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Bedard’s Daily Briefing 04.09.19: Red Sox home opener, Bruins-Leafs, Patriots bargain hunting

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder what Patriots will be on hand at the Red Sox game today...

  • Always a great day when the Red Sox kick off the season at The Fens. Too bad the weather is going to mostly stink.
  • The Patriots' brass of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Robert Kraft are expected to not attend the festivities ... not a big deal but it will be made one.
  • However, if there was one ring ceremony you wanted Belichick to attend, it would be this one. Alex Cora could use a little face time with The Hoodie to figure out how he gets his team to sustain success year after year after year.
  • Cora and Belichick couldn't be more different in this regard. Cora can't stop referencing last year; Belichick stops talking about the previous season after the duck boats. That can be slightly annoying as a media member, but you can't ever knock the results.
  • If this early season malaise continues, Cora is going to have to start channeling his inner Belichick.
  • But, starting anew at home gives the season a fresh feel.
  • All the important stuff you need to know about Bruins-Leafs from Conor.
  • The Patriots always love a good draft bargain, and these are available this year. Hit and miss track record.

Time to hit the links

PATRIOTS

First and 10: A few Patriots draft stats to whet your appetite
Could Patriots buy low on one of these dinged-up draft prospects?
Completed Q&A: Price talks Patriots, NFL draft 04.08.19

RED SOX

McAdam: Return home offers Red Sox a chance to begin again

CELTICS

Celtics Notebook: Starters will rest against Wizards, will team sign 15th man for playoffs?

BRUINS

For Bruins’ next wave of talent, playoff hockey stands as an entirely different animal
Video: Don Sweeney previews Bruins/Maple Leafs playoff series
Ryan: Eight crucial matchups that could decide the Bruins-Maple Leafs series

REVOLUTION

BSJ Match #6 Breakdown & Review: Revolution 0, Columbus 1 – Revs fall by inches in Columbus
Podcast: Sweeney on Six States One Podcast

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ON TAP

2:05 p.m.: MLB — Blue Jays at Red Sox, ESPN/NESN (McAdam)
7 p.m.: NBA — Celtics at Wizards (TNT/NBCSB)
8:10 p.m.: MLB — Yankees at Astros (ESPN)

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

https://twitter.com/CBSSports/status/1115469836820205568

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