(photo courtesy via thewhistle.com)

Well, would they? I mean Zdeno Chara has been far and away the best defensemen on the Boston’s squad and has been a top five defender since he joined the black and gold. However, keep in mind that the Chara is on the wrong side of 30 (37), and is set to make 7 million bucks next year. Plus, Chara seemed a bit slow and tired the last few playoffs, however he also has a very strong case to win the Norris trophy again for the best defensemen in the game.

So, what would the ramifications be with this trade? Who might the Bruins ultimately get?

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Chances are teams that are interested in Chara are teams yearning for a Stanley Cup and are missing that key addition to make that big run. The Bruins can acquire some major talent if the Bruins were to pull the trigger, but let’s just focus two theoretical trades: Continue reading Would the Bruins Ever Trade Zdeno Chara? »

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Introducing your 2015 Stanley Cup champions…The Boston Bruins. Well at least that is what the odds makers at vegasinsider.com seem to believe.

Not ones to revel in the past, Vegas bookmakers have released their odds for the 2015 Stanley Cup champions a mere three days after the Los Angeles Kings hoisted the vaunted trophy after defeating the New York Rangers in five games.

Well the Bruins aren’t favored outright to win the cup. If Vegas odds makers are right, they will be playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the finals, in which case it’s a coin toss as to who wins. Both Boston and Chicago are currently 8:1 favorites to win the cup. Continue reading Lord Stanley to Return to Boston in 2015, According to Las Vegas »

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"Pro Wrestling," NES

The NBA Finals are over. Miami’s three-peat dreams are dashed, and San Antonio has crushed Miami in five games for some well-earned revenge. Even those who predicted San Antonio as champions didn’t see such a dominant performance coming. And instead of speaking about nothing, Coach Gregg Popovich answered two post-Game 5 questions on the floor with a total of five words; won’t it be great if that catches on?

With such a surprise performance, guessing the winner of the series was the only way to gain points in our Pick ‘Em’s final round. But it was worth four points to do so, which meant plenty. And on that note, the winner of the 2014 NBA Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: NBA Finals Results »

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Brock Holt courtesy of ESPN.com

“Who is this Brock Holt guy,” I, and many other Red Sox fans asked ourselves back in mid-May. He sounds like a superhero. The name ‘Brock Holt’ has a lot of pizzazz. Like Peter Parker, Clark Kent, or Bruce Wayne. I will admit that I wrongfully dismissed him, “Ehh, he’s probably just some fill-in prospect.”

May 17, 2014 doesn’t seem like an important day for the Red Sox. But, that day marked the start of Brock Holt becoming a regular fixture on the Boston Red Sox lineup card. During the forgettable loss, Brock Holt batted 9th, had no hits and only saw seven total pitches over three at bats, a very mild-mannered performance. But like any intriguing comic book superhero, Brock had to show his vulnerability before dawning the cape.

Continue reading Brock Holt: Baseball Player or Superhero? »

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Trading Jon Lester could be one way the Red Sox build around a promising future. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

When the July 31 trading deadline arrives, teams across the landscape of Major League Baseball will be forced to acknowledge the standings, and recognize where they belong in the pennant race. There is plenty of time between now and then for teams like the Boston Red Sox to reverse their poor fortunes and ride momentum towards the stretch run, but there’s also the distinct possibility that consistent success will elude this team leading up to that fateful day.

Imagine it’s July 31, and with two months remaining in the regular season, the Red Sox find themselves about ten games outside of first place and a handful of games outside of the two wild card spots, which truly are wild card spots with the expanded postseason format. If you’re general manager Ben Cherington, you may be making deadline moves to improve the roster of the team beyond 2014. Continue reading Buy or Sell? Red Sox Have Bright Future Despite 2014 Woes »

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"Pro Wrestling," NES

The Stanley Cup Finals are over, and the Kings are the World Champions for the second time in three seasons. And what better way to clinch it than with a double overtime comeback? And that made three overtime games of five in the Finals, two of which were double overtime. Justin Williams skated off with the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoffs MVP, after getting nine goals and sixteen assists through all four rounds.

With many of experts picking the Kings to win, there wasn’t much room for improvement. But it was close, with four possible winners coming into the round. So what did it all mean for our contest? Without further ado, the winner of the 2014 NHL Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: Stanley Cup Results »

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Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew has spent more time on the Boston Red Sox bench than on the field, a trend that will continue through Friday due to a strained oblique.

Drew pulled his right oblique muscle during practice in Baltimore on Wednesday. He was examined on Thursday to determine whether an MRI would be needed Friday.

Continue reading Stephen Drew May Get MRI for Pulled Oblique »

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