Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday at TD Garden that even before being severely concussed on a headshot from Vancouver's Aaron Rome in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, first-line winger Nathan Horton was playing hurt for the Bruins. Horton, who had three game-winning goals in the postseason, two of which clinched series, had been playing with a separated shoulder, according to the GM.
"I know Nathan, before he was hurt with his concussion was actually hurt. He had a serious separated shoulder," Chiarelli said, adding that Horton was "hurt significantly."
Horton had eight goals and nine assists for 17 points in the postseason, his first experience in the playoffs.
Chiarelli added that he considered the B's lucky for their lack of injuries suffered by players.
"I think we’ll only have one, maybe two, surgeries and we’ll get that out there when I get all the...
In a road rage incident in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a man attacked the wife of Pirates catcher Chris Snyder while the player sat helplessly in the car, unable to get out after having back surgery a few days earlier. Subhash Arjanbhi Modhwadia, 44, followed the Snyders to a gas station after a near collision and attacked Carla Snyder after damaging the car, according to police. Modhwadia was subdued by a passerby and eventually taken to jail and held on $25,000 bail.
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Left-hander Andrew Miller, in a conversation with Pawtucket Red Sox broadcaster Dan Hoard, said that he is confident that based on how he is pitching in Triple-A that he can enjoy success in the majors. Miller -- who reportedly will start for the Sox next week, likely on Monday against the Padres -- has a 2.47 ERA for Pawtucket, including a four-start run in which he has struck out 26 and walked just three over 25 1/3 innings.
“I’m certainly confident that if I throw the way I have the last three weeks or so that I’d do pretty well and hold my own up there,” Miller told Hoard. “You never know till you go out there and compete, but certainly I like the way I’m throwing the ball and I like my chances.”
Miller talked with Hoard about the changes to his pregame routine that have contributed to his recent excellence, and about his relationship with the Red Sox that made the decision not to opt out of his minor...
The Red Sox finished their nine-game road trip in style, beating the Rays 4-2 Thursday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Sox only lost one game on the road swing and have won 10 of their last 11.
It was the Red Sox' most successful nine-game road swing since 1977.
The latest victory was due in large part to the Sox' ability to get to Tampa Bay All-Star starter David Price, forcing the lefty to throw 63 pitches in the first two innings while claiming an early 3-1 lead. Coming away with RBIs for the Sox were David Ortiz -- who drew a bases-loaded walk after Price hit Kevin Youkilis -- Darnell McDonald (single), Dustin Pedroia (double) and Adrian Gonzalez (solo home run).
For McDonald, who was subbing in for Jacoby Ellsbury, it was just his second RBI of the season. Pedroia, meanwhile, came away with at least one hit in all but one of the Sox' games on the road trip. The homer for Gonzalez, which came off Kyle Farnsworth and...
Both Jed Lowrie and Clay Buchholz were forced to leave the Red Sox' series finale against the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla., Thursday night.
Lowrie, who has been battling a sore left shoulder since colliding with Carl Crawford on May 27, exited the lineup after striking out with the bases loaded in the first inning against Tampa Bay starter David Price. With the punchout, Lowrie now is in the midst of an 0-for-15 stretch, while having notched just one hit in 17 at-bats on the nine-game road trip. He was replaced by Marco Scutaro.
Buchholz pitched well in his outing, allowing just one run on two hits while walking three and striking out five, but he had to leave after five innings due to lower back tightness. The righty had been battling back problems for the past few weeks, having been pushed back in his previous start, in which he threw 100 pitches, allowing just one run over seven innings. Buchholz threw 81 pitches Thursday night.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.