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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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Back from Writers Rehab – Opening Day and Snow on the Ground

26.2 Miles to Boston – now available on Amazon 1. Red Sox Opener: * Over/Under for Red Sox is 88 wins in Vegas – under would be a sad season (I will be consistent and go under) * Red Sox were were pardoned from paying $26.5mm in salary with Dempster walking away and Drew getting […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: James Mulry Dominates Sox, Going Into Hibernation

1. MISC: 1. Taking a month off see you at the end of Spring Training 2. Book 26.2 Miles to Boston will be out in the next week – if anyone wants a signed book let me know 3. Blanket Fund success – speakers were amazing: Dr. Oh great insight about his days with Dr. […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Blanket Dinner Tonight!

Ten more seats to fill for Blanket Dinner tonight Doubletree in Cambridge/Boston 1. Olympic Summary * I was rooting for Sweden over Canada (wrong) * I was wrong on USA easy over Canada (how about an adjustment at some point?) * Is Tuukka getting grief for being sick for the semi-final game? * Canadian defense […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: USA Cruises to Gold Medal Game, Blanket Dinner Needs You!

Blanket Dinner – three days – can you make it? Let me know 1. USA 5 – Canada 2 – I don’t think it will be close. Better skaters, better goalie 2. Unheard of an hockey history for a team to be given a two player advantage never mind that the second penalty was a […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Oshie Should Go To Blanket Dinner Week from Monday

One week to go to Blanket Dinner – awesome panel 1. USA Hockey: * How about the insane shot blocking by the Americans specifically McDonough and Kessler * if the NHL learns one thing from Olympic hockey – no commercials adds to the flow to the game and maximizes the advantage of the sport that […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Blanket Dinner 11 Days and Other Stuff

Blanket Dinner – 2/24 Doubletree on Storrow Drive – Speakers all set: Baseball Strength and Fitness guru Eric Cressey / Ortho surgeon superstar Dr. Oh / Nationally Renown Concussion expert Dr. Robert Stern 1. Olympic update: * Hockey – Americans look fast / Kane is a player / Nets are too tight can be a […]