The Stanley Cup finals start tonight at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Now I realize a majority of you are rooting for the "hockey Red Sox" to bring home the franchise's first Cup since 1972, but I can't help but root for former Eagles Cory Schneider and Andrew Alberts, both with Vancouver. Does this make me un-American? (Don't answer this).
Schneider, Alberts recall Boston roots (ESPN Boston Bruins Blog)
For Canucks goalie Corey Schneider and defenseman Andrew Alberts, playing the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals will hold special meaning.
Schneider on M&M: Canucks also play D (WEEI)
Schneider said he didn't think the Bruins had a defensive advantage, despite Chara's talents. "One thing people don't realize is we also finished No. 1 in the league in defense," Schneider said. "We allowed the fewest goals in the league as well. We have a great group of defense who are pretty mobile and can move with the puck."
Former Boston College and Bruins defenseman Andrew Alberts eager to return to Boston for Stanley Cup finals (Big Bad Blog)
Andrew Alberts may be a healthy scratch with the Canucks, but he has plenty of reason to stay motivated during the Stanley Cup finals. His team is going up against his first NHL team in the city in which he played his college puck.
Mass. native to face off against Bruins in Stanley Cup (NECN)
"It's gonna be interesting when I wear my Canucks hat into the garden," said Rich Schneider. They are life long Bruins fans, but blood is thicker than anything so they will be rooting for the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup.
NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Boston College guard Reggie Jackson (Green Street)
There are questions about Jackson's ability to duplicate his long-distance shooting and he falls into the tweener category - maybe not a point guard, too small for the 2-guard. That has him in the range of low lottery to mid-20s like a handful of players in this draft.
Rettig Doing Work (Eagle Action)
In modern day college football there really is no offseason anymore. Even when the players aren't practicing with their college coaches, they are still practicing on their own to try and enhance their individual skills. BC quarterback Chase Rettig is no different, as he spends his offseason working with his private quarterback tutor Anton Clarkson.
A bad year for BC to under recruit Ohio (Eagle in Atlanta)
I understand how some don't think we should pray on these kids emotions and they should want to attend BC regardless of what is going on at Ohio State. That's fine in theory, but the reality is that other schools will target Tressel recruits.
BCDraft 5/30/11: Breakout player in 11-12 (BCDraft)
With the first pick in this week's BCDraft ... TE Chris Pantale: "Sure, Pantale has had a good career thus far in Chestnut Hill, but look for 2011 to be a special year. From everything we have heard, the Rogers offense is going to look to exploit this talented position for the Eagles, and no one more up to the task than the polished Mr. Pantale."
2011 Season Preview: Young Man Blues And The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (SBNation)
Wake Forest was so young in 2010 that they'll still be pretty young in 2011 and 2012. But when you bottom out, you at least want to know there's reason to still come to work the next season, and with sophomores like Josh Harris, Nikita Whitlock and, of course, Tanner Price, Grobe has that. Home games against Gardner Webb, N.C. State (early in the Mike-Glennon-as-QB era), Maryland and Vanderbilt will give them a chance to compile some wins if they are indeed decent, but chances are this will be another rebuilding year with the hope of another decent run in 2012-13.
Masuk's Cochran ready for busy summer (Boston High School Blog - ESPN Boston)
Boston College is the only school offering the junior [Masuk (Conn.) quarterback Casey Cochran] right now. In addition to BC's one day camp, he'll be going to UConn, Syracuse, Temple, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale.