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NHL Playoff Predictions: Bruins over Kings

By on April 16, 2014 at 9:17pm
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The board has been set. With the conclusion of the NHL regular season yesterday, the match-ups for the first round are finalized and boy are there some exciting ones.

I filled out a bracket on NHL.com, which has a fun and easy tool to use (see the featured image).

As you can see, I have the Bruins winning it all (big surprise.) I do have a few interesting upsets, though, and the first round will be fascinating to watch.

Western Conference

Avalanche vs Wild

What a story for Colorado this season, going from a basement dweller to the top team in the West. On the other hand, Minnesota is a team that just squeaked by. This is an easy one. Avalanche in 5. Continue reading NHL Playoff Predictions: Bruins over Kings »

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Marathon_Victims

One year after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, we’re looking back at how horrible that day was and how resilent the city proved to be.

First, here are my thoughts:

“I was in the newsroom at WMUR when we heard over the Boston police scanner that there were two major explosions near the finish line. Unfortunately, in my line of work I have no time to reflect, I can only react to the updates as they come in. We work closely in conjunction with WCVB, and together, we delivered as much information as we possibly could in order to keep the public safe. Several hundred runners were from New Hampshire, and we had some of our crews near the finish line when the bombs went off, so we were very concerned about what was going on in the city. Continue reading Thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombings, One Year Later »

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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 third?

* I think the Dubront experiment should come to an end

* Pedroia, Uerhera, Middlebrooks and Victorino all hurt – not a good start (Vegas knew something at 88 wins)

2. Masters

* What Dixie car is Bubba gonna buy now Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Masters, Sox Struggle, Liverpool Getting Closer »

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Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater (Brian Spurlock, USA Today Sports)

With the NFL Draft a little over a month away, teams are now beginning to visit with players at team facilities. Last week, the New England Patriots used two of their thirty pre-draft visits on quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater. For the Patriots, quarterback hasn’t been a position of need since Drew Bledsoe was selected first overall in 1993. However, with Tom Brady on the wrong side of 35, the future is going to have to be answered at some point. Ryan Mallett is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and these pre-draft visits aren’t a good omen for his future in New England.

Quarterback Prospects

So should we make of the Patriots hosting two of the top QB prospects for pre-draft visits? Continue reading Will the Patriots Draft a Quarterback? »

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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 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Stats, Slow Cars and Other Thoughts »

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Dennis Seidenberg injured (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff).

Seidenberg Eyeing Playoff Return

Great news out of Boston earlier this week as Claude Julien confirmed that Dennis Seidenberg skated on Tuesday for the first time since December 27. He suffered an ACL and MCL injury against Ottowa and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season.

It was a stunning blow to the Bruins “D” corps, who were tried and tested to fill the gap he left. The bottom line was this: they weren’t going to be able to get a defenseman at the trade deadline who can do what he does night in and night out for that cap hit. Instead, Julien stressed that the group as a whole would have to step up in his absence, and it’s worked out nicely. Johnny Boychuk has especially taken a bigger role with 44 gone and his great play hasn’t gone unnoticed by B’s fans. Continue reading Dennis Seidenberg Skates; Adam McQuaid Finished as a Bruin? »

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Red Sox vs Yankees Preview

April 10, 2014 at 12:49pm in Featured, Red Sox, Top Story
Jacoby Ellsubry

Red Sox vs Yankees Preview

The Boston Red Sox (4-5) and the New York Yankees (4-5), commonly referred to as the greatest rivalry in baseball, will meet tonight in New York for the first time in the 2014 season. The Red Sox are coming off a big comeback win against the Texas Rangers and the Yankees are looking to stop a 2 game skid. Last year held very different stories for these two historic franchises. The Red Sox, of course, went from the worst team in 2012 to World Series champions in 2013. The Yankees, on the other hand, are coming off a poor season missing the playoffs for only the second time in nineteen years. Continue reading Red Sox vs Yankees Preview »

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