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2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Sign Wes Welker)

I wrote at the end of September that Bill Belichick had lost his fastball on defense. As it turned out, I was wrong. Given the personnel, I thought it was a near miracle that the Patriots were an incomplete pass from a Super Bowl championship. Looking back, it was one of his finest coaching seasons. […]

NFL Lockout Officially Over; Patriots to Hold Public Practice Thursday

Football fans everywhere can finally rejoice! The first NFL work stoppage since 1987 is FINALLY over, meaning this week should be a wild one for the Patriots and the 31 other teams. The CBA was originally ratified by NFL owners on Thursday, and the NFL player representatives voted Monday to accept the new deal, effectively […]

2011 Patriots Free Agent Outlook: Who’s In, Who’s Out?

On March 1, 11 active players on the New England Patriots will become unrestricted free agents. With the current CBA ordeal, it’s uncertain whether there will be a 2011 season, but teams still will have the rights to sign and draft players. Of the 11 unrestricted free agents, five started at least one game in […]

Paul Pierce to Become Unrestricted Free Agent

ESPN has reported that the most exciting free agent class in the NBA’s history has now grown by one. According to the World Wide Leader, Paul Pierce has notified the Boston Celtics that he will opt out of the final year of his contract before Wednesday’s deadline, forgoing a guaranteed $21.5 million and becoming an […]

Celtics and Rajon Rondo Won’t Agree On Extension

Update: ESPN reports that talks between the Boston Celtics and Rajon Rondo are not dead like previously reported. Bill Duffy and Danny Ainge met in Cleveland last night after the Celtics offered Rondo a counterproposal to their original 5 year $45 million deal. Terms of the Celtics’ offer have not been disclosed though it appears […]

Former Bruin Stéphane Yelle Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

It seems that some Boston Bruins enjoy proverbs a bit too much. A current favorite: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Wednesday, center Stéphane Yelle became the second Bruin this offseason to join the Carolina Hurricanes, the team that pulled off a surprising upset of the Bruins in the second round of this past […]

Celtics Update: What’s Going On?

All has been quiet on the Celtics off-season front recently. Two weeks have passed since Marquis Daniels agreed to join the C’s in some capacity, and since then…crickets. I would like to preface all of this by pointing out the fact that Danny Ainge was on vacation last week. Here are the latest rumblings. Daniels […]

Hunwick Avoids Arbitration, Re-Signs with Bruins

Matt Hunwick now has nothing between him and a fun time on Friday night. The former restricted free agent canceled his salary arbitration hearing set for this Friday by re-signing with the Boston Bruins to a two-year deal reportedly worth $2.9 million. Hunwick, a 24-year-old blue-liner, filed for arbitration – the only Bruin to do […]

The Glen Davis Scenarios

What is going on with Glen “Big Baby” Davis and the Celtics? We’ve been hearing all along that Danny Ainge would let the market decide Davis’ value, and that the C’s were going to wait to match whatever offer sheet the forward signed. The Boston Herald is reporting two contradictory stories related to Davis. One […]

Hill Chooses Suns Over Celtics

The Globe is reporting that Grant Hill has decided to stick with the Phoenix Suns. The Celtics, along with the Knicks, were also heavily pursuing the veteran forward. The deal is reported to be a two year contract worth about $3 million a year, with the second year being a player option for Hill. The Celtics […]

NHL Free Agency Fireworks Around the League on Day 1

The door was opened to the offseason free agent frenzy yesterday at noon ET, and it didn’t take long before several teams made impact moves across the league. Locally, while our Bruins made no major moves, GM Peter Chiarelli was able to lock up two forwards yesterday for next season… one young and one old, […]