Two officials of the Czech Republic Olympic team attended Monday's game at the TD Garden for the purpose of watching Bruins' forward David Krejci. The officials, who will be evaluating NHL players for the next few weeks, were impressed with Krejci as they decide upon the player's possible participation in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. "He's playing well, so we're impressed," one team official said. The Olympics are scheduled to begin Feb. 12. For more Bruins coverage, including analysis from the B's win Thursday night, click here.
FOXBORO -- After practicing with the team on Friday, running back Sammy Morris said he will know on Sunday whether he is strong enough to return for the first time since injuring his knee in the snow on Oct. 18 against the Titans. "I feel good," Morris said. "Sore, but I feel good." Asked if that means he could be back after missing the last three games, Morris said, "I don't know. We'll see Sunday. We're kind of playing it day-by-day." For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
Angels' owner Arte Moreno said in a Los Angeles Times' story that his team is interested in free agent outfielder Jason Bay because in part because of what Moreno describes as "great bat and great makeup". In the same story the owner insists that the Angels won't pursue the services of free agent outfielder Matt Holliday. "He is not going to be an Angel," Moreno said. "We are not looking at Holliday at all." For more Hot Stove news see the Full Count Blog.
FOXBORO -- Jarvis Green and Tully Banta-Cain returned to practice on Friday as the Patriots held their workout inside Gillette Stadium in preparation for the New York Jets this Sunday in Foxboro. Jarvis Green has missed the last two games with a knee scope while Banta-Cain injured his groin in Sunday's loss to the Colts. The only three missing from practice were Fred Taylor, Rob Ninkovich and Stephen Neal. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning. Schefter weighed in on the fourth-and-2 controversy and threw his support behind Patriots coach Bill Belichick's decision to go for it Sunday night against the Colts. Said Schefter: "Number 1, I think it was the right call. Number 2, I think they got a bad spot. Number 3, If you're going to tell me that Tom Brady needs two yards to win a game and keep the ball away from Peyton Manning, that's what I'm going to do."
Looking ahead to Sunday's rematch with the Jets, Schefter implied that the Patriots would make it a long day for the visitors. "I couldn't think of a worse set of circumstances — short of maybe this being the game after the Jets turned in the Patriots on Spygate — for the Jets to come into Foxboro to play. This is, to me, the perfect storm of factors."
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
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.
Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are in and talking about all the moves made by the Red Sox at the trade deadline, because the most fun thing about the day is talking about the moves of the day. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington held a press conference talking about the Red Sox moves, and Rob and Alex talk with Red Sox manager John Farrell about the moves made at the deadline.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
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
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
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.
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