Marc Savard has yet to appear in either of the first two preseason Bruins games, but B's coach Claude Julien declared the No. 1 center as "100 percent" after battling through a left knee issue in the first few days of training camp. Julien wouldn't say when Savard will appear in a preseason game -- the B's play Saturday afternoon at home against the Rangers and Sunday night against the Canadiens in Quebec City -- but confirmed that it's now a coaching decision rather than a choice left up to the trainers.
Savard said that part of his goal heading into this season was to shed a few pounds and be a bit lighter and quicker on his skates, and he underwent a long-distance running and sprinting program that saw him run 4-6 miles five or six days a week. The center has looked sleeker on the frozen sheet, but perhaps that caused a little of the left knee tweak at the beginning of camp. Either way, both Savard and Julien say that the 32-year-old...
The Nashville Predators have made a formal offer to the Bruins for 21-year-old sniper Phil Kessel, according to a report in the Tennessean, and that offer included draft picks and young prospects. Preds GM Dave Poile confirmed the report with the newspaper, and also handicapped his team's chances against offers from the Toronto Maple Leafs for the talented forward. According to a CBC report, the Leafs are offering a pair of first rounders and a second round pick -- and possibly a player -- to Boston for the unsigned restricted free agent.
"I certainly believe in being aggressive and persistent and going after what I want. But I've made it clear what we can do,'' Poile said to the paper. "It's fairly apparent what other teams are doing. If (Chiarelli) gets two firsts and a second, he's getting really...
The Patriots have beaten the Jets the last eight times the two teams have played at the Meadowlands, and New York free safety Kerry Rhodes has had enough of it. Rhodes told the New York Daily News that he wants to “embarrass” New England when the two teams meet this Sunday in New Jersey. “Not just go out there and try to win, try to embarrass them,” Rhodes said. “Try to make them feel bad when they leave here. We don’t want to just beat them. We want to send a message to them, ‘We’re not backing down from you and we expect to win this game, and it’s not going to be luck, it’s not going to be a mistake.’” Other Jets players have said the same thing this week -- defensive tackle Kris Jenkins said New York is treating this game “like it’s the Super Bowl.” For more Patriots’ news, check out our blog “It Is What...
During media availability in the Patriots locker room this morning, linebacker Jerod Mayo was spotted on crutches with his right leg in a brace. The linebacker was injured in the first half of Monday’s win over the Bills. For more Patriots updates, check out our football blog, “It Is What It Is.”
Former Patriot Junior Seau was a guest on the Dennis & Callahan Show on Thursday morning. The linebacker, who made a four-game return to the Patriots last season, said, "I am not even listening to anything in September. … If there is any way I can help a team toward the end of the season, I will look at that." The future Hall of Famer went on to say, "It's basically if they need me. … They could use me more toward the end than the beginning. … I want to enjoy my life with my kids. … Right now, I am in a good place." Visit the Dennis & Callahan Audio On Demand section to listen to the entire interview when it becomes available.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
The guys opened the show by discussing Nick Cafardo's column on Stephen Drew. Everyone disagreed with the premise that it is time to panic and sign Drew.
Our friend and Jimmy Fund Patient Sam Thomas discussing his desire to meet Ellen. #EllenMeetSam
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
The three man booth breaks down all the rumors, possibilities, trade scenarios, signings and more, and takes your calls about it all.
We tackle four topics that surround the great BIG MAN athletes of sports. BIG as in chubby.
Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins the program to discuss Rajon Rondo's rocky relationship with Danny Ainge, the future of the struggling Celtics, and the possibility of Vince Wilfork being cut by the PatriotsMore from this show
We talk Bruins and the NHL with the great Jack Edwards of NESN right after the NHL trade deadline passed.More from this show