The Bruins swung a minor deal with the Capitals Saturday night that sent former eighth overall pick Zach Hamill to Washington in exchange for left wing Chris Bourque.
Bourque is the son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque. The longtime Bruin holds the NHL record for goals, assists and points by a defenseman in addition to holding the Bruins' record for career games played, assists and points.
Chris Bourque was drafted 33rd overall by the Capitals in the 2004 draft but has played in only 33 career NHL games. He spent the 2004-05 season at Boston University but left after his freshman year. In his NHL career between Washington and Pittsburgh, Bourque has one goal and three assists for four points.
Like Bourque, Hamill is a high draft pick who has yet to fully reach his potential. The forward failed to make the NHL squad out of training camp since coming to the organization. In 20 career NHL games, Hamill has four assists...
The Celtics are considered by most "experts" to be heavy underdogs against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals that begin Monday night in South Florida. The Celtics won three of the four in the regular season but are trying to avenge last year's loss in five games in the Eastern semifinals. The Heat elminated the Knicks and Pacers to advance while the Celtics had to survive the Hawks and Sixers to get to the Eastern finals for the third time in five years.
"it's what it is," Kevin Garnett said after the Celtics beat the Sixers, 85-75, in Game 7 Saturday night. "They're playing well right now. They beat a very tough Indiana team. I think LeBron [James] and D-Wade [Dwyane Wade] are playing on high levels right now. We have a lot of confidence in ourselves right now. It should be an interesting series.
"This is a good time right now. This is the cream of the cream. This is what it's all about, conference...
No one was more grateful for the effort of Rajon Rondo late in the fourth quarter Saturday night than Paul Pierce. The Celtics captain fouled out with 4:16 remaining and the Celtics leading by just three, 71-68.
Rondo took over the game and scored 11 of Boston's next 12 points to lead the Celtics to an 85-75 win over the Sixers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
"I said, 'Great work, we needed it.' We needed every drop that he gave us tonight," Pierce said afterward. "It was great work."
Pierce fouled out after scoring 15 points in nearly 37 minutes. Rondo took responsibility for Pierce's disqualification on fouls.
"I felt I was part of the reason he fouled out," Rondo said. "I had two bad turnovers. I felt somewhat responsible for it. My night wasn't going well all night. I just figured stay with it, stay positive and something will happen."
Rajon Rondo had 11 of his 18 points in a crucial fourth quarter stretch while Kevin Garnett scored 18 points and hauled down 13 rebounds in 37 minutes as the Celtics held off the Sixers, 85-75, in a grinding and tense Game 7 Saturday night at TD Garden. Paul Pierce fouled out on a charge with 4:16 left in the fourth and finished with 15 for the Celtics, who open the Eastern Conference finals Monday night in Miami against the Heat.
The Celtics raced out to a 10-2 lead in the opening three minutes as the Garden crowd was in a frenzy. The Sixers opened the game missing nine of their first 10 shots. But the Sixers took advantage of early foul trouble on the Celtics and used the foul line to get back into the game. They made all seven free throws as they fought back to tie the game, 20-20, after one. The two teams were a combined 13-of-14 from line.
As has been the case often in this series, the two teams put on an ugly display of offense in...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia launched a two-run homer into the Red Sox bullpen with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Red Sox a 3-2 win over the Rays Saturday night at Fenway Park.
The homer scored Daniel Nava, who had led off the ninth with a walk against Rays closer Fernando Rodney. Nava was moved over to second courtesy a bunt from pinch-hitter Nick Punto, paving the way for Saltalamacchia's homer. It was the catcher's first career walk-off homer, and first walk-off win for the Red Sox.
With the win the Red Sox improved to 23-23.
Avoiding the loss was Sox starter Josh Beckett, who lowered his ERA to 4.15 by allowing two runs over seven innings, striking out five and not walking a batter. The Rays managed both of their runs off Beckett in the sixth inning, with Ben Zobrist tying the game with a sacrifice fly, scoring B.J. Upton, and then Luke Scott singling in Matt Joyce with the go-ahead score.
Joyce was allowed to find himself in...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
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.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Kirk shared his feelings about the afternoon show.
Curtis finally shared his feelings on Dino.
Hour 4. The promos for Tanguay’s show are definitely more interesting than the promos for Holley’s show. Michelle DuBois tipped off illegal immigrants.
HOUR 4 - The guys talked about Tuukka's rebound game last night against the Predators, Glenn had a squirrel moment when ESPN started talking about Joe Mixon, Tom Brady was compared to Kobe Bryant, and Holley says the Celtics can win the title.
HOUR 3 - Did Butler's camp screw up Butler's situation? Glenn exposes one of Fauria's verbal crutches. The guys try to come up with some new podcast names and ideas.
HOUR 2 - Fauria struggles to read the "Trending Now." Dave Dombrowski is getting defensive about the fact that all his free agent pitching acquisitions are getting injured. Hanley forgets which shoulder he hurt 2 years ago. Lou loses it when John Farrell makes up some new baseball lingo.
The NFL commissioner is claiming that he will attend the opener at Gilette Stadium next fall... does this put Deflategate to bed finally? Or will Roger find a way to duck out of his verbal commitment?
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Patriots off-season and it becomes a conversation about longevity for Brady and Belichick, and which will be around longer for this team.
Dale, Michael and Rich discuss our guest Michael Irvin being implicated in a sexual assault case - important to note that details are scarce at this time and no charges have been filed to this point.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have the Tuesday & Wednesday recap from the K&C show, including Kirk's epic rant at Dale & Holley with Keefe.
Rich Keefe is joined by Dale Arnold and Ben Kichen to preview WrestleMania 33. Is it a good card? What will be the best match? Plus Ryan Davey is in for "This Week in #DORK" with a look a couple new trailers and the always great "Black Panther Reads #DORK iTunes Reviews."
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.More from this show
Hour 4. Trenni, Kirk, and Gerry discuss the upcoming Red Sox season. Michael Irvin is being investigated for sexual assault, again. Renee Graham, from the Globe, thinks Michael Che is right about Boston being racist.More from this show
Hour 2. Trenni, Gerry, and Kirk discuss Joe Mixon’s draft chances. A horrible hazing story from Texas is the topic in headlines. Keefe responded to Kirk (kind of).More from this show
Hour 3. Trenni battles Gerry on immigration. Joe Mixon’s future is discussed. Curtis will get a second chance at music trivia on Friday.More from this show
Hour 1. Roger Goodell is going to New England, Belichick wore the same clothes, and O’Reilly commented on Maxine Waters’ hair. Renee Graham, from the Boston Globe, thinks Boston is racist.More from this show