Stan talked about Claude Julien's firing in NJ, the race for first place in the East, and the best goaltender of all time
Chris helped preview the weekend matchup between Boston and Memphis as well as other NBA topics
Jeff helped breakdown all things March Madness and gave his picks for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney
Jim helped preview both the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament and the Masters
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Joining us on the line is center Marc Savard markets -- Michael how -- Not ready to bring pretty well mark not as well as you guys are doing that that had given a lot of fun in November. Yeah we had we had a good run in all obviously the most you know it's -- a little bit so we just. This kept working and it was a big thing you know we we know as a team that. We were prepared to win them material via. Marquee guys had a nice little string of games there and have some regularity and your schedule not you've had some time off. Is that going to affect you is is that something that. You prefer not to have since you've been playing so well. Well I know I think this time off is good you know we've been going out Pierre here and remembered. Little rest -- helped a lot of guys here's some bumps and bruises that you know obviously don't know the bulletin. Rational thought and getting ready this. You know going out defense so it's it's over -- was give credit that. Speaking of bumps and bruises you had a bruise yourself in the Florida game last month. Do you think -- of people describe that is questionable did you think it was a legal hit and think it was just one of those things that happens during an NHL game. -- I I think. I'm not sure they visited Haiti came pretty low but that's just hit checks or if he can't complain about that but you know. As you do all your whole world jumped and learn and Romeo when he when he thought it wasn't wasn't legal hit so we become each other's backs saw earlier in -- -- -- that he's gotten. You know it was just a little bit of the Charley horse but not -- Dempster. I I've brought up this point last week when we were talking to Milan Lucic. This Bruins team is tougher. And and I am not talking about fighting your just talking about tougher tougher to play against having each other's backs as you pointed out when did that attitude change here. Well I think last year you know we kind of went on and then not as anyone in the past as much -- really -- as a group I think we took big steps and and don't put that you know put them against the law and an almost you know after that seven game series so. I think coming in this year who you know we knew that we had a great hockey team just going to go -- combination. And we -- -- do that this year but cliche you know I think you know without each other's backs for a long time we got some big boys and what you were not only -- you know drop because the we can you know we can bang with the best in the league so I think. We're we're we're -- got -- good balance can and hopefully we can keep doing we have he went. I got a big picture question for you ready for this marked. Okay big picture. He recently scored after 600 career point which is a pretty good milestone just wondering. When you first started playing hockey what -- your your expectations for yourself and and did you think that you get to the point and be so successful that you could score 600. Okay well I think I think when I you know thrown off policy you know every every KG especially -- -- in -- -- That was my dream and I think you know once they hit junior pocket and you if I flipped at the time and -- I can do it achieve that in. Once they got here -- I mean honestly I never thought you might get to kind of points and and and you know be productive it'd been. I think it you know come a long ways the player of run a lot of a lot of -- -- long way. You know I had my ups and downs along the way and learned a lot of players things last couple years it seems that. Been going on and grown and you don't get better at the game and learn things every day and just trying to work hard and have a lot of fun doing it so. We know how many more can get but I'm enjoying my time right now and I'm I'm thankful for for what I have done. As a Canadian interest that in hockey there's definitely a lot of people to emulate who is your guy who who was that one player you set yourself. I want to be like that. -- Wayne Gretzky for sure you know the kid has is that. Gretzky everything in you know he saw that video hockey my way I used to pop in all time before we even went human. Watch his other schools and I'll tell him what he did. So he's curiouser thinking you know as far as I'm concerned and -- get a chance they've been in the works or means it was it was tough because that. You know their -- -- -- time and you know problems with the special thing you know a little nervous and but he is a great guy you know on this is that we'll be yourself -- -- and into the normal person so. It is special thing. Before the 67 season the Bruins made a huge splash in free agency and they did it within about an hour of each other. They signed Zdeno Chara and they signed view. With the way things went here for the first season or maybe even the first couple of seasons. Did you ever have second thoughts about making a decision to come to Boston. No I you know I -- love this city every time -- came -- as a visitor I don't love -- city many analysts thought you know this to be in place to play in. When Peter column in July 1. And I had a couple of offers are really serious -- in this when almost kept up an opposite top my list for the love this city -- and I love playing in Boston so. I'm happy and I'm really happy now obviously but then there was growing pains coming here and obviously -- -- cut out here my first year -- -- -- off last year. I think he's in and and this year you don't want to do more and just keep they keep getting better here. You guys have a bit of a dilemma I think I mean. You want people excited about your team you want people come in to watch you play you want to talk about how well the team is playing. But at the same time you know I go back to how you started this conversation. Keeping things calm keep them things you know a little normal here not getting carried away. I would think Claude Julien wants you to be happy with how things are going just -- -- -- be satisfied. Yeah exactly you know he keeps Syrian mean not to listen. He's not realistic comfortable around here that's for sure and then that's his job he's done his job -- that so. You know we keep comin' to the rink and he he's put -- had you know we're good team that if we don't work well or we're not very itself. He's put neither has been Tim -- -- in practice you know working very that there is stopped at my personal respect downers so. I think we don't if you ironic that you to keep even. We've only got. You know. Sixteen games last -- -- the book that can happen. You know we've -- up -- our senators last year you know flying start. And then they kind of went down so we can't get -- I've got to keep playing hard and trying to win every gamer. Mark you're playmaker and I guess when people look at you they say -- lines of playmakers so does he just does what he does but. I'm sure there are adjustments you've had to made you -- you've had to make to your games since today's Atlanta when you're playing with -- called to check. What are what are some of the adjustments you had to make here as opposed to other way you played him in Atlanta. Well you know I think the big thing is you know playing those guys say it -- they were my number one option and and pretty much you know want them all the time where. We're here you know fire at the look around little worn him. -- -- -- a guy whoever's open and unity that matter we are but when it allows people took my number one target. I worked so well but you know it's getting you know like us simply a -- into this year we got a great thing going in and we welcome them like every game we have a lot of fun kid and actually got to -- -- how to keep young men and I'm really enjoying it so we gotta get me going in and hopefully he can use it to grow together. What do they what do they taught him surely got some some pop culture stuff that. If you haven't heard of before. -- musical references that you haven't heard over it whether they got for you. Our knowledge -- he noticed you know they're they're they're excited old time and knows you know little surfers this creature don't act so we have a lot of fun with what. You know then obviously I think we keep me keep me cool I guess yeah -- -- leukemia that he was going on in the younger world and a we have a lot of -- that. Milan Lucic is is an interesting player. And Bruins fans you know who have been fans for awhile remember what a force a guy like Cam -- was and I'm not trying to put that pressure on this kid. But those who think that all he can do was drop the gloves probably are making huge mistake he's got some skills. Yeah and then I thought it I don't tacos before about being one now when he came home and I put -- that the players have an exhibition game encounters this first exhibition game and I had a few years -- GM may have became an remembered as Stanley you know this Keaton plays ready in. He's more skill than people give credit for and it's become evident each day when he says there I mean. He makes so little plays he's great along the wall and you know he knows where and that is so he he's going to keep going and I think the sky's the limit -- but also around here for for a lot longer than. Now another year because you know I enjoyed these guys and I really -- Phil Kessel is a young kid we sometimes lose sight of that because he's been here for a couple of years. When he got benched in the playoffs last year there were two directions he could've gone. Any seems to have taken the right direction which is to learn from the experience and come back more focused than ever. Yeah exactly and you know when he when he did get -- in the playoffs last year and I can't talk -- them. Just told me earlier this to a -- on an annual it's a bit different these these teams and -- on the keeps coming in the league in opportunist player anyway and I remember when I came in. But the readers you know I'd be pretty -- -- you know fifties so. I just only know keep his -- dispensary homework -- -- and Buehrle can you gonna get another calling him the chance and and you got to see them without him they they figure the high road -- -- -- regain get better you know afford them the link to -- obviously speed is incredible and and a and I love playing you like to get. You've obviously play with some great players throughout your career -- and you mentioned Phil Kessel. I'm wondering does he remind you of anybody that you play with. Well he only he has a lot of you know who took -- into that speed and skill level and I'll get holes really fast and you know he he does you know he's just because two great players and like -- presidency and you know that's -- you know -- -- -- here and they on the line for a long time ago. You know he's a guy who from the minute he got stuck in the shoot out situations he shined -- What did you guys think when Claude Julien tapped PJ Axelsson on the shoulder a couple of weeks ago and that chewed up. They lead they don't know yeah. So he election and working on in practice and he's he's he's a skilled forward to me neither Baylor credit that -- you scored this year but. That's common and he's got some great and Don he's patient with pucks so that you don't shoot you can pretty good he's proved that. That was the highlight film goal of the year. -- -- was studio when you know get over it Patricia. -- people who don't know the Bruins and don't see them off the ice probably don't know he's mister fashion on that team is and -- Yeah he's mister fashion to left field -- I questions. He's got compassion we never feel -- -- -- so I guess city called fashion you know he's he's pretty fashion. Yeah he's not Aaron Ward fashionable. He's got his own style but he's out there are a little bit. Yeah he's out there for sure yeah like you say another word. Mr. GQ he's got that I guess PJ Axelsson. GQ. I know we gotta get you out of here because you're going Christmas shopping you when your teammates. And buying some toys for some needy kids this is an annual tradition in these parts where you guys had it. We're we're headed and elevate their eight they're seventeen uses this mall there were has so. We're going to decent so often is that too great if kids for the -- -- us and obviously that helps kids and. Couldn't couldn't be any have better for our -- the. Mark congratulations on a great start to the season both individually and for the team as well it's been great rebirth for hockey fans in this town and we wish -- well the rest of the way. I thought I appreciate -- -- mark thank you that is -- Boston Bruins center Marc Savard leads this team with thirty points so far eight goals twenty to assess.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Mike Florio joined the program to discuss the Jets decision to release Tim Tebow, he said the situation is as disaster all around for the Jets and that the problems begins with owner Woody Johnson. Mike also said that he was disappointed with the Pats moving back in the first round.
One of the hardest working men in the biz, Mike Petraglia aka "Trags", sits down with Butch Stearns live in Foxborough to help break down all the latest Pats moves. He discusses his reaction to the trade in Round 1 and the guys those picks produced. Also, the boys talk about the decent trade the Pats made in acquiring LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay for Jeff Demps and a 7th rounder.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Stephen A. joined the program to discuss the trade rumors he has reported regarding a possible trade including Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Stephen A. also told the guys that he has heard that Danny and Doc may be tiring of working together.
Joe Castiglione talked with John Lackey after he picked up the W against the Twins. Lackey threw seven innings, and retired the 1st twelve batters of the game.
Dave O'Brien talked to John Farrell before the end of the Twins series. The Sox skipper said that Big Papi's success is no surprise given his work ethic.
John Farrell postgame press conference
Dale and DJ roll on with their puck talk and chat some more about the goalie matchup in this series, as well as the lack of a quality power play for both of these teams. In fact, DJ says the Rangers are even worse on the PP than the B’s! The guys also get into the resurgence of Milan Lucic and his deceptive speed and grit. Dale and DJ talk about the similar styles of play for these teams and look forward to Game 2.
Dale and DJ get into the two coaches and their polar opposite styles and demeanor. Both teams play a similar style, but the coaches certainly convey their messages in a different way. Dale isn't buying the Tortorella hype and thinks he's a little overrated. DJ thinks he's a good coach, but isn't a fan of anti-media stance. The guys also talk about Jagr and how he has not lived up to the hype. They weren't expecting him to light it up or be the savior, but DJ says he wasn't prepared for just how slow the aging veteran is. Another big topic for B's fans this season is the play of Tyler Seguin and why he has yet to become the superstar everyone anticipates he will be. This leads to Claude Julien's style and if he does actually have something against the younger players. That Iginla trade shows its ugly head again as well.
WEEI.com's DJ Bean joins Dale in studio for Sports Sunday to discuss the Bruins playoff run. Game 2 is later today and the guys discuss the results of the first game of the series. They get into the construction of the lines for the B's and if they would make any changes. DJ has a few ideas for the lines today. The boys also discuss the two goalies - Tuukka vs Henrik Lundqvist and wonder why people automatically think the Rangers have the edge at goalie. Finally, they get into the legacy and the decisions of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
Shawn joined the program to discuss another overtime win for the Bruins. When asked about Game 7 against Toronto, Thornton said that he would like to keep his specific comments in the dressing room private, but acknowledged that he encouraged Tyler Seguin to up his play and it paid off in overtime.
Barry joined the guys to help breakdown the Bruins overtime win last night in game one. Barry said that he has rarely seen a team dominate as much as the Bruins yet be forced to an overtime.
Boomer joined the program to discuss the tough loss for his beloved Rangers. Boomer told the guys that Lundqvist will be better in game two and predicted a seven game series.
Bruins rookie defenseman Matt Bartkowski has emerged as one of the young stars of the team and he joins Mut and Tom Caron to discuss his role on the team, why he's confident, and the trade that almost sent him to Calgary.
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Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss the Bruins Game 1 win over the Rangers, the play of the three young Bruins defensemen, and the fatigue Jagr has shown on the ice.
We talk all things game one with Jack Edwards of NESN, and get to hear a little from Jack's Finnish protege as well.
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The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Daily Planet Wednesday May 8th
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins take a 2-1 series lead, the Red Sox get a run-off win, and we hear about cannibals and bible thieves.
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Damn New Yorkers!
Sauce Man stylings!
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