Morning Free Association 4/14/16

Lots of hockey was hockeyed last night. And the hockey guys will hockey 33% more tonight!

It’s GAME DAY!! As was Last night!!!

3 hockey games to watch! Four tonight!

I shall leave the spoilers to the Game recap which will come out later this morning.

However, I’ll say that the Red Wings vs Lightning game had a lot going on. It was hard to even keep up live tweeting it.

Other hockey stuff in Bruins land:

The P-Bruins made the postseason. We look forward to them competing for the Calder cup.

And this will happen soon:

And this:

And there’s this little gem:

It this rearranging the deck chairs? JJ retiring? Neely getting a different role? Stay tuned to ‘As the Puck Turns

Too much stuff going on. Can’t even make joke. hockey
Good morning folks.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ve had water stuck in my ear all day and I’m about ready to chop my head off.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

While this would, in a way, solve the problem, I feel a more measured response would prove more effective

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

So I should start with just cutting my ear off and go from there?

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

I mean, if that made the ear-hole bigger? I feel going to Van Gogh for solutions to minor problems is just not a great plan.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

But think of the paintings I’d create!

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Instead of Starry Night, you could create Shouty Night

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

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Sweeney answer about not regretting trade deadline throws some shade at Neely at the end pic.twitter.com/ZlCDLZ5tBP

— Matt Kalman (@TheBruinsBlog) April 14, 2016

Uh… thats a pretty direct shot across Cam’s bow by Don. Much Intrigue

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement
Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Now that #ClaudeWatch is over, is it time to start #CamWatch?

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

I’m wondering. Multiple sources (whom have subpar track records) have insinuated as much. And this quote is NOT subtle.

It would be a big thing indeed if so.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ve been leaning towards they move him to another role in the organization.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Thats my feeling. I doubt he gets fired, but taken out of a hockey ops role seems very possible

Satan81
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Satan81

#CamCam?

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

A cam watching a cam? If the 2nd cam is pointed back at the 1st cam, you can see into infinity (and maybe beyond).

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Camception?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Can we all just take a moment and relish in the following:
Bruins keeps coach: A fandom rejoices
Montreal keeps coach: BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

A fandom rejoiced when MTL kept their coach, too – it just wasn’t MTL’s fandom!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Good point!

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Claude Stays, Therrien stays, Ottawa going for their 8th coach in 9 years, Stamkos probably leaving Tampa, Jagr continuing to Jagr.

Really, apart from Toronto and Buffalo looking suspiciously competent, things are looking okay in the Flortheast

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Eight coaches in nine years does not seem like the best blueprint for a stable organization.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

It's a flawless plan, what are you talking about? Keeps the rest of the division on their toes by bringing a new style every year

Ridiculous.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Well their owner is certifiable crazy person Eugene Melnyk (who I HAVE to believe is also doing something fishy with the Sens’ finances, theres just no way they are in as dire straits as he paints them, I’m sorry.)…

Side note: I was friend’s with Melnyk’s predecessor Rod Bryden’s daughter in my undergrad. Cool story and namedrop, Doc.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I fucking love this quote from Claude:

“I don’t want to be that guy that bails just because all of a sudden you hit a bump in the road. I want to be that guy that perserveres. Things that went through my mind are, it’s OK to be remembered right now [as] the winningest coach in Bruins history, but I’d rather be remembered for a guy who had enough character to go back into the trenches and dig his heels in and help turn this organization around vs. the other way that could have been.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney
DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

AutoRecch for Dapper Claude

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Still blame the hatlessness for that game

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I still blame the hoodie. That look did not work and he did not look comfortable like that.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

So much went wrong with that game. So much went wrong.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

So much. The stupid sweatshirt definitely played a role, though. And dumb Brad Marchand who has turned into 37 Goals Full Of Sorry Brad Marchand.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

You know, Satan81 may not agree smile but I think he paid his penance for that. smile

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Counterpoint: If he didn’t miss that game and then we won it…we’re in the playoffs.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I think we all know that. Thanks UE!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

I suspect there are several things you could make that claim about. If Marchand didn’t get suspended, if Kelly didn’t break his leg, if we never tried Irwin…

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

If you ever want to amuse a Habs fan, spend a car ride home from the WC ranting about how it was all Marchand’s fault.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Now that is a Coach you keep around.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Good late morning
Good lord that TB / Detroit series is going to be all sorts of fun! Work has been the absolute worst today. Started off with a meeting saying how if we don’t fix the build time fluctuation major changes are going to come down, for the 5th time this year. It’s put up or shut up time, cause all that’s happening is moral sinks a few points lower. I can’t hang on to any of my tools / hardware today. Just call me Carvin-dropsies-bass18 today.

Go Florida Jagr-kids tonight!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Did they mean the 5th time there’d be “major changes”, or was it the 5th time they’d made the threat?

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Made the threat.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

So they like making threats, but never follow through on them. Got it.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Pretty much. You’d think that people would realize they’re hollow, the problem is that 90% of the workforce takes it seriously & the day is shot cause it’s now a giant bitch fest.

TimRich88
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TimRich88

howdy guys, Claude staying I am so so so so happy.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Hi!

And the Sox finally dented the Orioles “0” in the loss column. So I’m pretty happy on that, too.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

The Orioles own April every year

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I was doing a crossword the other day. Clue was State bird of Maryland.
Me: “Why the hell would I know what the state bird of Mar……oh right.”

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Stuff like this is one of the reasons why we love you.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Sis-Been making people feel better about themselves since 1978!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

You and me both, hahahah

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

So I didn’t realize Houda predated Claude. I wonder if theres been friction between the two for some time now then.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Possibly. Claude said something like “making sure practices are run correctly” at the press conference but I’m probably reading too much into it.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Oooh…passive-aggressive Claude, eh? smile

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

So about a half dozen of us had a meeting so that regulatory could get us to do something. After an hour, I’m still not sure even one of us understands what we need to do. When asked when he needed it by:

“Today. Wait. Sorry. Yesterday.”

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

What do we want?
– NO FUCKING IDEA!!!
When do we want it?
– NOW!!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Woo! Claude be continuin’!

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I don’t know why, but the Snoop Dog one is killing me. My brain is trying to make sense of the fact that Snoop Dog was on the Price is Right.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Me too, I HAD to use it.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Yeah, that is shocking !!

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Oh god. Sweeney just said he wants to re-sign Killer. Doing that and letting Loui go will make Hockey Twitter a delightful place to be.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

You know what? They can fucking shove it.
Killer is FINE as a third pair guy. It’s when he’s forced to be on your first or second pair that he’s an issue.

Those hockey twitter idiots piss and moan about every fucking shift Claude manages, and they’re probably all partying because we’re keeping him. Seriously, get a goddamn grip, hockey twitter.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Like I said on a recent podcast but when Killer was out I couldn’t name it but the Bruins lacked something positive. Maybe one of those them there intangibles but he brings something to the team.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

He’s definitely got a fire, he’s a team guy. You don’t want him to play an important on-ice role, but team guys are important, too. If there were team guys, nobody would have played long enough to make it to the NHL.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

You don’t want him to play an important on-ice role

That’s my worry with the re-signing, though. I don’t have enough confidence he would be relegated to 3rd pairing…..

Of course, crisis averted if we get D-men.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Of course, crisis averted if we get D-men.

I think that’s the plan

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

I disagree though- we only need 1 of Seids McQuaid and Killer and one assumes at least one of the others is staying put. Thus, I am vehemently against resigning him

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Well we have those three, but I suggest maybe buying out Seids and keeping both Miller and McQuaid for the inevitable time McQuaid breaks and you’ll need a spare? grin

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

eh…. no. Resign Trotman for peanuts and let someone else give Kevlar $2 million a year if thats the thinking thanks

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Who said Killer’s getting $2M?

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Oh you sweet summer child

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

razz Isn’t he making $850,000 now? Do you really think after this year a raise of more than 100% will happen for someone who should be a 3rd pair defenseman?!

Nothing’s been signed yet, and the Bruins have more important pieces to consider signing, so…hold your horses for a bit?

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

*points to McQuaid extension and how EVERYONE pays this type of defenseman*

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Pbbbt. I would rather use that money to pay Krug quite honestly.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Well I never assumed otherwise.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

McQuiad got 4 years at $2.75mil AAV.

So anything’s possible. :/

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Basing my idea on a Ty Anderson tweet wanting the Bruins to kick the tires on Duchene & Barrie: Sign Miller, trade him, Krejci & picks to Colorado for them?

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Assuming the Avs are dumb enough to trade both (I won’t rule it out because Sakic and Roy are evidently bad at this, but they’ve been saying better things about Barrie of late), it would have to be more than that.

And lets stop pretending sign-and trade is a thing. Its not. Stop that.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Then sign Killer so you can put Quaider in that trade.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I don’t like this idea cause it doesn’t involve Carl.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I will say this: Killer seems less prone to throwing it over the glass.

Positive Attitude! Or some shit like that.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

*twitch*

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

You want a real twitch?

LE PING

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

*twitch*

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Ha ha ha!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

What an odd show.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

In the same vein, I really liked Out of This World. grin

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I don’t remember that one.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

It’s a sitcom about a girl who is half-human, half-alien, and so she possesses some of the powers her dad has (like making time stand still) but looks fully human. Her dad was like this researcher who had to go back home after meeting her mother so she’s being raised by her mom. It was a fluffy show. Kinda cute.

Here’s more from BuzzFeed.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh right, the cube.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Yes!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

OH, I vaguely remember this.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

If they were going to/able discard both of the others, I’d be on board 1000000% because as hopelessly painful as Kevlar is to watch, hes better than either by a VERY large margin

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

Killer is fine on the third pairing. NO WHERE ELSE

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Buying out Sends would be huge!