The NHL draft lottery was held last night, and for once the ping-pong balls fell the right way for a Boston team in a draft lottery. The Bruins ended up with the second pick in this year’s draft, just as Toronto’s record indicated they should. With two NHL-ready players sitting at the top of the draft, the Bruins will now be able to get one of them. Thanks, Maple Leafs.
Golden second chance – Kevin Paul Dupont has the Bruins excited to get an impactful offensive forward in the draft.
Rask, Miller hold key to Bruins-Sabres – Joe McDonald says that the goaltenders will be the key to this Bruins/Sabres playoff series.
Home team calls Doc Rivers – Steve Bulpett reports that we might be nearing the end of the Doc Rivers era, as he feels the pull of his family in Florida.
From equipment manager to major-league prospect – Pretty cool story from Brian MacPherson about Daniel Nava, who has gone from being the equipment manager for his college team to starting in left field for AAA Pawtucket, one step from the majors.
His bat is spring-loaded – Amalie Benjamin has Adrian Beltre getting off to an unusually fast start with the Red Sox.
Ortiz’ leash is much shorter this year – Sean McAdam says that the Red Sox DH won’t be given as much time as last year to work out his early season struggles.
Bill Belichick likes where Pats stand – Ian Rapoport gets a chance to talk to the Patriots coach ahead of today’s pre-draft press conference.
Lewis will add depth to Pats’ defensive line – Robert Lee looks at the Patriots D-line, and what the team might be looking to add to that position in the draft.
Wilfork tackles a few topical issues – Shalise Manza Young has Vince Wilfork speaking on a number of issues from Gillette yesterday.
Wondering why the Patriots didn’t make a run at Brandon Marshall? Mike Reiss offers some insight.
With Bill Belichick set for that annual pre-draft press conference today, yes there is actually a column in a New England paper with the title “Don’t expect anything fresh from Belichick presser.” Do these guys everget tired of writing the same stuff over and over? Maybe show a little initiative, and perhaps get rewarded as Rapoport was above?
WEEI has been broadcasting from Fenway Park on game days for years now. Now 98.5 TheSportsHub will be doing the same, announcing the official opening of the new 98.5 The Sports Hub Ace Ticket broadcast studio, this week at 121 Brookline Ave in the Fenway in Boston.
The 98.5 Ace Ticket Studio is located at the Ace Ticket storefront property and will be used primarily for the Felger and Massarotti Show during selected baseball games.