Not a bad night for Boston sports.
Glue guy kept it together – Kevin Paul Dupont has the return of Patrice Bergeron paying immediate dividends for the Bruins. More on Bergeron from Douglas Flynn | Joe Haggerty | Steve Buckley | Joe McDonald
Now that was more like it – Bob Ryan is on the verge of being excited about this Bruins squad.
Whether or not he gets credit, Andrew Ference earns it – DJ Bean praises the rock-steady contributions of the Bruins defenseman this postseason. Stephen Harris has Zdeno Chara coming up big last night.
Bruins show commitment to team – James Murphy has Bruins players making sacrifices for the greater good.
Tim Thomas beyond regular – Steve Conroy’s notebook has the goalie far more sound than he was in game two, as was the defense in front of him. The Bruins Journal from Matt Kalman has more on Bergeron’s return. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa has David Krejci getting a heads-up before a big hit from Tampa’s Marc-Andre Bergeron, which may have helped him avoid serious injury. The CSNNE.com notes from Haggerty have Krejci continuing his strong play last night.
As the roster turns: Making sense of the reconfigured Red Sox – Alex Speier looks at the roster churn that sweeping the Red Sox right now. Michael Silverman has a stiff neck for Josh Beckett adding to the Red Sox worries. Gordon Edes has the Red Sox bringing in Kevin Millwood and Franklin Morales last night.
At low level, Ranaudo deserving high marks – Peter Abraham’s minor league notebook has the highly-touted Anthony Ranaudo getting off to a strong start with Single A Greenville.
Park benches, different views – Michael Vega’s notebook has Terry Francona able to see both sides of the Cubs and Red Sox. The Herald notebook from Scott Lauber has more on the acquisitions of Morales and Millwood. The ProJo Red Sox Journal has Sox reliever Rich Hill looking forward to facing his old team. The Patriot Ledger notebook from Mike Fine has Crawford starting to hit his stride with the Sox. The CSNNE.com notes have more on Beckett leaving the game with a stiff neck.
Different views of Celtics for Tony Allen, Kendrick Perkins – Mark Murphy has a mini-feature on the two ex-Celtics and how they’ve grown since leaving Boston.
Eric Moore may make a rush for Patriots – Karen Guregian has the defensive end/linebacker hoping to be an impact player for the Patriots this season.
Ebersol walks away from NBC – Chad Finn on the shocking news of Dick Ebersol leaving NBC.
Media Roundup: Dick Ebersol Resigns, ESPN’s Tell-All Book Causes Stir – my SB Nation Media column has more on Ebersol, a look at the new ESPN book (as does Finn) and a number of other Boston media notes.
Young men tune out WEEI – turn on “Sports Hub” – As posted by Ken Fang earlier in the week, Jessica Heslam has 98.5 trouncing WEEI during April in the 18-34 male demo, including a 20.9 to 2.6 trouncing of Dennis and Callahan by Toucher and Rich.
On Wednesday, May 25, The Boston Globe is hosting its annual Business Breakfast. This year’s topic is “Playing for Profit: The Business of Boston Sports.”
The breakfast will feature a panel discussion with Larry Lucchino, president & CEO of the Boston Red Sox, Stephen Pagliuca, co-owner of the Boston Celtics and Charlie Jacobs, principal and co-owner of the Boston Bruins. They will be joined by Patrick Moscaritolo of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and Jonathan Paris of the Massachusetts Sports Partnership in a l discussion about sports as an economic driver for Greater Boston. Boston Globe Business Editor Shirley Leung will lead the discussion and opening remarks will be offered by Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
Tickets for the breakfast are $30.00 and are available online at http://www.eventmanagement.org/newengland/