Former Boston College star and current Canucks backup goaltender Cory Schneider joined the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning to talk about the upcoming Stanley Cup finals.
Schneider said that although the Canucks didn’t learn all that much about the Bruins from their 3-1 loss in February, what he’s noticed most from watching the playoffs is Boston’s depth.
“They have three deep lines, and offensively even their fourth line is effective in what they do,” Schneider said. “On any given night for them a different guy can step up and be the difference.”
Schneider also said the Canucks would need to keep track of Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron in particular. He called Lucic a “big guy who can disrupt a lot of plays and go to the net and create problems.” He compared Bergeron with Vancouver’s Ryan Kessler: a multi-talented player who contributes on offense, defense, faceoffs and...
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned Monday, unable to survive after the widening scandal involving current and former players along with his admission that he lied to cover up NCAA violations.
"After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach," Tressel said in a statement released by the university. "The appreciation that [wife] Ellen and I have have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable."
Luke Fickell, the OSU assistant who already had been named interim coach for the first five games of the season, will coach for the enture 2011 campaign.
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A ticket scalper in Texas filed suit against the Rangers because the team refused to sell him 100 tickets to a Rangers-Yankees game. Michael Melendrez said the team regularly sold him blocks of 100 tickets for $10 apiece, and he resold the tickets for much as $75 each. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for fraud and deceptive trade practices.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Justin Verlander held the Red Sox to just four hits over 7 2/3 innings, throwing a career-high 132 pitches, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Sox Sunday night at Comerica Park. It snapped the Sox' five-game win streak, ending Terry Francona's team's seven-game road trip with a 5-2 mark.
Verlander out-dueled Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, who settled down after allowing two first-inning runs. Beckett finished his six-inning outing walking a season-high five batters while throwing 107 pitches. He did, however, retain the best ERA in the American League, finishing the game with a mark of 1.80.
The Tigers managed their first two runs on back-to-back hits from Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera in the first. They added another in the eighth when Don Kelly drove in Cabrera with a one-out single against Sox reliever Scott Atchison.
The Sox best chance came after they drove Verlander from the game with two outs in the eighth inning when...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Pitching in his first rehab assignment since going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right biceps, Bobby Jenks allowed one run over one inning in getting the start for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox Sunday night at McCoy Stadium.
Jenks, who threw 20 pitches (11 strikes), struck out Indianapolis' Gorkys Hernandez swinging to start his outing, and then induced a flyout to center by Brian Friday in a one-pitch at-bat.
The reliever proceeded to walk Alex Presley on five pitches (throwing four straight balls), before giving up an RBI single to Andy Marte on a fastball. The base hit drove in Presley, who had stolen second on the third pitch delivered to Marte.
Jenks finished off his inning by getting John Bowker to ground out to second on a 2-2 slider.
Jenks threw 10 fastballs (seven strikes), four curveballs (three strikes), four changeups (all balls) and two sliders (one strike). His fastball sat between 93-95...
Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
We talk all things Patriots and the NFL with Tedy Bruschi.
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.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
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.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
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.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.
Melrose joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season for the Boston Bruins and local prodigy, Jack Eichel.
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Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies drove 95 miles to fight Knicks head coach Derek Fisher over Barnes' ex-wife. Also, Skip Bayless is reportedly not very happy with how things are going over at First Take.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins Ordway, Merloni and Fauria to talk about the start of the NHL season and to give a little insight on the new additions to this Bruins team.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about last night's Cubs/Pirates Wild Card game and how they wish Joe Kelly could have a similar career path as Jake Arrieta. Also, Lou rants about how much he hates the one game playoff.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss four questions the Bruins will need answered in the 2015-16 season.
We discuss the mouth of Greg Hardy, who apparently thinks his domestic violence suspension was something worth joking about, and doubled down with comments about 'guns blazing' and Tom Brady's wife.
We discuss our four at four topic a bit further... in 2015 who deserves the title of America's Team?
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.
Mikey and Lenny are talking about the Patriots-Cowboys match up, and how big of a margin of victory will there be?
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and TheMackReport.com preview all things Hockey East and take a look at Harvard as well. Nate Leaman, head coach of the defending national champion Providence College Friars, joins the show as well.
The New Age Insiders discuss attending WWE Monday Night RAW in Boston this past Monday, and dive into the recent overwhelming success of The New Day on WWE television. Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders, @LiamNAI, and @BillNevilleNAI!
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