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Patriots Pulse: Can Danny Amendola Stay Healthy This Season?

The obvious answer is probably not, look at his injury history. Amendola has only played in all 16 games once in his career, 2010 with the Rams. While with the Rams he played in 14, 16, 1, and 11 games respectively. Last year with the Patriots he played in 12 games, he didn’t miss any of the same games Rob Gronkowski missed down the stretch, but Tom Brady did not look his way too often.

Danny Amendola hauled in 10 passes in last year's opener than was ineffective for much of the year.

Danny Amendola hauled in 10 passes in last year’s opener than was ineffective for much of the year.

Brady did not look his way at all in the AFC Championship Game against the Broncos where Amendola had no receptions as well as no targets. Amendola was brought in to replace the production vacated by Wes Welker but he did far less than expected. Julian Edelman who has had his fair share of injury history as well, stepped into the Welker role hauling in 10 passes in the AFC Championship. Edelman became Tom Brady’s favorite target and was fourth in the league in receptions with 105. Amendola only had 54.

Amendola has grown tired of hearing, as well as talking about his injury history. This offseason during a phone interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Adam Jones, Jones asked Amendola a few questions relating to his injury history, Amendola was not too pleased and hung up on the phone interview. St. Louis is much different than New England. The comparisons to Welker are really unfair but now in his second year with the Patriots he should be expected to step up.

Amendola had a great showing in last season’s opener against Buffalo bringing in 10 passes for 104 yards, a game he was also injured in. After that he missed the next three games, and was not looked for often in the following games by Brady who was throwing passes to the likes of Edelman, Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Austin Collie. Amendola did not bring in double digit grabs again until Week 15 against the Dolphins. He is surely capable of being a good receiver, he just needs to looks and to be healthy.

Courtesy of Dirty Water Tees, Amendola was hardly the savior the Patriots offense was looking for.

Courtesy of Dirty Water Tees, Amendola was hardly the savior the Patriots offense was looking for.

Danny Amendola’s injury history is well documented, but is it really his fault? Some might say it is bad luck. With new rules in place for defensive holding penalties, Amendola might be able to break out this season, splitting time in the slot with Julian Edelman while giving newly acquired receiver Brandon LaFell chances to get open. The real key to the Patriots offense has always been Tom Brady needs multiple weapons to throw to because once they double his favorite receiver where will he look? The AFC Championship Game last year was a prime example. Amendola will have to step up this season to silence his critics, myself included.

Only The Most Die Hard Fans Are Worthy To Wear These Bruins Sneakers (PHOTO)

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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!

B’s Beat: Torey Krug And The KHL, Kevin Hayes & Simon Gagne

Torey Krug

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.

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The Patriots Led By Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick Take The Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

Patriots Ice Bucket Challenge

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?

Probably!

Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Just Saving A Puck Fired From A Cannon (VIDEO)

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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has had an incredible year highlighted by the birth of his first child and winning the NHL’s Vezina Trophy. Besides winning the Stanley Cup what else could rank up there with such incredible moments?

Perhaps saving a puck fired from a cannon?

There were rumors that Rask may not be of this Earth and this justifies it….

What’s next for Tuukka time?!?

Hopefully, next year using his super human strength to hoist a large silver trophy over his head!

Tuukka Rask Stanley Cup

Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To CBS Boston!

Former Bruin Andrew Ference Has The Title Of Best #IceBucketChallenge Performance (VIDEO)

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Former Bruin & current Oilers captain Andrew Ference has taken the #icebucketchallenge to fight ALS to a new level. Sorry to the countless others that have filled a beach pail full of “ice water” and posted it on social media.

Go BIG OR GO HOME!

And Ferknuckle did just that (click on the picture to view)

Andrew Ference Ice Bucket Challenge


He is no longer wearing the Spoked B, but how can you not love Andrew Ference as person as well as a player?

Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Boston Bruins Reddit!

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