The Bruins dropped another on the second night of a back-to-back, while the Patriots made a surprising addition.
Larry Fitzgerald won’t share true thoughts on Michael Floyd’s release: Count Larry Fitzgerald among those who believe the Patriots made a good move in claiming troubled wideout Michael Floyd. “He’s got a chip on his shoulder now,” Fitzgerald said. “Not that he didn’t already have one, but [now] he’s got a bigger one.” Fitzgerald also seemed displeased with the Cardinals for waiving him, but wouldn’t elaborate because he said some people “might get upset with what I really feel.” (ESPN)
Logan Ryan praises off-season workout partner and new teammate Floyd: At this morning’s media availability, Logan Ryan said that he knows Michael Floyd pretty well from their time working out in the off-season. “He’s a big guy, a big-bodied receiver,” Ryan said. Ryan praised Floyd’s speed, and hands, adding that his quickness when breaking across was impressive. “You can tell why he’s had so much success in this league and in college.” (Twitter via MassLive)
Patriots CB Logan Ryan says he has trained with Michael Floyd each offseason in Phoenix. “He’s a good guy,” he says. pic.twitter.com/qhJzxjjgnD
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 16, 2016
Ainge says Celtics are better than their record, putting pressure on himself to find ‘transcendent’ player: Having lost four of their last five games, the Celtics are puttering towards .500 as 2016 draws to a close, but Danny Ainge isn’t worried. “We do have some holes and we’re trying to improve our team continually, but I think we’re a little bit better than our record,” he said. Ainge also remarked about yesterday’s report that he overvalued his players. (CBS Sports)
Anton Khudobin on struggles in loss: ‘Cluster-[expletive]’: Although it appeared David Krejci may have knocked one past his own netminder last night, backup goalie Anton Khudobin was frustrated with himself in allowing four goals to his former team. “You want to get a bright result, but, I didn’t get it, again. So, really, just more probably angry than disappointed,” he said. For his part, Krejci owned up to his role in allowing the first goal and backed Khudobin. (WEEI)
Roger Goodell ‘misspoke’ about when Giants told NFL about ‘Deflategate 2’: While addressing ‘Deflategate 2,’ Roger Goodell mentioned that the Giants brought up concerns about air-pressure during the game in question, but ProFootball Talk is reporting they approached the league after the game. The league cited chain of custody issues differentiating the Patriots from the Giants, but after the game, the chain of custody would have been broken. (NESN)