The two first-line wingers formed a chemistry on the ice and were seemingly inseparable off it. Speaking at Walter Brown Arena Tuesday, Lucic spoke of what the team must now do without Horton in the Stanley Cup finals.
"It's unfortunate," Lucic said. "We have to deal with it, and we have to find a way to rally around it. I think everyone as a group of 12 up front, as forwards, everyone needs to step up and do a little bit more to get results."
Prior to the season, many in Boston dreamed of a line in which Marc Savard would center Lucic and Horton. Savard was never right after his concussion on a blindside hit from Matt Cooke last season, and his attempt at a comeback this season ended on a routine hit from former teammate Matt Hunwick. Now, the Bruins are without two thirds of the line people had hoped for...
The NHL has suspended Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome four games for his blindside hit to the head of Nathan Horton in the first period of Monday's Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Horton was motionless on the ice for several minutes following the hit, before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to Mass General Hospital. The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that Horton will not play in the remainder of the series due to a severe concussion, and this four-game suspension means that Rome will also miss the rest of the Cup finals.
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The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that first-line right wing Nathan Horton is out for the remainder of the Stanley Cup finals due to a severe concussion. Horton left Monday's 8-1 Bruins' Game 3 win in the first period on a stretcher after taking a blindside hit to the head from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome.
NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley talked to the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning following the Bruins 8-1 thrashing of the Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals and the former Boston forward said he enjoyed what he saw Monday night.
"Thoroughly," he said. "Absolutely loved just about everything about it except for the [Nathan Horton] hit and the result and maybe a little bit of stooping to the Canucks' level when they started getting into the taunting with the fingers. Other than those two issues, I really enjoyed the game."
The biggest reason why Brickley thought that the Bruins were able to take Game 3 was that that they were able to control their emotions and turn that energy into putting pucks in the back of the net, especially following the late losses earlier in the series as well as the early loss of Horton on a hit by Aaron Rome in Game 3.
"I liked the Bruins emotional level coming into the game because...
On Patriots Friday we check in with the hall of famer, the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin to preview Pats @ Dallas and look around the NFL.
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
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Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
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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.
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Florio on the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
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Jeb Bush had an interview recently where he was asked if he ever smoked weed with Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams, who were all classmates in high school. Also, Christian tries to prank call Dallas restaurants and fails miserably.
The Colts and Texans had another pathetic game on Thursday Night Football where Ryan Mallet took himself out of the game and Matt Hasselbeck filled in for an injured Andrew Luck. The guys give their reaction and can't believe anyone could pull themselves out of a game the way Mallet did.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Bruins opening night loss, and whether this will continue or we'll see the team improve when the defense gets healthy.
We close out the week with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed out on... plus the return of LaRoy on the microphone...
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
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