Morning Free Association, August 22

So, as many of you have heard by now, the Boston Bruins did not win the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. The team that did might just surprise you.

In a move that has many of us at B2B scratching our heads, Jimmy Vesey signed with the New York Rangers. Was it the lure of the Big City? Was he promised a top-line slot? Would he finally be able to be around his man-crush?

Yes, those Rangers, that seem to be in decline more than the Bruins. Those New York Rangers who are two seasons removed from a Stanley Cup Final with little hope to return.

So, why did he sign there? Puck Daddy’s Josh Cooper has written an article on it, suggesting in part that celebrity may have swayed Vesey to play in the Big Apple. Of course, Jimmy denies that celebrity pitches played a factor but had this to say:

“I don’t think it had a factor in the decision, so to speak, but one of the things I definitely liked about New York was the top-notch lifestyle that the city offers.”

Top-notch lifestyle. Apparently, Jimmy doesn’t think that he can get that here.

He goes on to say that he felt he could contribute straight-away. Kevin Hayes, who also was emancipated from the Blackhawks in 2014, ending up in New York, gave him some guidance. Ultimately, New York’s pitch, along with the lure of a “top-notch lifestyle” is what made him sign with the Rags.

Ah, well, I guess the Bruins off-season is complete.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Hey all, just got back home. Very tired but well worth it. Thanks to GH, IW, CB, and Em for a fun weekend.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Good morning! Back to work (school) this afternoon. I’ve got a 1pm and a 3pm to teach. More Murica for me!

Had a good Pokewalk with the dogs this morning. Didn’t catch anything, but it was good to get them (and me) out.

I’m sad I don’t live closer to y’all, sounds like CarvinBass’ party was a blast!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Our losing streak is over! We won a game! On to the playoffs.

carvinbass18
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wooooo!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Nyaaghrrrrr…… What happened this weekend? A bunch of my beer is missing, my steering wheel is sticky, and there’s a half full bottle of Moxie in the fridge…

Oh well, at least by now we must have signed Jimmy Vesey on the Bruins, right?

carvinbass18
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I can tell you that a bunch of your beer was delicious as well.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

A bunch of my bourbon is missing, as well. I blame those Pokeywhatchacallits. I’m hoping people catch those things and stop the madness.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Pokemon Go is so much fun

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All! River therapy saved my sanity once again! Great weekend on the river with friends. Lots of laughs, thrills and spills. Campfire and a cabin on a pond did the rest. Jo and I sat by the fire and read well into the night Saturday.
Fuck Jimmy Vesey. The Rangers? Any place else would have been fine.
Since the off season is over, can we have hockey?
Got my first assignment for the 2016-17 season. Girls U-19 on August 28th. I’d like to be on the water that day, but don’t want to turn back the first assignment of the year, especially as I didn’t block the day on my schedule.
Not enough rain to bring any local rivers up. In fact, the gauges barely moved.
Still not drinking beer. I can’t say I miss it that much. Weird, as i drank a lot of it!
Coffee, no bourbon sad , seltzer and lemon juice starting soon.

carvinbass18
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Fuck Jimmy Vesey. The Rangers? Any place else would have been fine.

Oh totally disagree here. If he had gone to Chicago I would have lost it.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I’m in Western CT. A lot of my friends are Rangers fans. Not wanting to hear about Vesey this and Vesey that. Ranger fan’s tongues will wag.

carvinbass18
Editor

ooooh, yeah that’s gotta suck

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

While i agree with this….Chicago would have been much worse.

carvinbass18
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Good morning

  • Oh, my god I am tired.
  • Party was a smashing success. It was great seeing GH, IW & Sister again. The pies GH made were just fantastic (haven’t had the thyme one yet, will tonight though).
  • Didn’t get to bed Sunday morning until 4. It was awesome until I was awake at 7:30 again & had to play softball at 1.
  • Softball went about as well as it could have. We only had 8 players so we borrowed a catcher which meant that I had to play 2 positions all game. We were slaughtered, 47-8. Despite the score and the hangover, it was still a good time. Around the 5th inning they decided to have everyone bat lefty which made for some pretty good laughs.
  • All in all an amazing weekend. Now for some water on tap and hopefully getting back into my routine.
  • The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Glad you guys had fun! I was a little bummed I couldn’t make it. There was just no way I could have without skipping class.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Good morning!

    File that one under ‘meh’ for me. Is what it is.

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