You can take the man out of Boston, but you can NEVER take Boston out of the man.
Former Bruins defenseman and current Edmonton Oilers captain, Andrew Ference came back to his second home to volunteer at the Boston Marathon.
Seriously can you say enough about Andrew Ference?
He will be forever a Bruin and a Bostonian.
The Boston Celtics mercifully ended the 2013-2014 season on a low note, or a high note, depending on how your perception of the team may have fluctuated with every mock draft that was published. Regardless, the Celtics finished with a 25-57 record, their third 25 win and under season since the ill-fated M.L. Carr campaign of 1997. Danny Ainge will look to drastically improve the team through any means necessary, leaving no player untouchable.
Joel Anthony D
Good locker room guy, but his days of being an effective player have passed. Grade would not be so low if he didn’t possess a $3.8 million player option for next season.
Chris Babb C+
I personally had higher expectations after he earned stellar reviews by the coaching staff during the preseason. Was called up from Maine late in the season after Gerald Wallace was lost to injury. Already has the body type and skill to be an elite defender, but was unable to find any sort of semblance of offense. With Chris Johnson already flashing skill as a wing off the bench, it makes it unlikely Babb will be on the big squad next year.
Brandon Bass B+
The recipient of the ninth annual Auerbach Award, Bass finished the year averaging 11 points and just under six rebounds per game, carrying his typical work man like attitude in all 82 games this season. Bass was underrated on offense, shooting above league average on shots at or near the rim and on shots 10 to 16 feet away. He also earned the praise of Brad Stevens for his rotations on defense. Entering the final year of his deal, Bass may be an attractive trade chip in the offseason.
Jerryd Bayless B
Poor Bayless has just not had any luck sticking with a team. The combo guard out of Arizona landed on his fifth team in six seasons when the Memphis Grizzlies traded him to the Celtics in exchange for Courtney Lee. Bayless brought stability and veteran leadership to the tune of 10 points per game in 41 games played in Boston. A free agent next season, the Celtics may look toward the draft next season for guard help.
Looks like Jesus took a break being Savior on Easter and attended the Bruins-Red Wings game. He should be able to cheer on his favorite hockey team after a long day of moving stones and seeing all his new/part time parishioners attending mass.
If Jesus is on the Bruins’ side…..
The Red Sox lineup is sorely missing Middlebrooks and his prestigious pop
Before the season, everyone questioned what Will Middlebrooks could bring to the table for the Red Sox during the 2014 season. Some questioned his defensive ability following the still-questionable obstruction nonsense from the World Series. Others questioned his offensive capacity and wondered whether he would ever get back to being the offensive force he was as a rookie in 2012. One thing is now clear regarding Will Middlebrooks: the Red Sox need him. Badly.
Even though he had only provided modest production at the season’s outset (.231/.333/.538 triple-slash in just four games this season), Middlebrooks has left a sizeable hole in the Red Sox lineup ever since he was placed on the Disabled List with a calf injury on April 6th. Ever since that time, the Red Sox have rolled out numerous players in an attempt to provide at least serviceable production at the hot corner. Unfortunately, the results have not been there, and the combination of Jonathan Herrera, Ryan Roberts, and now Brock Holt simply has not gotten the job done.
Herrera won the utility infielder job out of spring training, but he has been forced into more regular action so far due to injuries. The bulk of Herrera’s time in the major leagues has come in the middle infield, and while the Red Sox spent a decent amount of time trying to get him adjusted during the spring, Herrera seems uncomfortable at third base. He has already cost the Red Sox two runs at third in just ten games there this season (-2 Defensive Runs Saved, -2 Ultimate Zone Rating), which is obviously something that cannot continue for an extended stretch of time. Combined with his mediocre .222/.323./.222 triple-slash, it is pretty clear that Herrera is not capable of being a useful starting infielder.
Looks like the Red Wings’ Brendan Smith didn’t get the memo when it comes to the Black & Gold Devourer Of Souls, Zdeno Chara.
You just don’t f*ck with him….ever.
Because odds are sh*t is going to go horribly wrong for you…
Only reason Brendan Smith is not a soulless, empty carcass right now is because his brother Reilly probably begged Z to have mercy on his brother’s being…
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Remember it was just ONE game.
The Bruins lost by only ONE goal scored by ONE of the best players on the planet.
FOUR victories to win a series….
So watch this damn Bruins pump up montage that would even jack up the FRIGGIN’ EASTER BUNNY!
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