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Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox and Plastic Flowers Stink

1. Cliff Notes: * Ben and Larry and John and the gang now have to come to the grips that they have an average staff and average lineup and either change it right now or by the trade deadline it will be too late – Trading Lester and Swihart will change this team for the next five […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Embarrass to the Last Drop

1. Bruins epilogue * Thank God I didn’t know that Lucic put the tough guy act on in the handshake line. Are you kidding me? Stop embarrassing yourself! You didn’t get one shot on net and failed to do one thing to change the series and now you get tough!! Good bye. Cam Neely must […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Let Down City!

CLIFF NOTES * I have never seen bounces go so one way in a seven game series as the own goal off Chara proved. The Bruins allowed the Habs to dictate tone, pace, style of play the whole series – that falls on Clode. Its time for a complete overhaul. COACHING * I’m not going […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Lucic Causes Me to Throw Up on Dean Wormer

CLIFF NOTES * I have said for five years to trade Milan Lucic but they hang onto him because he hits an occasional guy, floats around the ice and scores some empty netters. One minute into the game he fanned in front of the net with a chance to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. […]

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 * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Bore Canadiens to Death

1. Bruins: OFFENSE * Great night by the Soderberg line / Eriksson’s best game of playoffs * Krejci slump continues – 1 shot / 0 hits * There are times that I think the Bruins should sit Marchand like they did to Seguin three years ago * Here we go with anemic power play in […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Habs Might Be a Diving Team – Bruins Are Figure Skating Team

GOALTENDING * I’d go with Johnson right now * Tuukaa gave Subban the whole net on a basic breakaway * Canadiens have scored 10 goals in three games * Ton of rebounds being left * Two breakaways – two goals Offense * Boychuck shooting into defenders pads all the time * Amazing tip by Bergeron […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Never Quit

1. Bruins: * I told you something stupid would happen with PK – although as Dan Shaughnessy said don’t paint Boston with that nonsense * The way Larry Bird used to add something to his game every year in the offseason – Krejci should meet with Mike Bossy, Marcel Dionne, Mike Gartner, Dino Ciccarelli, Pat […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bad Luck, Bad Play, Bartkowski Throws Up on Dean Wormer

1. Bruins–Habs: (inexcusable not to have good ice in a playoff game) Bruins * I buy the Paille penalty in overtime but questionable call on Bartkowski * With that said Bartkowski had crazy turnovers, couldn’t win one on one battles and two times penalties which were goals * My first hockey coach – Chris Nilan […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Advance, Sterling is Stuck and Denny McLain

1. Bruins: * Lucic twice looking like Phil Esposito hanging around the net with stick on ice * Reilly Smith is the ultimate – just another guy * Is Krug the best Bruins defenseman skater since Bobby Orr? * If Bruins win Stanley Cup is Clode in the Hall of Fame? * Numbers retired on […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Take a 3-1 Lead

1. Bruins * Taking both in Joe Louis Arena – good stuff * Nothing better than NHL playoffs * How can Marchand “Wesley-it” twice? (he lost every one on one battle) * Iginla looks like an old man on the ice – worst Bruin this series * Lucic looks so bad when he is coasting […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Masters, Sox Struggle, Liverpool Getting Closer

1. Red Sox * Don’t like Grady Sizemore’s fluorescent batting gloves – that’s for Seattle where pot is legal * Victorino has played in 122 of 175 possible regular season games (70%) – that is Drew-ish * Why is Carp, with 2 career stolen bases, stealing yesterday in the 7th down 6-4 with Napoli on […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Stats, Slow Cars and Other Thoughts

1. In 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs in 476 at bats – one every 6.52 at bates 2. Sid Luckman in 1943 threw 28 touchdown passes on 110 passes 3. The 1983-1984 Edmonton Oilers scored 36 short handed goals – Gretzky had 12

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Back, Emmy’s and Oscars, Fighting Henry’s

1. Red Sox: * Every hitter in the Red Sox starting nine was 1-4 Sunday except Ross who was 0-3 * Jon Lester on a pace to go 0-32 – he must be grumpy * 4% of the season over on a pace to * Red Sox and their opponents so far – 92 strikeouts […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

1. Red Sox stuff * Biggest day tomorrow is for Dr. Charles Steinberg – never mind the players * Uehara has thrown 20 strikes out of 26 pitches so far * On a pace to win 108 games * Jackie Bradley got two hits – trade him tonight * Johnny Gomes was 1 for 4 […]