Morning Free Association, 2/9/2016

Good morning, everyone! Big game tonight with Looch’s return to Boston with the Kings. He wrote a nice letter to Boston for The Players’ Tribune, which is well worth the read.

If the Bruins are looking for defensive help at the trade deadline, options appear to be thinning. Jonas Brodin and Matt Dumba had been mentioned in trade rumors, but with Brodin out 3-6 weeks with a broken foot, the Wild are less likely to trade a d-man for offensive help. Kevin Shattenkirk of the Blues has been rumored to be on the trading block, but with Alex Pietrangelo now out for at least three weeks, the Blues’ attempts to get Jonathan Drouin or *cough* other offensive help *cough* may be on hold. We can also put the arguments about trading for Dustin Byfuglien to rest as he just signed a big extension with the Jets.

What’s on tap?

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Miss Muse
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Guys, be prepared:

Getting ready for Trade Deadline? So are we! Get ready with our Trade Deadline Bingo Cards! pic.twitter.com/l7iZWdjvLT

— highheels&highskates (@hiheelshisticks) February 9, 2016

Miss Muse
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Oh my god, so many Tweets how this means the Leafs ARE going for Stamkos now. Ha ha ha!

Miss Muse
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Ha ha ha!

Fifteen Lightning staff members just gang-tackled Stamkos before he could "like" this tweet. https://t.co/A7h6HxWbL2

— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) February 9, 2016

Miss Muse
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Oh and Tim:

TimRich88
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TimRich88

Thank you ahahaha

phonymahoney
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Holy shit.

TRADE: The #Sens acquire defenceman Dion Phaneuf from Toronto in nine-player trade

— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) February 9, 2016

Satan 81's Sister
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No salary retained. Insane.

DrHandgrenaid
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#Sens get Phaneuf, Frattin, Bailey, Rupert and Donaghey in exchange for Cowen, Greening, Michalek, Lindberg and 2nd-rounder in 2017.

— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) February 9, 2016

ALL THE SENS OVERPAID SPARE PARTS

Miss Muse
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Morning all! I didn’t get hit on by any weirdos, and I didn’t almost get hit by any cars, and what the fuck is this about Dion Phaneuf?!?!

DrHandgrenaid
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TRADE: The #Sens acquire defenceman Dion Phaneuf from Toronto in nine-player trade

— Sens communications (@Media_Sens) February 9, 2016

WHOA

Miss Muse
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NINE PLAYERS?! Holy cow…

phonymahoney
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pretty underwhelming, actually

Miss Muse
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Yeah I just saw the names and meh, but that’s a hell of a lot of pieces in any case.

phonymahoney
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For sure. How did the Leafs trade Phanuef and Clarkson without retaining a penny? Crazy.

DrHandgrenaid
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And yet they needed to retain salary to trade Kessell. What a time to be alive

phonymahoney
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So unbelievably strange.
Bizarro world shit.

Satan 81's Sister
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I really need to stop leaning on my burnt elbow.

the german hammer
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Do we have to talk about not leaning on burny things in the first place, again? Do I have to bring up my dearly departed cat again?

Miss Muse
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Yes, stop that.

DrHandgrenaid
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This would be the dream deal for the Bruins. Trouba for Seidenberg, Khoklachev and a 2nd suddenly looks a very good one to a) free up salary and b) convince the Jets their needs are being filled. It also gives the Jets a younger few players to shore up their prospects and develop.

You’re not even trying.

Also, I won’t link it because you know who wrote it.

Miss Muse
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Well he did say dream deal, and if he meant as FAR AWAY from reality as possible….

phonymahoney
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This would be the dream deal for the Bruins.

Yeah, for the Bruins. If you\’re Winnipeg, you want no part of this deal. You can get way more for Trouba, why would you take less?

*IF* we really wanted to get Trouba from them, it would take a lot – something like Eriksson / Seidenberg / Koko and a 2nd for Trouba and some shitty contract… and I could still be way off – but we\’d most definitely have to give up more than a washed up d-man and a prospect who hasn\’t been capitalizing on the opportunities he\’s been given.

Miss Muse
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With everyone and their mother having an NTC there, I kinda highly doubt Winnipeg would be on anyone’s list anyway.

phonymahoney
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Right.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Ooops

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