Morning Free Association, June 21

Good Morning Everyone!

Yesterday was a very eventful day in the NHL. Players’ rights and picks were traded all over the place. Let’s review some of them:

Joe McDonald of ESPN spoke with Vesey’s agent, who had this to say:

Peter Donatelli, who represents Jimmy Vesey, had this to say about the Buffalo Sabres acquiring the rights of his client from the Nashville Predators: “In our opinion, the only thing that has happened is now the Sabres have stepped into the shoes of Nashville for exclusive rights [to negotiate] until Aug. 15. However, at this time, it doesn’t change Jimmy Vesey’s intention to become a free agent on Aug. 15.”

Buffalo is so totally stoked!

  • The FancyCats then traded for the rights of Keith Yandle in a push to strengthen their D-corps and get younger (well, younger than Ol’ Man Campbell) at the position.

It’s not a sure thing that Yandle will sign with them, so those who want Yandle to wear the Spoked B can still hold on to a little hope, however small (and unrealistic) it is.

  • Here’s a bit of news coming from The Tampa Bay Times regarding the Steven Stamkos situation.

From the official NHL website:

Stamkos would have to grant Yzerman permission to trade his rights because he has a full no-move clause. Yzerman has had talks with Stamkos and his agents, but nothing has changed, and said he is hoping to have a “clear idea of where we are” prior to the weekend.

“We’re doing all we can to sign him,” Yzerman told reporter Joe Smith. “To be honest with you, it’s out of my control. He’s an unrestricted free agent on July 1. I can’t force him to sign a contract with us if he doesn’t want to. If he wants to go to July 1, he has that right.”

Still no word on Loui…yet. Will no news be good news?

Just because I was a jerk for that last thing, here’s Patrice in Vegas.

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carvinbass18
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#kings Vincent Lecavalier will confirm today he's retiring from hockey at 36. What a career for a real pro and a great guy. Congrats.

— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 21, 2016

carvinbass18
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Where is everyone today?

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Trying to figure out why people don’t want to take my money.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Wait, what? Someone is giving money away? Where do i sign up?

Thetallest81
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carvinbass18
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I’ll take it. Hell I’ll take it at 60%

Satan 81's Sister
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I’ll take it!

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

You’d better brush up on your HVAC, then.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

HVAC…that stands for Heating and vacuums right? wink

Kinda surprised you have issues finding a guy (or gal) …HVAC and plumbers are like sharks….they can smell the blood of DIY failures. If you were in MA i could point you in the direction of peoples….but alas…

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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There are plenty of them. Getting one to your house is the tough part.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

THIS. This is my problem.

Satan 81's Sister
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Totally know everything about it. Uh, you don’t ask for references or anything like that, do you?

Satan 81's Sister
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stuck in scan project hell.

carvinbass18
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Ew.

The silence here is magnified by the always super fun entertaining time flies by alignment segment lol

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We’re waiting with bated breath to see what the draft brings!

Thetallest81
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Morning fellow Bear-People!
http://res.cloudinary.com/urbandictionary/image/upload/a_exif,c_fit,h_200,w_200/v1393924399/z1owghrldyg5o6huhzvf.jpg

So in not so big news my contracting firm is getting fired on the 29th…and im being absorbed by the Company’s new contracting firm. Good news…they didnt try to sneak in a paycut…bad news…this job still sucks the soul out of me and i need to book travel to PIT for a month in july….yay?

I feel like Bruins are gonna make a splash for the Blue line…Savior Sweeney is in the works…I can just feel it….its in the ebb and flow …sign K Miller…make us sad..and then as we are in the down swing SIGNS #HOTTAKE.

…or maybe not.

UnstableElement
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They just did a similar thing here with the firm that hires our temp manufacturing associates. Not sure if they took a cut, but probably since this change came from corporate and not the local office – and corporate does NOT operate the way this company use to.

The trick is, can he make a splash on the blue line without A) Significantly hurting the offence and B) without creating Salary Cap Hell II: Electric Boogaloo.

Thetallest81
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Dont look now…Bartowski is a FA….. lol …but seriously..id be ok with a 1 year resigning of liles…then add in Campbell on a one year 6 mil…Even Boyle for 1 year $5m would be an improvement. Otherwise… Demers/Yandle for a longer term and shipping out Quaid and Seids somehow… and thats not even considering trades.

UnstableElement
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I fear for the livestock of Maine should the Bruins be dumb enough to bring him back.

Thetallest81
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Moose?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Good Morning All! Cafe sans bourbon is beginning to be okay. It’s a start. Just getting over Mom’s birthday party and it’s time to get ready for Deerfield River Festival. Lots of paddling in NW Mass this weekend plus music and cheap beer. Oh yeah, lots and lots of boaters.
Working like a madman lately so I can hang on to my freetime.
League championship game tonight. Should be fun.
What’s in your coffee cup?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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What’s in your coffee cup? — Coffee, chocolate & 2% milk. I love my coffee drinks.

carvinbass18
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That actually sounds pretty good

Satan 81's Sister
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Coffee was in my coffee cup. Black. Well, it was in my cup. Didn’t last long.

carvinbass18
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Buongiorno!
Some article based bullet points:

  • People already need to shut the fuck up about the 3rd rounder that Buffalo gave up for Vesey. If it’s his intention to go to free agency no matter what, you run the risk of losing the pick for nothing. Also Sweeney has already come out to say he screwed up w/ the Rinaldo trade so shut up. Just shut up. The thought of Eichel and Vesey playing together though does tighten my pants a little bit
  • I like that move by Toronto. Gets them a solid goaltender for not that large of a price. Be a bit of a different story if they don’t hold #1 overall, but they had wiggle room
  • As my favorite person named Tim would say “I can’t Yandle this news”. Although I don’t actually care too much. Yandle will forever be in my #SHOCKTHEWORLD heart, I just don’t care enough about his play to want him on the B’s.
  • I can’t envision Stamkos playing anywhere but Tampa. Not that I don’t think it’s a 100% he resigns there, I just can’t picture him in a different jersey.
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  • UnstableElement
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    Good Morning!

    Stamkos would have to grant Yzerman permission to trade his rights because he has a full no-move clause.

    I actually find this pretty funny. Not only are you likely going to lose him, now you can’t even squeeze a low draft pick out of it either, most likely. I kind of feel bad for Lightning fans.

    Finally worked on bills in the budget last night for the first time in what feels like forever. This included reviewing most of the moving expenses. OUCH.

    carvinbass18
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    it never seems like you could spend that much money but then when the dust settles it’s all “HOW DID I SPEND SO MUCH”

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    it never seems like you could spend that much money but then when the dust settles it’s all “HOW DID I SPEND SO MUCH” — Peter Chiarelli in his exit interview with the Boston Bruins

    UnstableElement
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    Please sir, take my recch.

    Thetallest81
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    “Mistakes were made.” – Sweeney
    “rabble rabble grit rabble core players rabble NTC” – Chiarelli

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Recch

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