Bruins forward Brad Marchand checked in with Mut & Merloni Thursday afternoon for his weekly discussion, and was asked about the healthy scratch of Tyler Seguin in Winnipeg on Tuesday. Seguin was benched for what the Bruins called an "attendance issue."
"He's very young, he's only 19 and he's learning," said Marchand. "What happened was we went to Winnipeg and the time changed back an hour and he didn't know that, so he changed it back an hour as well. He changed it two hours back by accident. It was a misunderstanding and stuff like that happens, especially when everyone is so tired and stuff."
Marchand was asked if this part of an ongoing problem with Seguin. Claude Julien told the media Tuesday that Seguin has missed meetings "more than a few times."
"I can't recall him being late for anything late this year, I think he might have done it last year a time or two," Marchand...
Bruins forward Jordan Caron, who was rooming with Tyler Seguin when the team arrived early Tuesday in Winnipeg, said that he simply thought Seguin was sleeping a few minutes later Tuesday morning.
Seguin missed a team breakfast and team meeting and was scratched for Tuesday night's game, with coach Claude Julien saying the youngster had missed meetings "more than a few times."
"It was an accident. I got up real early and didn't want to wake him up," Caron said after Thursday's morning skate. "I went to breakfast, and then the meeting started. We tried calling him a few times. It's an accident. I don't think it's anybody's fault. It happens."
Caron said the players did not have time to physically go to Seguin's room and wake him up during breakfast, because the meeting was about to start. He specifically noted that Seguin was indeed in the room, and that "he wasn't out or anything." The...
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino was a guest of the Dennis and Callahan Show on Thursday morning. Lucchino was first asked about Bobby Valentine and the ongoing perception that the new manager was selected by Lucchino, with no input from general manager Ben Cherington.
"That's not true," said Lucchino. "I was an advocate for Bobby Valentine to be sure in the process, but these decisions, as we've been trying to tell you guys for I guess going into 11 years now, that there's a collective process of governance that takes place with the Red Sox on major policy and personnel issues, and that's what we just went through. ... We went through this process with active participation from a number of people. At the end of the process, the Monday after Thanksgiving, when we all adjourned and stayed away from any discussion or search or anything further on it, Ben made a recommendation to us, and we accepted it with alacrity."
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According to a report in the Boston Globe, the Celtics are close to a deal that would bring free-agent Marquis Daniels back to Boston.
Daniels bruised his spinal cord following a collision with Orlando's Gilbert Arenas on February 6 and missed the rest of the season. The Celtics dealt Daniels to the Kings on February 24 for a 2017 second-round pick and cash considerations.
The 30-year-old Daniels played just 51 games for the Celtics in 2009-10 (thumb injury) and 49 last season.
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According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the New Orleans Hornets are looking at Rajon Rondo as the "possible centerpiece" of a deal for Chris Paul.
The Celtics, according to the Wojnarowski report, have presented the Hornets with eight different trade scenarios that would land New Orleans with some combination of Rondo, Jeff Green, two first-round picks and players from a third team.
The Hornets were first interested in deals with the Clippers and Warriors, but neither team was willing to part with the players New Orleans wanted in return for Paul.
Sources told Wojnarowski that the Celtics had discussions with the Indiana Pacers about a trade that would send Paul to the Celtics, Rondo to Indiana and Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough...
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.
Giardi and Price continue discussing the outcome of the NFL Draft for the Patriots.
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!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
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.
Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.
After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.
Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.
We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.
We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.
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Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
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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