Morning Free Association: Hatty Night

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Before the Carolina game on January 6th, Patrice Bergeron had only netted one hat trick. Since January 6th, he has two.

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Game Day Thread: Bruins at Islanders

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Tonight’s game at the Barclays closes the season series for the Bruins and Islanders. You know what that means: we don’t have to hear anything else about how the Bruins should have drafted Barzal unless we like punishing ourselves. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Les Habs, part deux

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Last night many different things were happening at the TD Garden. You could say the primary focus was the game, you know that one against the Habs with former Bruins head coach Claude Julien leading that much hated rival. But you wouldn’t be wrong if you cited the pregame ceremony or the Rene Rancourt presser. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Habs trade talk and more!

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Tonight the Bruins take on the Habs for the second time this week, this time on home ice at TD Garden. This will be the first time that Claude Julien will be returning to his former home, where he coached for 10 seasons.

The Habs are having what can be charitably called a disappointing season. It should be no surprise that some Canadiens players are probably on the trading block. Greg Wyshynski of ESPN (I know, but I like Greg) has put together a handy little primer of what the asking price is for each potentially traded player. Continue reading