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03/24/2011 - 12:36pm
WEEI.com Bruins chat at 2 p.m.
By: DJ Bean

Stop by the Big Bad Blog for a WEEI.com Bruins chat Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Topics sure to be hit on include Thursday night's game against the Canadiens, the latest on the Max Pacioretty ordeal and where this team stands heading into the playoffs. 

 

To head over to the chat, click here. For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


03/24/2011 - 12:28pm
KG on M&M: 'I want to see us full throttle'

Kevin Garnett joined Mut & Merloni to talk about building chemistry with the new players, how the Celtics are different without Kendrick Perkins and the team's reaction to being called "soft" by coach Doc Rivers at halftime of their game against the Knicks on Monday. Garnett acknowledged that they were not as physical without Perkins, but he thinks it will be different when Shaquille O'Neal and Jermaine O'Neal return.

 

"What people fail to realize is Perk was one of the parts of our team that made us really, really good. Made us tough," Garnett said. "We had built that chemistry and rapport with him. With Perk we had a style of play that worked for us. We're playing without the Big Fella and we're playing without JO. To say we're not playing with the same physical presence, you're right. We don't. Because Perk was a real physical presence. But we also have on our roster Shaquille O'Neal and Jermaine O'Neal. I...

03/24/2011 - 10:19am
Doc on D&C: 'We have to play better'

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning. The Celtics fell 90-87 to the Grizzlies Wednesday night, their fifth loss in the last nine games. The Celtics are now a full game behind the Bulls in the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

 

"We didn't play well, but I thought we should have won the game," said Rivers, who listed the 52-26 Memphis edge in points in the paint as a main factor in the game.

 

Former Celtics Leon Powe and Tony Allen played significant roles in the Memphis win, with Powe pacing all Grizzlies' scores with 13 points and Allen chipping in with eight points and seven rebounds. Rivers was asked if a loss is even tougher when former players contribute to a Celtics defeat.

 

"It's harder to take when you lose, period," said Rivers, who confirmed that the Celtics looked at Powe before the trade...

03/24/2011 - 9:15am
Reyes agrees to extend opt-out to Saturday

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dennys Reyes, who had an opt-out clause in his minor-league deal with the Red Sox for March 25, said that he has accepted the team's request to extend the date one day. Reyes now has the option of getting out of his contract with the Sox if they don't put him on the major-league roster by Saturday.

 

Reyes is battling for one of the final bullpen spots and is scheduled to pitch Friday against the Blue Jays at City of Palms Park.

 

"It's a little bit stressful," the lefty explained Thursday morning. "It's stressful that you've been working so hard and you don't know the answer and have to wait until the last moment. You have to understand that you have to do everything you can, and that's what I did. I did everything I could and put all my cards on the table. The last decision is going to be up to them."

 

Reyes, who dealt with an opt-out clause once before, in 2004...

03/24/2011 - 7:46am
Mashup: Sox second in value to Yanks

Forbes magazine did an analysis of Major League Baseball and determined that the Yankees are the sport's most valuable team for the 14th straight year, worth $1.7 billion. The Red Sox are No. 2, but 86 percent less valuable than the Bronx Bombers, at $912 million, and they had an operating income of minus-$1 million.

 

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


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