Sun, 3 Mar 2013|
Butch Stearns is joined by Natalie Green Hammond. The Bruins will honor Sandy Hook Elementary School Vice Principal Natalie at their game against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at the TD Garden. Green Hammond, a lifelong Bruins fan, will drop the ceremonial first puck.
Petraglia was at the game and in the locker room hearing reaction after the win. He discusses the state of the Bruins going into game three at Madison Square Garden and the reaction of Ranger’s coach John Tortorella.
Sweeney explains how the Bruins’ rookie defensemen are feeling playing increased minutes due to injury. He shares how he felt when he debuted and a Bruins legend gave him a confidence boost.
It's playoff time for 2 of the major sports and Craig and Larry get into the popularity of the NBA vs the NHL and what the ratings will show as the playoffs for both leagues develop and roll on. Craig is more of an NBA guy while LJ likes to watch it all!
Craig and Larry are in on Sports Sunday and take a general look at the Boston sports scene. They talk Bruins/Rangers and Game 2, discuss the Red Sox victory over the Twins as well as John Farrell's decision to leave Dempster in the game yesterday - LJ did not agree, and even talk a little Pats football with the Gronk injury situation.
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What you get on board -- here on WEEI this afternoon on this first Sunday in March until 130 leading up to Red Sox and yankees. Here on WB -- Take a minute. To draw some. Much deserved attention to a moment it's gonna happen before the Bruins Canadian scheme. Tonight and to also introduce you introduced us to a woman who is going to be a big big heart of that special moment. Tonight. It's been nearly three months since the sandy hook elementary school shootings down in Newtown Connecticut. I'm we all know the details so there's no need to go with 26 people were shot. In. In that shooting and -- our guest is gonna join us on the line Natalie green Hammond. Is one of those people who shot she's been referred to at times as the assistant principal at school. Or hurt her exact title was lead teacher it's a little of what. Natalie and her husband Gerry are here in Boston this weekend with their two kids. And they're here. Quite bluntly because the Bruins. Cared to bring them here. On their lifelong Bruins fans. And Natalie was part of a celebration down in Newtown Connecticut the Bruins came down and took part of -- met some of the players. Natalie is. A friend of my family's we've only talked briefly on the phone just this morning we have not really met we will meet tonight. I feel like I -- are already. Com -- through. Her family and my friends. On -- passed on some information -- or short the Bruins. Are really doing something special when Natalie your family and she's gonna drop the first hop. Before Bruins Canadians I'm Natalie joining us on the line right now talk about this moment and talk about -- -- and of its order on. Which is really unbelievable Natalie how are you my friend. I'm doing great thanks thank you Mario good where you right now. We are enjoying the beautiful Newbury Street the morning actually this afternoon. So so. First of all tell us about you know Jerry's Bruins fans you if you guys have always been lifelong browns fans. And it it it's funny I mean I consider my lifetime and I when I met him he he would certainly the -- I -- Current and backpack delicate and with -- I like I did that -- or. Yet immediately upon meeting can be in -- and we will be followed. At the Berlin and heat like at that has and occurrence and that you -- a little guy. See -- a dog named Bork can you have the room -- nearly I'm sure all that stuff Kerry does right. How we react well we have a -- our -- is named after 88 spot and player but patriot. Maybe our next animal makes Churchill embarked had a I'm. So tell us from I guess take us from when the Bruins came down it was a three weeks ago and now two weeks. Monday February 18. They came down to join the student and the Stanley. -- in our community. And they -- street hockey clinics and we're or unbelievable just completely open arms our community and its -- -- that -- was just popped nuts they are -- -- Class act organization and really. Made it gauge of how many people in our community. What was it like for you that day walking around I know I believed Tyler Sagan was there in a bunch but yeah I mean you know they're they're the guys you see on TV their hockey players. But talk to players of the best aren't they when they came down and I'm sure it was special. They are they were aptly meaning it would overwhelming I'm just again he opportunity to talk to each and every one at that it's our. Like Italy and I mean it was it was amazing and they were cast so wonderful to our camera and an -- -- ethnic communities so that really -- For them to take that they had just in the night before and in Canada and didn't get home until like 2 AM I'll just thrilled that they you know they really have their hearts and that and are -- good people. So what's happening this weekend kind of bring us through the timeline of how this all came about. We came here yesterday and -- island. I'm at at the supper that night and -- and -- day in the beautiful city today that we've -- -- much and we plan to beat back at. He garden about the night his joined -- and very very excited about the pop up at 730. Some -- asking the question that my youngest daughter asked me when we first heard about -- -- daddy so when she drops the puck like she gonna skates on because like they're gonna. Likely going to be able to get off the ice. Is a question again. I sure hope they're not pretty funny I that'd ceremonial. Go to get it. What what's it going to be like for you to be have you thought about the welcome home is going to be like you'd be out on the ice and you know it's going to be pretty cool and. Amazing a lot of kind. I don't think -- are going to be able to describe it it's going to be one of those moments that you only get once lifetime. What does it mean to you and Jerry in your kids and to the community for what the Bruins have done through. All of this I guess I guess that's a two part question Natalie what does it mean to the community and what does it meant to you personally. That community was completely taken aback we were given as to me we were given. Eight teacher a teacher Perry signed by the -- beautifully framed which is going up into the new school. That the children are now attending on a pair throughout backpack I am and I and -- free -- they had been unbelievable to -- and Jack. We feel we council welcome in the feel like MIT and that -- they really get treated like -- Well I'm -- you this morning on the phone earlier I mentioned that you know I think the Bruins. Deserve a big pat on the back on this and I think cute he couldn't echo of that anymore courage. Absolutely. Absolutely -- bankers are much -- are so excited so much looking forward to. Spending and I with the team. With the community and also are MI it also going to be there. While speaking from my wife my kids and we're gonna command tonight I'm really look forward to meet you and your family. -- -- -- you -- my your brother Islamic cousin Jean -- cigar. I'm upset this all up I'm painting from Boston sports fans you know one of the things that we care differently about sports teams in New England it's just. The way we are my buddies who lives in LA always says what you have for celebrities out there even Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Brought him like you don't get David Ortiz and Tom Brady are the celebrity's boss we just we cared differently so. You know this is your moment it's new towns moment it's gonna be a lot of fun I'm really looking forward to this and I know a lot of people -- I am chill and it looked arc leading and I I Natalie thanks for coming on really appreciate a few minutes with. -- -- -- you're welcome extra crap and the and and so that it brought so that technical the event enjoy yourself tonight I know you well and think it'll. Okay that is Natalie green Hammond again com. She is the lead teacher at Sihanouk elementary school and she's gonna be dropping the first pocket before the Bruins game tonight and again we. We call before. And -- call on the Red Sox -- dysfunction fair enough. We rip people in this town Josh Beckett for the fried chicken and -- fair enough. I think we're. What part of what makes us special. It's moments like these much on overstate this but like with the Celtics Red Sox patriots Bruins reds and all the other teams do. -- I'm really looking forward to this tonight in the games on NBC and fortunately it's not on nests and he won't have dale on the full pre game show stuff to bring attention to this. I'm hopefully NB CR covers this for you guys can get to see it -- and all the bees from local. Stations -- Tom thanks to Natalie for common are quick break and we're back more of your phone calls rafters.
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.
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