Morning Free Association 4/15/16 – All the Hockeys

Soooo muuuuch hockey.

4 more NHL playoff games are in the books. Recaps up later today.
7 of 8 series have started (Preds@Ducks starts tonight)

One of the big stories this year is injuries.

Henrik Lundqvist missed most of the Rangers@Penguins due to an eye injury, and still has enough swelling that he may not play on Saturday.
Evgeni Malkin was still out for the Penguins, but hopes to return soon. If their recent success is an indicator, they may not need him. Zatkoff filled in respectably for Fleury (who is out with a concussion) but who knows how long that will last.

Sean Couturier took an upper body injury thanks to an Ovechkin check. The word is that shoulder injury will keep him out for the rest of the series.

The Stars-Wild game was played without Seguin or Parise, though Seguin was at morning practices after missing time (due to a partially cut ligament).

The Ducks may be healthy-ish enough to play tomorow.

Kevin Bieksa (upper body) and forwards Rickard Rakell (appendectomy) and David Perron (shoulder) might all be healthy enough to play in Game 1, per the Orange County Register’s Eric Stephens.

With Steven Stamkos out for the Lightning (possibly forever?)
Dramatic kangaroo
Jonathan Drouin has filled in, and he was – while pointless – a threat in Red Wings @Lightning game one. Of course he also Wheelered the heck out of a breakaway so there’s that.

In Bruins news:
Claude Julien will be back next year but Doug Houda will not be.


Still no word on Sacco or Jarvis – both of whom have expiring contracts.

Patrice Bergeron is apparently untouchable


(The proper term is “immaculate”, Claude)

Rask’s job is safe for now too, in spite of being the latest victim of the Bruins pundit rage-cannon.

Hockey all night. Tired but happy.
What’s going on with you folks? — oh yeah, I’ll bet it’s hockey.

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DrHandgrenaid
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This take seems…. incorrect

COLUMN: In keeping Claude Julien & giving core group vote of confidence, B's mgmt shows same lack of urgency as team https://t.co/JuMzEU5DWk

— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 15, 2016

Miss Muse
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Yeah come on HG, you know he is probably the best example of someone who farts into a microphone to get everyone’s attention.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

PSA…When reading Haggs…don’t read Haggs.

DrHandgrenaid
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Eddie Vedder comparing the CN Tower and the Space Needle during a live show in Toronto, based on, uh… size and shape is the best thing ever.

Yes, I am listening to the live album of a concert I attended. Deal with it

phonymahoney
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Meh. I’ve been to a ton of Pearl Jam shows and listen to the albums, they’re fucking great.

carvinbass18
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Yes, I am listening to the live album of a concert I attended. Deal with it

hey if the audio is good, who cares right?

DrHandgrenaid
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Oh its beautiful. Right now I’m at Alive which was in the 2nd encore. The whole ACC was shaking. Probably the only time that has ever happened.

Coming up: Neil Young joins Pearl Jam and they play a 12 minute version of Keep On Rockin’ in the Free World

Miss Muse
Editor

I LOVED when Pearl Jam worked with Neil Young. That was amazing. The whole “Grandfather of Grunge” thing was a little silly, but they were amazing together.

DrHandgrenaid
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Getting Neil Young as an unannounced special appearance in concert has to be a high point in my music appreciation career

phonymahoney
Editor

Coming up: Neil Young joins Pearl Jam and they play a 12 minute version of Keep On Rockin’ in the Free World

BEST

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

It. Was. Glorious.

(both then and now)

DrHandgrenaid
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And calling them “Large concrete… uh… erections”

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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This is not a joke. What the hell was Flea doing?

DrHandgrenaid
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Dear Lord. Its like Jimi Hendrix farted into a tuba at Woodstock instead of melting a bunch of hippies’ faces off

DrHandgrenaid
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So the weather is bad outside, and I am spending my day off drinking coffee, reading hockey stuff, and listening to Pearl Jam.

I am content.

Satan 81's Sister
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Looks like I will be buying a 2016 All Star jersey:

phonymahoney
Editor

These are so weird and I really like them. I love the Astros/Padres-ish font and the numbers.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

That’s. Um. Interesting?

Satan 81's Sister
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That hat I don’t care for but I fucking love the jersey.

carvinbass18
Editor

The hat has a weird throwback Astros / Cannucks vibe to it. I kinda like it, but I also kinda hate it with a passion

Miss Muse
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Super-retro! I kinda like it!

Satan 81's Sister
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I will never not love those Padres unis.

DrHandgrenaid
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This seems bad.

Let’s get this straight: MIN is mediocre at best, have 4(!) picks in this year’s draft, and have $64 million committed to 15 players.

— michel macchiato (@bobbycappucino) April 15, 2016

phonymahoney
Editor

YIKES

Miss Muse
Editor

Not for Boston. smile

DrHandgrenaid
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Except their meh defensemen are the only ones people ever talk about stealing. I don’t want Dumba and DEFINITELY don’t want Brodin.

Now, were they forced to cough up Spurgeon or Scandella at a bargain rate, I’m listening

Miss Muse
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It is SUPER windy here today. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, tell the search party to check in the trees. Wow.

Also I ordered a bacon barbeque cheeseburger pizza last night and it was amazing! Had tomato and onion on it, so it was health food.

Tomorrow I’m doing the art nerd thing AND seeing MCB’s act in a play. Look at me being all cultural ‘n shit!

Hope everyone’s having a nice Friday. Almost lunchtime over there for you!

phonymahoney
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Good morning.

DrHandgrenaid
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Hola. It snowed here last night. It is now raining. I have the day off anyway. I shall not be going outside until this bullshit ends.

phonymahoney
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Yuck, double yuck. Off is good, though.

We are closed Monday but one person is working from home for NY. I have a feeling something will go wrong and I’ll be working.

My cousin/roomie is running the marathon and I want to see her but I’ve never attended and I don’t think anyone is interested in attending with me because people don’t really want to go. I don’t know.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

If I had the day off, I’d come down. Alas.

DrHandgrenaid
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You see, that Sweeney quote about Tuukka is about as absolute as you can get without going to the level of the Bergy quote and yet Haggs being the under-evolved semi-literate baboon that he is apparently sees that as “Rask might get traded”

guhhhh

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

This is what comes from teaching baboons to read!

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

That’s why I don’t follow Haggs or read his stuff. My only exposure is when you guys bring him in. I think I’m happier for that.

Satan 81's Sister
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I hear you. I got my Twitter followed, muted, etc, that it’s pretty much you guys and reporters I like so I don’t see much dumb shit. It makes for a pleasant Twitter experience.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

I avoid the problem by not being on Twitter. Twitter & Facebook will be the downfall of civilization.

Miss Muse
Editor

Same!

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