Morning Free Association 4/12/16

Good morning.

It’s not Monday anymore and the Bruins are still not in the playoffs.

Dislike.

Some of these other matchups will be pretty fun and worth watching, though. More on that later.

Also, the Bruins assigned Noel Acciari, Max Talbot, Frank Vatrano, and Colin Miller to Providence to help with the P-Bruins’ playoff run.

What’s on tap?

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Curmudgeon? Check. Awesome? Check. Jaromir Jagr? Czech.
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This really stinks.

It came directly from her. Don’t shoot the messenger. It’s her words. My hands are off this now. pic.twitter.com/cXXOYlUdD1

— Mark Scheig (@THWMark) April 12, 2016

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DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Well lying to Wysh isn’t gonna go well for you then NHL

The BOB
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The BOB

Not exactly the kinda guy who is going to sit quietly on such a situation and toe the company line.

Can see a LOT of PD users and writers making tons of GIFs, challenging the NHL’s (hidden) position.

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Once the MLB folks took over managing media rights for the NHL, rumors of this crap abounded. @dafoomie bailed immediately. HFBoards (whose ownership affiliate has some sort of business relationship with them) started cracking down on live streams and some types of media right away as well.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Yup. MLB does have fantastic media operation. It just happens to also be tyrannical.

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carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

auto-recch deplOOOOOOOOOHyd

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Oh man, you guys, I heart Ryan Adams so much. (Just started listening to his Taylor Swift cover album) smile

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Does an acute case of “fuck this place” count as a sickness that allows me to go home early?

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Woof. Sorry it’s been so rough for you. This reminds me I need to get my job apps in…

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It just sucks. I don’t get where my career took a wrong turn, but I feel stuck. Applying is getting me nowhere, but I am way too timid to network. And I feel like I’ve forgotten more than I’ve learned while working here.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Oh god, I feel exactly the same way with EVERYTHING you said.

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You and I Both.

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recch!

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I’m having one of those today. Super grouchy. Not in the loop on things I think I should be in the loop on. GAH

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Heeeeeey!

Malcolm Subban facing shots in pre-practice workout for goalies today. First time I've seen that since his throat injury.

— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) April 12, 2016

Satan81
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Satan81

Woo!

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

wooooo!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Awesome!

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

False alarm?

NHL is NOT banning GIFs from fans. From the NHL: “It’s not true. There’s been no change to our policy. We have not shut down GIFs."

— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 12, 2016

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I would think they wouldn’t come after only one person if they planned to. There are a ton of gifsters out there.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Pete Blackburn’s twitter account has apparently disappeared in the last hour.

DrHandgrenaid
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BUT

If I know Pete like I think I know Pete, he's trolling.

And I love him for it.

— Pez MLTC (@PezDOY) April 12, 2016

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Cameron just got canned!

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Ottawa cans entire coaching staff, nobody surprised

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

And the GM stepped down right?

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Well, hes also dying, right? But yeah, Bryan Murray stepped into an advisory role and the AGM, Pierre Dorion got promoted

Muffinman3
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Geez, they’re in disarray….but they’re also in our division and just screwed us so I’m okay with that

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Let’s be honest… the Bruins screwed themselves. The Senators just happened to be their opponent in the final game but it was all on Boston.

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Absolutely!

DrHandgrenaid
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So we all forgot. Little Torey Krug is 25 today!

Per @zkrug19, Torey Krug turns 25 today.

— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) April 12, 2016

Miss Muse
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Awwww! What did we end up buying for him?

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

He’s younger than me, so I cannot buy his jersey.

DrHandgrenaid
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You know this is only going to get worse, right? Eventually you’ll only be able to buy the immortal Jagr’s jersey because you’ll be 45

BagelBruin
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Or I keep my Bergeron and Rask jerseys

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

That’s an old reference, but it checks out. Recch to you sir

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

He’s younger than me. I have his jersey. I regret nothing.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Don’t be that guy. smile

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Oh, I am that guy. I refuse to wear jerseys of players younger than me.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Next BoT podcast recording, I will have a Pasta jersey and I will wear it with pride, dammit! razz

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

I do have a Pasta jersey that I wear with pride lol. Wear it every Sunday it feels like lol

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

You wore it to our last podcast if I’m remembering right. smile

EDIT: By that I mean I noticed it last week, not that I forgot when we podcasted. smile

DrHandgrenaid
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Well this is horseshit:

Breaking: I can confirm that the NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.

— Mark Scheig (@THWMark) April 12, 2016

BagelBruin
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It was a matter of time.

DrHandgrenaid
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Explains @myregularface’s account going totally dark the other day

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Hey, the never said anything about doodles!

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VALID POINT!

Pastafarian doodle is best doodle.

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I’ll have to do some for the playoff series I’m covering (PIT-NYR).

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I still very much like the Eriksson one but…egh.

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The World Hockey Championships are gonna be fun to cover. smile

Miss Muse
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Oh my god next year. Satan81’s doodles in game recaps forever.

The BOB
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Supposedly she was in talks with the NHL. Maybe not.

Looks like the NHL is taking a page from the NFL’s school of PR. No bueno.

Satan81
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Sure sounds like they talked to her.

DrHandgrenaid
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Pete Blackburn, on the other hand, is pleading ignorance

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Sounds more like MLB than NFL. As good as their streaming app is, their other rules are fucking archaic. Did you know that radio stations can’t stream their on-air broadcast on the internet? Stupid.

Upside: at least MLB is good about making lots of highlight videos to make up for their crackdown.

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Edited because I feel like a terrible person.

I hope she got hired by the NHL and makes a bazillion dollars, rides a unicorn to work, and gets to sit on Henrik Lundqvist’s lap instead of an office chair.

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HAHAHAHA

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Miss Muse

Too bad Ikea doesn’t make THOSE.

phonymahoney
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Legit. I would buy one.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

That is sad and no fun.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

DAMN. And here I was hoping Steph’s talks with the NHL were leading toward something good for her. Bummer.

DrHandgrenaid
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Might still be. she could be ending up in an official capacity whilst the other interlopers like Blackburn get hosed

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Oh.

other news is, apparently, @myregularface did not accept a job offer from the league. Whatever the reasons, hope it works out for everyone

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 12, 2016

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Whose my regular face?

Please help the twitter illiterate

DrHandgrenaid
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Steph Vail. Covered the PBruins for SCOC some years ago under the moniker mybruinsOface until she learned how to make gifs and has since become a big deal- regularly counted among the big names in young folks in hockey media.

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Okay, thanks for helping me out there Doctor

phonymahoney
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Formerly mybruinsoface on that other site.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Jeez. Did she not accept or was she not asked, I wonder.

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Or not:

Latest GIF update: I'm told the NHL has not changed its stance on them, there is no ban and no plans for a ban during playoffs…

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 12, 2016

The BOB
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Wysh has stated that is not the case. Vehemently so even.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

And I posted this tweet before he did, and then posted THAT tweet above, so yeah, no shit.

The BOB
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The BOB

Well excuse me for not seeing every fucking post of yours.

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DrHandgrenaid
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I think its a reasonable ask for before you jump down my throat

The BOB
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I wasn’t jumping down your throat. I was informing people that it wasn’t a concern. A simple declaration of fact.

In re-reading it I can see how it could be taken that way but if I were going to do that, there would be far more commentary/opinion than such a simple statement.