Morning Free Association, September 26

The View from The Big Stick

On Saturday, Intentionally Widenberg and I were able to attend a practice at the Bruins new practice Facility, Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton. It is very shiny and new.

The Bruins New Practice Facility

First, you have to climb a set of stairs outside the building, then another once inside to get to the seated portion of the rink. In the downstairs area there is a skate rental kiosk. Upstairs, there is cafe like seating and an interesting bear sculpture behind glass. If you’re hungry for a bagel or in need of some water and Gatorade, you need not worry- they have a stand for that.

Shiny and New

Adam McQuaid and John-Michael Liles Lead the Stretch

Liles and Carlo

Half of the current camp roster in camp practiced during this session. Notable participants: Matt Beleskey, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, John-Michael Liles, Ryan Spooner, Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzcelcyk, Jesse Gabrielle, Peter Mueller (on a PTO), and these guys:

Doby and Zane and Bob Essensa

The team practiced for a little over an hour, performing various skill and skating drills. It was good to see them out on the ice because that means the season is around the corner.


Unfortunately, news broke this weekend that Frank Vatrano has torn ligaments in his left foot and will be out for at least three months. His surgery is scheduled for this morning. Let’s wish him a speedy recovery and do whatever you need to do (pray the Rosary, perform mitvzvahs, punish your liver by drinking heavily) to get him and yourself through this difficult time.

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Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

OMG OMG OMG IM BACK IN NEW ENGLAND!!!

so…i heard about Vatrano over the weekend…that makes me sad….but hey at least we have Vesey to..oh…right. Uhm…well Trouba want out of Jets…at least maybe we can get some D.

DrHandgrenaid
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Means we start the season with one of Heinen/DeBrusk/Mueller/Cehlarik/Blidh/Hargrove as 2/3 LW. Probably Heinen, but all of them except Blidh are playing tonight, so its a big game for that position

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Of that list, Mueller had the most drills on Saturday with guys I expect to be on the team. I don’t remember seeing most of them.

DrHandgrenaid
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Also, I forgot Griff here. higher chance for him than a bunch of those names. Realistically, its Heinen Mueller DeBrusk and Griff competing here. Still think its probably Heinen’s job to lose

Satan81
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Hey, do any of you want to go to the pre-season game tonight? I have a pair of tickets for it.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Sure. I’ll pick them up on my lunch break.

Miss Muse
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I do, but egh, you know…

The BOB
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The BOB

Bobby reporting 8yr, 6M per for Brad…

DrHandgrenaid
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eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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SWEENS FOR SUPREME CHANCELLOR

Satan81
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WOW!

AAV on Marchand is $6.125M.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 26, 2016

Anonymous
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Really, really stoked about this news!

Miss Muse
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Um, that was me. Hello, all. smile

Satan 81's Sister
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MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSE!

Miss Muse
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HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY! grin

Satan 81's Sister
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I don’t know why I got so excited. It’s not like we haven’t talked on Twitter or anything. smile

IntentionallyWidenberg
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It’s still good to have the gang here!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81
Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Satan 81's Sister
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Holy Hometown Discount Batman!

The BOB
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The BOB

It’s the Bergy effect. Can’t blame the guy for wanting to stick with him

Satan 81's Sister
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How could anyone say no to that perfect face?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Satan81
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#idiotsavantGM

The BOB
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The BOB

There is, of course, an NMC for the first FIVE years, followed by three years of NTC…

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Well, he’ll be 36 at the end of that deal. I’m not too stressed out. Unless he gets injured, it should be a worthwhile contract.

The BOB
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The BOB

Definitely worth the hit… just leery of seeing all NMC/NTCs. Everyone killed Chia for that but Sweeney hasn’t changed much it seems.

Satan81
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If he’s scoring 30-35 goals/yr at $6.125mil/yr, then he has a de facto full NMC anyway because you’d be completely nuts to trade him.

The BOB
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The BOB

Yes and no. Team falls apart there is no value in holding onto that kind of asset. Better to get picks/kids to hasten rebuild.

Satan81
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I’ll take that risk in order to lock up a 30-35 goal scorer at under market value.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Truth, even if he trails off at the end you figure with salary inflation it will still be a good contract.

Satan 81's Sister
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So, uh, Edmonton now has a mascot, Hunter. He’s, uh, something.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

khajiit has wares if you have coin

Satan81
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May you walk on warm sands!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Do you want some Skooma?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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The thought process in becoming the Oilers’ new mascot:
“C’mon buddy, let’s face it, it’s been a long time since that part in Labyrinth, and I didn’t even get much screen time. Hell, they didn’t even return my call for Dark Crystal. I’m just not that great an actor. There, I said it. And the cat nip ate all my money. Geez, I’m a mess – and this place is a sty! When was the last time I cleaned the litter box? I need the work. Any work. Ok, I’ll do it! I’m gonna be the best uh, whatever the fuck I am, that I can be!”

Satan 81's Sister
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“Okay so it’s time we had a mascot. What do kids like?”
“Feral animals.”

Satan81
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That’ll go over great with the kids.

Satan 81's Sister
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About as well as me and the Easter Bunny.

Satan81
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uh…it gets creepier:

carvinbass18
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That’s really horrifying

Satan81
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Hmnnnnn

The London Bear
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Amazing from Team Europe to have done that with a roster which was basically designed to fail. I get the feeling in the final they will just be there to enjoy themselves – kinda like the last stage of the Tour de France where they drink champagne and take selfies and stuff instead of actually racing – just so relieved and pleased to be there at the finish.

Especially nice for the players from countries that don’t often get to play in big international tourneys.

Bruins hockey is back tonight! Looking forward to see some of the young guys – Cehlarik, DeBrusk etc. No Frank V till Christmas is a bummer tho.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I’m definitely enjoying Team Europe as ‘the little engine that could’. Canada is a juggernaut, and would have to really underperform to lose the final, but I hope it’s close.
I really haven’t been fully engaged in this tourney. Am looking forward to the preseason game – especially as I don’t think I can do Monday Night Football on ESPN tonight (I dislike ESPN and last week’s was dreadful).

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

and football…. fuck football!!

Satan81
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The best part about Team Europe? They’re Satan’s minions!

DrHandgrenaid
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Miro’s Marauders

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Decided coming down with a cold would be a good idea. Finally back in my apartment. Apparently the landlord decided I needed ALL THE AREA RUGS! There’s like four of them now. But whatever they did with the new plumbing in the bathroom is awesome because now the hot water no longer goes out when they use it downstairs! Oh my god a consistently warm shower is the best thing ever!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

BTW, I think Jo left that cold for you as we passed through town. Manchester? Pretty sure she sneezed out the window there. You’re welcome!

DrHandgrenaid
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Actual warm showers are definitely a good thing

Satan 81's Sister
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OH MY GOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All!
Fantastic weekend on the West River! The air was a bit cool (frost Saturday night/ morning), but the water was so warm. It sits in the reservoir all summer. Standing in line for the shuttle and the ride up the mountain in the back of the trucks was chilly, but the water – Mmmmm. Plus so many friends!
I have seen no hockey and heard no news about it, because paddling.
First rapid below the dam is called “Initiation”. No time to warm up – boom – you’re in the shit.
So, I would like to see Team E win the World Cup because fuck everyone!
I was really hoping Frankie V would be in the line up opening night.
I’m considering another month of no alcohol for no particular reason. Maybe after Oktoberfest.
I need more coffee, ’cause I’m still bobbing up in down like I’m in a boat.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Maintaining the longwindedness. You guys are lucky, I have to listen to this shit go on in my head all day.

carvinbass18
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I love the long-windedness

DrHandgrenaid
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Mornin homies!

For the not very many of you I don’t have on facebook (so… uh…. Sis) I got a kitten yesterday! Its a girl cat, but I called her Tuukka anyway, because reasons. 8 week old tuxedo cat (Tuukksedo?) who’s mother is a tabby, so there are very faint brown stripes in the black. So shes a pinstripe Tuukksedo. Also, she’s got extra toes (with purchase of toes of equal or greater value) and is super adorable. Got her home and she seems to have settled right in and is bonding pretty much right away (slept next to my pillow last night entirely on her own volition).

Satan 81's Sister
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KITTY! NEED PIC OF KITTY!

DrHandgrenaid
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Satan 81's Sister
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Kitty pic went kablooie.

DrHandgrenaid
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Satan81
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TUUUUUUUUK!!!

DrHandgrenaid
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2 U’s, 2 K’s, (pun to be completed at a later date)

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

2 Us, 2 Ks, too cute!!!

DrHandgrenaid
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Ah, yes, there it is! Recch

Satan81
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reeeccccch

Satan 81's Sister
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Winner.

Satan 81's Sister
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KITTY!

DrHandgrenaid
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apparently I can’t directly link facebook pictures anymore, and then imgur made me make a friggin account, which is lame. When the fuck did that happen?

carvinbass18
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best part: ?oh

Satan 81's Sister
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That part made me laugh. It needs to be a thing.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I saw the pic. That’s a cute kitty!

Satan81
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Yay! Keeton!

phonymahoney
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Morning, peeps! (My autocorrect wanted to call you peppers)

How’s it going? Happy Monday.

I need coffee. Unfortunately, the limo picks us up for the funeral in 15 minutes. No coffee.

Hockey tonight! Thrilled about this, but not sure if I’ll get to watch. We’ll see!

Satan 81's Sister
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Peppers, I like it! Morning pepper!

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