Podcasts: Beantown Banter Ep. 22 – Potential everywhere!

Brady and Patrick are back this week to take you through a quiet week overall for Boston sports, aside from the Bruins. Apologies for the sketchy audio, but we’ll be back in our normal studio next week. We look at the David Pastrnak injury, the Bruins’ and Tuukka Rask’s hot streak, and the outlook on the Trade Deadline next Monday. We then look at the Celtics’ wins last week and upcoming schedule to go along with the activities at All-Star Weekend. Then, we get into some Red Sox and Patriots notes before finishing up with the Manny Machado signing and the NHL Trade Deadline. The next few weeks are FULL of potential.

0:00 The Bruins are on a role. What happened with the officiating in San Jose? What should Don Sweeney do at the Deadline?

22:45 The Celtics strung two wins together before the break without Kyrie. Is this team really better without him? Also a look at the events of All-Star Weekend

32:30 Not too much happening with the Patriots. Rob Gronkowski has been routinely visiting Gillette Stadium, thoughts? Speculation on retirement and the Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. reports.

35:47 Red Sox spring training is starting up. Still no closer. John Henry’s comments about Jon Lester and team payroll.

37:04 Manny Machado signs with the Padres, thoughts?

43:34 NHL Trade Deadline action, Patrick’s thoughts and predictions. There’s potential for a lot of excitement in the coming weeks.

Author: Patrick Donnelly

Patrick is a freshman studying journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication. A graduate of Malden Catholic High School (’18). Patrick is a huge Boston sports fan and avid golfer, his favorite teams and athletes include, the Boston Bruins, the New England Patriots, Rory McIlroy, and Tiger Woods. Co-host of the podcast, Beantown Banter, at WTBU Sports. Covers the PGA, NHL, and Boston Bruins in columns and is a Women's Hockey beat writer for WTBU Sports. Formerly co-hosted podcasts and wrote for the blogs, 617 Sportsnet, Beantown Sportshub, and Game Time Sports Network. He aims to one day be a sports-talk radio host in Boston. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @PatDonn12.

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