Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
According to the Boston Hockey Blog twitter, junior forwards Alex Chiasson and Justin Courtnall have been named the two assistant captains for the upcoming campaign. They join senior Chris Connolly (Captain) as the letter-wearing players for this season.
Chiasson, a Dallas Stars prospect, has put up 53 points (21g, 32a) in 70 games for BU. Courtnall, who was selected in the 7th round of the 2007 draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, has put up 6 points (3g, 3a) in 53 games for the Terriers. While Chiasson is obviously the more proficient scorer, both have been praised by Coach Parker for their competitiveness and their desire to win.
In other hockey related news, BU was picked to finish second in Hockey East by the league coaches. You can check out the press release here. BC was picked to win the league, with BU, Maine, UNH and Merri-hack rounding out the top 5.
With all this hockey talk heating up, you know the season is just around the corner. Be on the lookout for some predictions and previews as the season nears closer.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers 35-21 behind a defense that gave up yards but caused 4 turnovers. The defense seems very similar to the squad at the end of last year that followed a "bend but not break" philosophy. They simply aren't going to give up a big play and hopefully force a turnover or mistake by the time the offense reaches the redzone. The Pats had two picks courtesy of Sergio Brown and 330lb Vince Wilfork who showed some athleticism picking off a screen pass. Mark Anderson and Jerod Mayo also caused fumbles and Tom Brady continue to use his second year tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez as they combined for three scores and Deion Branch is quickly becoming a favorite of Brady to go with Wes Welker. The Patriots continue the schedule next weekend with a 1 p.m. game at the surprising 2-0 Buffalo Bills.
Friday, September 16, 2011
As you all should know by now, the Red Sox have a 3 game lead in the Wild Card over the Rays. Fans shouldnt be concerned. The Rays have to play the Yanks 7 more times in order to finish the season. I like the Soxs in this.
So predictions for the post season.
Yanks vs Rangers
Tigers vs Red Sox
Yankees vs Tigers, sorry Red Sox fans Verlander is too good in a 5game series to let me choose them to go to alcs
Brewers vs ATL
Zona vs ATL, i hate philly just cause they deserve to lose early on and just prove the point money cant win you everything everytime. And i hate front runners.
Yanks vs ATL
Verlander is good but not good enough against a team that has always given him fits. ATL has great bullpin to beat Zona. Rematch of the `99 WS and Ill take the Yanks in 6.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Bruins playoff hero and partying legend Brad Marchand has agreed to a two year, 5 million dollar deal with the club, according to sources. Marchand was a restricted free agent but had been at captain's practices with the club while negotiating as a restricted free agent. The deal pays the 23 year old Marchand 2 million this year and 3 million next which is quite a jump considering he just finished a three year 1.77 million dollar deal that he signed after he was drafted in 2007. Marchand, had 19 points in 25 playoff games to cap off a very solid rookie season and is now a legend in Boston with the pictures of him partying after the team won the Stanley Cup in June.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Congrats to Tim Wakefield for earning his 200th career win overall tonight as the Sox finally won a game 18-6 over the Blue Jays. This lengthens the Sox wild card lead to 4 and give everyone in New England a reason to breathe. Congrats to Wake though who will certainly go down as one of the best knuckleballers of all time. Wakefield all time stats now stand at 200-178, 4.43 ERA, 2141 Strikeouts and a 1.35 WHIP which are all very impressive considering he uses one pitch to get outs.
The Dolphins got out to an early 7-0 lead and acted like that won them the Superbowl. They were sadly mistaken as 517 passing yards later by Tom Brady the Patriots trounced Miami 38-24 in the season opener in South Florida last night. Brady went 32/48 4 TD's and an bad luck INT that bounced off a wide receiver. The Patriots offense took over and controlled the game in the second half after the game was tied 14- 14 early in the third after the pick. Danny Woodhead and Ben Jarvus Green Ellis combined for over 100 yards and Wes Welker had 2 TD's and over 160 yards receiving including a 99 yd TD pass from Brady in the 3rd. The Patriots defense certainly was not great as Chad Henne also had a big night passing but they did enough to win the game in a tough place to play in September. The Patriots had one large injury as starting center Dan Koppen went down with an ankle injury. Dan Connolly filled in perfectly but look for a more long term solution in the coming days as the game with San Diego, an elite AFC foe approaches. Here are some winners and losers from last night's game.