Here’s a quick Boston Sports Blast on issues related to each of the four major sports in New England. These are quick issues that are worth a look, a thought and some consideration. It’s my take on something relevant to each of the four sports. What do you think?
Here is the latest news on the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA). After meeting with about 40 players in Chicago, NHLPA head Donald Fehr noted on Friday that players are ready for a lockout in a new CBA cannot be reached.
What is the issue? The league wants players to give up more salary in order to stabilize the NHL. The players, who gave up quite a bit last time, are unwilling to do so.
What I know is this—the NHL cannot have another lockout. It will destroy the league. It’s become a much more interesting, competitive league since the last lockout. But a Lockout will kill or at least cripple it.
The Pats offense was missing in the first game. Look for a better performance against the Eagles this Monday night. Still don’t expect a whole lot until Tom Brady starts putting in some serious time. I don’t expect that in this game.
Good news—the Pats signed Olympic medalist Jeff Demps as a running back and kick returner. That may generate extra offense.
Celtics Laying Low
It’s strange but there’s a lot of news out there about a lot of teams but not a whole lot about the Boston Celtics. That worries me. There has been quite a bit of shifting and movement in the league.
One thing to consider is what contribution can recruits Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger make? They had their first training sessions this past week. Help from either one can make a big difference this season. Melo, primarily a soccer star, needs time to become a competitive NBA player and Sullinger has had back issues.
Boston lost to the Yankees yesterday. It was more of the same as Yanks’ bats unloaded late in the game. Two issues regarding the Red Sox for today’s blast.
Lester, who has been hammered by the Yanks twice this season, gets another shot at New York. Yesterday, David Ortiz came out in defense of Bobby Valentine, saying he should not be fired.
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