GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

March 27, 2013

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Bruins at the deadline

From what we have seen out of the Bruins over the last few weeks its evident that this team needs to make a move at the trade deadline. Fortunately for the Bruins there are players to be had and Boston has chips to move.

The Bruins reportedly put in an offer for Dallas forward Brenden Morrow but were beat out as Morrow was traded to the Penguins.

Boston is also rumored to be very interested in Flames captain Jerome Iginla along with several other teams. Iginla is just what Boston needs, a talented, veteran forward who would instantly improve the teams forward rotation.

The Bruins have the pieces to bring Iginla into town, lets hope general manager Peter Chiarelli pulls the trigger and makes the right offer.

Sox slash prices

The Red Sox 793 game sellout streak is expected to come to an end early in the 2013 season, the organization is stepping up efforts to increase ticket sales.

On Tuesday Red Sox brass announced a significant slash in prices at the Fenway Park concession stands.

For the month of April Fenway franks will be buy one, get one free; a 12 oz. cup of beer will be $5 instead of $7.50; hot chocolate will be $2 instead of $4.50 and kids can eat kids meals (hot dog, snack and a drink) for free as long as they pick it up before the third inning.

The Red Sox home opener on April, 8 is the only game at Fenway in the month that is currently sold out. Tickets are still available for the other 16 April games at Fenway Park.

Olympicpipe dream

A committee that was formed to put in a bid for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is either dreaming or high on an illegal substance.

It is estimated that hosting the Olympics would cost about 25 billion dollars, which is about 10 times the city’s operating budget for one year. It would involve building a massive stadium and other venues, near public transportation, with no real site in mind.

And wherever the competition sites were located, it would create a traffic nightmare.

This will never happen.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru

and Dave Dyer