Sports Illustrated NFL reporter Peter King made an appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Monday to talk about the upcoming draft and other league news.
The Patriots hold two first-round slots for Thursday — 17 and 28 — but fans shouldn't get too excited about the team's draft position, not with Bill Belichick's history of trading picks to acquire additional selections in following years' drafts. "I would be very, very surprised if the Patriots did not make a trade that involved [acquiring a] 2012 pick," King said, adding: "[Belichick] wants to get I believe at least two picks in next year's draft out of this year's deal."
The lockout's effect on the draft is "gigantic," King said, mainly because teams can't be sure of who they'll be able to acquire in free agency before making their selections. "It's a huge factor, because teams usually have free agency before the draft," he said. "But,...
For the third time in four seasons, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has been named as one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the top defenseman in the NHL. Chara, who won the award in 2009, led the league with a plus-33 rating and recorded 44 points, including 14 goals and 30 assists.
"It's obviously a big honor and I'm very humbled and very thankful, especially after you consider how many guys had such a great season - breakout seasons." Chara said following Monday's practice at TD Garden. "I'm just very thankful that people who did vote recognize the definition of the Norris Trophy award. And obviously, a big thank you goes to all the people who helped me get there, especially my teammates, all those in the organization, and obviously, my family and fans."
Joining Chara as finalists are Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom and Nashville's Shea Weber. The three were voted as finalists by the Professional Hockey...
Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the playoff series vs. the Canadiens. The Bruins take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 Tuesday night in Montreal.
Ference was fined $2,500 for giving the middle finger to the Canadiens crowd after scoring in Game 4. He still insists his glove got stuck and it was not intentional. "I'm standing by it," he said. "It would be a lot more interesting if I didn't. But I paid the fine for it. I'm glad it wasn't on purpose or else I could get suspended. … The glove got stuck. I paid my fine."
Discussing the fact that there is so much violence on the ice and he got fined for something that did not hurt anyone physically, Ference said: "We're a sport of contradictions. It kind of fits our little world that we live in. We have some crazy violence in our sport, but we're also pretty easy guys to get along with, to go out for a beer...
Derek Jeter's feud with Yankees teammate Alex Rodriguez was real, and it was worse than it appeared to the public, according to a Jeter biography due out next month. The New York Post has the highlights, including how A-Rod unsuccessfully begged for forgiveness at Jeter's house after making derogatory comments in a newspaper article.
When pressed by a friend to make A-Rod feel more welcome in the clubhouse, Jeter allegedly replied: "Don't you think I've tried? I try, and sometimes I've just got to walk away and come back and try again, but you know I've tried. And every time I try, he'll do something that pushes me away."
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
NEW YORK -- After the Celtics completed their sweep of the Knicks, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo were asked about the comments Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni made about Rondo before the game: "He’s a very good player. I’d like to see him play in Minnesota and see how he does."
"I'm not answering that," Pierce said. "Next question." Rondo offered, "Everyone has an opinion." Rondo capped off the sweep with 21 points, 12 assista and five rebounds.
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Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
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 sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
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.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
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.