Morning Free Association, August 10, Meanwhile in Russia…

Many of us have been distracted by Russia’s antics in the Olympics, and the sometimes less-than-dignified responses by the American swim team. But hockey season is getting close in Russia.

What hockey goings-on are there in Russia?

Russian Machine Breaks?

Ovi says no. Ovi strong like bull.


Ok, false alarm, I guess…

But the KHL preseason has been fun this week. If you remember, I mentioned that China now has a KHL team: Kunlun Red Star. Well let’s watch Barys Astana player Damir Ryspayev beat up the Kunlun team. The entire Kunlun team.

This guy had logged 200 penalty minutes in 23 KHL games. As for the Red Star? Well, clearly they’ve never seen a KHL game before, since none of their players dropped the gloves. In fact, they left the game in protest, and reported the incident to the Beijing Police.

It’s not only players who get into it…
Over the weekend, in a pre-season game between Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk and Torpedo Nizhy-Novgorod, the two teams’ coaches got into it.

I find it particularly interesting to watch the players gather around, just watching the spectacle.
Those with particularly sharp eyes may recognize Torpedoes’ coach Peter Skudra, the former NHL goaltender, who played a stint on the Bruins. Hooray, alumni!

Ok, after all this, I think we need a pallette cleanser – Russian style.
Cue the skills-competition javelin throw:

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MadScientist72
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For anyone looking for a summer hockey fix, have you heard of underwater hockey? Video here.

Satan 81's Sister
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I think I’m going to spend the day going back to this tweet just to read the replies:

Coach Therrien agrees that the @CanadiensMTL are a better team with Shea Weber. https://t.co/lZuyQhcgkK pic.twitter.com/F3UEFQUdIS

— NHL (@NHL) August 10, 2016

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Satan 81's Sister
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I love this Montreal front office so so so so so so so so much.

carvinbass18
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They’re brutal

Dr. Medievalist
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Good morning, all.

$ Coffee
# Syllabus
& Gaming
@ Food

There’s my day.

Michael Phelps is the man. I’m glad he got himself back into shape so he could compete in these Olympics. It’s going to be weird when he’s not competing four years from now.

No matter how many times I watch the “javelin goal,” I always fail to understand the physics of the puck. He had to use tape, right?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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People, gander upon this cluster I purchased
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252486280476

carvinbass18
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IT WAS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE?!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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You could have saved me a few bucks and picked it up yourself!

carvinbass18
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but when would you get it :-p

carvinbass18
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HOLY SHIT BRUINS NEWS!!!

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— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) August 10, 2016

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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whoa

carvinbass18
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omg

the german hammer
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Had a good time at the show last night. Hadn’t listened to Belly in a million years yet still remembered most lyrics. Also ran into people I didn’t expect to see, both good and meh.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I always love a good show.

the german hammer
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I cannot remember the last time before last night that I went to a show. I’ve also forgotten how I used to find out about them. I used to have some efficient system.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Finding good shows are concerts is part time job! I have the time to attend, just not time to find them! Yes, emailing lists, RSS feeds and venue Twitter accounts, but they bombard you with stuff. Bandsintown is pretty good for most bands. They’ll send you an email if one of the bands you follow is going to playing close to you.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Uh, it’s Wednesday so I guess that’s cool.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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so tired

carvinbass18
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Didn’t get any sleep huh?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Since I got a roommate, I haven’t slept well. I am used to taking up the entire bed.

the german hammer
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Is this your GF, or do you always sleep in the same bed as your roomates?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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My girlfriend, yes!

the german hammer
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Just wanted to make sure, especially if either of us should visit the other, so that there weren’t certain expectations. eek eek

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carvinbass18
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Good morning

  • What the fuck Russia?
  • That being said, Ryspayev going on a rampage was incredibly dangerous and he should be removed from hockey. Also, very entertaining to watch
  • I can’t believe that goal counted. Although can you imagine that happening on Rask? He’d go full bezerk and I bet that would be the first time he broke his goalie stick.
  • Back deck is stained! Now only the railings & front deck to do, but those are another project for another day.
  • Uninspired by work this week, and peak apathetic to the whole situation today. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s parts chain & slow schedule. Maybe it can go fuck itself.
  • I just might go get a coffee today.
  • wpDiscuz