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Rehabbing Celts key to improved season

by James B. Terry

With the Celtics looking for a turnaround in their fortunes in the upcoming season, the team drafted Marcus Smart and James Young, traded for Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton and they signed Evan Turner.

But those aren’t the only players that will be looked upon to help the improvement as two players are coming back from knee surgery after having their season’s cut short a year ago.

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Where should you draft top Patriot players in fantasy drafts?

by Zach Murphy

It’s that time again Pats fans. Football is around the corner, and with football around the corner it’s time to gather your buddies and play for the Shiva (if you’re a true fantasy footballer you get that reference). So when drafting this year you may be wondering where you should take your favorite Patriot players? Well don’t worry folks, your good pal Zach is here to help. Continue reading

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Tyler Zeller; the Boston Celtics starting center

by James B. Terry

The center position has been a black hole for the Boston Celtics ever since the trade of Kendrick Perkins.

The team used Jermaine O’Neal and Shaq immediately following the move and neither of the aging veterans could stay healthy while in Boston.  They’ve had Greg Stiemsma and Ryan Hollins, two quality backups at best and a number of other names.

Last year the team started Vitor Faverani at center on opening night and he looked promising at first but his play quickly declined before a knee injury sidelined him for the second half of the season.  Of all people, Jared Sullinger got the most starts at center last year and quite frankly, he just isn’t a center.

With a healthy Faverani along with Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and unfortunately Joel Anthony, Boston also added Tyler Zeller to the roster this offseason and he should be the starting center.

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Red Sox rightfully asking “King’s Ransom” for Lester

by Michael Husson

Only time will tell if Jon Lester will still be a member of the Boston Red Sox after Thursday’s 4:00 p.m. MLB trade deadline passes. If the Red Sox due intend to deal the left hander, you better believe it will be for a great return in what ESPN Boston beat writer Gordon Edes puts as a “king’s ransom.” Continue reading

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Bruins lines and roster predictions

by Michael Husson

We are only about a month away from Bruins training camp and it can’t come fast enough. The Bruins have had an interesting offseason that still isn’t done. They lost a couple of pieces and saw the potential of their first round selection, David Pastrnak, at the development camp. With still a couple of decisions to make. Here are my roster predictions for the 2014-15 Boston Bruins.  Continue reading

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Let’s go back to April

by James B. Terry

Do you know how many times our own Colin Dailey told me in April that the Red Sox struggles were a result of a World Series hangover and on May 1st it would all be a thing of the past and they’d start playing like expected again?

Well the Red Sox were 13-13 in the season’s opening month, that stands as their best month so far in the 2014 campaign so I think this April excuse was just a hoax, maybe the Red Sox struggled in April because they just were not that good.

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Showboating, hypocrisy, and Chris Archer

by Colin Dailey

“I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,” Archer said Monday. “I’m not comparing the two, but they’re obviously in the same class of players as far what they accomplished. I guess different people have different ways of reacting. That’s just who he is.”

That is a actual quote from Chris Archer when he was asked about David Ortiz’s at bat in yesterdays game. Ortiz flipped his bat after hitting a home run  that wound up being the game winner.  Here is the video:

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NHL 15 looks pretty, but where’s the gameplay?

by Michael Husson

As most BTSD followers know, I am a big fan of the EA Sports video game series. Sometimes coming off topic from Boston sports to write an occasional article on the subject. So far we have seen a few trailers for the game showing off how good the game looks graphics wise and a couple of the new features. But where is the actual gameplay? Continue reading

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B’s would be smart to lock Krejci up now

by James B. Terry

David Krejci has been nothing but a sure thing for the Bruins throughout his entire career.  The 28-year old center led Boston with 69 points last season and has been among the team’s top three point scorers each of the past six years.

With his three year, $15.75 million contract set to expire at the end of next season, the Bruins would be smart to extend him before Krejci even has the opportunity to test the open market.

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