Morning Free Association 4/27/16

Here we go again!

I’m going to take a page out of the book of my homeroom teacher through high school, Ms. Santucci, and greet you in her classic deadpan delivery,

Happy Wednesday, claaaaasssss.

After a lovely night off, we return to playoff action tonight. While I thought the NHL usually held off on beginning a round until the entire round before it has ended (did I imagine this?), here web are: round two (AKA the Eastern Conference semifinal) begins tonight.

John Tavares and the Islandsrs will open up the second round in Tampa Bay. The Predators will be in Anaheim to play game seven of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Ducks.

Maybe we’ll get lucky and see a perfectly executed Flying V.
Flying V
Or, maybe it’ll be a bunch of the same old back and forth ping pong hockey action.
Baboon ping pong

Either way, it’ll be great, because there’s nothing better than playoff hockey. You know, except when your team is actually involved and actually wins.
RexBergy

Anyway, what’s on tap this morning?

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Here are the next two entries in my memorial series for the 1st round losers:
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Capital punishment!
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Catfished!

phonymahoney
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I love it!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Good Morning All! I’m in a good mood still! Much to do, but taking my time.

Ducks all the way.Fowler coming of age has really catapulted them. Yes, Perry is an asshole. I’d feel differently if he wore a spoked B on his chest. His dirtiness is like an extra skill. There aren’t any players on this team that I like that much, I just think it’s their time.

Another double header tonight! Show me the money! Jo is running the clock again and I’m working with my oldest. Good times.

My mower has an electrical problem and I’m not finding it. It’s not exactly a complicated system. That’s why it’s driving me crazy. Right now i’m thinking there is a wire broken somewhere as the machine is old and I’ve done the obvious. Oh well.

Where to paddle this weekend is weighing heavier on my mind than the mower.

I’m thinking a second cup is on tap.

UnstableElement
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My mower has an electrical problem and I’m not finding it. It’s not exactly a complicated system. That’s why it’s driving me crazy. Right now i’m thinking there is a wire broken somewhere as the machine is old and I’ve done the obvious.

Time to tear it up. I love projects that reach this point only because you have nothing to lose. Best case you find the problem and fix it. Worst case, it didn’t work to begin with.

the german hammer
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I don’t think I would feel differently about Perry were he on the Bruins. I would still want to set him on fire. I should write an article abut all the ways I would “take care” of Perry.

phonymahoney
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Ducks or Isles would be my choices.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

So no hockey tonight either? Hm.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

uuhhhhhhhh

After a lovely night off, we return to playoff action tonight. While I thought the NHL usually held off on beginning a round until the entire round before it has ended (did I imagine this?), here web are: round two (AKA the Eastern Conference semifinal) begins tonight.

John Tavares and the Islandsrs will open up the second round in Tampa Bay. The Predators will be in Anaheim to play game seven of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Ducks.

DrHandgrenaid
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Way to fuck up and overlap the rounds, NHL schedulers.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

I think they did that because Tampa hasn’t played in 6 days?

BagelBruin
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NBA does this and I like it.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I thought things started tomorrow? Though yes it is odd Game 7 will happen after game 1 of the second round.

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Good morning, kids!

BULLET POINTS AND ODDS AND ENDS:

  • This coffee is doing the trick.
  • Conference call at 10:30 to complete yesterday’s conference call. Woof.
  • I’m already up to no good today. Getting silly.
  • GUYS, I need to buy new skates. This is not not a big deal. My feet are weird and it’s going to be fuuuuun.
  • More playoff hockey! Yay!
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Try a lot on and go for comfort! The skates they make now are weird, very stiff. I have to skate without lacing up the top eyelets…. the top two eyelets when I first got them.

    BagelBruin
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    I personally love the stiff feel. They needed some breaking in when I first bought them though.

    I don’t know what your budget is, but most skates can be “baked.” You literally throw them in the oven for a bit and then put them on you feet. DO NOT pull the laces up towards your face. Since the skates are softer from the heat, you could rip the eyelits out. Instead pull the laces from the side to side to tighten.

    Baking is great to break in new skates too. Also, if a pair of skates feels just a little too tight, baking will do the trick.

    But being up where people know what ice skates are, you should be able to buy skates and try them out in person. I don’t really have that option.

    phonymahoney
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    I’m planning to bake, but I’m having the store do it, because I WILL screw it up.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Now I’m having flashbacks to my brothers boiling their (wooden) sticks so they could curve the blades. I think I tried it once, but generally didn’t have to, since the stores started selling pre-curved blades, and my tastes were not so custom.

    DrHandgrenaid
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    pshaw, everyone knows you curve a stick with a blowtorch

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Did I mention the part where they were wood?
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    phonymahoney
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    Yep, a lot different from buying them 15, 20 years ago!My problem is that my feet are flat, and only wide right before my toes start – so the outside of my right foot will rub just in that one spot, and it may make me buy wider skates because of it.
    I liked my Reeboks but they got old and they don’t make them the same. I used to love the old Nike ones from before they bought Bauer (like late 90s). They fit like old-timey skates – harder to break in and not bakeable, but totally worth it once it’s done.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    The old Nike ones … like Federov?\

    DrHandgrenaid
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    DrHandgrenaid

    So with Vladar signed, and Malcolm being waiver eligible in the fall, may we assume that Malcolm backs up Tuukka and Vladar backs up Cypress Hill?

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I missed that, we signed Darth Vladar? Or is this hypothetical?

    phonymahoney
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    And yes, that would be my assumption as well.

    DrHandgrenaid
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    DrHandgrenaid

    We did, and here are some terms:

    #CapFriendly CONFIRMED:
    Daniel Vladar BOS
    3yr ELC – $742,500 cap hit
    2016 – $692,500
    2017 – $742,500
    2018 – $792,500
    + Games Played bonuses

    — CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) April 27, 2016

    phonymahoney
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    Interesting!

    DrHandgrenaid
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    He had been a NCAA commit… somewhere… but lost his eligibility by attending training camp last fall

    DrHandgrenaid
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    DrHandgrenaid
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    DrHandgrenaid

    Some errors in this piece, and Leudeke isn’t so great on the ins and outs of the CBA

    1) Subban is not an RFA, his first pro season slid, as he started his first AHL season at 19 (20 by the end of that calendar year, so exempt from the CHL-NHL transfer agreement, like Morrow), so he still has 1 more year on his ELC
    2) Says a lot of ifs regarding Subban in PVD vs BOS, but at the end of the day, I suspect he wouldn’t clear waivers, so…

    the german hammer
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    Man, it was glorious to not have to watch hockey last night. We went out for dinner! A place that I’ve kept my eye on finally opened up last night. Lovely drinks and schnitzel! Also, had the owner and kitchen descend upon us when news of my shellfish allergy was blurted out (not by me). They constantly checked on us due to boredom (it was dead because no one knows they’re open) or may for reassurance, both theirs and ours.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Dead or not, I like when owners & chefs take the time to care. Honestly, I’ve started to like the non-chain places in Manchester and the NH area more than Boston because it’s not usually as much of a mad house and the atmosphere is often nicer for that.

    phonymahoney
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    That’s funny, I’m the opposite. Leave me alone.

    UnstableElement
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    Honest question: did you ever work in food service? I did for a little over a year and I think that influences my thought.

    phonymahoney
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    Nope.
    Now, I like some attention but I prefer it stop at the server.

    the german hammer
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    Actually, I like some attention but not the amount we got yesterday. They want to know how things are and that is a sign of a restaurant staff that cares but we had the owner, the chef, the manager, and several visits from our server. When it picks up, they’ll probably have the right level of attentiveness. Ideally I want some in between what we had and dining in Montreal (get everything you may possibly need within the first ten minutes because you’ll never see your server again for 3 hours.)

    UnstableElement
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    Good Morning!

    -Who ya got? Ducks or Preds? I think Ducks pull it off.
    -Now I really want a fucking flying V. I know it’s probably a flawed tactic, but maybe it’ll razzle dazzle the shit out of the other team and work.
    -I bought the Hamilton soundtrack for my wife and was listening to it yesterday. I guess I can understand the hype about the show.
    -I need a new job (repeat ad infinitum until new job is procured)
    -I patched a semi-large hole last night in about 10 minutes, tops. The previous owners were lazy bastards. Not that hard, people.
    -Speaking of patching I’ve watched more “How To” videos in the last week than I think I have in the last 5 years. I feel like I can do anything now
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    the german hammer
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    I want the Preds to win.

    UnstableElement
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    I have no preference, honestly. I just think the Ducks will win. I have no basis for this thought.

    carvinbass18
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    I want them to, I just don’t think they will

    UNCMedievalist
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    Throw the Ducks into the La Brea Tar Pits.

    DrHandgrenaid
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    DrHandgrenaid

    #TeamMeteor

    UNCMedievalist
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    Good morning, friends!

    The semester is functionally over, so I get to chill for a stretch. T-minus 13 days until my defense.

    DrHandgrenaid
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    DrHandgrenaid

    Such a short window. I had 10 weeks to kill between submission and defense. It wasn’t bad. I stayed home most days, slept in a lot, and only went to campus when I was teaching on Mondays and Wednesdays

    UNCMedievalist
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    It is a short window. And all of the committee will be giving/grading finals during most of that stretch. We give our final on Friday and have to submit final grades on Monday, so I’ll have a week of nothing.

    UnstableElement
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Damnit Unstable, I was going to post the same thing.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    I’m just that fast. (No I’m not)

    UNCMedievalist
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    Hopefully my defense goes more smoothly than the Bruins’. Too soon?

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