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03/12/2010 - 2:06pm
Savard's mom would've 'hit [Cooke]'

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...

03/12/2010 - 10:19am
Goodell to speak at UML graduation

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...

03/12/2010 - 9:49am
Video: Meter reports BC Pro Day

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.


03/12/2010 - 9:20am
Campbell: 'We don't like Cooke'

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...

03/12/2010 - 8:00am
Mets viewed Lackey riskier than Bay

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.


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