So now it is onto the playoffs for both the Bruins and Celtics. Ironically both play their oldest and most bitter rivals in the first round. Bruins start up their series with the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7:00 on NESN. If you’re outside of the New England area the game is being broadcast on ESPN2. The Celtics will start with the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday at 12:30 on NBC. Not a good matchup for the Celtics. Steve Bulpett offers a quick preview of the series.
If you’re not a hockey fan and want a fix of the Celtics, ESPN Classic has two Celtic related programs tonight. First at 7:00, there is “Classic NBA” Featuring Tommy Heinsohn. That is followed at 8:00 by A “SportsCentury” feature on Larry Bird.
It was reported on several 11:00 sportscasts last night that Drew Bledsoe has rethought his position about coming back to the Pats and is now open to the idea of returning and competing for the starting QB job and being the backup if Tom Brady wins the job. Not sure how that reflects on Drew. If he is a competitive athlete, wouldn’t he settle for nothing less than a starting job? Should be interesting to see how the weekend plays out with the NFL draft.
Sean McAdam was on 790 the Score this morning and flatly said that Jose Offerman would be released sometime soon in the roster moves that need to be made to get John Burkett and Michael Coleman onto the 25 man roster. He said Lou Merloni and Carlos Baerga were safe. Looks like Sunny Kim will stay as well, because of his strong performances lately. Grady Little wants to have the best 25 players on the roster, regardless of the size of their contract. What a concept.