It’s going to have to be another quick edition of the morning links today…
The shorthanded Bruins found a way to get it done last night in Tampa, notching a 3-1 win over the Lightning. Kevin Paul Dupont has the details. Stephen Harris has the B’s getting it done with out three of their four top defensemen last night. Harris’ notebook has Marco Sturm still sidelined. Also check Bruinslinks.com for more stories and discussion.
With the Patriots defense sorely in need of reinforcements, it appears Junior Seau will again surf in to the rescue for New England. Christopher L. Gasper and John Tomase report on the apparent impending return of the 39-year-old Seau. Eric McHugh also has Seau returning to the Patriots.
On Patriots Daily, Britt Schramm previews Sunday game in Seattle with the Seahawks.
Steve Buckley has a look at Randy Moss and how upset he was with himself for his play against the Steelers. Buckley is impressed at how much Moss takes upon himself for that game. Lenny Megliola notes that both Charlie Weiss and Romeo Crennel have fallen on tough times with their teams this season. Karen Guregian has Tom Brady reaching out to rookie Matthew Slater, who was down on himself for fumbling a kickoff last Sunday. Mark Farinella has Matt Cassel hoping to bounce back strong this week. Ben Swasey thinks that the Patriots should be able to get it done against the Seahawks.
Check more Patriots stories at PatriotsLinks.com.
The Celtics will finally welcome Greg Oden into the Garden tonight, as his Trailblazers come in for a game with the Celtics, who have won their last 10. Jeremy Gottlieb on the BSMW Full Court Press offers a five-pack of perspective on the Celtics and NBA.
Alan Siegel says that despite a slow start, Oden is still primed for greatness in the NBA. Mark Murphy has Kendrick Perkins looking forward to facing Oden. Marc J. Spears looks at how Oden was once thought to be the link to a championship for the Celtics. Monique Walker has Leon Powe and Glen Davis making up for the loss of P.J. Brown.
The Red Sox made the signing of Japanese youngster Junichi Tazawa official yesterday. Sean McAdam says that the Red Sox got an assist from Daisuke Matsuzaka, who happens to be a hero to Tazawa. Amalie Benjamin has more on the announcement. Brian MacPherson says that Red Sox fans need to be patient with Tazawa, who is not a finished product like Matsuzaka was. McAdam says that the signing has stirred up ill will abroad against the Red Sox.
Benjamin has the Red Sox looking for some catching help in the winter meetings.
The Eagles are set to take on Virginia Tech in tomorrow’s ACC Championship game. Steve Conroy and John Powers have BC looking for a berth in the Orange Bowl with a win. Dan Shaughnessy says that this game is a big deal.