An NHLBruins resurrection party taking place on Jan. 17 at the Harp. Sounds like it should be a good little hockey love-in for the diehard Bruins fans out there.
What will the Rangers do with Wade Redden? What will Redden do with himself if hes back in the NHL? Interesting questions abound.
If you are a glutton for hating the Canucks, heres the Green Men podcast for your perusal.
Jonathan Toews questions the length of the NHL lockout just as players around here have been doing all week. Its definitely a legit point.
Dustin Byfuglien is feeling just fine after the lockout layover and says his conditioning wont be an issue. What the Winnipeg Jets coaching staff thinks might be a different story altogether.
If you havent already please like the Turk: the Movie Facebook page and support the efforts to make a film about Derek Sandersons life. It sounds like its going to be a pretty awesome flick when its said and done, and Ed Burns has already signed on to play Sandersons dad.
Scott Hartnell enjoyed himself during the NHL lockout. Scott Hartnell enjoys himself no matter where he goes.
For something completely different: A Baseball Hall of Fame ballot discussion with Jonah Keri.
The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski have restructured the tight end’s contract for the coming season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The reworked deal can bump Gronkowski’s salary for the 2017 season from $5.25 million to $10.75 million, according to Schefter.
Gronkowski was limited by injury to just eight games last season. He had 25 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were career lows.
The 28-year-old is entering his eighth NFL season since being selected by the Pats in the second round of the 2010 draft. He has played played in at least 15 regular-season games in four of his first seven season, though he’s twice played fewer than 10.
Tuesday’s announcement from Roger Goodell that the NFL is “relaxing” its rules on celebrations is good news for at least one Patriot.
That would be Brandin Cooks, who began celebrating the rule change on Twitter not long after the league made its announcement.
Cooks, whom the Patriots acquired from the Saints this offseason in a trade that sent first and third-round picks to New Orleans, lost his favorite celebration last season when it was made clear that miming archery was off-limits. Josh Norman was fined $10,000 last season for such a celebration.
Following Norman’s fine, Cooks lamented the league’s decision to punish what Cooks had previously done in reference to a Bible verse (Psalms 144:6).
"Send forth lightning and scatter your enemy, and shoot your arrows and rout them," Cooks told the New Orleans Advocate. "I just remember it sticking with me for such a long time, I remember thinking, maybe I can do something with this."
Added Cooks: ”I’ve been doing it for three years now, and there was never a complaint about it. Now, all of a sudden, there is. It just reminds me that, it's almost as if they try to take so much away from us, but for something like this, that means so much to someone that has nothing to do with violence, it's frustrating. I'll definitely continue to speak my opinion about it, and if they have a problem with it, so be it."
When Tuesday’s news emerged, Cooks and former Saints teammate Mark Ingram were quick to react.