// Connelly’s Top Ten

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: 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: Olympics Ho Hum, Bill Russell, Good Will Hunting

1. Olympics: * That’s not Poland Springs over there * I know it’s the times, but the X game sports – I’m having a tough time buying into * I would love a reporter to ask X gamer Sage Kotsenburg, who won the gold medal and then draped the flag over him, “do you know […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Just a Bunch of Stuff

2/24 Blanket Dinner theme announced – Sports-Medicine – Three renown leaders in orthopedics, concussions and sports psychology – checks for tickets ($50 includes dinner, entertainment and donation) or donations can be sent to StonehamBank at 80 Montvale Avenue in Stoneham 02180 1. What to look forward to during the dark days of sports: * NHL […]

Connellys Top Ten: Manning Gets Pumped and Jacked

1. Peyton stuff: – 11-12 in playoffs – Tebow is as good as Manning both – .500 Bronco playoff qb – Manning – SI athlete of the year and hasn’t won anything – In three Super Bowls – 3td / 4 int – Manning and Chamberlain one championship