Bruins Stay Hot Out On The Road

The Bruins remained perfect on their road trip, making it five-for-five last night with a 3-2 win over the Oilers in Edmonton. Get all the coverage over at BruinsLinks.com.

Before getting to the regular links, a bit of disappointing news from the weekend – Howard Bryant, writer for ESPN, charged with domestic assault in Buckland. The former Boston Herald sport columnist, and now senior writer for ESPN.com was arrested on Saturday, and will be arraigned today.

Bruins continue slick play - Fluto Shinzawa has Milan Lucic a huge factor for the Bruins once again. Steve Conroy and Joe Haggerty have more on the win.

Seguin, Hall still feeling growing pains - The CSNNE.com notes has the much-hyped rookies going through a developmental first year. The Herald Bruins Notebook from Conroy has more on Lucic’s strong play. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa has Johnny Boychuk playing in front of his home crowd last night.

The deal with Celtics: They’ve moved on - Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics have turned a corner in adjusting to the trade of Kendrick Perkins. Gary Washburn says Rajon Rondo is still having a tough time. Rich Levine says that player movement is just the nature of the beast in professional sports.

Delonte West should help Celtics - Chris Forsberg says that West might be the biggest addition for the Celtics.

Trade bolsters C’s chances of getting out of the East  – A. Sherrod Blakely says that the trade for Jeff Green was made with an eye on the competition in the Eastern conference. Blakely also reports that Troy Murphy has received his buyout from the Warriors and could be headed to the Celtics today.

How Josh Beckett, Jon Lester view the Red Sox’ Opening Day starter debate - Rob Bradford gets the debate started early. Beckett was a popular topic today, with additional stories from Michael Silverman | Sean McAdam | Joe McDonald | Brian MacPherson

Pitcher caught breaks - Peter Abraham has Clay Buchholz aware that he received some good luck during his 2010 breakout season. The Red Sox notebook from Scott Lauber has more on Buchholz. Michael Silverman looks at the Red Sox connections between Carl Pavano, Josh Beckett and Buchholz.

New stars adjust to spotlight - Scott Lauber has Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez having their eyes opened about what it means to be a member of the Red Sox in just the first week of camp.

Red Sox Prospect Lavarnway Knows The Drill - Dom Amore has the fast-rising catching prospect still a work in progress.

Francona really steps into one - Michael Vega’s notebook has the Red Sox manager trying to end a feud between White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and his former (and current Red Sox) pitcher Bobby Jenks.

  • john

    Would that be the race card-playing Howard Bryant? The Boston-hating Howard Bryant? Hate to see a woman get beat up, but karma's a b!tch.

  • HighWireNickEsasky

    Didn't listen but would imagine D&C were in their glory this morning over the Bryant arrest.

    • Guntfather

      The two bozos actually put in their damn news update. A nobody ESPN writer gets arrested for Domestic Abuse and because he criticized them it actually gets attached to the hourly update.

      • HighWireNickEsasky

        I turned on D&C in the car this morning and , of course, they were talking about Bryant. I'm no fan of Bryant's work and think what he did (allegedly) is cowardly and dispicable, but why is this the main story for two days? Grapefruit league games have begun, the Celtics just made a huge trade, the Bruins are playing well…pathetic. WEEI has been #1 for so long that they have grown accustomed to playing out their vendettas and inside jokes on the air without impacting ratings. Not anymore…

        • Jon

          This – and not their moronic political bleatings – is why I refuse to listen to them. They hate sports. T and R might not know as much, but they LIKE sports. That and the endless talk about golf. Jeebus…

        • tl;dr

          The Celts trade has been beaten to death, buried, dug up again and the bones have been made into a stew and then the stew scraps have been buried.

  • Tony

    I was very much on the fence over the Perkins trade from Thursday afternoon right through last evening. Then I saw Felger and the CHB go off on a shared, completely hysterical anti-trade rant for a good 5 minutes straight on Felger's weekly Sunday night Comcast show; that pretty much moved me off the fence and onto the "good move, Danny" side. If those two miserable gasbags are that fervently against something, then my instinct is to have the exact opposite reaction.

    • Jon

      Yeah. Felger having a favorite Celtic (Perk? Really?) is like me having a favorite Yankee, Laker or Canadien. No one cares.

    • Jack

      Does Felger know if a basketball is inflated or stuffed? Speaking of annoying media personalities, Tom Caron is hosting on 'EEI right now and that voice is giving me a headache.. Somebody should tell him that the microphone works and he doesn't need to screech.

  • Angry Old Bastard

    Bruins be lookin' good!…..but I think I've seen this show before. Hope they look this good in the playoffs

    • Jon

      that's the problem. Claude Julian in a seventh game is an issue…

      • tl;dr

        Well, if they can remember how many men are supposed to be on the ice at any one time they'll be in good shape.

    • Classless

      Sucker. Read The Odyssey. The Bruins are the Sirens strapped to the rocks in the Ocean and you are happily playing the part of Odysseus.

      • Jon

        I thought they were emulating James Joyce? "STATELY, PLUMP ZDENO CHARA CAME FROM THE STAIRHEAD, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressing gown, ungirdled, was sustained gently-behind him by the mild morning air."

  • Siggy

    Impressions from the first half-hour of the new Big Show:

    Same as the old Big Show, with Holley in the Little Chair. The elephant in the room is Ordway. He can't/won't change his act. If you didn't like the backslapping, blustery, bathroom joke Ordway from before, you won't like him with or without Holley. And if I'm not mistaken I detect that Holley won't be happy playing Billy Burt for long. The chemistry reminds me of James Franco and Anne Hathaway from last night. Felgie has absolutely nothing to worry about.

  • Doc Michaels

    I agree the "new" Big Show sounds like the one. However, to be fair, I think it's going to take a bit before Holley and Ordway get their version of "the Big Show" together. I grant you it sounds like the old show — and Ordway needs to let Holley TALK…but maybe they'll work on it. I certainly wouldn't write it off after just one day, that kind of radio chemistry does not just happen magically overnight.

    Felgie ought to worry if he keeps doing his shrill act with Yes Man Mazz for the forseeable future. He hates the Celtics, then the Bruins actually put a good win together and his reaction is "easy, dont jump on the Cup bandwagon just yet." It's so endlessly predictable what his reaction is going to be. At some point it's going to turn into white noise.

    • Jack

      Felger should definitely worry. His contrarian act is wearing thin. His lack of knowledge about baseball and basketball is appalling. He's absolutely predictable, if it's raining he'll say it's a nice day. Mazz knows baseball, but little else, and does not seem to be a fan favorite. 98.5 took a big hit in the latest ratings.

      I think they need something. Perhaps one different co-host every day, but a good one, not LJ, rather than two. I think one of the things that made the show popular in the past was that it was different every day. The show seemed to lack humor, but maybe that's what the public wants. The bumpers to start new segments were horrible. I hope they change those right away.

  • Chuck

    Bring back Pete!

  • jobo

    this is an ideal time for Felger and Mazz, but as DM says, that shrill act of Felger gets old real quick. Holley is a lightweight and belongs back on The View. He won't last, EEI is desperate, thats why Holley is there.