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

2. Nash…………1st

3. Stamkos……1st

4. Tarasenko…16th Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Five Months to Patriots Camp »

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Jared Sullinger has been ruled our for the rest of the season, and it leaves the Celtics wondering what could have been this year. (Bleacher Report)

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 »

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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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1. Bruins:

* 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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Danny Ainge managed to beat the NBA trade deadline to acquire Suns PG Isaiah Thomas, who has already become well acquainted with his new teammates. (

What in the hell just happened? The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and it seems like half of the league’s point guards have suddenly changed teams.

After rumors pegged the Boston Celtics as “contenders” for Goran Dragic and in on the Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson, Danny Ainge didn’t land either, as Dragic ended up with the Miami Heat and Lawson stayed put. But even after the Phoenix Suns offloaded their malcontent point guard, somehow, some way, Ainge managed to convince his former assistant and current Suns GM Ryan McDonough to part with a second of his three-headed point guard monster, Isaiah Thomas, just before the clock turned 3pm EST.

In exchange, the Celtics surrendered Marcus Thornton and the 2016 first round pick acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Not bad, Danny. Not bad.

Continue reading NBA Trade Deadline Madness: Celtics Somehow Land Isaiah Thomas in Suns’ PG Firesale »

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Former Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia has been seen working with the team at this year’s NFL Draft Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Scarnecchia’s role is unclear but it likely has to do with the Patriots need at offensive line entering the draft. As detailed in the positional grouping review piece earlier this week, the Patriots need an infusion of talent along the offensive line especially at guard.

Scarnecchia is probably assisting the Patriots in finding an interior lineman to draft in the first two rounds. Continue reading Dante Scarnecchia Working With Patriots Through NFL Draft »

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Is Jared Sullinger's tardiness enough to make me bite my lip and stop rooting for the Celtics to tank? (Boston Herald)

The NBA trade deadline is less than 48 hours away, and the question that now looms over the Boston Celtics is what should they do at the deadline?
The Celts roster as it stands now has good depth. The C’s bench is one of the best in the entire NBA, as they are ranked No.7 in the league in points per game (39.5). So with that said, the Celtics should look to trade away some more of their veteran talent, and acquire more assets to better their future.

The Celtics have been very busy making deals this season, with Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green being their two big moves. Two more players that make the most sense for the C’s to trade are Marcus Thornton and Brandon Bass. Both of these players have expiring contracts, which every team in the NBA likes to acquire. Both Thornton and Bass can also help bolster a contender’s bench. Continue reading What the Celtics Should Do at the Trade Deadline »

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