Ty Anderson of WEEI.com joined Noontime Sports the Podcast this week to chat about his Boston Bruins coverage, both for the website and radio station, as well as the ongoing changes in the world of sports media.
Anderson arrived at WEEI last October (2016) and covered the team through their final game of the postseason this spring.
Prior to joining WEEI, Anderson covered the Black and Gold for HockeyBuzz.com.
Hayes was traded to Boston last Wednesday in a deal that sent Reilly Smithand Marc Savard’s contract to the Florida Panthers.
A Dorchester native, Hayes was a second round pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008. He was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010 and skated in part of three seasons – 43 games to be exact – before he was dealt to the Florida Panthers during the 2013-14 campaign. With the Panthers, Hayes appeared in 125 games and recorded 30 goals and 23 assists. His best season as a pro was this past year where he registered 19 goals and 16 assists (35 points) in 72 games.
Hayes spent three seasons with Boston College, tallying 42 goals and 39 assists for 81 points. His best season with the Eagles occurred during the 2010-11 season when he netted a career-best 21 goals, along with 12 assists. Boston College captured the Boston Beanpot and Hockey East regular season and tournament crowns before concluding their campaign in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2010, Hayes and the Eagles defeated Wisconsin in the NCAA Championship game, 5-0, to claim the program’s fourth national championship.
It is expected to be an emotional evening at the TD Garden as the Boston Bruins play host to the Buffalo Sabres.
The game, which is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. face-off, will mark the first time the Black and Gold skate on their home ice since Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. And while we’re still a few minutes away from the contest, we thought we’d provide a few links from around the web about this particular contest.
Seven rounds of the NHL Draft have concluded, and on Saturday, June 23, a variety of local players from Massachusetts and New England were drafted. Also, numerous current and future members of the Hockey East were selected by various teams, too, and we’ve provided that link, as well as others from the world wide web below.
* With the 85th pick in the draft, the Boston Bruins selected Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk, who spent the past year with the United States National Team Development Program U-18 (USHL). The 18-year-old will return to his hometown this fall and play hockey for Boston University.
Happy Friday to everyone, and welcome into another outstanding edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s jumpstart the final workday with some headlines and news from the city of Boston!
* The Boston Celtics will resume their first round NBA playoff series on Friday, as they welcome the Atlanta Hawks to the TD Garden for Game No. 3.
* RajonRondo, who served a one-game suspension during Game No. 2, will return to the lineup. RayAllen, who hasn’t played since the regular season,is optimistic about playing Friday, while head coach Doc Rivers hopes that Mickael Pietruswill be able to record his first playoff bucket in a Boston uniform.
* The Boston Red Sox will attempt to snap their two-game skid at Fenway Park on Friday when they welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Fenway Park for a 7:10pm first pitch – Jon Lesteropposes Wei-Yin Chen.