As the Bruins look to sort out their cap mess for the coming season, it appears they may be less focused at the moment on extending their captain in Zdeno Chara, who is set to be a free agent at season's end.
Chara signed a five-year, $37.5 million deal as a free agent with the Bruins in 2006 and has been a key member of the team since, contributing as both the team’s top defenseman and its captain. Though there have been points at which Chara’s camp and the Bruins have touched lightly on the possibility of an extension, nothing has progressed past the preliminary stage.
Chara’s agent, Matt Keator, told WEEI.com that he and Chara are taking a “wait and see” approach, and that there’s “no rush now at all.”
Chara is the team’s highest-paid player and, at $7.5 million, has a cap hit that’s more than $4 million higher than any other defenseman...
Former Celtic Antoine Walker is a humbled man, changed by years of mistakes that he acknowledges led to his downfall, according to his uncle, former Red Sox infielder Chico Walker. WEEI.com's Jessica Camerato has the story of how Antoine is trying to work his way back to the NBA, which includes losing 18-25 pounds. Chico Walker claims that 4-6 teams have shown interest in the former All-Star forward, although Boston is not one of those clubs. The 12-year veteran had two stints in Boston before flaming out of the NBA in 2008 and suffering through financial and legal problems.
"He knows in order for him to get back in good graces, even with the fans, he has to walk that straight and narrow," Chico Walker said. "Fans in Boston have always been great to him, and that’s what he has to realize."
Lou Piniella made an emotional farewell to baseball Sunday, managing his final game with the Cubs as he leaves early to tend to his ailing mother. Around the web, the previaling opinion is that baseball will miss the fiery and controversial Piniella. For more on that story, plus other news, videos, trivia and more, check out Monday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning and talked about the team new tight ends, who provided the top highlights in Thursday's preseason victory over the Falcons.
Rookies Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski each caught a touchdown pass in Atlanta, but Brady warned people not to get too excited. Said Brady: "I caution everybody. These guys have never taken a regular-season snap. Everyone loves having them out there. Believe me, they wouldn't be out there with that first group if coach [Bill] Belichick and the offensive coaches didn't have confidence that they'd be able to do what they're asked to do. There's no doubt that both of those guys, even though they're very young, both in age and experience level, they do have a great feel for the game. ... That's the kind of player that works in our system."
Brady also raved about the play of free...
The Patriots will place rookie defensive lineman Kade Weston on the waived/injured list, which will open up a spot for offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka.
The decision on Weston, which was first reported by Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com and confirmed by WEEI.com via a league source on Sunday evening, means Weston will be waived and then placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers.
Weston is a seventh-round pick of the Patriots out of the University of Georgia who has struggled to stay on the field since he was drafted this past spring — the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder had a problem reporting to Foxboro because of a work visa issue (he was born in Trinidad & Tobago), and when he did arrive, he opened camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Weston had 78 career tackles and four sacks in his collegiate career with the Bulldogs, with his finest season coming as a senior when he started nine games and finished with 28...
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
We get a complete breakdown of the win from Bill Belichick as the Patriots secure yet another AFC East title. Bill talks about the historical significance, the key moments of the game, and even Tom Brady's nutritional regiment.
We check in with big 75, nose tackle of the New Engalnd Patriots Vince WIlfork breaks down the win over the Dolphins, another AFC East Championship, and next week's divisional showdown vs the Jets.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell, speaks with Craig and Larry during the "Christmas at Fenway" festivities. John spoke about the pitching rotation as it stands right now, and inability to sign John Lester. He also talked about some of the younger pitching prospects, as well as the Free Agents that have signed with the team in the last month, like Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Craig and Larry press Larry Lucchino about the inability to sign Jon Lester, the projected starting rotation, and the signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Kennedy, joined Craig and Larry to talk about Christmas at Fenway, and some of the Red Sox off-season acquisitions.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Pierre McGuire joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins.
Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about David Pastrnak's first game, the offensive struggles, and Milan Lucic playing with the Swedes.
The guys opened the show by discussing the latest absurd complaints by viewers to the FCC regarding Brady's F bombs.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys spoke with Damien Woody about Pats Jets.
As we do every Wednesday, we re-visit some predictions that Chris made in anticipation of last week's game against Miami, and make some new ones about Sunday's match up with the New York Jets.
Christian gets a call from a fellow Bacon Doughnut lover. Rob Gronkowski was on "Top Chef," and Padma Lakshmi goes full-cougar. Britt McHenry of ESPN gets into a twitter-fight with some hockey trolls.
The Bruins lost again last night, as they have in 6 of their last 7 games. The team needs to make a move but don't have very much cap space. NESN color commentator, Andy Brickley, spoke about a team that's struggling to get back to elite status.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
Dale and Michael discuss the struggling Bruins, and how they can right the ship and salvage what has been a sub-par first couple of months of the season.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss Tom Brady's chances to earn MVP in 2014.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Mikey and Mut are on location with some WEEI listeners and Crazy Ron Emma talking sports and pizza.
Mikey gets a surprise call from his old buddy, "Nifty" Middleton. They of course talk some Bruins
Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to today's Tom Brady interview by discussing what they would tell their younger selves. They look closer at Brady's diet and fitness regime and whether they could be as disciplined as the superstar quarterback.
Michael Holley finally, FINALLY makes his debut on the new We Love Anthony Davis podcast. We talk The Brow, The Celtics, and the rest of the NBA.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Joe Meloni discuss the biggest surprises of the first half of the season and which teams from the region are title contenders. UMass-Lowell coach Norm Bazin joins the show as well to talk about the River Hawks, who sit in first place in Hockey East at the break.
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Miami kept it close at half, but the Patriots turned it on in the 2nd half, scoring 24 points in the 3rd quarter alone to blow out the Dolphins and clinch the division. The opening drive featured Jamie Collins blocking a FG try that Kyle Arrington brought to the house. Jonas Gray saw the ball 19 times and appears to be back in the RB rotation.More from this show
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