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

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 ( 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 junior majoring in journalism and minoring in public relations at Boston University’s College of Communication. Patrick is a co-director and the hockey editor at WTBU Sports. He aims to cover the NHL and the Boston Bruins for a living and to become a hockey insider. From Lynn, Massachusetts, Patrick is a graduate of Malden Catholic High School (’18) and is a huge Boston sports fan, avid golfer, and hockey fanatic. His favorite teams and athletes include, the Bruins, the New England Patriots, Tiger Woods, and Mark Scheifele. Co-host of the podcast, The Duck Boat Report, at WTBU Sports, and writer for Black ‘N Gold Hockey. He writes columns on the PGA, Bruins, and NHL for WTBU Sports. Patrick is also a Francis Ouimet Scholar. Find his author page at WTBU Sports, follow him on Twitter @PatDonn12, and check out his portfolio (

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