WILMINGTON – The Bruins could put together a pretty good lineup with the five players who hit the ice for practice Wednesday. While most of the team was given the day off, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic, Mark Stuart, Adam McQuaid and Tuukka Rask went through varying bits of work on the practice rink. Bergeron was skating less than 24 hours after being told he had a broken right thumb.“It’s fine to skate and workout, I just can’t move my thumb for ten days,” said Bergeron, who had a molded splint around the thumb. “I’m going to keep in game shape, keep working out, keep staying strong. The only thing is I’m not going to be able to pass and shoot, that’s about it." For more, visit BigBadBlog.weei.com
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is not wasting any time with his recovery work. Bergeron will be one of five Bruins that skates this afternoon, just two days after suffering a broken thumb in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers in New York. After seeing doctors yesterday it was determined that Bergeron would be out for about two weeks, but that he can practice to the extent that he can withstand pain.
NBC Sports NFL analyst Rodney Harrison made an appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday morning to talk about the Wes Welker injury and Sunday's playoff game against the Ravens. "I'm definitely taking the Patriots," Harrison said of Sunday's matchup. "I just feel like Baltimore time and time again in big games has shot themselves in the foot, has self-destructed. They have a decent defense, but it's not the defense we're used to seeing. And the Patriots don't lose at home."
Harrison had a similar injury to Welker's when he played for the Patriots, and he knows what's ahead for Welker. "It's more of a mental hurdle, especially a guy like him who is used to moving around," Harrison said, adding that watching teammates in the playoffs can be mentally draining: "It's absolutely devastating, because you want to go out there."
Harrison said the Patriots will miss Welker "...
ESPN baseball writer Buster Olney spoke with the Dale & Holley Show Wednesday morning. Olney said the Red Sox did well with their signing of Adrian Beltre. "He is without a doubt regarded as the best defensive third baseman in baseball right now," Olney said. "Given the alternative, that was a great call for the Red Sox [to focus on defense]."
Regarding the Red Sox vs. the Yankees, "I think it's a flip of the coin between the two teams right now," Olney said. "I think the Yankees are going to be at greater risk of injuries and age issues, because it's such an old team."
Discussing the Matt Holliday signing, Olney said the Cardinals overpaid and it will hurt them when Albert Pujols comes due for a new contract. Said Olney: "It surprised me that they ended up giving in in a way that even the New York Mets didn't [with Jason Bay]."
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
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Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk look back at their weekend in Fort Myers. Who visited Mommy and Daddy over the weekend?
Dunkin Donuts liked Christian's "bacon covered doughnut" idea. SNL does an ISIS skit. The Pittsburg Pirates issued a statement condemning "Jihadi John's" Pirates hat.
With free agency looming, Adam Schefter, on Sportscenter, said that he thinks Darrelle Revis will NOT be re-signed by the Patriots and that they will cut him instead, making him the most coveted free agent on the market.
Barry Melrose joined the show to talk about the NHL trade deadline. Although Melrose likes the trade of Brett Connolly from Tampa to Boston, he thinks the team needs to make more moves to keep ahead of Florida, who just traded for Jaromir Jagr. He also weighs in on the job security of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins AFTER the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
We examine four trade deadline day deals that helped or affected Boston teams in recent history.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins before the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about their time in Fort Myers and are joined by a special guest, Doug Lane.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
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