Morning Free Association – 5/9/2016

It’s that time of year again…

This is an interesting development…


I’ll believe it when I see it.

In real developments, the Minnesota Wild has selected Bruce Boudreau as their head coach.

Meanwhile,


How’s that working out for you, Brad?

The Panthers strangely shook some things up:
Panthers reassign Dale Tallon, shake up front office to spotlight analytics

And the Senators have also selected a new head coach.

A new head coach has been selected by the Ottawa Senators to much popular acclaim

A new head coach has been selected by the Ottawa Senators to much popular acclaim


I love hockey Twitter.

Oh, speaking of hockey Twitter:


(Murray is 236/252 = .937 SV% in the playoffs)
Thank you, sports media. You never fail to disappoint me.

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DrHandgrenaid
Editor

GOAL! David Pastrnak scores for the Czech Republic! Cuts Sweden’s lead to 2-1.

— Weekend at Bergy's (@weekendatbergys) May 9, 2016

Touched by his noodly appendage

Satan81
Admin
DrHandgrenaid
Editor

I also just decided that I want Pasta and Vatrano on the same line next season (be it with Krejci or Spooner, it matters not) So that can be the Spaghetti and Meatball line

carvinbass18
Editor

It should be Spooner as some Italians use a spoon to eat their pasta

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Problem is if Spooner is the C there, its almost impossible to shelter that line enough.

carvinbass18
Editor

For the sake of real hockey sure, that’s an issue. For the sake of making an italian dinner with hockey player names it’s gotta be Spooner

Satan81
Admin

3-2 Cesko after two periods. Wow.

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Sweden imploding after having a 2-0 lead

Satan81
Admin

@Worst lead in hockey!@

Satan81
Admin

Vatrano goal pic.twitter.com/UsH5DmEx6g

— Stephanie (@myregularface) May 9, 2016

Satan81
Admin

VATRANO!!!!!

(Suomi 2 USA 1)

(Laine 0 Matthews 1)

carvinbass18
Editor
DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Talking to NHL execs & scouts this past weekend & name that repeatedly got linked to #Bruins was Panthers D Eric Gudbranson. 24 yr old RFA

— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) May 9, 2016

Hmmm…

Dashboard 1

…no

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Well that ends that one. How does Jimmy Murphy keep finding work???

He's not, at least not for the next few years. About to sign new deal in Florida. https://t.co/1PsoZAS0Wy

— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) May 9, 2016

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

I have no clue. At least he isn’t on ESPN anymore

Satan81
Admin

Something more on the “Low Event” side of things, please.

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

I’m even okay with high event, but not when the events are that tipped towards the “CA/60” stat line. And frankly, his CF/60 is pathetic relative to his deployment (thats a pretty stark O-zone bias there)

Satan81
Admin

Alexei Emelin got 5 minutes and a game misconduct for tripping.

carvinbass18
Editor

What did he do, boomerang his stick at an opponent to trip him? How do you get 5 & 10 for that

Satan81
Admin

5 & 20

Sadly, I didn’t see it, as I’m still at work.

carvinbass18
Editor
Satan81
Admin

Aiiieeeeee…here’s hoping that dude is ok.

carvinbass18
Editor

No kidding. Zero regard for health on Emelin’s part. I wish he boomeranged his stick now lol

Satan81
Admin

And as always, don’t read the comments. Yeesh.

carvinbass18
Editor

Of course EotP commentors are level headed and can rationally look at a hit their player would make

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

I mean, it was that dirty Emelin hit on Lucic that backfired, causing Emelin to injure his own knee that inspired #BerkshireLogic

carvinbass18
Editor

holy shit

phonymahoney
Editor

I wish they’d banish him to Greenland.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

YES!!!! Summer hockey starts soon! GO SMALL BATCH!

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phonymahoney
Editor

Morning, peeps!

  • The Butcher goes to Ottawa. Glad to see him back, glad he’s in the division, and glad we’re keeping Claude. because Boucher was my top non-Claude choice.
  • Mother’s Day was nice, we took our super adorable lady to a Japanese steakhouse. She very much enjoyed it. As my father used to say, “feed her and you’ll keep her happy.”
  • Disappointed to see the Isles out. Don’t want to root for TB, so I’m kinda hoping the Caps beat the Pens so I don’t have to think about it.
  • So glad to have seen the sun yesterday. Thank the lord.
  • The mysterious drifter who stays in my house for a few days annually and pays for his lodging in burritos is here now, and I laid eyes on him for the first time in six years. He’s delightful!
  • Somerville rink reopens on 5/16. Almost time to start skating! EEEEK!
  • With that, I need to sharpen me skates.
  • And buy some shinpads. I threw a lot of stuff away a few years back and now I’m having to replace it all and am not thrilled. Oops. I do dumb things sometimes.
  • Coffee on tap. PRAISE BE TO THE HOCKEY GODS
  • A haiku:
    clouds in my coffee
    this haiku is about you
    if you’re my coffee

    WHY ARE THERE SPACES BETWEEN MY BULLET POINTS AHHGGGHGGHHHHH

    Satan81
    Admin

    But…but…Andrej Meszaros is The Butcher.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    What! He is Andrej3000!

    Satan81
    Admin

    “mészáros” = “butcher” in Magyar (Hungarian). Andrej Meszaros is Slovak, but there are a lot of ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia, and Slovakia used to be part of the Kingdom of Hungary.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Ohhhhhhh

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    The mysterious drifter who stays in my house for a few days annually and pays for his lodging in burritos is here now, and I laid eyes on him for the first time in six years. He’s delightful!

    There is a LOT to unpack in this bullet point

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    I never told you about him? His name is Mango. I’m serious.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    So many questions. Does he just show up? Does he call ahead? Okay, so maybe only two questions.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    He calls ahead and he may or may not be related to us, but I think it’s like, my cousin’s cousin. He brings the burritos in his luggage from California.

    He is from southie but lives in San Diego now. He and my cousin sort of do a couch exchange. He stays in my house for a few days, and by the time I notice I can smell men’s cologne or aftershave or whatever , he’s gone.

    Satan81
    Admin

    Are the burritos any good?

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    I haven’t had this year’s, but they’ve been decent in the past!

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Is my life a sitcom? My life might be a sitcom.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Your life is a sitcom.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    The story is vaguely familiar.

    And of course his name is Mango. What else could a drifter who pays for lodging in burritos possibly be named?

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

    Satan81
    Admin

    omg so many hockeys over the weekend. I think I watched eight games between the WHC and the NHL playoffs. There are four more WHC games today – omg two of which are on right now.

    On Saturday, I realized that if I stayed up to watch the Predleys vs Sharks, the first WHC game on Sunday would start four hours after NSH vs SJS was over. So I just watched the first period and went to bed. Without using an alarm clock, my body said “Hockey time!” and woke me up exactly for the start of Magyarország vs. Canada.

    Watching Confoederatio Helvetica vs. Norge, I thought I was listening to the Norwegian broadcast team until I realized that they were speaking in German. Swiss German, to be precise. Swiss German is WEIRD. It sounds like Norwegian with Italian inflections.

    Oooo…in a few hours it’s Laine vs. Matthews!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
    Member
    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I always set mental alarms and they always work, sometimes too well (i get up way early).

    Satan81
    Admin

    Right now…

    Rossija 2 Latvija 0 in the second period. Goals from Panarin and Dadonov.

    Canada 3 Bielarus 0 in the second period. Goals from Brassard, Perry, and O’Reilly (O’Rielly?).

    Satan81
    Admin

    Yikes…Canada with the murderdeathkill…5-0 in the 2nd. Duchene and Hall scored. IW commented over the weekend that he was impressed by how much Canada is spreading out the goals. They’re doing the same today.

    Satan81
    Admin

    7-0 Canada in the 3rd…

    Satan81
    Admin

    8-0 Canada is your final.

    4-0 Rossija over Latvija.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    My body doesn’t even wake up with an alarm clock!

    UNCMedievalist
    Member
    UNCMedievalist

    Good morning, friends!

    Tomorrow’s the big day. Hopefully things will go well and I’ll join Dr. Handgrenaid as Dr. Medievalist.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
    Member
    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    You got this!!!!

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Yay!
    You’ve got this.

    UnstableElement
    Member
    UnstableElement

    Best of luck. I’m sure you’ll kill it.

    the german hammer
    Admin

    Buena suerte!

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Good luck!

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Kick some ass, brother. Tomorrow is your hour.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Or, his twenty four hours, even.
    http://images.onesite.com/community.beliefnet.com/user/callielou/fa3f74d0aeb3111f06ffcfc9edc8b1c4.gif?
    (I really hope you read that in a snagglepuss voice)

    Satan81
    Admin

    Bonne chance!!!!

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Not like you guys care that much, but I love my new apartment. My Bluetooth speakers, dual screen and bass amp set ups are much more enjoyable than I thought.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    We do care, and I’m glad you love it!

    the german hammer
    Admin

    I bet it’s very exciting to have your own place! We talk far too much hockey on the morning.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    I can talk about learning the theme to Barney Miller on bass.

    the german hammer
    Admin

    Well, that is very interesting. I could talk about my stingray minions.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    I would love that!

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