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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Does the Patriots future ride on breaking the tensions between the team?

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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Does the Patriots future ride on breaking the tensions between the team?

(1:00) Tom E. Curran says that the Patriots future rides on breaking the tension between the team. Our Boston Sports Tonight crew discusses whether or not they think the Patriots can break the tension that has built up.

(6:40) Joe Haggerty joins Boston Sports Tonight from the Garden to break down the Bruins 8-4 win over the Penguins.

(12:25) Steve Buckley reacts to Alex Cora telling Evan Drellich that he will lean on veteran player to establish new rules, and whether he thinks that will work with the Red Sox.

(20:00) Phil Perry joins Boston Sports Tonight to discuss the report that Nate Solder wants to return to football in 2018, and what that means for the Patriots.

(22:00) Phil Perry gives his opinion on whether or not he thinks the Patriots will be able to bring back Danny Amendola this season.

(24:00) Phil discusses the report that Aqib Talib and Richard Sherman are possibilities for the Patriots this offseason, and which player e would like the Patriots to have. 

Quick Slants Podcast: Rob Gronkowski announces his retirement, what does this mean for the Patriots? Any chance he returns?

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Quick Slants Podcast: Rob Gronkowski announces his retirement, what does this mean for the Patriots? Any chance he returns?

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Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry react to the news that Rob Gronkowski has decided to retire.

What was the biggest factor in Rob Gronkowski deciding to retire?

How will the Patriots fill the void that Gronk leaves?

Is there any chance that Rob Gronkowski returns mid-season?

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Curran: Patriots in horrible position without Rob Gronkowski

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Curran: Patriots in horrible position without Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski's retirement from the game of football is bittersweet.

On one hand, Gronk enjoyed a Hall-of-Fame career and couldn't have gone out on a better note after winning his third Super Bowl with the Patriots. On the other, his retirement means the Pats offense loses another key contributor and the team's pass-catching depth gets even thinner.

So just how much does Gronk's decision to retire affect the Patriots for next season? NBC Sports Boston's own Tom E. Curran joined Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk to discuss Gronk's retirement and why the Patriots currently are in a horrible position without him.

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