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Celtics: Sizing up the competition

Celtics: Sizing up the competition

By Maxwell Pardis

December 9, 2019

The Celtics have played extremely well with the season nearing the 20 game mark and as they are on pace for the coveted sign of sustained elitism during the regular season: 60 wins.  However, the road to the NBA Finals will not be easy. The Celtics are one of three teams in the Eastern Conference ...

Bruins: Can Pastrnak reach Bruins’ scoring record?

Bruins: Can Pastrnak reach Bruins’ scoring record?

By Christopher Williams

December 4, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'ZZRq1aQbRVJr_Lq09tWxyQ',sig:'JZDw2zGCGieyEESSQNkoUYohMg0x-sZl61EfwFOKYWM=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1191798199',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Following a spectacular start to the 2019–20 season, Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak is within reach of the team’s single-season individual player scoring record. Pastrnak leads all NHL players in scoring with 25 goals in 28...

Patriots: Offense in need of identity

Patriots: Offense in need of identity

By Lara Hill

November 20, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'WnebUfYPQN1E-qukKinJeg',sig:'1oVNkGS77ik_lhbpRAaNyjomw6Cb389WAjH07kvz-cQ=',w:'594px',h:'395px',items:'1183237034',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The New England Patriots’ offense looked stale during Sunday night’s 17-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Consistent injuries and a lack of explosive plays leave the Patriots’ offense without a clear identity, which could ...

Bruins: No need to panic over recent performances

Bruins: No need to panic over recent performances

By Christopher Williams

November 20, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'GVJRHRZmSRZG-48c30hsNA',sig:'fET0fqjGUEvMF4NeNdXJ0lsbg2MbB4AEYpqlgBJxmCI=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1183612712',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); November is not going according to plan for the Bruins, but there is no need for any fan or member of the organization to panic. The Bruins have a 4-2-3 record this month and are 2-2-3 in their last seven games, which is unimpress...

Celtics: The secret behind their hot start

Celtics: The secret behind their hot start

By Maxwell Pardis

November 13, 2019

The Celtics are 8-1 and have the best record in the NBA thanks to rehabilitated chemistry.  They overcame a gruesome five-point, 1-18 night from Jayson Tatum to beat a 6-3 Dallas team without Gordon Hayward, who has been their best all-around player thus far. They have the lowest turnover rate...

Patriots: Weaknesses exposed ahead of bye week

Patriots: Weaknesses exposed ahead of bye week

By Lara Hill

November 6, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'oj3-kSORRFd5FOYR5NnMAw',sig:'-22-rmEb_UAaD6LD4ph6an4ArVgoVZ_wLRvHVWR3ERk=',w:'594px',h:'411px',items:'1180490747',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The New England Patriots did not look like themselves in their 37-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. With their weaknesses exposed, the Patriots enter their bye week with an opportunity to bounce back. The Patriots,...

Bruins: Dominance continued throughout October

Bruins: Dominance continued throughout October

By Christopher Williams

November 4, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'DI0zDq9LSkNSZPtC2ImsFg',sig:'BBlxCO7DIIGJrlTX-7toe8x6vJDpLPkb7dj2SIiMdL0=',w:'594px',h:'398px',items:'1179575935',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The Boston Bruins are easily the hottest and most electric team in the National Hockey League at the tail end of the first month of the regular season.  Following a slow start to the month, the Bruins are closing out October in a...

Patriots: Matchup against Ravens to define rest of season

Patriots: Matchup against Ravens to define rest of season

By Lara Hill

October 31, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'xTAQc34JRdB0_Rb4iM4QzQ',sig:'ur3pDLexiBSijipD1m6lRhvuf7WxcjfuMK8dUx6lDMM=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1184018276',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The New England Patriots begin a stretch of difficult games this week with a road matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, their most evenly matched opponent yet. Through their first eight games, the Patriots faced only one team with...

Patriots: Brady’s gone after another Super Bowl victory

Patriots: Brady’s gone after another Super Bowl victory

By Lara Hill

October 24, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'8JL0H3bgQaxr9OXPmO1WUA',sig:'DGtZEbnrdfH2OkuDM1JiM86ngpU8FpWuXE7B-JDu9F4=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'843895252',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); If the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl this season, future hall-of-fame quarterback Tom Brady will retire. Many rumors are circulating about the future of Brady’s career after his appearance on WEEI radio station Wednesday morn...

Bruins: Lack of offensive production between lines is problematic

Bruins: Lack of offensive production between lines is problematic

By Christopher Williams

October 17, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'tdNsxKSySr55hztvghfEtg',sig:'dYD-3R7oTsjc0lDcfecQERBs-HVw_HC9Y_FbQys6M10=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1176289542',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The dominant first line of the Boston Bruins consistently carried the team through a slow offensive start to the season. Although offensive production increased since returning home from the West Coast trip to open the season, the f...

Patriots: Rookies are the future

Patriots: Rookies are the future

By Lara Hill

October 16, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'85UhQa6FRJlkzM2s7wKgeQ',sig:'8I1Q1dPh9JAQf3vjADfp6kfmhN5z14b7kVktW8BYgow=',w:'594px',h:'389px',items:'1180317886',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Chase Winovich, former defensive end for the University of Michigan, sat in his home surrounded by dozens of friends and family on the second night of the NFL Draft in March 2019 when he received a call that changed his life.  ...

Patriots: Collins returns to glory

Patriots: Collins returns to glory

By Lara Hill

October 9, 2019

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'FoPoKb4wT7RF0n9f_EOQEg',sig:'3HUshqbcex1WN_rgo2yKlvdBzeAbWcfD5YfFGH1VLI4=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1174194330',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Since his return to the New England Patriots, linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. is having a career season for the team, but head coach and general manager Bill Belichick is the man behind it all. The Patriots drafted Collins in 2013 as...