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06/13/2011 - 8:52am
Brickley on D&C: Luongo jealous of Thomas

NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Stanley Cup finals and Game 6.

Brickley said that despite Vancouver’s home-ice domination during the Stanley Cup finals, the Canucks certainly aren't going to sit back Monday night and wait to play Game 7 back home.

“They want to end this thing tonight, because anything can happen in Game 7,” Brickley said. “And you don’t know how you are going to come out of Game 6 in terms of your health.”

The Bruins, meanwhile, must counter with the determination to prevent the Canucks from celebrating on their ice.

“Not in our building, not in our house, not at the Garden,” Brickley said. “They do not win a Stanley Cup on here on our ice in front of our fans.”

Brickley said that Roberto Luongo’s trash-talking Tim Thomas was a case of “a guy that’s a...

06/13/2011 - 8:24am
Pederson on D&C: Lucic the key for B's

NESN Bruins analyst Barry Pederson joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to preview Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Pederson said he was surprised at the Bruins' inability to match the Canucks' intensity in Game 5 Friday night.

"Momentum has been funny this series," Pederson said. "The Bruins had momentum going out to Vancouver and I thought let Vancouver off the hook. They didn't make [Roberto] Luongo's life very difficult. They had four power plays, and all they needed was just even one to get some momentum. Vancouver, to me, was the far more desperate hockey club, outhitting and taking the play to the Bruins."

Asked about Luongo's comments regarding Tim Thomas, Pederson said Luongo may have been affected by all the pressure he faced going back to Vancouver and felt a little smug after posting a shutout following two routs in Boston.

"Tim Thomas has played spectacular this entire series,...

06/13/2011 - 7:11am
Brady reacts to news of Martinez illness

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is saddened over the recent news that his longtime mentor Tom Martinez, after fighting a kidney condition for the last several years, is in poor health and has been given a short time to live. Brady told Peter King of SI.com that when it comes to Martinez, “There is no one who knows more about throwing the football than Tom. And no one has meant more to me when it comes to throwing the football than Tom.

“We’ve been trying to get together this offseason for a session, and finally we met last Sunday at an indoor facility in San Carlos [near San Francisco]," Brady said. "We spent two hours there. He analyzed what I was doing, just like always. And when I got in the car with my dad afterward, I said to him, ‘It’s unbelievable how much he knows — how much he helps me.’...

06/13/2011 - 6:50am
Force on D&C: B's fans will 'intensify hatred'

The man who goes by the name of Force, half of the Green Men duo, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning as he prepared to head to the airport in Vancouver for his flight to Boston for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Force, who dresses up in a green spandex bodysuit to cheer on his team and taunt the opposition, said 90 percent of Bostonians treated the Green Men well during their previous visit (watch the video here), but the other 10 percent "made up for it" by antagonizing him and his partner, Sully. He expects a similar reaction Monday night.

Said Force: "I think win or lose, Bruins fans are going to intensify their hatred toward us. I fully expect it. … They definitely made it known we are not welcome for Games 3...

06/13/2011 - 6:23am
Mashup: Cavaliers owner tweaks LeBron

The city of Cleveland is smirking Monday, following LeBron James' latest failed effort to win an NBA title. About 15 minutes after the Mavericks knocked off the Heat in Game 6 Sunday night, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sent a congratulatory tweet to Mavs owner Mark Cuban and it included this line obviously intended as a shot at LeBron: There are NO SHORTCUTS. NONE.

In his postgame press conference, LeBron responded to his critics. "At the end of the day, all the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day, they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today," he said.

Meanwhile, Wizards forward Rashard Lewis took to the airwaves to deny a rumor that he had an affair with James' fiancee, Savannah Brinson. Lewis said he had no idea how the rumor started and insisted he has never met Brinson. "Those rumors are 100 percent false," Lewis told a Houston radio station...

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