Morning Free Association 4/11/16 “Oops, we failed”

“We’re gonna fire every gun ’til she burns down to the waterline.” — Jack Edwards

Well, that worked out well.

The Bruins lost their last game, so even with the Red Wings loss, they lost their bid at the 3rd playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. Then the Flyers brought home points, eliminating the Bruins from WIld Card contention, and thus, out of the playoffs entirely.

Now that the Bruins have flamed out, it’s playoff time. Hooray.

insert sarcastic entusiasm here

What’s cookin’?

I just want to add that we are going to have some playoff coverage for your amusement including previews, recap blurbs, a Game Day Thread per day of action, so we can all chat about whatever games are happening. Don’t forget to make a playoff bracket and join our BobbytoBergy NHL Bracket League. Feel free to email me at thegermanhammer[at]bobbytobergy[dot]com for the password.- GH

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Miss Muse
Editor

Curiouser and curiouser:

Bruins did not have exit meetings today, by the way. So they're gonna bring them back in again. So, so unusual.

— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) April 11, 2016

“Do you want to stay on the Bruins next year?”
“Yes.”
(one week later)
“We thought about it and just weren’t convinced with your answer. Bye.”

beachguy113
Member
beachguy113

This makes no sense at all. Ive never heard of any team that doesnt do their exit interviews right away. Im sure players want to start heading home etc. What else can Cam and Don need to think about before doing these interviews or was the “behind the B” camera crew not available today?

beachguy113
Member
beachguy113

I just really did myself a disservice…I went on to relive the Seguin trade and who we got and what is left and I just about cried… Its looking like we traded Seguin for Joe Morrow and Jimmy Hayes. Im soooo sad.

Miss Muse
Editor

::sigh::

beachguy113
Member
beachguy113

I agree….I will show myself out

Miss Muse
Editor

Except I kinda think we do…

Meh.

Eriksson on future with Bruins: "You never know."

— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) April 11, 2016

Thetallest81
Member
Thetallest81

sad

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

"I will let our hockey operations team, led by Marc Bergevin and Michel Therrien, detail these in due time" https://t.co/3gHPfK6C3K

— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) April 11, 2016

Ahahahahaha Habs fans you’re stuck with Therrien

Satan81
Admin

ohhhhh myyyyy…

Bergevin: "My intention is not to trade PK Subban." #TSN690

— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) April 11, 2016

Miss Muse
Editor

It’s always been my intention to vacuum, but egh…

Miss Muse
Editor

Grrrr…this goddamned fucking “story” is not going to die

Was Tuukka Rask ‘sick’ eating buffalo wings in Newton after the Bruins were eliminated? https://t.co/udNxrZIkQf pic.twitter.com/DooaM6awC5

— bostonmagazine.com (@BostonMagazine) April 11, 2016

phonymahoney
Editor

God, I hate everybody

The BOB
Member
The BOB

Glad to see you continued your training after I left you years ago…

phonymahoney
Editor

Oh. please. I’ve been a hater of everyone since ’81.

The BOB
Member
The BOB

That said, I am squarely on board the trade Rask train. Maybe do it at the deadline next year hoping he rebounds and value improves.

I’m a big Rask fan but there is no point wasting him on this team and this rebuild. Same goes for most of the guys not named Bergeron.

beachguy113
Member
beachguy113

I was thinking this might be more of a 2017-2018 deadline move but depending on how things look this summer or next year might be right. The main issue with moving him is that what are you going to get in return and from who? Who is a contender right now that needs a goalie (just asking as I really havent thought about it)….maybe we can trade Rask back to the Leafs for some of their prospects hahaha!

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Goddamnit. DJ Bean already debunked it with a quote from the manager of the bar he frequents.

carvinbass18
Editor

Does not matter anymore. That statement is out there & now the Tuukka haters are in full(er?) swing

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

I just muted @bruinscomments because I just can’t even and then yelled at Gus Booth for retweeting them

The BOB
Member
The BOB

As if it mattered. No goalie can be expected to win when the team in front of him is being outshot 29-14

Satan81
Admin

ffs

Satan81
Admin

We had a rough and bumpy ride this season, not just for how the team fared, but also us as a fan community. Despite all of it, I had a blast. Thanks to all of you for a fun season and for all the work and friendship everyone here has put into this community.

\_ \_ \_

The London Bear
Member

Hear, hear! Thanks for having me

The London Bear
Member

Leaving Boston tonight to head back to London (via Iceland!) after a fantastic nearly-week. Bummed about the hockey but at least they put it all together when we were at the Garden on Thursday! Watched Saturday’s game in the Barracuda Tavern, chatting to a Northern Irishman during the game and then commiserating with a guy who had been at the game afterwards.

I hope Claude isn’t fired, but won’t be surprised if he is. Not just for missing the playoffs again but there were some pathetic collapses during games this year too.

Playoffs should be interesting – Flyers have done well against Caps this year, Isles and FLA both finished reg season in great form, and the West should be epic. Then there’s IIHF worlds and the World Cup to make the summer go a bit quicker!

So long Boston! Hopefully will be back one day

phonymahoney
Editor

Sounds like a good time!
Is this who I think it is?

The London Bear
Member

Don’t think I’m you think I am (that sounds like as Princess Bride quote ). My name’s Adam, I live in London.

Had high hopes for this trip but it’s been better than I could’ve imagined, and wifey has enjoyed the shopping, food and sightseeing!

Miss Muse
Editor

Oh sweet! Are you doing that layover thingy through Iceland air? I looked into that but the prices were kinda steep for me to do that.

Satan81
Admin

I did that once and had a great time in Reykjavik. Would recch again.

The London Bear
Member

Just an hour at Keflavik to change planes so no time for sightseeing, but it’s an overnight flight anyway!

Just seen Marchy is gonna play in the Worlds. Wonder if PK is going too!

The BOB
Member
The BOB

PK was going but just pulled out. Not medically cleared to do so. Believe Galagher is going though so Canada can ice the pestiest of pest lines.

Satan81
Admin

Glad to have you!

phonymahoney
Editor

SOME LATE BULLET POINTS:

  • My niece and nephew won their peewee league championship. It was their last game together. He moves on to bantams, and she will play high school. Great game – 4-3 win over Marblehead. One of the refs at this game was painfully out of shape (like, bad enough that I really pitied the poor guy), and it turned out he was deaf as well. Made for an interesting – if somewhat difficult – game.
  • More coffee on tap.
  • Just had a SURPRISE(!) training session with some NY reps. Flew by the seat of my pants, guys. They must be thinking, “whoa, that chick has NO IDEA what she’s doing…”. They could be right.
  • Got a text from my friend that was a screenshot of a text between her and her STH BFF: “The Flyers made the playoffs and their owner died. Why can’t we get a team like that?” “Yeah, I was sitting here thinking the same thing – which is morbid, but at least we have each other.”
  • I’m gonna miss game threads with you jerks. I know we can do other playoff games, and I WILL be attending those, but you know what I mean. The thrill is gone… temporarily. It’ll be back by draft time, for sure.
  • We need a second pair defenseman, AND for Chiller to get closer to his ceiling. Like, now.
  • I keep thinking about players who are expendable that we can move to free up cap space for a defenseman. Obviously there’s buying Seids out, but I think we’re going to have to do more than that to get out of this hole.
  • I’m biased and he probably won’t be available, but I’d really enjoy it if we could take BU’s Charlie McAvoy this year. He’s a definite first rounder, but I could see him going in the top ten, unfortunately.
  • DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Kelly: "This place has been unbelievable to me and my family. One of the best cities in the world. Hope I can stay here."

    — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 11, 2016

    Cageface, I appreciate the enthusiasm, but barring an ultra-cheap deal and the expectation that you’re the token Vet 4th liner/ 13F, I don’t see it (Acciari is staying 4C)

    Muffinman3
    Member
    Muffinman3

    You cant not love Chris Kelly, great guy. Love to hear him talk

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    <3

    Yes, Acciari is our 4C going forward, IMO.
    I would take Kells as 13th forward any day – and I think we could use the leadership.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    13F or 4LW/sometime scratch. But thats if he wants to stay in Boston for under a million. He might be able to get more, maybe not (although the probably needs to just have his legs amputated and replaced with robot legs of something, what with 3 broken legs over a 4 year contract, which is fucking insane

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    “We can rebuild him, we have the technology”

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Yeah, totally nuts.

    Satan81
    Admin

    All the feel. Thanks for everything, Cageface. \_ \_ \_

    Miss Muse
    Editor

    Acciari: "Gonna work hard this offseason to make sure I'm back up here next year."

    — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 11, 2016

    beachguy113
    Member
    beachguy113

    I didnt know much about this kid but really enjoyed watching him play. If hes the future of the 4th line I like it.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    MCL sprain for Connolly

    — DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) April 11, 2016

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