Sunday Links from Len
Glen Murray scored the game winner in overtime as the Bruins beat the Flyers 3-2 at the Fleet Center. Nancy Marrapese-Burrell and Steve Conroy have game stories. Kevin Paul Dupont tells us that the Bruins need the Thronton line to step up.
Bob Hohler reports that Curt Schilling is throwing hard and that Francona believes that some in the media have mischaracterized Manny Ramirez. Is that possible? Hohler also has a feature on Pokey Reese, who has seen his own share of tragedies through the years. Steve Buckley reports on the versatility of many of the Red Sox players including Ellis Burks, who could see some time at first base. Speaking of versatility, Michael Silverman, in his Red Sox Notebook, reports that Sox outfielder David McCarty is coming along well in his efforts to be a pitcher. Silverman also tells us that Keith Foulke is recovering from his calf injury.
Michael Smith has a very big NFL Notebook and shares his sentiments that the Patriots and Ty Law should part ways before the situation gets really ugly. He also reports that Richard Seymour is considering hiring the Postons as his agents. The Postons, of course, are Milloy’s and Law’s agents. Smith also believes that Damien Woody may land in Miami. Kevin Mannix says the Pats should live with the current contract the next couple of years and be the beneficiaries of Law’s talents while he still has his “A” game in his early thrities. Tom Curran has some suggestions for the Patriots which include Charlie Garner, Chris Gardocki, and drafting a tall wide receiver like Rashaun Woods in the second round of the draft.
Peter May discusses the increasing time on the bench that Marcus has had since the arrival of Chucky Atkins. May also has his NBA Notebook and explains that the NBA East is as bad as ever. It’s terrible. Mark Murphy reports that Danny Ainge and Paul Pierce are happy that Brandon Hunter finally got a chance to play. The Celtics are at Toronto. FSN has the game at 1 pm.
Bill Griffith explains the success of Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson on FSN.
Providence is at St John’s. NESN has the game at Noon. Kevin McNamara reports that PC coach Tim Welsh has no interest in the St John’s HC position.