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Connelly’s Top Ten: One Game to Go!

1. Bruins

OFFENSE

* Soderberg and third line carrying the team
* Krug 15 points in 25 career playoff games -
* Lucic zero shots
* Krejci update – 10 games / 3 assists / MINUS 3
* Greg Campbell – 10 games / 0 points (he does have a lifetime pass though)

DEFENSE

* Hamilton is the best player on the ice for the Bruins
* Rask steady last two games – good signs – he’s gonna have to steal a game before this thing is over

MISC

* Shawn Thornton acting like a jackass
* Subban has to be one of the greatest skaters from defense position since Orr

2. Draft – CBS ranking of Patriots draft picks (si.com gave them a C-)

* 29th – Dominique Easley – 58th
* 62nd – Jimmy Garopppolo 47th
* 105th – Bryan Stork – 264th
* 130th – James White -  154th
* 140th – Cameron Fleming – 79th
* 149th – Jon Halapio – 292nd
* 198th – Zac Moore – 250th
* 206th – Jemea Thomas – 119th
* 244th – Jeremy Gallon – 468th

3. Bad week for Tom Brady

* Hairdo was a sad cry for attention
* He really got no weapons in the draft to help him as the window shuts
* They spent a second round pick on a quarterback because they realize he is old and know his game depreciated this year
* Peyton Manning’s SNL skit is still better
* By the way, Green Bay took three wide receivers and a tight end for Aaron Rodgers

4. Players Championship not the same without Tiger and Phil (golf needs new stars and fast or they will be going the way of tennis)

5. Red Sox

* 23% of the season over on pace to win 84 games
* Ortiz is really going to protest that error call (I think its an error / just as I see ground balls that explode off someone’s chest should be a hit)
* Lackey on pace to win 19 games – just think next year his salary is $500,000

6. Update on top Sox prospects (soxprospects.com)

1. Mookie Betts 2b – Portland .392
2. Henry Owens P – Portland 3.61
3. Blake Swihart C – Portland .290
4. Garin Cecchini 3b – Pawtucket .308
5. Matt Barnes P – Pawtucket 2.25

7. Amazing Stat – The Colorado Rockies hitting at home:

* Team is hitting .355
* Tulowitzki is hitting .608 (31-51)
* Wheeler, Stubbs, Barnes, Cuddyer, Blackmon, Dickerson and Lyles are all hitting at LEAST .400
* By the way they are hitting .263 on the road

8. Old School -  Bobby Orr for the Oshawa Generals at age 17:

* 29 games / 21 goals / 43 assists

9. Just a Little Bit Outside – Tidbits from Rocky (wikipedia / mojo)

* Budget $1mm / Grossed $225mm
* Filmed in 28 days
* Stallone’s father rang the bell / brother Frank was a street corner singer
* Ken Norton was originally playing Apollo Creed
* Susan Sarandon read for Adrian but was said to be too good looking
* Ten Oscar nominations / three wins – Picture, Director, Editing

10. Randomocity

* Amazing technology – I was able to watch Roslindale’s Gavin Pittore of Wesleyan beat Tufts for the baseball championship on my cell phone while sitting on a bench at Lilac Sunday for Mother’s Day
* The bell in Rocky is the coolest thing
* I hate when my thumb hits the button to capitalize and not the A on my iPhone
* I’m rethinking the hot air balloon thing on the bucket list

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

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One comment for “Connelly’s Top Ten: One Game to Go!”

  1. “They spent a second round pick on a quarterback because they realize he is old and know his game depreciated this year” – I agree totally with this. It’s surprising how many local media types are unwilling to accept this interpretation.

    reply-mpc – its going to be a sad day in boston when he goes – we love ya cous / I wish it wasn’t so

    Posted by TimU | May 12, 2014, 3:49 pm

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