Morning Free Association, July 15

It’s quiet up here today…

Not much going on right now on the hockey front.
Development camp is going on at Ristuccia. But since I’m not there, I won’t tell you about it.

Nyaaa….

So I’ll just retweet Bruins Matt Beleskey & David Pastrnak doing hockey good will things in Beijing, China


Good morning.

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Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Geez, I stop to say what’s up and I’ve noticed some different names…Its like walking to a starwars convention and saying live long and prosper.

you people sicken me

Satan81
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Woo!

Don Sweeney said that talks with Brad Marchand's camp on a potential new contract have started.— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) July 15, 2016

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Good to hear. The sooner they can lock him down, the better.

Satan81
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On tap right now is Bevog’s Ond, a kickass smoked porter.

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Interestingly, Bevog is an Austrian brewery that specializes in British beer styles. I’m definitely gonna try more of their stuff.

Beer

carvinbass18
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good morning

  • didn’t get the chance to go to Dev camp this year (could have gone today but decided sleep is more important)
  • kirk luedeke has spoken very highly on Heinen over this camp so far, but is also saying hold up & wait for training camp. A good sign none the less
  • i love what’s happening in China for hockey. I think that’s great
  • it’s quiet in my home again as the courts ordered the girls to go back to their mother (after i read all the facts they never should have been taken but oh well) so they left yesterday afternoon. We knew this would / could happen in the foster care program, so on to the next adventure.
  • coffee, cleaning, & care for mrs sick-wife on tap today.
  • Miss Muse
    Editor

    Well I hope you get matched up with another child soon.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    -Sleep is always a good thing.
    -Heinie!
    -Absolutely agree. Love seeing the game grow like that.
    -Sorry pal, but no doubt good things are coming your way.
    -Feel better, Em!

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    thanks! Yeah, after getting some information from their caseworker (after 3 fucking days…. seriously that guy was such a jackass) Em & I were like “now why were these kids removed from home?!” It made no sense. But after talking with a buddy he said that it’s good you got a short stay, because now you know what it will be like.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Morning all. It’s humid, blegh.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Morning All! With Raycroft as a goalie coach we won’t have to worry about China becoming a hockey power anytime soon!

    Computer is running slow today.

    Nice double last night. I got a great skate in.

    I have two weeks of work to get done today. Shit!

    Coffee may be next on the quit list, but not today!

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    Ah Andrew Raycroft. After one good season he was terrible. A classic tale

    Satan81
    Admin

    Funny thing is Raycroft tied the Leafs franchise record for most wins in a season (37, also held by Ed Belfour). It had a lot to do with starting 72 games that year.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
    Member
    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Still, winning 37 games in one season for the Leasts is pretty good!

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    and won a Calder trophy too. Raycroft is a great example of young goalie who can’t be beaten until figured out. Which is why I shake my head at the “should of traded Rask over Jones” people. Sure young rookie goalies can win in the post season because PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE along with the fact that you’re playing against better defensive groups than the rest of the league over a short sample size.

    Muffinman3
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    Muffinman3

    Cam Ward, Steve Mason….the list of mediocre goalies who started their careers hot is a very long one

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    I think his problem had a lot to do with the changing times in hockey. He won the Calder in ’03-’04, then ’04-’05 was the Year Without Hockey and the return of hockey in ’05-’06 brought numerous rule changes. I think Razor just couldn’t adjust to the new, faster NHL.

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