The Bruins led the news this week on the Sports Hub, as they got active in the trade market as Monday’s NHL trade deadline approaches.
They play the Maple Leafs on Saturday and the Sabres on Sunday, with the potential for more big moves coming on Monday – both in Boston and among their competition. The Red Sox also made plenty of headlines with their signing of free agent J.D. Martinez.
Here’s your weekend roundup of everything you may have missed from 985theSportsHub.com this week.
— Our own Matt Dolloff looked at four potential trade targets for the Bruins at the deadline.
— Head coach Bruce Cassidy sounded like he agrees with recent comments by team president Cam Neely that the Bruins don’t necessarily want to disrupt their chemistry with a major move at the NHL trade deadline.
— The Bruins traded winger Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers for a 2018 third-round pick.
— Reports indicate that the B’s are still in the mix for Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, but need the price to drop.
— A look at how Zdeno Chara and the Bruins defense shut down Oilers superstar Connor McDavid in Edmonton.
— Don Sweeney described the Bruins’ trade for Rangers D-man Nick Holden as a move for depth.
— Jarome Iginla was spotted skating with the Providence Bruins, but the team apparently let him practice as a favor.
— Devin McCourty clarified his recent comments on Malcolm Butler, saying the Patriots defense knew the cornerback wasn’t starting in Super Bowl LII – but not that he wasn’t going to play at all.
— Tight end Martellus Bennett says he would like to continue playing, despite previously planning to retire after the 2017 season. He’s currently under contract with the Patriots.
— Julian Edelman posted a training video on Instagram of himself working out with a resistance band, a la the TB12 Method.
— Fox Sports 1 hot take artist Nick Wright argued that this year’s Celtics are worse than last year’s team.
— Our own John “The Dude” Hardiman looked ahead to the next eight weeks for the C’s, which will not be easy.
— Dolloff looks at three reasons to doubt the Yankees as a favorite to come out of the American League.
— Tony Massarotti examines how J.D. Martinez’s power could translate to Fenway Park.
— David Price gave his own personal scouting report on Martinez, his former teammate in Detroit.
— Dolloff looked at the three biggest issues with the Martinez signing, and rated them from 1-10 on how concerning they really are.
On The Air…
— Toucher & Rich had the one and only “Bird” do his own commentary on the Olympics.
— Danny Ainge checked in with T&R as the Celtics head for the stretch run of the season.
— T&R tested guest host Adam Jones to see if he could find negative things to say about Larry Bird, Christmas, and other things.
— Billy Jaffe joined Zolak & Bertrand to talk about the Bruins ahead of the trade deadline.
— Celtics head coach Brad Stevens checked in with Zolak & Bertrand as the C’s come out of the All-Star break.
— Felger & Mazz discussed J.D. Martinez’s power potential at Fenway Park.
— Rear Admiral joined guest host Christian Arcand to talk about the Bruins’ impressive streak.