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Toucher & Rich

David Backes #42, T.J. Oshie #74 and Zach Parise #9 of Team USA practice on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tappen On Toucher & Rich: Team Speed And Cohesiveness Equals Gold For Team USA Men’s Hockey

Kathryn Tappen of the NHL Network readily admits she’s a homer, but the former NESN star is predicting big things for Team USA Men’s Hockey.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/11/2014

(Twitter Screenshot via @Gary_Tanguay)

Toucher & Rich: Gary Tanguay Torpedoes Trenni Kusnierek Interview

Gary Tanguay filled in for Rich on Monday and all things considered he did a fine job, except for the awkward 15-minute segment interviewing his CSNNE colleague Trenni Kusnierek.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/11/2014

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: Will Bruins’ Lack Of Team Speed Prevent Them From Winning Stanley Cup?

The Bruins can get back to and win another Stanley Cup, but their one weakness is their lack of team speed.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/10/2014

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Abraham On Toucher & Rich: Red Sox May Employ 6-Man Starting Rotation

Jon Lester pitched more innings last year than ever before, and the Red Sox never envisioned using John Lackey as much coming off of Tommy John surgery. For those reasons, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe thinks the team might use six starters to begin the season.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/10/2014

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Toucher & Rich: Dave Goucher Picks His Olympic Hockey Favorites

Canada has a lot of horses, but Dave Goucher of the Bruins Radio Network says to look for Finland to make some noise based on their goaltending and past success in this tournament.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/07/2014

Boston Celtics foward Jeff Green. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Danny Ainge: Fans’ Expectations Of Jeff Green Are Too High

Jeff Green’s occasional scoring outbursts lead fans to believe that he’s capable of doing it on a more regular basis. Danny Ainge addressed the knocks on Jeff Green Thursday morning.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/06/2014

Officials pass the Olympic rings during training ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: CSNNE’s Trenni Kusnierek Talks Olympic Conditions In Sochi

Anyone paying attention the past few days has seen tweets from various sports reporters documenting the ridiculousness in Sochi, Russia right now for the Winter Olympics. Trenni Kusnierek of CSNNE is there, so she gave us all a glimpse of that Wednesday morning.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/05/2014

Chad Johnson #30 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his 4-0 shutout against the Edmonton Oilers with teammate Tuukka Rask #40 on February 1, 2014. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Chiarelli: Same Workload For Rask And Johnson Post Olympics

Tuukka looked good against Vancouver, but the 26-year-old hasn’t looked right for over a month now. Is it fatigue due to an increased workload as the full time starter? Maybe, maybe not. But don’t expect the schedule to change between he and Chad Johnson down the home stretch.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/05/2014

A worker removes snow from the stands before a game at Gillette Stadium on December 16, 2007. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Volin On Toucher & Rich: Boston Super Bowl ‘Not As Crazy As It Sounds’

Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants Gillette Stadium to be the next cold weather stadium to host an outdoor Super Bowl. Governor Deval Patrick is on board, newly appointed Boston mayor Marty Walsh is intrigued and Ben Volin of the Boston Globe says the idea isn’t all that crazy.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/04/2014

NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver announces the Boston Celtics as the fifth pick during the 2007 NBA Draft Lottery on May 22, 2007. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: Would Celtics Use Top 5 Draft Pick Or Package It In A Deal?

Mike Gorman told Toucher and Rich Tuesday morning that Danny Ainge would be a great poker player, because he loves (trade) chips.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/04/2014

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