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  • #119724

    Fred West Lynn
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    It’s a Valentine’s Day Lovefest! Share the Red Sox (ownership)! Embrace the latest WEEI controversy! Give Callahan a much-needed (same-sex? interracial?) hug!

    #119725

    TwoTimes
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    I hope Dino finds love somewhere along the I-495 corridor.  Allegedly.

    #119726

    Nick B
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    just like that Team USA loses in OT

    #119727

    TwoTimes
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    Is Janos one of us?

    #119728

    02062
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    Jack Hynes will not be down for NewsCenter 5 at Noon.

    The co-star of Two Outs weighs in on David Price and Fenway atmosphere – again – no one can figure out why the paper only sold for $12 Mil?

    “He recognizes that as a team leader, he has the power, and the responsibility, to create a better atmosphere at Fenway Park”

    Huh? They didn’t win the division THE RIGHT WAY I guess.

    “It’s no secret last year’s Red Sox were a grumpy, dysfunctional bunch, and please stop with all the claptrap about how they finished first in the American League East.”

    Alex Reimer is a terrific human being and I had lunch with him and his dad and they talked baseball….

    “But it’s also no secret Price handcrafted the malaise that existed in the clubhouse, what with his infamous charter-flight verbal beatdown of NESN analyst/Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and that immature tirade he directed at a collection of sportswriters in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium.”

     

    #119730

    Hacksaw
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    Jack Hynes will not be down for NewsCenter 5 at Noon. The co-star of Two Outs weighs in on David Price and Fenway atmosphere – again – no one can figure out why the paper only sold for $12 Mil? “He recognizes that as a team leader, he has the power, and the responsibility, to create a better atmosphere at Fenway Park” Huh? They didn’t win the division THE RIGHT WAY I guess. “It’s no secret last year’s Red Sox were a grumpy, dysfunctional bunch, and please stop with all the claptrap about how they finished first in the American League East.” Alex Reimer is a terrific human being and I had lunch with him and his dad and they talked baseball…. “But it’s also no secret Price handcrafted the malaise that existed in the clubhouse, what with his infamous charter-flight verbal beatdown of NESN analyst/Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and that immature tirade he directed at a collection of sportswriters in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium.”

    Which pretty much means team didn’t speak to the press and not white enough. I bet there is more people with note pads in that locker room than players.

     

    The Atlanta Braves had the same problem with their  TV crew back in the 90’s and they managed to win.  More people thought it was funny then dysfunctional.

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    #119732

    NASCL
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    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night.

    Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston.

    https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    #119733

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    McNabb was one of my favorite players at that time.   41 goals was a hell of a lot of goals in that era.  Always thought he was overlooked for how good he was while he was here.   Crappy trade when they sent him out, got Jim Nill back.   Sheesh.

    #119734

    Lefty
    Moderator

    While on the Bruins, the trade deadline is next week.

    I see Haggerty is reporting the Bruins want Nash from the Rangers.   I am glad Haggerty is reporting it, because that means it won’t happen.

    What I would like to see them do is add a veteran forward with short handed ability and a center who can take late game/defensive faceoffs.    I don’t think the Bruins can continue to roll Marchand and Bergeron out there on their top PK unit through the playoffs.   Can’t play those guys top line, top power play and top PK, they will get worn into the ground.  Especially if they go against Tampa Bay, which has a really good power play.   Need someone else out there to take some heat off.   I was thinking a guy like Granlund from Vancouver, but he just went on IR.   Not sure who else is out there

    #119735

    Canadian Soldier
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    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    McNabb was one of my favorite players at that time. 41 goals was a hell of a lot of goals in that era. Always thought he was overlooked for how good he was while he was here. Crappy trade when they sent him out, got Jim Nill back. Sheesh.

    He was not physical enough for many Garden fans. In fact, they used to chant “Mary … Mary … Mary” when he lugged the puck, much as they did in the 1960s for Don McKenney, another center who was known for finesse.

    #119736

    InThisTown
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    Is Janos one of us?

    God I hope not. What shit.

    #119737

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    McNabb was one of my favorite players at that time. 41 goals was a hell of a lot of goals in that era. Always thought he was overlooked for how good he was while he was here. Crappy trade when they sent him out, got Jim Nill back. Sheesh.

    He was not physical enough for many Garden fans. In fact, they used to chant “Mary … Mary … Mary” when he lugged the puck, much as they did in the 1960s for Don McKenney, another center who was known for finesse.

    I remember that.  I think it lead to him being sent out of town, too.

    #119738

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    Just a thought, but because so many sports writers/columnists — especially in this town — spend so much time and electrons wailing about the “slow free agent market” and hyping the Red Sox to jump on JD Martinez, has any one of those pampered weasels (that’s the press) spent ANY time or effort to try to discern the underlying business reasons for the slow FA market this year? Examined MLB-wide or even pro sports-wide trends? Are profits up? Spend-per-fan that can justify big contracts? Is there a demonstrable correlation between big bats and interest/attendance? Are there markets where the paid gate is more important than others or does the TV money pretty much flatten the field except for the Yankees, Cubs, Sox, Dodgers and maybe Giants? If so, what’s the reverberating effect? If, for example, signing Martinez brings the red Sox one additional regular season victory and an added win in the first round of the playoffs, then how can that be justified? And is there any indication that such a signing would sell more seats?

    Oh, I get it. That would replace agent-fed hand wringing with actual reporting. My bad.

    By the way, even if they were a collection of devil-worshipping fentanyl dealers — which I’m fairly certain they weren’t — the 2017 Red Sox couldn’t possibly be more unlikeable than the people that ‘cover’ them.

     

    #119739

    Kevin
    Participant

    Still not worth hearing Dale say “Grapes, I bet teams were scared to come into your barn back then..”

    :puke:

    #119740

    Feejis
    Participant

    While on the Bruins, the trade deadline is next week. I see Haggerty is reporting the Bruins want Nash from the Rangers. I am glad Haggerty is reporting it, because that means it won’t happen. What I would like to see them do is add a veteran forward with short handed ability and a center who can take late game/defensive faceoffs. I don’t think the Bruins can continue to roll Marchand and Bergeron out there on their top PK unit through the playoffs. Can’t play those guys top line, top power play and top PK, they will get worn into the ground. Especially if they go against Tampa Bay, which has a really good power play. Need someone else out there to take some heat off. I was thinking a guy like Granlund from Vancouver, but he just went on IR. Not sure who else is out there

    Chris Kelly will be free once the Olympics are finished….

    #119741

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Extend Marquis Flowers, Bill!

    Edit: response to Bedard

    #119743

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    McNabb was one of my favorite players at that time. 41 goals was a hell of a lot of goals in that era. Always thought he was overlooked for how good he was while he was here. Crappy trade when they sent him out, got Jim Nill back. Sheesh.

    He was not physical enough for many Garden fans. In fact, they used to chant “Mary … Mary … Mary” when he lugged the puck, much as they did in the 1960s for Don McKenney, another center who was known for finesse.

    I remember that. I think it lead to him being sent out of town, too.

    The hazing was probably a function of McNab’s size, 6’4″ or so, which people probably thought was “wasted” on such a gentleman-ly player. (Did Ken Hodge get the same treatment with the Big Bad Bruins of 1967-1974? I seem to recall people felt he didn’t use his size enough, except for scoring goals.  :lol: )
    Which leads back to McNab: his job was scoring goals and dishing out assists, and he did it well. He had O’Reilly on his right wing, and teammates like Wensink, Jonathan and Cashman to pummel opponents into submission.  If I recall, he was sort of slow, but that didn’t hamper his production and he gave them seven seasons where he played over 75 games. His biggest crime was probably finishing in the top 3 for the Lady Byng one year.  :smile:

     

    #119744

    Kevin
    Participant

    The baseball fagolas sucking up to Merloni last night are the worst.

    “Where were all these fans before Brady?” is such a terrible argument. It’s not like he’s been here a couple of seasons.

    Oh, so you’ve only followed the team closely for 16 years now, Pink Hat?

    #119745

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    “You only started rooting for the Patriots when they were winning!”

    ”I’m 17 years old.”

     

    #119746

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Still not worth hearing Dale say “Grapes, I bet teams were scared to come into your barn back then..” :puke:

    No fucking way.  :lol:

    #119747

    Lebron
    Participant

    McNabb is the color guy for the Avalanche, has been since the inaugural season in ’95.  Went to DU although not sure if he’s from here.

    #119748

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    McNabb is the color guy for the Avalanche, has been since the inaugural season in ’95. Went to DU although not sure if he’s from here.

    His father was Max McNab, a longtime minor league player and coach who was GM with the Canucks and Capitals of the NHL during Peter’s playing career.  Peter was born in Vancouver but grew up in San Diego, where his father was GM/coach of the Gulls of the old Western Pro League. Even in the 1970s, DU had a great hockey program.

    EDIT: Max was GM of the Caps (after Milt Schmidt) in the 1970s and the Devils (before Lou Lamoriello) in the 1980s.

    #119749

    Major Intangibles
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    Is Janos one of us?

    God I hope not. What shit.

    You don’t like the Janos?  :lol: That must pay the equivalent of $2.10 in some inscrutable Balkan currency.

    C’mon, he’s like Zlad!, or Borat. Would you like him better if claimed to drive a truck full of shavings for his pretend job?

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #119751

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Extend Marquis Flowers, Bill! Edit: response to Bedard

    I am taking this that BB lifted the gag order and all the chips are on the table for next season. Talk shit and pummel the oppositions ass!

    #119752

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Is Janos one of us?

    God I hope not. What shit.

    You don’t like the Janos? 😆 That must pay the equivalent of $2.10 in some inscrutable Balkan currency. C’mon, he’s like Zlad!, or Borat. Would you like him better if claimed to drive a truck full of shavings?

    WE GET IT YOU’RE FOREIGN.

    It’s like the worst drawn out SNL skit that was funny for ten seconds.

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