Morning Free Association: That Team in the Desert and That Other Thing That Happened in the Night

Last night the NHL Awards occurred and it was notable for a couple of reasons: 1) the Boston Bruins’ own Patrice Bergeron proved that he is perfect, and 2) the Vegas Golden Knights strip mined other teams for parts to build a team.

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Morning Free Association: Other Vegas Stuff

With all the buzz and banter going on about the Expansion Draft, there are some things that get overlooked, lost in the shadows of the possible loss of players to a new team out in the Nevada desert. Sure the NHL Entry Draft is happening on Friday in Chicago but that’s not what we need to focus on today. Today, we need to appreciate the state of perfection that is one Patrice Bergeron. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: New Jerseys

Earlier this year, the NHL announced that Adidas would take over jersey manufacturing from Reebok starting in the 2017-18 season. This news sparked a lot of conversation among hockey fans because it each team would only be allowed to have two sweaters, one home and the other away, with the alternate or thirds being abandoned for at least a season. Three weeks ago, reports were that 12 teams would be getting uniform changes that could range from minor tweaks to major logo and design overhauls. Pete Blackburn compiled all of the uniform glimpses that Adidas teased in the “Form the Future” campaign on Twitter yesterday.

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