Good morning! A few scattered thoughts to start the day:
- NFL free agency finally is done with the tampering period and gets underway officially today, even though it feels like it's been going on for weeks already. Lots of tough blows for the Pats yesterday with Danny Amendola, Malcolm Butler, Dion Lewis all out the door. Nate Solder is the name to watch today.
- Celtics will be making their return to the Garden floor tonight and they will do so without at least five rotation players as Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis and obviously Hayward are all out. Brad Stevens is going to have to get pretty creative to find enough scoring with a remaining roster that's more than 50 percent rookies.
- Another day, another win for the Bruins. They are just four points back of Lightning with two games in hand. That top spot in the division isn't out of reach.
A couple other developments:
BSJ Analytics: We have debuted a new feature at BSJ that I want to get rolling on and expand: BSJ Analytics. The first installment was on why the Bruins should target Ryan McDonagh at the trade deadline. Ideally, we'd have a weekly column on each of the four sports. So if this is your area and you'd like to get involved, send us samples of your writing and ideas for future columns to email@example.com
New England Revolution: The Revolution have started their season, but we're still going over our options on them. No, this isn't ideal, but it's a very long season and we're not going to rush anything to cover soccer in March. If you're interested in covering them for us, send me an email with your resume, clips and ideas for coverage to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And away we go...
Bruins are off today.
3:30 p.m.: BSJ Daily Live Q&A — Brian Robb on Celtics/NBA.
1 p.m.: Red Sox at Twins (NESN) (McAdam)
2-6 p.m.: Bedard in-studio with Jim Murray and Chris Gasper, 98.5-FM (Listen live)
8 p.m.: Wizards at Celtics (ESPN, NBC Sports Boston) (Robb)
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