NHL Recent Player News
|8/24/2016||Jiri Hudler, Dal, RW|
|Hudler signed a $2 million, one-year deal with the Stars on Wednesday.
Analysis: Hudler had 46 points (16 goals, 30 assists) in 72 games combined for Calgary and Florida last season.
|8/23/2016||Cody Ceci, Ott, D|
|Ceci and the Ottawa Senators agreed to a two-year deal worth $5.6 million on Tuesday.
Analysis: Ceci collected career highs in goals (10) and points (26) last season, with 10 points coming in the 28 games during which he was paired with veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The 15th overall pick of the 2012 draft by Ottawa, Ceci has scored 18 goals and set up 38 others in 205 career contests.
|8/22/2016||Jhonas Enroth, Tor, G|
|Enroth has signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Swede produced a career-best 2.17 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 16 games (13 starts) with Los Angeles last season and has made 128 starts over seven NHL seasons. Enroth is expected to serve as the backup to offseason acquisition Frederick Andersen.
|8/19/2016||Jimmy Vesey, Buf, LW|
|Vesey has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Rangers, one of several teams that were pursuing the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner.
Analysis: Vesey was a hot commodity on the free-agent market after declining to sign with Nashville, who had held the Harvard standout's rights before trading them to Buffalo in June. The 23-year-old forward also wasn't able to reach a deal with the Sabres prior to a deadline that ended Monday. Vesey, who had 24 goals and 22 assists in 33 games for the Crimson last season, is believed to be close to being NHL-ready.
|8/19/2016||Sean Monahan, Cgy, C|
|The Flames have signed Monahan to a seven-year extension worth a reported $44.1 million. The huge deal will keep the team's top-line center under contract through the 2022-23 season.
Analysis: Monahan has certainly lived up to expectations as the sixth overall pick of the 2013 draft, scoring 80 goals and logging 79 assists through his first three NHL seasons. The 21-year-old had 31 goals during the 2014-15 campaign and 27 last season, in which he ended with a career-high 63 points.
|8/17/2016||Matt Cullen, Pit, C|
|The Penguins re-signed Cullen to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday for his 20th NHL season.
Analysis: The 39-year-old Cullen, who helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup last season, had 16 goals and 16 assists in 82 games last season. He added four goals and two assists in 24 playoff games, including two game-winners.
|8/16/2016||Radim Vrbata, Ari, RW|
|The Coyotes brought back Vrbata on a one-year contract Tuesday.
Analysis: Vrbata spent the past two seasons with the Canucks after playing six of the previous seven with the Coyotes. He had 13 goals and 14 assists last season after scoring 31 goals for Vancouver in 2014-15. In 934 games, Vrbata has 259 goals and 295 assists for the Avalanche, Hurricanes, Blackhawks, Coyotes, Lightning and Canucks.
|8/15/2016||Christopher Gibson, NYI, G|
|The Islanders and Gibson have agreed on a one-year, two-way contract.
Analysis: Gibson appeared in four games and made two starts with the Islanders last season. The 23-year-old is expected to return to the team's AHL affiliate in Bridgeport for the 2016-17 campaign.
|8/15/2016||J.C. Lipon, Wpg, RW|
|The Jets agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Lipon on Monday.
Analysis: The club noted that Lipon will receive an average annual value of $650,000 should the 23-year-old remain in the NHL. Lipon notched one assist and five penalty minutes in nine games with Winnipeg last season. He also scored 13 goals and set up 17 others in 45 contests with Manitoba of the American Hockey League in 2015-16.
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.
Gerry, Kirk, and Mut take NY Giants coach Ben McAdoo and SI writer Peter King to task for not addressing the Josh Brown domestic violence story.
Kirk and Callahan with Mut discuss the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick pressers from Tuesday and whether they reveal signs of a rift between the coach and QB.
NESN has hired a new anchor who has a history dating pro players. With the trend of that happening in Boston the last few years, does NESN need to keep an eye on Kacie McDonnell?
Now that center Bryan Stork has been cut, should we be concerned with the Patriots O-Line? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the Patriots O-Line and how Jimmy G will handle it in the first 4 weeks.
Sam Kennedy of the Red Sox calls in to talk to the guys about the proposed renovations at Fenway Park and if Jonathan Papelbon will ever sign.
We check in with the red hot rook of the Red Sox live from Tampa and talk to him about his first experiences in the big leagues.
We check in with John Farrell from Tampa for our weekly feature as the red hot Red Sox look to keep it going for two more wins at the Trop.
In honor of the announcement that the Sox will be among the team's at Tim Tebow's workout next week, we look at four pro athletes who tried their hand in a second sport and it didn't work out too well for them.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.More from this show
Gerry, Mut, and Kirk discuss the Benintendi catch from Monday and what's looking like an incredible outfield for years to come; also the guys discuss the probation sentence given to an East Longmeadow youth charged with sexual assault.More from this show
Kirk & Callahan with Mut react to the latest Roger Goodell NFL wheel of justice rulingMore from this show
Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.More from this show
Kirk, Gerry and Mut start off the Tuesday show back in studio discussing the strange absences of Tom Brady throughout training camp, as well as all the sponsors that have bailed on swimmer Ryan Lochte.More from this show