WILMINGTON -- On Friday, Bruins players as well as a few other local skaters (including Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney) took the ice at Ristuccia Arena for the last time in possibly quite some time. With the owners set to lock the players out Saturday at midnight (something Gregory Campbell called "inevitable"), the players will have to hold any informal sessions elsewhere as some stick around and some look for other work during the lockout.
Captain Zdeno Chara plans to stay in Boston for the time being, but he said Friday that as the two sides continue to negotiate, missing games helps nobody.
"Everybody [loses]," Chara said. "The players sacrifice, the owners sacrifice, the fans sacrifice. Everybody loses something. There's no question about that."
The players were back in Wilmington after spending the previous two days in New York for meetings with the players'...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots had everyone on their 53-man roster at practice for the second straight day on Friday as the team worked out in shorts and shells on the main Gillette Stadium field.
It was the second straight day back at practice for offensive lineman Dan Connolly, who was listed as limited on Thursday with a head injury. Connolly suffered the injury while serving as fullback on Stevan Ridley's one-yard TD run on Sunday in Tennessee.
Shane Vereen returned to practice this week and was again on the field as he attempts to return to action after a foot injury sidelined him during the preseason game on Aug. 24 at Tampa Bay. Vereen and Connolly were among the seven Patriots listed as limited at full pads practice on Thursday.
The Patriots open the home portion of their regular season schedule on Sunday against the Cardinals at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. For more, visit the Patriots team page at...
NFL Network analyst Mike Lombardi joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday morning to preview Sunday's Patriots-Cardinals game and discuss news from around the league.
Lombardi said the Patriots need to stay away from turnovers and sloppy play against an Arizona team that has some talent on defense.
"The one thing this Cardinal team will do is they'll play hard for 60 minutes. They play to the whistle," Lombardi said. "And this defense, now, don't underestimate this defense. They've got Pro Bowlers on every single level of this defense, from Darnell Dockett, Calais Campbell's an outstanding defensive lineman. They're different. They play a Pittsburgh style of defense, but they're built differently than Pittsburgh's built. They basically are built strong down the middle, so Campbell, Dockett is very good, [Daryl] Washington is an outstanding inside linebacker, and then these two safeties -- Kerry Rhodes isn't a dominant player, but...
In Friday's Morning Mashup, we have a hilarious video of a radio host ranting about Miami Univeristy's foobtall team, more replacement ref analysis, and an interesting article in the USA Today catching up with Manny Ramirez.
Ramirez, of course, had an ignominious departure from the game of baseball. PED use has undoubtedly stained the career of one of the greatest natural (weird word to use here, but you know what I mean) hitters in MLB history. Couple that with an arrest involving alleged domestic violence, and a new connotation was given to the phrase, "Manny being Manny." These days, Ramirez has turned to God to reconcile his life.
Just about every remark Ramirez made had a reference to God, the Bible or the evangelical faith he embraced late last year, after he was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from an incident with his wife, Juliana. The charge was dropped when she refused to cooperate with the investigation...
The Red Sox offense, a juggernaut for so much of the last 10 years, has been reduced to perhaps its most enfeebled state this century. On a night when Dustin Pedroia was away from the team after the birth of his second child, a stripped-down Sox lineup was overmatched by Yankees starter Phil Hughes in a 2-0 defeat.
The Sox now have scored one or fewer runs 24 times this year, tied for the most by the team since 2000. With 18 games remaining, it seems likely that the team will set a new standard for such displays of offensive shortcomings.
Felix Doubront, despite command woes (five walks), permitted just four hits (one double, three singles) in his 6 1/3 innings. He was charged with two runs, the first of which scored when he loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth but limited the damage to a sac fly. The second came after he left the game with two on and one out in the seventh, when Derek Jeter fisted an RBI single to center off of...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.
Hour 3. Kirk and Gerry react to their interview with Sale.
Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale joins the show.
Lou didn't want to talk about it on the air, but Mut pried it out of him: Lou is pissed at Trenni for the way she handled the much-anticipated John Farrell interview.
Lou left the show for a spell to record an interview with John Farrell. When he returned, he let Mut, Christian and the listeners know that it was not a loving affair.
Celtics fans have been waiting for fireworks from Danny Ainge since his comments in April of 2014. As the trade deadline nears, Mut and Christian wonder how pissed off Celtics fans will be if nothing happens on Causeway.
Dale Arnold, Michael Holley and Rich Keefe continue to discuss what the Celtics need to add in the off-season, but tucked in the middle is yet another Holley vs Keefe blowout regarding DeMarcus Cousins and his trade.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Bruins and their great run under new coach Bruce Cassidy, but that the good play doesn't mean they shouldn't add something to the team at the deadline.
Dale, Michael and Rich discuss the Jets/Revis tampering case as new details continue to become available.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Michael Holley for the first time on the podcast. Kirk and Michael have hosted shows together in the past but have never had a candid conversation about WEEI. Kirk and Michael talk about Holley's career in radio, his best selling books, and what his assessment of the current WEEI is. There are a lot of interesting behind the scene nuggets for anybody who has listened to WEEI over the years. This episode is brought to you by hellofresh.com. For Enough About Me listeners go to hellofresh.com and use the promo code kirk35 for $35 off your first week of deliveries.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
Ken Laird is in Boston, Chris Curtis in Ft. Myers and the guys find a way to produce a Tuesday post-show recap of K&C on location at Red Sox camp
The reigning American Cy Young Award winner (Rick Porcello) and Red Sox set-up man (Joe Kelly) share a meal, some drinks, stories and conversation with Rob Bradford at Twin Peaks Restaurant in Fort Myers.
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