TSN and Hockey Night in Canada analyst and former Bruin P.J. Stock joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to preview Game 3 of the Bruins-Lightning Eastern Conference finals series.
Asked if he thought coach Claude Julien waited too long to insert 19 year-old Tyler Seguin into the lineup, Stock said he did not have a problem with the coach’s decision. “No, not at all, and you know what? He probably wouldn’t be in there without for [Patrice] Bergeron being injured,” Stock said. “I watched him play a lot during the year, and many times I thought he wasn’t ready.
“A lot of people are excited about his last two games, but 30 games ago were people saying the same thing? He was a frustrating player that was learning a lot of things. … I didn’t know if he was ready.”
Still, Stock was impressed with what he has seen from Seguin. “The last game in the second period he...
Speaking before an event in Louisiana, Shaquille O'Neal's mother Lucille said that her son may not be ready to retire yet.
“He went there to help them win a championship, and they didn’t do that this year,’’ his mother told the New Orleans Picayune. “It bothered him so much that he could not play. He felt like he let the Boston team down and the community down, so I could believe he’s going back to Boston. He’s not in a place to be traded or anything like that.’’
O'Neal has a player option on a contract for next season that would pay him the veterans minimum. There has been no definitive word on his plans, although most people within the Celtics organization expect him to retire.
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Tom Verducci from Sports Illustrated and the Major League Baseball Network joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about the season at the quarter-mark, the Yankees outlook and why pitchers have been ahead of the hitters. He was also asked about Carl Crawford, who has continued to struggle in his first season with the Red Sox.
"He may need an entire season to really get adjusted to Boston and playing in the environment," Verducci said. "Obviously the Red Sox hope it comes a lot quicker, but it is a cultural change. There's no doubt. Where you have to explain yourself after every 0-for-4 every night of the week, it's a difficult adjustment. There's nothing that can prepare you for New York, Boston and I'll put Philly in this category, where the level of accountability is like nothing else in baseball. Some guys, like Edgar Renteria, they aren't comfortable and they never do get comfortable. I think Carl's going to be OK. But it may take longer...
Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does not have a statue in front of the Staples Center, and he's not happy about it. "I don't understand [it]," he told the Sporting News. It's either an oversight or they're taking me for granted. I'm not going to try to read people's minds, but it doesn't make me happy. It's definitely a slight. I feel slighted."
The Lakers responded by saying Abdul-Jabbar is next in line to join the statues of former players Magic Johnson and Jerry West, but they wouldn't give a timetable. That didn't appease the NBA's all-time leading scorer. "Rumor has it that I will be getting a statue," he tweeted Wednesday. "A caveat for all my fans — don't hold your breath. Lakers don't care about me."
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With Victor Martinez in town with the Tigers, it was natural to note the disparity between the production the Red Sox had received from their All-Star catcher in 2010 and the tandem of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jason Varitek in 2011.
Perhaps, then, it was fitting for that Saltalamacchia gave the Sox the victory with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth. Facing reliever Daniel Schlereth, Saltalamacchia slammed a 90 mph fastball off the Wall in left-center for a two-bagger. With two outs, Carl Crawford (who had walked) scored easily from first to give the Sox a 1-0 victory over Detroit.
Sox starter Clay Buchholz continued his run of excellence, logging seven shutout innings in which he allowed four hits, one walk, hit two batters and matched a season-high by striking out seven. In his last four starts, he now has a 1.40 ERA, 22 strikeouts and five walks. However, the right-hander also logged a career-high 127 pitches. Coming off of contests in...
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
We close out the day with the best in sound
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With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.