Happy Thanksgiving

Happy (American) Thanksgiving, everybody! Today is the day when (per federal law), we are all required to stuff our faces with turkey and harvest vegetables until we pass out from tryptophan and carb overload.

We can also be thankful for all the good things that happened in 2020…
Whelp, that was quick!
But if I’m being honest, I can think of a couple of things for which I am thankful.

It is also the time when we in the hockey world traditionally predict which teams are going to make it into the NHL playoffs, based on their current position in the standings.
So based on today’s standings, the obvious answer is… none of them!

Well, there are no NHL games this week, so have a fun day watching a bunch of 3-7 NFL teams play a pair of gripping and critical football games!

Morning Free Association: The Tradition Continues

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For twelve years, Bruins players have carried on a tradition in Boston at Thanksgiving: delivering food to the various non-profits that feed the hungry and often homeless in the Boston area. This year was no different with Zdeno Chara continuing this custom for his third year by bringing pies to Rosie’s Place, New England Center and Home for Veterans, St. Francis House, and Pine Street Inn. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Celly SZN

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Finally, the Bruins have shored up one more player on their roster, added another piece of the puzzle, and are one more step closer to figuring this all out. Yesterday, Don Sweeney finally signed Jake DeBrusk. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: NHL’s Top Goalies

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The NHL has compiled a new list of the top 10 goalies right now. You may not be surprised by who is number 1 but the netminder at 10 just might. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: New, Temporary Divisions

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Ugh, my “n” key keeps sticking making writing just about any word difficult. I generally love my MacBook Pro, even if it is counter intuitive in some ways, because it generally works well. Well, except for the rare instances in which a key sticks and it takes a while to get it to unstick. Once, it took 6 months for the “g” to right itself and it just wouldn’t type out a letter at all. At least right now, if I really push down on it, it will type a letter. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The D

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The other day I had a chat with a friend. We wondered about about what the plan for the defense this season. With nine potential players between the NHL and AHL rosters and possibly a free agent signing in Zdeno Chara, the Bruins defense is at a crossroads: Do they commit to a youth rebuild on the fly and move on from Chara or do they re-sign him and adjust him to a lesser defensive role while using his skills to coach younger players? Continue reading