FOXBORO -- So what did the Patriots do a day after winning the AFC Championship?
"It was a typical day," said Matthew Slater. "Just like any other day, after the game. We came in and lifted and had some game-film corrections from yesterday. So, nothing really changed, nothing out of the ordinary routine. Now, we've got to start to prepare for the Giants coming up."
Part of today was also spent focusing on how to handle all the hype during Super Bowl week.
"Knowing that this is a little bit different then the normal routine and procedure," said Slater. "We can't get too caught up in that. That can become overwhelming. We have to realize there's only one reason and one purpose that we have in going down to Indianapolis. And that's to win the game."
With the Knicks and Celtics having yet to find common ground on a trade for Kristaps Porzingis, it appears the C’s are trying to add to their stable of draft picks in order to facilitate an agreement.
ESPN’s Ian Begley reported Thursday afternoon that Boston was offering a pick it had yet to acquire, with CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely following up that it’s the seventh overall pick. The C’s already have the third overall pick.
The NBA draft begins Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Bruins released their schedule for the 2017-18 season Thursday, with their campaign beginning at TD Garden on Oct. 5 against the Predators.
Two things stand out in Boston’s schedule. Eleven of their final 15 games are on the road, and they don’t play the Canadiens until mid-January.
Then, when the B’s and Habs do finally meet, they play three times in an eight-day span. The rivals face each other Jan. 13 in Montreal, Jan. 17 in Boston and Jan. 20 in Montreal. The Bruins’ final regular-season meeting with the Habs is March 3.
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