PHILADELPHIA -- Injured Flyers forward Simon Gagne said on Friday morning that he will be a game-time decision for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Wachovia Center. Gagne broke his toe blocking a shot on April 20 in the quarterfinals against New Jersey and had surgery on the toe April 23. He was expected to miss three weeks, which makes the possibility of playing in Game 4 an early return. The Flyers face playoff elimination at the hands of the Bruins as they trail the series 3-0.
"It is hard to say right now, I'd say it is a game-time decision. I will see how I feel in warmups and then we will decide," Gagne said. "To be honest with you, I was looking toward Game 5 or maybe the end of the series, but I started to actually feel pretty good before Game 3. ... It is the playoffs and right now we are against the wall and we have to win and we are not allowed to lose any games. It is right there and if I feel...
The much anticipated Game 3 between the Celtics and Cavaliers could change the balance of the league, according to ESPN's Michael Wilbon, if the Celtics were able to come out on top and take the series lead.
"This is one of those games that can swing a league," Wilbon told Dennis & Callahan on Friday. "If Boston goes up 3-1, by winning tonight and Sunday — and maybe we will be laughing at this because Cleveland might put a hammer down tonight — but if Boston goes up 3-1, you are looking at the balance of the league changing. You are looking at the rearranging of a league potentially. I don't want to get too carried away, but I think that's at least in play."
Rasheed Wallace finally busted out with 17 points in Game 2, and Wilbon said Wallace could be a factor in tonight's contest.
"Role players play well at home," he said. "They don't play well...
ESPN hockey analyst Barry Melrose joined Dennis & Callahan Friday morning to talk about the Bruins-Flyers series. "I think Boston, of the eight teams left, are playing the best playoff hockey," Melrose said. "They're giving up nothing. They're playing a great brand of hockey right now."
Melrose said the Bruins' discipline in coach Claude Julien's system has been great to watch. "I love the way Boston's playing," he said. "When they give up a shot, it's from the side. Tuukka Rask is playing great. No outnumbered chances -- no 3-on-2s, 2-on-1s. Boston's playing the system to a 'T.' But again, are they going to be able to score? [David] Krejci's out, [Marco] Sturm's out, [Marc] Savard's probably about 75-80 percent. It's been amazing how they've been able to score with all these guys out of the lineup."
Melrose said that if the Bruins take command in this game the Flyers will...
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels continues to gush over Tim Tebow and the rookie quarterback's confidence and football acumen. In a story in Friday's Denver Post, McDaniels says Tebow has the "It" factor, and he says it's similar to when Tom Brady was coming up with the Patriots. Read more about that, plus see what New York writers are saying about Lawrence Taylor's latest troubles, and check out a story on the possibility of the American and National Leagues merging. All that, as well as videos, trivia and more, can be found at Friday's Morning Mashup.
The University of Connecticut called a news conference for 10:45 a.m. Friday to announce a four-year contract for basketball coach Jim Calhoun. Calhoun, 67, who has battled health issues the past few years and took a seven-game medical leave of absence in January, led the Huskies to an 18-16 record in 2009-10, with an appearance in the NIT.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Mike Florio gave us his thoughts on Brady's appeal.
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The guys discussed the future of the Red Sox leadership.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.More from this show
Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.More from this show