The Bruins announced on Monday that they would be without center David Krejci for 4-6 weeks due to a partially torn MCL. Krejci, who had missed significant time earlier this season, is a top two center for the Bruins and proven himself to be an upper-echelon playmaker for the Bruins for years. He inked a seven year contract extension prior to this season showing that both he and fellow long term center Patrice Bergeron were part of the team’s long term future.
The injury may change how the Bruins approach the March 2 trade deadline and their playoff run. Up until news of Krejci’s absence, the Bruins had been in the market for a top six right wing and a top four defensemen, which are not easy to find in their own right. They now could be in the market for a top three center as well. Ryan Spooner played well in Krejci’s absence in a 6-2 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday and for now will hold the top 3 center role vacated by Krejci. Continue reading Bruins Center David Krejci Out 4-6 Weeks »
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Former Cuban free agent and infielder Yoan Moncada agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox with a $31.5 million signing bonus. Moncada is switch hitter filled with power and skill. When all the dust settles on the deal, it could be worth $63 million.
In Cuba, Moncada played two seasons for the Cienfuegos of the Cuban National Series before asking the Cuban government to leave for the United States in 2014 to pursue a career in the major leagues. During his 2 years in Cuba, he hit .277/.388/.380 and stole 21 bases. Continue reading Red Sox and Yoan Moncada Reach Agreement »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, red sox prospects, yoan moncada
1. How about an update on local players destined for the Hall of Fame:
* Tom Brady
* David Ortiz
* Zdeno Chara
* Darrelle Revis
* Rob Gronkowski
2. Draft position of the top ten scorers in the NHL:
1. Ovechkin… 1st
4. Tarasenko…16th Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Five Months to Patriots Camp »
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It seemed the Boston Celtics of the future were finally taking shape. Isaiah Thomas arrived at the trade deadline to take over as the starting point guard of the next few years, Kelly Olynyk was getting ready to return from his ankle injury, and the Celtics were just a game and a half out of the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. All signs were pointed towards a playoff push, whether Celtics fans liked it or not.
But before Thomas could even put on his new uniform, Olynyk could take the floor after missing 12 straight games, or a playoff push could gain any momentum coming out of the All-Star break, Jared Sullinger, the Celtics’ best big man, was in a walking boot and ruled out for the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his foot.
Continue reading Celtics Rule Sullinger Out for Rest of Season »
Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Avery Bradley, Brad Stevens, Danny Ainge, Eastern Conference, Isaiah Thomas, Jared Sullinger, Marcus Smart, NBA Playoffs
Philadelphia Phillies, left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels “want[s] to win” and feels that his best shot at achieving that goal is through a trade to another team, according to Bob Nightengale of USAToday. One of the most recent teams with an offer on the table at this time is our own Boston Red Sox.
Continue reading Cole Hamels Voices Interest in Trade From Phillies to Red Sox »
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When Danny Ainge landed Isaiah Thomas in a trade with the Phoenix Suns, you would think that would be enough for a deadline day’s work. Transforming an expiring contract that you don’t plan on bringing back and a first round pick that will fall in the mid to late 20s into a point scoring, pick and roll machine at the point? That’s some pretty impressive work.
But this is Danny Ainge we’re talking about, so of course he wasn’t done making trades, and his second one of the day, while not as noteworthy, was arguably more impressive. Continue reading The Other Trade: Prince Shipped Back to Detroit to Make Room for Young »
Tags: Celtics, Jonas Jerebko, Luigi Datome, Tayshaun Prince, trade deadline
* Have lost 8 of last 12
* Why do they keep playing Rask? on one day’s rest or less 7-7 (he has an EIGHT year contract for $7mm a year with a no trade)
* Enjoying the Five Star Hotels – Lucic in 27 away games – 3 goals
* Bruins are 4-0 when Marchand scores two goals
2. Two teams going in different directions:
* Patriots 11 of 70 players over the age of 28 or 15% / average salary of $2,590,846 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Global Warming Coming Sunday »
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