Patriots Injury Report
DE Ty Warren (ankle)
DL Vince Wilfork (foot)
CB Leigh Bodden (knee)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/right finger/rib)
WR Julian Edelman (forearm)
DE Jarvis Green (knee)
T Nick Kaczur (shoulder)
RB Laurence Maroney (knee)
WR Randy Moss (not injury related)
CB Shawn Springs (knee)
TE Benjamin Watson (knee)
WR Wes Welker (not injury related)
Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and Flyers forward Dan Carcillo squared off and fought 12:01 into the opening period of the Winter Classic. Their brawl was the first in the three-year history of the Classic. Neither team scored in the first period. The Flyers sent six shots at Tim Thomas, while the B's fired nine at Michael Leighton.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs stopped by to chat with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning at Fenway Park, a couple of hours before the start of the Winter Classic, and gushed about the way the region and local fans have responded to the event. "The City of Boston has been absolutely phenomenal," Bettman said. "There's a real buzz here." Bettman credited the people behind the scenes as a key to the event's success. "People have really thrown themselves into this and really given their own time," he said. "I've never seen a happier group working on a holiday."
Jacobs said this year's Winter Classic is better than the first two (in Buffalo and Chicago), mainly due to Bruins fans. "We're doing it better than anybody else, and I think it's because of what hockey is in New England." Jacobs said.
Bettman noted that the area has...
Injured Bruins winger Milan Lucic stopped in with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning at Fenway and talked about trying to return from his high ankle sprain. "With this you can never tell," he said. "As soon as I'm pain-free, I'll be ready to go."
Lucic was asked if he thought he injured his knee on the play, but he said he only felt pain in the ankle. "[Later on] I went onto YouTube to check out what it looked like," Lucic said. "I was surprised it wasn't my knee by how bad it looked on TV."
Lucic said the Bruins are heading into a key point in the season. "After this game we have an important stretch to start off the second half of the year," he said. "Right now is the time when we really need to make that push and take that next step to becoming an elite team and where we want to be at the end of the year heading into the playoffs. Hopefully if I can get...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made an appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday morning prior to the Winter Classic to talk about his team's season. Talking about the possibility of the Bruins making a trade soon, Chiarelli said: "To make a major addition, there would have to be a subtraction at some point. We'll see how it goes," noting that it's been a slow season regarding player movement, perhaps due in part to the fact that so many teams still have legitimate playoff aspirations. "We've just got to keep our finger on the pulse of the trade market and see how it goes."
Chiarelli cautioned those who have been impressed with young goalie Tuukka Rask and want to see more of him. "You have to be careful with that," Chiarelli said. "It's a lot different dynamic being the No. 2 guy vs. being the No. 1 guy and knowing you've got to carry the mail every day. I think we've brought him along pretty...
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
Jackie Mac joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo, the Celtics, and the Jacoby Ellsbury deal with the Yankees.
Johnny Damon joins Mut and Merloni to clear the air about his free agent signing with the Yankees and discusses Ellsbury's signing.
We check in with ESPN's great play-by-play man Mike Tirico for a look around the NFL, and a preview of Pats/Browns.
We tackle four topics centered on the movers and shakers in MLB right now.
We start talking about Robbie Cano and the reported 10 year, 240 million dollar contract on the table from the Mariners, and a little debate about him vs Pedroia broke out.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
Mike Lupica of the Daily News joined the show to give the New York reaction to the Ellsbury signing. He said that the Yankees drastically overpaid.More from this show
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.More from this show
Johnny Damon joins Mut and Merloni to clear the air about his free agent signing with the Yankees and discusses Ellsbury's signing.More from this show
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees and the possibility of the Red Sox trading for Andre Ethier.More from this show