These Bruins sneakers are bad ass with a capital BAD ASS. Only the most die hard B’s fans are worthy enough to wear these shoes.
Well if this dude called Sneaker head doesn’t like these kicks, he must be a friggin Habs fan!
Is it October yet?!
Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To @ChanellyK23!
The Boston Bruins’ off-season is still dragging along, and while the Ice Bucket Challenge was a welcome distraction for a good cause, there hasn’t been much to get excited about so far.
Fortunately the season is only a month and a half away.
The month of August hasn’t been without any excitement though, as Torey Krug reportedly received a “big money” offer from an unspecified KHL team. Rest assured Krug lovers; I don’t expect him to really consider the offer, never mind take it.
Krug has carved himself out a nice niche with the B’s, and had himself a great rookie season which saw him rank fourth in Calder voting, and finished the season with an impressive 14 goals, 26 assists, and a +18 in 79 games. Krug was also a rockstar in the playoffs again for the B’s with 2 goals, 8 assists, and a -2 in 12 games.
The young defenseman also played a big time part in revitalizing a stagnant Bruins’ powerplay. They went from 26th in the NHL in powerplay percentage in 2012-13 with 14.8% success rate, to third in the NHL last season with a 21.7%. Obviously there are a lot of factors that contributed to this (Carl Soderberg, and Jarome Iginla among them), but credit needs to be given to Krug.
The only way this KHL offer will hurt the Bruins realistically, is if Krug’s agent uses it as leverage. The B’s young puck mover doesn’t have a deal yet, but with training camp only a month or so away, look for a deal to be announced soon.
Deandre Yedlin was not supposed to star for the USA in the World Cup. At age 21 many considered Klinsmann’s inclusion of Yedlin as a look into the future, a look at what might come in 2018 and 2022. It was argued that Yedlin would be a bit part player who would slowly gain international experience with which he would, several years later, use to springboard off of into the MLS as well as helping him lock down a regular place in the USMNT. fast forward 1 month and the Seattle Sounders have just completed the sale of Deandre Yedlin to Tottenham. Although the transfer has been agreed in whole, Yedlin will remain in the MLS for a while, building his potential and gaining the first team experience he needs in order to reach the quality needed to ply his trade in one of the best leagues in the world.
Deandre will be seeing more of Eden Hazard once he makes his way to Tottenham.
We’ve seen Clint Dempsey know, to some degree, success in the English Premier League playing for the likes of Fulham and Tottenham. We’ve seen Tim Howard rise to become one of the best goalkeepers in the world having done so for Everton. We’ve seen Geoff Cameron leading a physical backline at Stoke City. We’ve seen what Jozy Altidore can do with his noted scoring abilities being put to good use at AZ Alkmaar. We’ve seen so many other US stars become definitive cogs in the overall machine of their respective teams. So what exactly makes Deandre Yedlin’s transfer anything of note?
Deandre Yedlin is the first ever homegrown player to feature for the USA in a World Cup, he is a product of the USA academy system. When the MLS implemented the homegrown player rule it allowed teams to create their own talent, develop this talent, and to put bypass any sort of re-location system previously in place thus allowing these clubs direct access to their own players. Yedlin is the poster child for the homegrown player rule, a poster child for the MLS, and a poster child for the USMNT. The Sounders have a whole host of new homegrown talent coming through the ranks who can replace Yedlin and show off potential.
Can Diego Fagundez become Uruguay’s first MLS-made superstar?
However, the Sounders are not the only team in the MLS with an academy of note. A handful of teams have stepped back from signing the biggest name foreign player and are instead looking within to develop their own Designated Players, and it isn’t just Americans that are rising through the MLS academies. New England Revolution standout Diego Fagundez has just been recently called up to join the Uruguay U20 camp. Should he reach his potential, he has the ability to go on and do great things for both club and a country which holds some of the top talent in the world. Imagine the likes of an MLS product providing through balls for Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, it’s a mouth watering prospect. As the homegrown player rule continues to put forth talent inside the MLS we may see the USA become one of the top soccer nations in the world.
Will the 2014-’15 season be Rajon Rondo’s last year with the Boston Celtics?
The Boston Celtics released their schedule for the 2014-’15 season on Wednesday. The Celtics will play only one nationally televised game on January 14th at home against the Atlanta Hawks. This means the Celtics are not a premier team in the NBA.
Their lone star (Rajon Rondo) is in the final year of his contract. Their roster is filled with either players who have been disappointments (Jeff Green, Evan Turner, and Tyler Zeller) and rookies like Marcus Smart and James Young.
The Celtics schedule in November looks to be daunting. They have to travel to Houston (Rockets), Dallas (Mavericks), and Chicago Bulls. The only game where they could be favored is on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers. Then they have a six-game road trip through the Western Conference from January 19th through January 28th.
Here are some notable games for Celtics fans to look forward to.
-October 29th – The Celtics open the season versus the Brooklyn Nets at the Garden. Kevin Garnett could be back with the Nets. This might be Garnett’s final season in the NBA.
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens joined in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week.
The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS has created widespread attention, especially among the professional teams in Boston. New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman and Boston Bruins forwards Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand have been shown on the local news completing the Challenge.
On Monday, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens accepted his challenge from WEEI.com’s Ben Rohrbach.
Stevens dedicated his efforts to his friend Matt White and Boston College Sports Information Director Dick Kelley, who died of ALS in 2011. The second-year coach challenged all of the Celtics fans.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and newly signed Evan Turner participated in the Challenge.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has gained widespread attention for ALS and the Pete Frates #3 Fund. Frates was a former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2012. The ALS Association has reportedly raised $1.3 million since the end of July.
The Patriots Accept The Ice Bucket Challenge In Grand Style
Bill Belichick, Bob Kraft & the Patriots accepted the #Icebucketchallenge from NY Giants president, John Mara. As everything else, the team took an ice cold shower as a team.
Owner Bob Kraft challenged his team’s divisional foes the Jets, Dolphins & Bills.
As they have been served for the better part of the millennium, the cannon fodder of the AFC East are getting challenged again.
Will they fail miserably?