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Are the Bruins the best team in the NHL?

By any measure, 54 regular season games is more than enough of a sample size to get a fair read on an NHL team. Therefore thus far in the 2017-18 campaign, you have to conclude that the Bruins (34-12-8) are one of the top teams in the NHL. Boston has the second best record in the NHL, tied with...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

Red Sox JD Martinez MLB rumors: Sox will beat out Yankees

The Red Sox remain the favorites to sign JD Martinez despite all the noise in the past week that Martinez and his camp are "fed up" with Boston. There has been some chatter that the Yankees, of all teams, could swoop in and stick it to the Red Sox one more time by inking Martinez. But...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:49pm

Paul Pierce Day spoiled by LeBron and Cavs

On an afternoon that was slated to be a five-hour long celebration of the success of Paul Pierce and the Celtics’ past, the Celtics’ present laid an egg. The current Celtics got their doors blown off by LeBron James and the new-look Cavs Sunday at TD Garden, losing 121-99 as the...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:11pm

WWE Elimination Chamber and why 5-star matches are overrated

Every Road to Wrestlemania season, I’m reminded of the grueling nature of the WWE schedule. WWE boasts the fact that they have no off season as a point of pride, but it’s also pretty irresponsible. Of course you want to keep your athletes from ring rust, but there’s a difference...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:54pm

Two Round NFL Mock Draft 2018: Baker Mayfield falls, Patriots go QB

With the Cleveland Browns letting it be known that they are a fan of Baker Mayfield, Mayfield is climbing up many NFL Mock Draft boards. Expect that trend to reverse post-NFL Combine, though.   Expect many of these big name rookie QBs to fall on draft day, with veteran QBs like Kirk Cousins...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:13pm

Updated Ice Hockey Olympics Schedule USA men start time

A glance at the men’s ice hockey schedule for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Keep in mind that South Korea is 14 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone in the United States. Here are the start dates and start times for hockey games for when they take place live in the United States...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:59pm

2018 Winter Olympics: TV schedule, what to watch on Feb. 12

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea are starting to heat up as 12-different competitions will be taking place during the fifth day of festivities.  Due to the 14-hour time difference between the east coast of the United States and South Korea, most of the live action...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:05pm

Tyreke Evans Celtics NBA Trade Rumors: Sixers Nuggets in mix

If the Sixers or Nuggets wind up offering the Grizzlies a future first round pick in a potential trade for Tyreke Evans, expect the Celtics to sit this one out. The Celtics are holding onto all of their future firsts, waiting until the time is right to strike for the final piece of the puzzle. As...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2:13pm

Kemba Walker Pistons NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks Cavs still in?

The market is drying up for the Charlotte Hornets regarding Kemba Walker in a hurry. Walker was “devastated” when he initially learned the Hornets were looking around the NBA for trade partners regarding his services, but it looks as though Walker will remain in the Queen City. The...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 1:29pm

Danny Picard: Josh McDaniels was just taking advantage of leverage with Patriots

It wasn’t a change of heart. It was a brilliant negotiation strategy on the part of Josh McDaniels. And the New England Patriots had no choice but to succumb to the pressure.   McDaniels informed the Indianapolis Colts of his decision to stay in New England on Tuesday night. Say what...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:17pm

Glance at 13 Boston - Massachusetts athletes in Winter Olympics

Massachusetts will be well-represented in PyeongChang with 13 Bay Staters ready to participate in the 2018 games. Chris Bourque (North Reading), Ryan Donato (Scituate), Bobby Butler (Marlborough), John McCarthy (Boston) and Noah Welch (Brighton) are all set to skate for the Team USA men’s ice...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:56pm

Avery Bradley Celtics NBA Trade Rumors: Ainge to bring him back?

As we saw with the Greg Monroe signing, the Celtics are going full-tilt in their quest for a championship this year. This means nothing should be ruled out when it comes to an upgrade. The Celtics already have a tremendous defensive guard in Marcus Smart, but would they be willing to pull the...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:42pm

Seven Round Patriots NFL Mock Draft: QB Kyle Lauletta at 95

It’s NFL Mock Draft season now that the Super Bowl is past, and here is a look at the New England Patriots, who will be picking 31st overall in the first round and twice in the second round (the first pick coming via the 49ers in the Jimmy Garoppolo trade). The Pats have many needs on...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:31pm

The Patriots will go hard after top LB CB NFL free agents, draft

One good thing about the Patriots losing the Super Bowl to the Eagles is that there will be more of a sense of urgency this off-season to improve the roster. Had the Pats won, subconsciously they may have said to themselves, “We won a title with this team, we just have to tinker.” But...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:22pm

What is the time zone difference in South Korea Winter Olympics?

Whenever the Winter or Summer Olympics roll around and the games are on a different continent than ours many fans in the United States are frustrated that NBC consistently shows tape delayed footage. There is no perfect way to solve this issue, of course, as NBC wants the top Olympic events in U.S...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:04pm

Gronk’s home burglarized, safes and guns may have been stolen

Foxborough police are investigating a break-in that occurred at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. “I just want to confirm the reports that Mr. Gronkowski was the victim of a residential burglary last night,” Foxborough Police Chief William D. Baker said Tuesday...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:40am

Who will be the new offensive, defensive coordinators for Patriots?

It’s amazing how much the outcome of a Super Bowl can ultimately swing a fan base’s emotions one way or another. If the Patriots had beaten the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia would have been able to leave New...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:26pm

Taking stock of Patriots offense in wake of Super Bowl loss

From an offensive perspective, there isn’t a whole lot to whine about in the wake of the Patriots’ 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII Sunday night.    The game only managed to set all sorts of offensive records for an NFL postseason game (New England set...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:17pm

Burke: Patriots still the champs of drama

The Patriots are no longer kings of the NFL on the playing field, but in terms of sheer day-to-day drama, no one can beat them. Monday's fallout from their Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles was nearly as intriguing as the ultra-exciting game itself, and the early-morning hours had people...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 4:13pm

Super Bowl LII moments the Patriots want back

There is nothing in sports quite like the finality of losing in a Super Bowl. You immediately are plagued by countless thoughts of all the plays that backfired in your face. The Patriots are no different than any other team in that regard as they failed to capture their third title in four years...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 3:59pm