NHL Recent Player News
|8/27/2015||Mike Richards, LA, C|
|The Royal Mounted Police say Richards was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance. He will have to appear in court Sept. 10.
Analysis: Richards is currently a free agent after the Los Angeles Kings terminated his contract June 29. The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on his behalf, but a hearing date hasn't been scheduled.
|8/25/2015||Mark Giordano, Cgy, D|
|The Calgary Flames have signed Giordano to a six-year contract. The Flames captain, an All-Star last season, had 11 goals and 37 assists in 61 games last season before sustaining a season ending injury on Feb. 25.
Analysis: Before his injury, Giordano led an improved Flames defense that helped the team make the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Giordano has 66 goals and 179 assists in 510 games, all with Calgary.
|8/23/2015||Christian Ehrhoff, Pit, D|
|Ehrhoff has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings. The team confirmed the signing Sunday but did not disclose financial terms.
Analysis: Ehrhoff scored 14 points in 49 games for Pittsburgh last season before missing the final 33 games and the postseason due to injuries, including a concussion. The 33-year-old German is an 11-year NHL veteran who also played for San Jose, Vancouver and Buffalo. He has 327 points in 741 career games. He will be a welcome addition to Kings' depleted defense after Robyn Regehr retired and Andrej Sekera signed with Edmonton earlier this summer.
|8/20/2015||Ryan O'Reilly, Buf, LW|
|O'Reilly's court case on charges of impaired driving has been continued to Sept. 10.
Analysis: O'Reilly was arrested on July 9 for allegedly striking an Ontario coffee shop with his pickup truck and fleeing the scene. The incident came a week after the offseason acquisition signed a seven-year, $52.5 million contract -- the largest in Sabres' history.
|8/20/2015||Paul Bittner, Cls, LW|
|The Blue Jackets have signed Bittner to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Analysis: Bittner, 18, was a second-round pick (38th overall) of Columbus in this year's draft who spent last season with Portland of the Western Hockey League.
|8/17/2015||Mike Santorelli, Nsh, C|
|Santorelli has agreed to terms with the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year, $875,000 contract.
Analysis: Santorelli posted 12 goals and 21 assists over 79 games with Toronto and Nashville last season. The seven-year veteran has 55 goals and 120 points over 336 career NHL games.
|8/17/2015||Daniel Briere, Col, C|
|Briere announced his retirement after 17 NHL seasons Monday.
Analysis: Briere totaled 307 goals and 389 assists over 973 regular-season games with the Coyotes, Sabres, Flyers, Canadiens and Avalanche. The 37-year-old, who had eight goals and four assists in 57 games with Colorado last season, added 116 points (53 goals) in 124 postseason contests and was a four-time 30-goal scorer.
|8/14/2015||Sergei Gonchar, Mon, D|
|Gonchar has been offered a professional tryout contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Analysis: Gonchar had five productive seasons with the Penguins from 2005-10 and was a member of Pittsburgh's 2009 Stanley Cup champion team. The 41-year-old had one goal and 13 assists in 48 games with Montreal and Dallas last season.
|8/14/2015||Carl Hagelin, Anh, LW|
|The Anaheim Ducks have signed Hagelin to a four-year contract worth $16 million. The Ducks announced the deal Friday.
Analysis: Hagelin was a restricted free agent after joining the Ducks in June in a trade with the New York Rangers, who got left wing Emerson Etem.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox outfielder, who had a fantastic day, knocking in seven runs, scoring five runs, and hitting five extra-base hits in the win against the Mariners at Fenway.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.
The guys discussed the latest on Orsillo.
Dean gave his thoughts on Schilling's tweet.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Ronda Rousey telling Floyd Mayweather that she makes more money per second than him, IK Enemkpali's strange headline in the news, and Danny unveils his thoughts on the player ratings for the new Madden game.
Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald calls in to talk about his fundraiser, The Old Time Baseball Game tonight. Steve also gives his input on what the Red Sox should do with Hanley Ramirez.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo comes on with Lou, Christian and Danny to give his brief, Patriot-like answers about preseason and their upcoming game against the Carolina Panthers while Christian has fun with the Panther's stadium sound effects. After the interview, the guys get into a heated debate over tipping valet drivers.
We have our first weekly chat with the acting manager for your BoSox, Torey Lovullo.
We discuss the parting of ways between DO and NESN, and Dale gives it a little bit of a personal perspective.
We close out the program with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed.
Chris Villani and Lenny Megliola are in for Mikey Adams and talk about the continued reaction from Red Sox fans regarding NESN Play-By-Play man Don Orsillo not returning to call games after the season
In for Mikey, Chris Villani & Lenny Megs talk about Don Orsillo leaving NESN after the season and touch on Hanley Ramirez taking grounders at first base.
WEEI.com's Christopher Price talks about the Patriots' Thursday's preseason game, who will play in the game, and also how long Tom Brady's career will last.
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson (Rotobahn.com) are back for another edition of the WEEI Fantasy Football hour. We're into week 2 of the preseason and the guy address a few key developments. A big injury in Carolina could create some value out of Devin Funchess. Brandin Cooks had his way with the Patriots secondary last night. What round should you draft Todd Gurley? Some other names that were mentioned were Ben Watson, Duke Johson, Brashad Perriman, Matt Forte and Peyton Manning. You can read Pete Davidson all season on WEEI.com.
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