Top of the Morning: Big Papi returns


Top of the Morning: Big Papi returns

Eric Frede has all the headlines and highlights for Tuesday, November 6 on's SportsNet Central Update.

Big Papi is officially back with the Sox after agreeing to a two-year deal with the team on Monday. CSNNE's Jessica Moran caught up with Ortiz after the press conference.

The Red Sox are still in search of coaches to fill out their staff, with GM Ben Cherington hoping to make progress this week.

The Patriots announce that they will honor Kevin Faulk at halftime on Sunday. The Sunday after that, they'll play the Colts at 4:25 p.m. -- not 1:05 p.m. as originally planned.

And the NHL has plans to meet with the NHLPA on Tuesday... we'll see how that goes.

This and more on's SportsNet Central Update.

Morning Skate: Golden Knights happy to get Malcolm Subban back


Morning Skate: Golden Knights happy to get Malcolm Subban back

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while watching old Super Friends episodes with my 4-year-old on a Saturday morning.

*Has anybody ever been as excited to get a healthy Malcolm Subban back in the lineup as the Vegas Golden Knights are this weekend? Pro Hockey Talk is asking the question, and I think I can honestly answer with a resounding “No.” We’ll see if he’s actually worth all the excitement, but obviously, he’s better than what the injury-plagued Golden Knights had in the interim.

*The Buffalo Sabres continue to get very little return for any of the investments they’ve made in the team over the last couple of years.

*Ryan Suter knows what it takes to remain among the NHL defenseman workhorses in the NHL, and he is consistently there year in and year out.

*Dustin Brown has been a resurgent performer for the Los Angeles Kings this season and is one of the big storylines behind their turnaround.

*The Detroit Red Wings are beginning to more openly adopt Jeff Blashill’s speed game, but the question is how much that will pay dividends for them.

*For something completely different: Good piece in the Boston Globe about Danny Ainge’s relationship with recently passed Red Sox great Bobby Doerr.