Noontime Sports The Podcast: Ty Anderson (WEEI.com)

Noontime Podcast

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

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.

Make sure to follow Anderson on Twitter (@_TyAnderson), as well as become a fan of WEEI on Facebook.

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode 19 (Dan Libon | Patch.com)

noontime-sports-podcastBy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports

Ah, Noontime Sports the Podcast has officially returned. And for our 19th episode, Matt Noonan welcomes an old friend and colleague of the blog, Dan Libon, who is a reporter for Patch.com.

Noonan and Libon reminisce about their college radio show Get In The Game and their first few years of covering sports for NoontimeSports.com.

Additionally, the two discuss Libon’s current role with Patch, which includes covering the New England Patriots – what is that like, Dan?

Finally, both Noonan and Libon voice their thoughts on what Boston sports team will celebrate a title (hopefully) this year or next year.

Make sure to follow Dan on Twitter (@DLibon)!

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Mass. College Hockey: Former BC Right-Wing Hayes Inks 3-Year Deal With Boston Bruins

By Matt Noonan 

Former Boston College men’s ice hockey right-wing Jimmy Hayes inked his name on a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins this afternoon, which was confirmed through a press release by the team.

Hayes was traded to Boston last Wednesday in a deal that sent Reilly Smith and Marc Savard’s contract to the Florida Panthers.

Former Boston College men's ice hockey right wing Jimmy Hayes inked his name on a three-year deal with the Boston Bruins. (Photo Credit: Sun-Sentinel.com)
Former Boston College men’s ice hockey right wing Jimmy Hayes inked his name on a three-year deal with the Boston Bruins. (Photo Credit: Sun-Sentinel.com)

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.

Boston Bruins Prepare For An Emotional Evening (LINKS)

The Boston Bruins expect Wednesday's contest against Buffalo to be emotional! (Photo Credit: New York Daily News)
The Boston Bruins expect Wednesday’s contest against Buffalo to be emotional! (Photo Credit: New York Daily News)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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.

Bruins-Sabres Links

* Bruins coach Claude Julien knows a win would be huge for the city

* FOX Sports has an article about how the Bruins will help with the healing process

* Black and Gold supporters should feel extra safe this evening as security will be “tight” at the Garden, according to the Associated Press

* Boston Globe’s Matt Peppin posted a few notes about this evening’s game on the Bruins Blog, along with a tidbit about Brad Marchand, who will be raffling off his suite for the team’s first home playoff game with all the proceeds benefiting Martin Richard‘s family.

* Boston Herald’s Steve Conroy blogged about the Bruins donations toward the families affected by the bombings

* Similar to the Bruins, the Sabres know this game will be emotional

* NESN will be updating their LIVE Blog throughout the evening and you can access it by CLICKING HERE

Mass Hockey: NHL Draft Day 2 (LINKS)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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.

* ESPNBoston.com provided a breakdown of the second day, as well as a list of names that were selected in the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

* 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.

* As noted in the Boston Heralds Bruins blog — Grzelcyk expressed his excitement about being drafted by the Bruins and stated, “This is so unexpected. I’m pretty over the top right now.”

* College Hockey News provided a list of the various Hockey East players that were drafted in all seven rounds.

Daily Noontime – May 4, 2012

The Boston Celtics will welcome back Rajon Rondo to the lineup on Friday! (Photo Credit: LayupMag.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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. 

* Rajon Rondo, who served a one-game suspension during Game No. 2, will return to the lineup. Ray Allen, who hasn’t played since the regular season, is optimistic about playing Friday, while head coach Doc Rivers hopes that Mickael Pietrus will 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 Lester opposes Wei-Yin Chen.

* According to various reports on Thursday – Boston Bruins team president Cam Neely told the media that he thinks the team’s first round playoff loss to Washington should motivate them for future success.  

* Finally, the New England Patriots recently re-signed defensive lineman Gerard Warren and released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood.

Chara Named Norris Trophy Finalist

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Boston Bruins and NHL announced on Thursday morning that Zdeno Chara is one of three finalist for the 2012 James Norris Trophy.

The Norris Trophy is awarded every year to the player who “demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.”

Excluding Chara, the other two finalists are Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators.