Patriots Injury Report
DE Ty Warren (ankle)
DL Vince Wilfork (foot)
CB Leigh Bodden (knee)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/right finger/rib)
WR Julian Edelman (forearm)
DE Jarvis Green (knee)
T Nick Kaczur (shoulder)
RB Laurence Maroney (knee)
WR Randy Moss (not injury related)
CB Shawn Springs (knee)
TE Benjamin Watson (knee)
WR Wes Welker (not injury related)
Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and Flyers forward Dan Carcillo squared off and fought 12:01 into the opening period of the Winter Classic. Their brawl was the first in the three-year history of the Classic. Neither team scored in the first period. The Flyers sent six shots at Tim Thomas, while the B's fired nine at Michael Leighton.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs stopped by to chat with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning at Fenway Park, a couple of hours before the start of the Winter Classic, and gushed about the way the region and local fans have responded to the event. "The City of Boston has been absolutely phenomenal," Bettman said. "There's a real buzz here." Bettman credited the people behind the scenes as a key to the event's success. "People have really thrown themselves into this and really given their own time," he said. "I've never seen a happier group working on a holiday."
Jacobs said this year's Winter Classic is better than the first two (in Buffalo and Chicago), mainly due to Bruins fans. "We're doing it better than anybody else, and I think it's because of what hockey is in New England." Jacobs said.
Bettman noted that the area has...
Injured Bruins winger Milan Lucic stopped in with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning at Fenway and talked about trying to return from his high ankle sprain. "With this you can never tell," he said. "As soon as I'm pain-free, I'll be ready to go."
Lucic was asked if he thought he injured his knee on the play, but he said he only felt pain in the ankle. "[Later on] I went onto YouTube to check out what it looked like," Lucic said. "I was surprised it wasn't my knee by how bad it looked on TV."
Lucic said the Bruins are heading into a key point in the season. "After this game we have an important stretch to start off the second half of the year," he said. "Right now is the time when we really need to make that push and take that next step to becoming an elite team and where we want to be at the end of the year heading into the playoffs. Hopefully if I can get...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made an appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday morning prior to the Winter Classic to talk about his team's season. Talking about the possibility of the Bruins making a trade soon, Chiarelli said: "To make a major addition, there would have to be a subtraction at some point. We'll see how it goes," noting that it's been a slow season regarding player movement, perhaps due in part to the fact that so many teams still have legitimate playoff aspirations. "We've just got to keep our finger on the pulse of the trade market and see how it goes."
Chiarelli cautioned those who have been impressed with young goalie Tuukka Rask and want to see more of him. "You have to be careful with that," Chiarelli said. "It's a lot different dynamic being the No. 2 guy vs. being the No. 1 guy and knowing you've got to carry the mail every day. I think we've brought him along pretty...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show