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Krejci vows to be better vs. Capitals


Krejci vows to be better vs. Capitals

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Bruins count on plenty of offense from their top forward lines, and its glaringly obvious when they dont produce.

Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Rich Peverley are expected to provide offense for the Bs even without one of their regular cogs Nathan Horton out with a concussion but didnt even produce a single registered shot in Saturday afternoons 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Krejci thought he fired a shot on net in the third period and it looked like Rich Peverley had one in the first that was never officially counted, but either way there was far too much passive play from an explosive group. Peverley found himself on the bench at the end of the third period when Claude Julien shortened things up, and both Lucic and Krejci vowed things will be different Sunday afternoon against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center.

Krejci wouldnt even look at the scoresheet after Saturdays game because he was so frustrated at his play, and he knows that his line needs to pick it up even if there were signs of encouragement in the loss to the Pens.

I didnt look at the sheet after the game. I was really upset, admitted Krejci. It was a frustrating game for us yesterday. It wasnt fun. We want to make sure that doesnt happen again.

Id like to forget everything about the way things went yesterday. I want to go out there today and not just today, but every game and not have that same feeling that I had yesterday again. Its a good thing when the defenseman can get shots through, but its our job to be in front of the net picking for rebounds. Anything can happen, you know? So we need to get more involved as forwards. Its not going to happen very often that you score four or five goals from the blue line, so as forwards we need to get more shots. We need to stop passing up shots. Once you get it, you need to take it.

While Krejci had one of his worst games of the season against the Penguins, the Bruins did start to show signs as a team that theyre beginning pulling out of their recent funk. One thing that would help tremendously: if Krejci and his linemates can get back on track against a Capitals team that will be just as hungry as Pittsburgh was on Saturday afternoon.

Brad Stevens: Isaiah Thomas will get scan on hip in September


Brad Stevens: Isaiah Thomas will get scan on hip in September

Appearing on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Brad Stevens said that Isaiah Thomas’ hip will be evaluated by the Celtics in September before the team decides how to proceed. 

The C’s were unsure of whether Thomas would require surgery on his right hip, which ended his postseason early. He has gone the offseason without surgery, so the C’s will look at it next month. 

“He has another follow-up and another scan in the early part of September when he arrives back here out east, and from there we will know an exact timeline," Stevens said. "Obviously, it’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab. There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe.

Added Stevens: “We want what’s best for Isaiah. We want to make sure that when he is ready to roll, which hopefully is sooner rather than later, that he is ready to roll at his highest level and for the longest possible time, obviously, right? So that’s a lot more important to me than anything else.” 

Stevens said that the uncertainty of not knowing whether Thomas would need surgery was challenging, but that his priority was the player. 

“I don’t know if it was unnerving because you can only control what you can control, but it’s a big deal for me because it’s a big deal to him,” he said. “Ultimately, obviously you want to go into every season 110 percent healthy and we’ll find out where we stand with everybody, but more so you want what’s best for him.”    

Scaramucci says Kraft gave Super Bowl LI ring to Trump


Scaramucci says Kraft gave Super Bowl LI ring to Trump

Anthony Scaramucci isn't afraid to say stuff. This time, it involves the Patriots. 

The outspoken former White House communications director follows over 180,000 Twitter accounts. One of them is @rslashpatriots, who asked about Robert Kraft's Super Bowl rings via direct message. 

Putin famously stole Kraft's Super Bowl XXXIX ring while Kraft was visiting Russia in 2005. According to Kraft, he took out the ring to show it to Putin, but Putin put it in his pocket and left without giving it back.

Now that Trump has Kraft's ring, Kraft theoretically only has three of a possible five Super Bowl rings now. Guessing he could get new ones made.