Beantown Banter Ep. 29 – “Bruins Playoffs Preview with Matt Castle”

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Charlie McAvoy. Photo by Puffycoombes via Wikimedia Commons

Brady and Patrick are back this week with a huge show to take you through everything happening in and around Boston sports. First, to start off the show, we’re joined by Matt Castle (@Matt_Castle22 on Twitter) of  Bruins Daily (bruinsdaily.com and @BruinsDaily) to discuss the Bruins’ playoffs chances and to preview Round One versus the Maple Leafs. Next we’re joined by Ethan Fuller of WTBU Sports and Celtics Lead (@ethman43) to discuss the C’s end of the regular season and preview Round One versus the Pacers. After, we break down the Red Sox’ poor start and look ahead to the coming week. Next, we get into the news-less Patriots and mention some candidates for the Patriots Hall of Fame. We quickly touch on national news, like the National Championship game for NCAA Men’s Basketball and the men’s Frozen Four; we also hit on the drama with Antonio Brown on Twitter. Lastly, we preview the Masters to wrap up the show.

0:00 Matt Castle of Bruins Daily joins the show to discuss the state of the Bruins heading into the postseason and preview the first-round matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

20:25 Ethan Fuller joins us to break down the end of the Celtics regular season and preview the team’s first-round meeting with the Indiana Pacers.

37:22 The Red Sox’ horrific start continues; we break down the Big Yikes that is the first three series of the season. What’s going wrong?

43:31 No news at all with the Patriots as of right now. Who’s on our list for the Patriots Hall of Fame?

47:20 The stage is set for the end of March Madness; Texas Tech will take on Virginia in the National Championship.

53:06 The Frozen Four begins this week. Who do we think will take home the “Natty” come Saturday night?

56:11 There’s more Antonio Brown drama on Twitter.

58:03 The Masters is here . . . is this the best week in sports? We preview the Masters, looking at Augusta, the field, and more!

As always you can follow Brady (@BradyDGardner) and Patrick (@PatDonn12) on Twitter in addition to WTBU Sports (@WTBUSports).

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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