Morning Free Association 4/21/16

Good morning, peeps!

We had some playoff hockey action last night:
WSH @ PHI
FLA @ NYI
DAL @ MIN
LAK @ SJS

The visiting team won each game, except the Kings. Sharks took that one. Why can’t LA help us out?

Thursday

What’s on tap?

For me, copious amounts of coffee when I get to the office. Until then, sadness.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Holy shit Prince passed away.

the german hammer
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Why are all the great ones leaving us this year?

Miss Muse
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Yeah, it sucks.

Miss Muse
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Morning people.

Meh.

It’s Thursday but it’s just not close enough to the weekend.

I think the Kings are done. They got down 3-0 before attempting a comeback late. My bracket is…fucked.

I just corrected the sentence above like 5 times. My coffee better kick in soon.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All! Working in the yard again today and loving it! Great weather on tap, I have two lil doggies to hang out with and plenty to do. Coffee with bourbon is IN MY BELLY!!!! Seltzer and lemon juice on tap. It’s about the only way I can drink water. Other people water down booze, I have to flavor water to make it palatable. No booze in it at present, but the day is young.
I’m finding it difficult to get excited about the playoffs, but the hockey is pretty good.

DrHandgrenaid
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Yeah, regarding the playoffs. With the exception of Stars-Wild, this is a pretty madcap 1st round across the board. But its still a struggle to stay that engaged.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I’m getting the keys to the new place tonight, and then I watching hockey at my teammate’s apartment. These are not even the greatest parts of the day! You see, today is $1.00 Jimmy John subs!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We need some Jimmy John’s up here!

Satan81
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The visiting team won each game, except the Kings. Sharks took that one. Why can’t LA help us out?

I want a better draft pick, but I can’t help but root for the Sharks in that series.

DrHandgrenaid
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I don’t even care where the pick is now. I wrote it off once they made the playoffs. I just want a final wherein either Jumbo or Ovi gets a cup. Thats all.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Yeah, I wrote it off pretty early. I was hanging around HFBoards a lot at the beginning of the season, and they had a running thread rooting for the Sharks to tank. By ~20 games into the season it was obvious that they were in essentially the same boat as the Bruins – middle of the pack with possible upside – and that it was futile to hope for a top 10 pick. I see no difference between the 18th pick and the 28th pick.

carvinbass18
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I want a better draft pick, but I can’t help but root for the Sharks in that series.

Exactly. I’m tired of the Kings winning just as much as the Hawks. I want other teams to succeed unless it’s the Bruins, then win EVERYTHING

Satan81
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Going on @TSN1260 today with @Lowetide & @Lieutenant_Eric to talk #U18Worlds. Segment time is 12:40 pm EST

— Kirk Luedeke (@kluedeke29) April 21, 2016

carvinbass18
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morning
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  • cleaning the ink box today, thankfully getting to replace all of the ink tanks vs just the one that’s contaminated. Who knows if they’re any good
  • A tip, put ink in the tanks not under them for optimal usage http://i.imgur.com/1SNZkwH.jpg?1
  • This one isn’t that bad actually, but I’m surprised in the ways our customers can spill ink everywhere, like on the roof. C’mon man how do you even pull that off?
  • Lets go Blues! Finish of the Hawks tonight!!
  • Coffee in the mug today
  • UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    C’mon man how do you even pull that off?

    You’re in production. You should know by now that after a while, you see everything.

    carvinbass18
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    Truth. Although I’ve been here now going on my 9th year and I’m still getting surprised by customer returns. We had one return that came back with three live geckos in it. That was a fun one.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    That’s pretty funny.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Hmmm… trying to decide which would be worse, live or dead…

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Who wants this shit?

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    Satan81
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    images r broke

    DrHandgrenaid
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    96 Boston NHL All Star game Starter Jacket

    Satan81
    Admin

    woof

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Yeah. Its super 90’s and all kinds of YIKES!

    carvinbass18
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    It belongs in a Mark Whalberg / Matt Damon Boston cop movie or to some Russian mafia mid-level henchman

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    To Goodwill it shall go

    DrHandgrenaid
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    You can probably make some coin on Ebay with it. Probably ought to try.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    The BOB
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    The BOB

    So just how nervous are you right now if you are a Blues or Sharks fan? Team up 3-1 on a hated rival who has repeatedly broken your spirit in the past. All indications are that your team SHOULD win this series and exorcise some demons but past experience makes you incredibly gunshy and have zero faith.

    carvinbass18
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    I think Sharks fans are more nervous than Blues fans. The Blues have battled back in games in this series and even when the Hawks are rolling for a segment of time, the Blues don’t panic. They seem to be a better team than in the past

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Agreed, though Chicago has been their tormentor for far longer so it means a bit more to them I think. Other than the reverse sweep by LA, there isn’t the same level of history between those two teams.

    carvinbass18
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    Agreed. The Sharks just have a history of falling apart. Blues fans are nervous because it’s the Hawks. Sharks fans are nervous because it’s the Sharks lol

    Satan81
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    Yeah, it reminds me of the Jordan-era Chicago Bulls slamming their heads into the Detroit Pistons until they finally broke through.

    Satan81
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    Probably just as nervous as I’d be as a Bruins fan if we were up 3-1 on the Habs. They ain’t dead until they’re dead.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    True enough, though I don’t remember being too worried back in 2010 when they swept them.

    Satan81
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    Ah yeah, true, that was the one series against them where I felt confident going in. (2009, not 2010.) It was great to see them building off of the lost-the-series-but-kinda-won-in-a-way series in 2008.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    You’re right… 2010 was Sabres first round. Always flip my years around.

    That 2008 series was a huge boost to that team. Weird for a series loss to be so important but it really was incredibly important to their future success. Might even by my second favorite Bruins squad

    Satan81
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    Yeah, even though the Habs won that series, the Bruins really found their identity and the Habs lost theirs. I was at Game 3 and I don’t think my eyes were any bigger than when the pass came across to the completely unnoticed Savard.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    The same Savard who was playing through a cracked vertebrae!

    Satan81
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    From Steve Begin, right?

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Yessir. Nice little crosscheck to the small of the back. Had to close out the season without Savard… was Krejci’s first real taste of action if I recall. Went 3-6-9 over the last 8 games (Bruins went 4-1-3) to help secure the playoff spot. He had 3-15-18 in previous 48 games so was a major development point for him in my opinion

    Satan81
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    Yay! I don’t have a concussion!

    Boo! I can’t drink for six weeks due to a mysterious elevated gallbladder enzyme count!

    carvinbass18
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    hooray no concussion!

    Satan81
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    Indeed! I wasn’t experiencing any symptoms that I knew of, but it was nice to have the doctor confirm it. It was mainly a bunch of nerve and motor skills tests to confirm that the nervous system in my head was in good working order. Things like:

    -having me track a moving finger with my eyes, both slowly and quickly.
    -snapping his fingers next to both ears at the same time and confirming that the volume was the same.
    -touching opposite parts of my head at the same time (chin line, above and below each eye, top of both cheeks) and confirming that I could feel both.
    -wagging my tongue quickly from side to side.
    -having me close both eyes really really really hard
    -squeezing my head

    There was some other stuff like my checking vertebrae and neck rotation to make sure that was all aligned properly. I’d have to ask, but I’m guessing these are things that get checked when a hockey player is in the quiet room.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Are you sure that was a doctor? Anyway, glad you are not concussed.

    Satan81
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    It’s the German health care system, so I hope so! smile

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