The Bruins signed backup goaltender Tuukka Rask to a two-year contract extension, according to a Boston Globe report by Kevin Paul Dupont. The new deal begins after this season. Rask, 22, has a 2-1-1 record and 2.41 goals-against average this fall as Tim Thomas' backup. Check the Big Bad Blog for more information as it becomes available.
Canadiens coach Jacques Martin confirmed after Thursday morning's skate that it will be Carey Price in net for the Habs. Tim Thomas will get his third straight start in net for the Bruins after playing solidly against both the Rangers and Red Wings during the recently concluded road trip. Price is 2-6 with a 3.63 goals-against average and an .883 save percentage, and the 22-year-old hasn’t won a game in more than a month, dating back to an Oct. 3 victory over the Sabres.
For more from the morning skate, including reaction from the team about David Krejci's swine flu, check in with the Big Bad Blog.
The NBA has announced that there will be no penalties for an incident that occurred between Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and his New Orleans Hornets counterpart, Chris Paul, following the Celtics' Sunday night win at the TD Garden. Paul pursued Rondo toward the C's locker room after the game before being blocked by assistant coaches.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers addressed the situation when speaking on the Dennis & Callahan Show Thursday morning: "It’s a competition, and it’s great to play in great competition, but once the game is over then the competition is over and you let it go. I thought during the game it was more Paul. That’s part of competition. But once the game is over, you let it go. You shake the guy's hand and say, 'We’ll get you again.' "...
FOXBORO -- The same six Patriots players were missing from practice again Thursday as Jonathan Wilhite, Sammy Morris, Matt Light, Julian Edelman, Jarvis Green and Fred Taylor were all out. The Pats practiced in shorts and shells on the upper practice field on the south side of Gillette Stadium. For more visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Thursday that he is more than aware of the importance of keeping his team healthy and taking precautions against the outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus that has hit close to home in the New England region. The Boston Bruins announced Thursday that David Krejci has been diagnosed with the swine flu and will be quarantined until he is cleared to return.
"There's nothing more important than the health of your team," Belichick said. "And we all know this is the time of the year, whether it's that particular one or the colds that go around every year that get picked up and how they can spread pretty quickly. A team that eats together and showers together and is in the locker room together, definitely those are important issues for us all year round, every season."
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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.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.
A full version of the Trade Deadline show hosted by Rob Bradford and Alex Speier. Featuring an interview with Texas Rangers GM, Jon Daniels.
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
Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.
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Dino, Meter and Kirk discuss the light punishment given to Ray Rice by the NFL.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.
Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.
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.
We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.
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.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!
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