Morning Free Association, August 5

What’s news today?

Well, the P-Bruins hired Jay Leach and Trent Whitfield as assistant coaches.

Who do you talk to about concussions?
Well… Paul Sorvino has stopped taking my calls… and that dummy I made out of butter & shotgun shells has fallen apart so… how about Gabriel Landeskog? He wrote a nice little piece for the Players Tribune.

The World Junior Summer showcase is underway. Team USA looked pretty good vs team Sweden on Wednesday, defeating Sweden 4-3. Our buddy Charlie McAvoy made a couple of highlight reel plays.

Speaking of international play, the schedule for the World Cup of Hockey has been released. We will get a dozen games in the group play, followed by 2 Semi Final games and 2 (or 3) Final round games.

How is preseason in the KHL?
Foggy, apparently…

The NWHL has entered into a partnership with “You Can Play”, the group encouraging LGBT acceptance and participation in hockey.


Each team has a YouCanPlay captain and will make a promotional video. The CWHL and NHL have also done this in previous seasons, but this is the first year the NWHL has officially jumped on board.

They are also retiring last season’s jerseys and taking fan votes on new ones for the upcoming season.


Why? I have no idea.

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Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Howdy everyone!

It’s final exam day. After the exam is over and I’ve graded them all, I’m gonna treat myself. Don’t know to what yet, but it’s definitely a “treat yo self” kind of day.

I’ve been rewatching Scrubs. Such a great show.

Happy Friday!

the german hammer
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All except for the last season, which didn’t happen.

Dr. Cox is going to be in a new series on IFC called “Stan Against Evil”. I look froward to it.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

is it anyhting like Dale and Tucker vs evil???

the german hammer
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I think it’s going to be more Evil Dead/ Army of Darkness-like. Also, I heard D&T 2 is happening.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

oooooooo

the german hammer
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Is that good or bad?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

i think it could go either way. I would have to see. It could be Dumb and dumberererer bad.

the german hammer
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Gotcha.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

a new series on IFC called “Stan Against Evil”

At first read, I thought this said “Satan Against Evil”.

the german hammer
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Evil is all about perspective.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Role reversal!

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Season 8 is the last season. You’ll get no argument from me. smile

I love Dr. Cox. So much.

the german hammer
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When I binged on Scrubs again late last year, I watched the fake last season and the only thing that was good was that Denise wore a Bruins jersey once.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

That sounds about right. I’m about halfway through season 8. I’m trying to brace myself for the finale. I’ve watched those two episodes so many times, but the room always manages to get dusty. Every single time.

the german hammer
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I understand. Same thing happens with me.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
the german hammer
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Brilliant. They found something to swim in, I guess.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

ITS FRIDAY WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

so in other news..my boss called me tuesday and told me im needed in PA again. So i was like “ok well im house sitting till the 10th, so i can fly the 11th. Also, its my birthday on the 18th and kinda wanted to be home that weekend. Then on the 27th i have a golf tourny that i have to be there for.” So she was like..”ok we can send you home on weekends no problem” (easy for her to say shes not 6’10 and has to fly on airplanes). So i was like “so…29th to ..what the 5th?” and she was like…”would most likely want you longer than that.” so i was like..ok…so…what? “I’ll get back to you on that.” As of today still nothing.

I love my manager….so so much…ugh.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

6’10 and has to fly on airplanes

And I thought I had it rough on planes at 6’4″!

the german hammer
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Goodness, everyone is so tall. HHG is 6’5″ and that’s a full foot taller than me. I think we need a tallness fest.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

everyone is short.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Almost everyone is short (except from your perspective.)

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

all of life is dependant on relativity.

the german hammer
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Says you.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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You’re 6’10?

There has to be a medium. Although travelling home for the weekends is not a bad deal. At least you know they like you. smile

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

like a person that talks with the dead?

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Yes, but it it also has to be a dwarf that’s on a rampage, so it can be a small medium at large.

Satan 81's Sister
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Well done.

the german hammer
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You didn’t know this? Huh.

Anyway, the only time I’ve seen him was when he was seated comfortably at a Bruins/ Isles game and he didn't want to say hi to me. His height struggle is real (at times).

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

seated un-comfortably

fixed.

the german hammer
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That’s why I put it in sarcastifont. You were wedged in there.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

such is life for me. good thing im not spiteful. I should totally get a handicapped sticker though so such things.

the german hammer
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I have a niece that topped out at 4′ 9″ and could have a handicap plaque..

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

P.S i totally waved at you two!!!

the german hammer
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You didn't spring from your seat which is totally what we deserved.

I’m going to just keep busting your chops about it until we meet someday when you’re not stuck in PA.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

there should be a B2B big E meetup. Assuming im not in PA.

the german hammer
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I missed the Big E part of this the first time I looked at it which made my response weird.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

haha its ok..looks like ill be in PA till the 25th, so if anyone wants to go the weekend of the 1st, im totes down.

the german hammer
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That’s Oct 1st, right?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Yep!

the german hammer
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Well, yeah. Anthony is having a party in a couple of weeks, but you’ll be celebrating your birthday instead. I’m having an Oktoberfest in, well, October. Stripes requested a weekend in the middle of the month, so I’m guessing it will either be the 15th or the 22nd.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Oooh, ooohhh! The 15th, please. Please, please.

carvinbass18
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I’m like 90% sure you got an invite from me lol

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

If you do octoberfest in October let me know (even though they are actually held in september (43 days and counting actually).

the german hammer
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I know that it’s usually in September. You can’ t have your own if you’re going to others. wink

I’ll let you know. It’s just a matter of trying to plan the right time for it.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

or you just have them all at the same time and set up tents next to each other with picnic tables!

the german hammer
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A never ending Oktoberfest?

Satan 81's Sister
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I would be okay with this.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Big E is Sept 16 – Oct 2, 2016….I should hopefully be back by then. Would actually be a decent halfway point for most people.

carvinbass18
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On the 20th!

Can’t wait to see who drops INSERT FLAVOR of pie in the pool this year

the german hammer
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Hey, I’m not promising pie. I’m still a ‘maybe’. You wouldn’t be missing much; I’m not that fun right now.

carvinbass18
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Any chance to see you & IW is a good day smile and I know. That was just really funny (also delicious)

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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To play in a three day hockey tournament or not to play in a three day hockey tournament, that is the question.

$70, four guaranteed games, teams are assembled with A, B and C lines (more fun than this way), money goes to ACLS

I don’t think I can say no.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Do it!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I will! September 9-11. Want to join?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Where?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Greensboro, NC

Satan 81's Sister
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I know an Olympian! I used to work with Laura and one of her sisters. Her dad and I talk Red Sox whenever we run into each other.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/joe-posnanski/the-rio-diary-day-1/1064835460279335

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

All my town does is get famous people DUIs…Holmgren…Oksana Baiul…

That said Sean Burke lived down the road from me when he played for the Whalers.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I saw Supperchunk last night!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72
Thetallest81
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Thetallest81
Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All!

Didn’t we vote on the last shirt design? Are the saying we chose poorly?

Faster double header last night… I survived and the knee is feeling like it’s on the road to recovery. I was a little worried about it.

Both games went to running time last night… my pay is the same smile

Looks like we will forego the river this weekend to do some practice disc on Saturday. Tournament on Sunday.

I could watch that McAvoy hit all day.

Coffee – looking for that second cup.

carvinbass18
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Morning ya’ll.
-I’m worried that the Whitfield hiring means that the P-Bruins will never win a 3-0 series again. As Doc pointed out last night he’s the only player on a team to blow a 3-0 lead in the NHL & the AHL.
-GV softball drops to 3-11 on the season, however it was probably the most fun we’ve had in a month. Thank heavens. We also played some quality defense (aka, did not have major mistakes all over the place).
-That was a good piece by Landeskog. Some quality stuff right there. I love the Players Tribune

Patrice Bergeron is not going to be happy about this pic.twitter.com/O27sDWDVYU

— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) August 5, 2016

AAAHHH NIGHTMARES
-water?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

i cant see the picture sad

Satan 81's Sister
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

To me, Brad’s face says “This guy is a dork”.

carvinbass18
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AAAHHH NIGHTMARES

the german hammer
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Patrice and Sidney won two Gold medals in the Olympics, so I don’t see the problem here. Muckraking because it’s dead. I expect better of him. Tsk tsk.

carvinbass18
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A lot of this has to do with my mega-loathing for the Penguins, so if they were in Canada gear I wouldn’t be bothered, but moonlighting with a Penguin NO BRAD NO

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I am not gonna lie…other than Crosby and fuckhead letang…i really enjoyed this past year’s team. The fact that it was the non-core players that were coming through when needed made the team fun to watch.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Speaking of that fuckhead Letang, here he is disrespecting the Stanley Cup:

Breakfast with the Letangs. Pouring milk onto cereal in the #stanleycup @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/JOuqUY1Ssa— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) August 5, 2016

carvinbass18
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the fact that they weren’t the Hawks was nice

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

truth…it did annoy me that Crosby got the MVP…should have been Kessel.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

nope….work blocks twatter.

carvinbass18
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It’s Marchand & Crosby practicing together

Satan 81's Sister
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Stupid work.

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