All posts by Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin

About Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports reporter Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. In "The Boston Blitz" he'll be sharing his perspective with BDN readers about what's happening on the Boston professional sports scene.

Dear Red Sox Nation: Stop blaming Farrell

In the heat of postseason defeat it’s easy to blame a coach or a manager. That’s prototypical of Boston, where championship expectations have surrounded our professional sports teams since Super Bowl XXXVI, when this outstanding run of excellence started. Perhaps nobody has taken more heat in The Hub over the last few years than Red […]

A few picked-up pieces while awaiting what ought to be a busy Thursday evening in the Boston sports world. – Boston sports fans will undoubtedly have busy fingers on Thursday, with the Red Sox opening their American League Division Series in Houston, the Patriots taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bruins dropping the […]

Bruins’ management can’t let Pastrnak get away

In June of 2011, it appeared another Boston sports dynasty was in the making when the Bruins broke a three-decade Stanley Cup drought. The Bruins had hordes of young talent in guys like Tyler Seguin, Johnny Boychuck and Brad Marchand built around established veterans like Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron. Goaltender Tuukka Rask had a […]