Morning Free Association, August 4: They Moved Bobby Orr!

The Goal

I’ll take inspiration where I can get it. The problem is, I haven’t found it.

Yesterday, I walked around Boston. The Pokemon were lacking, so it was a good opportunity to just explore. I ended up at North Station, then went up to the Bruins ProShop just to take a look. Good news: if you wanted a Chris Kelly, Loui Eriksson, or Dennis Seidenberg shirsey, you can get them for $10 each. They advertised having those former players’ jerseys on sale for 30 bucks, but I couldn’t find them. However, if you were looking for a deal on the Winter Classic jerseys they had left (Krejci, Connolly, and uncrested), you would still have to pay $240. Bastards!

Anyway, back to outside. They moved Bobby Orr out to the adjacent park because construction on that Shaw’s that-nobody-really-wants has begun. I guess someone wants it, but it just makes getting around that area stupidly difficult right now. I was coached on how to take the above picture by a couple of ladies lunching in the park. Of course, my right foot stepped in a puddle of SOMETHING and had to debate whether or not I wanted to chop off my leg, soak it in bleach, or be completely normal by washing it while considering buying a hazmat suit.

All of this is unimportant.

My problem right now with the Bruins is that I find them completely uninspiring. My namesake is gone. We won’t be chanting HINGA DINGA DURGEN in game threads anymore. The defense looks strikingly similar to a dumpster just prior to the being-on-fire part. I can’t find it right now, nope. Maybe training camp will reveal something different. Maybe the World Cup of Hockey will get me excited for the sport again, seeing Bruins players play making me realise what I love about them. (By the way, ESPN has released it’s schedule of the games. They are televising every game.) I hope so.

Anyway, maybe I need reminding- maybe we all do- about what we love about the Bruins.

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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I’m finally seeing a good concert today! Last night my girlfriend told me that Superchunk is playing for free in Winston-Salem! Hell, I’ll probably ride my bycycle.

Dr. Medievalist
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Howdy, folks.

I think this is my fourth consecutive day of checking in. Hooray winning streak.

Today’s a review day for my class. I get to sit in the classroom and see if anyone shows up. It’s to their benefit if they do. I’m known to hand out my share of hints to those who put in extra effort.

Why do I love the Bruins?

Patrice. Tuukka.

Most of all, they represent Boston, my favorite city in the USA. I don’t need more than that, honestly.

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That title alone says “I’m just throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks”

Thetallest81
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baiscally….so you dont have to listen to his stupid head…”Miller has the same agent as Vesey so its a quid pro quo that signing Miller helps land Vesey because we did his agent a favor.”

carvinbass18
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There’s a nice serenity to this place when no one is on the production floor & I can work by myself.

carvinbass18
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from PezDOY’s twitter feed.
McAvoy just smokes some kid from Sweden

https://cdn.streamable.com/video/mp4/ulxo_1.mp4

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Thanks for this! He had that kid lined up from jump!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Cool. I heard it from the bathroom but hadn’t seen it.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Nothing arouses me like a perfectly timed hip check.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

do you have rob blake hits on a thumb drive named “Totally not porn”?

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Brian Leetch. Go big or go home.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

I don’t remember Leetch being a big hip checker. Maybe it’s because I always confuse him with Mark Messier due to the whole “90’s Rangers” thing? Idk

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

must be.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Yeah, Leetch threw a great hip check!

Thetallest81
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sad

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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Sigh.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Im straight and i cant stop swooning.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

sad

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72
Thetallest81
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Back when we had great D.

MadScientist72
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What do you think it would take to get him back? I’d happily give up Krecji to put Boychuk back in Black-and-Gold.

Rallye
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Rallye

Hip checks- that’s why I miss Destroychuk

Thetallest81
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and his baby blues….and just hearing jack yelling ” A BOMB FROM JOHNNY ROCKET”

MadScientist72
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He had a monster of a slapshot, but his goals mostly came on wristers.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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BTW, I was giving a center a hard time last night. He asked “Don’t you ever shut up?” I had to tell him – ” No I don’t because I’m a long winded striped mofo. ” The look on his face was priceless.

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UnstableElement

This is a wonderful story.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

I regret that I only have one recch to give you. That’s awesome

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Satan 81's Sister

IntentionallyWidenberg
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There are not enough Recch’s for this

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I must have missed this!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin

WINNER!

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Morning all.
Bullet points for DAYS
Why I love the Bruins

  • Seriously how great is Bergeron?
  • Lucic pummeling Komisarek into oblivion and Jack yelling “AND LUCIC, TAUNTS THE MONTREAL BENCH
  • All of Jack’s homerisms
  • The thrill of a 2-1 with Krejci and his wingers. He can shoot, pass, make people look dumb bending time and space
  • Many many more reasons
  • In the life of CB18

  • Had a great night last night. Made chicken & beef fajitas and played scatagories
  • Softball tonight against perennial champions Misfits. Pray for my arm pitching tonight as I’ll probably be throwing aprox 200+ pitches
  • So close to the weekend!!! I can feel it
  • Had my green tea in the morning and now water on tap today
  • MadScientist72
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    Softball tonight against perennial champions Misfits.

    I woke up to the Misfits’ “Die, Die My Darling” this morning.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    That is a strange alarm clock.

    MadScientist72
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    I use the alarm function in the iHeartRadio app on my phone.
    That way I can always have the music I want when I travel, without having to find a decent radio station.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Morning All!

    As expected, I will finish the engine swap today. I couldn’t find my gear puller yesterday, so I made one!

    Limped through my double last night. Knee is improving. Not a good time for injury (is there a good time for one?), lots of activities in the next couple weeks.

    World Cup should be great! I liked the old format – you play for your country, but this is good. The hockey should be great.

    On my second cup o coffee as the first one was sooooooooooo good!

    phonymahoney
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    Good morning!

    A FEW THINGS:
    -I don’t need reminding, I’m actually really fucking excited for hockey season.
    -Our internet is down at the moment.
    -Don’t focus on the bad D. Focus on the interesting changes we’ve made, and the flexibility Backes brings us, even if the contract length isn’t optimal.
    -Our internet is back up.
    -Also, in a year or two, our defense is going to be really good. Carlo, Grzelcyk, O-Gara… Oh yeah!
    -I look fucking adorable today. Orange sweater and skirt with pineapples.
    -Trivia tonight with the BFF.

    Thetallest81
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    phonymahoney
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    I got mad at the Cheeeeeaaaat
    For screwing up the jumble caper
    I hope I don’t see his name in the paper
    In the obituarieeeeees
    Cause that would mean that he’s dead
    The Cheat is not dead
    I’m so glad the Cheat is not dead

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    DOOT DO DA DOO DOO DOOT DO DA DOO DOO DOOT DO DA DOODOO

    Thetallest81
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    -Also, in a year or two, our defense is going to be really good. Carlo, Grzelcyk, O-Gara… Oh yeah!

    Not to mention Lauzon and possibly Zboril..

    http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/2b/2b0e92f757ef66e462460f70bb061cbec81dcdae5b77ab75939a810f891d05a7.jpg

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Yup!

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81
    MadScientist72
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    What (if any) are the chances of some of them being ready this year?
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    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    I would say 3%

    carvinbass18
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    I’d be shocked to not see Carlo or O’Gara in a Bruins uniform at some point this season (when McQuaid inevitably gets hurt)

    Thetallest81
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    Chara, Krug, Liles, C. Miller, K. Miller, Morrow, Quaider….whomever has the best camp will most likely be called up and see time while Quaid or K. Miller are injured. Some people feel like Carlo is closest.

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Don’t focus on the bad D.

    You know I only focus on the good D. Mmmm, D. I love the D.

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18
    Dr. Medievalist
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    You know me. I maybe a “doctor,” but my PhD is in phallic humor.

    MadScientist72
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    Dr. Dickjoke…. paging Dr. Dickjoke…. please report to OR-1 stat!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Orange you glad you wore that outfit?

    UnstableElement
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    Morning all!

    It’s Thursday. Almost to the weekend. And tomorrow barely counts because it’s a community service day at my new place, so I’ll actually be at a food pantry instead with a cookout later. So yeah. This company actually does events with its employees. There’s a nice change.

    Thetallest81
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    i read cookout as coconut….i need more sleep.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    There might be a coconut at the food pantry.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Hopefully we can find some limes, too.

    Thetallest81
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    i said dooocccccctor.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    I read it as food party with coconut!