The mother of injured Bruins center Marc Savard gave an interview to the Ottawa Citizen and expressed her disappointment with the fact that no disciplinary action was taken against Penguins forward Matt Cooke for his hit Sunday.
Rollande Savard said she saw the play on television and feared the worst. “I was watching the game at my parents’ house and I saw a man lying on the ice and I said, ‘Mom, that’s Marc, I can tell by his skates,’ and I totally lost it,” she said. “There was a fight going on at the other end and, for a few seconds, he was just lying there. It’s just so hard to see that. I really thought he was dead, and I saw the stretcher come out.”
NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell spoke with Dennis & Callahan Friday morning and said he wanted to penalize Cooke but had no rule on which to base a suspension. Rollande Savard isn’t happy with Campbell...
It was announced Friday morning that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will address graduates at UMass-Lowell’s commencement May 29 at the Tsongas Center. Goodell also will accept a posthumous Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his father, the late Sen. Charles Goodell, a New York republican who was elected to Congress in 1959 and appointed to the Senate following the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy in 1968.
“Roger Goodell is an inspirational role model who can share his personal story of working his way up from intern to leader of an organization that today oversees the diverse interests of the most successful sports league in the world,” UMass-Lowell chancellor Marty Meehan said. “Our students will benefit from the examples set by Roger and his father, Charles, both of whom have led without compromising their beliefs.”
“I learned a lot from my father about the importance of acting on your values...
Potential NFL draftees Mike McLaughlin, Matt Tennant and Rich Gunnell participated in Boston College's Pro Day at Harvard Stadium Thursday. Gunnell, a wide receiver, particularly enhanced his stock by running a 4.5 40-yard dash. Representing the Patriots at the event were director of player personnel Nick Caserio and quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien. For video of the event, with reporting from WEEI's Jon Meterparel, go to The BC Blog by clicking here.
NHL senior vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to discuss his decision not to suspend Penguins forward Matt Cooke for his hit to the head of Bruins center Marc Savard that may have ended Savard's season. Said Campbell: "Look, it certainly wasn't the popular decision, but you can't do this job and try to be a good guy or popular all the time. You have to use criteria and try to be consistent. In our thinking it was the right thing, but not the popular thing, for sure."
Campbell said his staff agreed on the decision but made his displeasure with Cooke known. "Our staff agreed, it was a consensus, even though we didn't like it, we don't like Cooke, we don't like the way he plays and some things he does," Campbell said. "We couldn't find criteria that was consistent with suspending him."
Campbell said he has a personal...
According to a major league source, the New York Mets viewed John Lackey as a bigger medical risk to sign at five years than they did committing to Jason Bay at four. Lackey’s contract with the Red Sox includes medical contingencies that protect the team against the pitcher missing significant time with a pre-existing elbow injury. The Sox’ concerns with Bay mostly revolved around the outfielder’s knees, which the Mets didn’t deem enough of a concern to deter a deal.
For more on the offseason decisions that led the Sox to sign Lackey and the Mets to reach a deal with Bay, click here.
The one and only John Clayton joined the Super Bowl edition of NFL Sunday and discusses his thoughts on this awesome matchup between the Pats and Seahawks. He discusses the latest on Deflategate, the commissioner's press conference on Friday and more.
Greg, Steve and Chris discuss the weeks leading up to the SB and if the Pats could be distracted. Chris talks about the week of good practice the Pats had, something Wilfork says did NOT occur the last couple times they played on the final weekend of the year. The guys discuss the experience factor and how even though Seattle won last year, the Pats have been there before as well.
Richard Sherman has been talked about all week along with Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and all the big named Seattle defensive players - how do the Pats attack such a talented group? Price says perhaps LaFell or Amendola underneath or on screens...or do the Pats try to run the ball more? The guys discuss the best way to use Gronk today and what Seattle will do to negate him. Steve and Chris say they won't do anything different than they normally do aka double team Gronk.
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.
Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.
Show favorite Mad Dog Russo joins the guys to look at Sunday's game and the response he has seen to deflategate.
Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Kevin Harlan talks about some of his famous calls from Patriots games and previews the Super Bowl live from Radio Row.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and give his prediction for the big game.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about Roger Goodell's state of the game address and question and answer period from earl
Mikey and Mut are gearing up for the Super Bowl on the final show before the Patriots take on the Seahawks.
DeOssie joins Mut from Arizona to talk about how big the hype has been for this year's Super Bowl in comparison to other Super Bowl games in the past and how Seattle's defense matches up against New England's offense.
Jim and Pete talk about the final football game of the 2014 season. It's the Patriots and the Seahawks, and there's still fantasy football to be played!
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.
Old friend Boomer Esiason drops by to give his take on the big game. Boomer thinks the Patriots will prevail in the desert.More from this show
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