The Bruins landed the second pick in this year's NHL Draft at Tuesday's draft lottery. Boston, which acquired the pick from Toronto in a trade that sent Phil Kessel to the Leafs, will pick behind Edmonton, which landed the top overall selection. (The Bruins had a 60.8 percent chance of retaining their top-two selection.) The draft will take place on June 25 in Los Angeles. For more Bruins news, check out the Big, Bad Blog.
The Bruins announced on Tuesday that they have recalled four players from Providence to serve as Black Aces, minor league players who will be eligible to train during the NHL playoffs in fill in roster spots if needed. Forwards Drew Larman, Maxim Sauve, and Mikko Lehtonen along with goaltender Dany Sabourin will join forward Zach Hamill to train in Providence as Boston opens up the Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday. All five will be available to participate in Bruins practices and be available for roster spots through the postseason.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Tuesday and talked about the Sox' slow start to the season. "We've just not quite gotten into the flow of everything yet," he said. "It seems like in a couple of games we're an inning short when we get to our bullpen and we have to go to guys before we want to, and things like that — normal, first-week things."
Francona talked about David Ortiz' struggles and his displays of anger toward the media. "I think he's frustrated," Francona said. "Yeah, I've seen that [anger] a few times, too. Until he really starts swinging like he can, he's probably going to have to deal with it, and I'm going to have to deal with it, and we're all going to deal with it. Because we went through this last year, and because of where we play, it's there. And there's no getting around it. It's tough sometimes. You'd like to always say you...
WILMINGTON -- Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, who has missed most of Boston's last 20 games with a groin injury, may be a strong possibility to play in Game 1 of the Bruins' first-round playoff series against the Sabres. Ference and coach Claude Julien said that he could be close and that it is a matter of getting clearance from the trainers. Ference will need offseason surgery a week to a month after the playoffs end, depending on the level of swelling in the area.
"I think so," Ference said of his availability. "I still have to get cleared and stuff, but we will see. ... It is not important that I am in there, it is important that healthy people are in there to help the team. If my injury is good enough, then obviously you do whatever you can to get into the lineup."
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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show