Morning Free Association, September 30

There will be no Morning Food Association today due to technical difficulties on my part (aka I forgot after this stupid end of quarter week)

Sorry everyone, I hope you all have a good day smile

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Satan81
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LOL

“Well obviously it’s special for him and his family and the opportunity he had here,” Canada coach Mike Babcock said. “Let’s not kid ourselves, he’s still a pest. He’s going to be a pest when we play in our home opener, he’ll be a pest. But he’s a pest with elite speed, elite skill and a good penalty killer.”

The BOB
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The BOB

But he doesn’t belong on Team Canada donchaknow?

DrHandgrenaid
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Matt Irwin on waivers. Remember when hockey twitter was saying he should get another look? Ahahahahaha

DrHandgrenaid
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St Louis also is waiving old friend Jordan Caron today

DrHandgrenaid
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Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

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DrHandgrenaid
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ahahahahaahaahahhahaaaahahhhahahaaha RECCH

phonymahoney
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hahahaha

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Last night when I came home from class, I observed a man walking right in front of my door and towards my neighbors door. He claimed he was looking for a place to pee. This is the second time I’ve seen him snooping around. Next time I call the police.

Since moving to my new apartment, I’ve had someone try to break into my car (I saw the guy and he ran off), two occasions of a guy peeing in the yard, and been blocks away from a murder. During the day, it’s a fantastic neighborhood. At night it’s every man for himself.

phonymahoney
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yikes

DrHandgrenaid
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You’re living in The Purge part of Winston-Salem, huh?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Those movies are so fucked.

EDIT: I’m blocks away from a bagel shop. Each morning they have a rabbi bless the bagels too.

Miss Muse
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I’ve never seen that movie, but I kind of want to.

The BOB
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The BOB

The first movie is solid though unspectacular. Doesn’t take full advantage of the intriguing concept. Haven’t seen the rest

DrHandgrenaid
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The latter ones (which I also have not seen) grab the concept by the balls and run with it to its full potential, so I’ve heard

Satan 81's Sister
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The second is more what I thought the first one was going to be like. Obviously neither are cinematic tour de forces. Watched them because they were on and I needed something mindless.

The Rick and Morty parody, however, is awesome.

DrHandgrenaid
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The Rick and Morty parody, however, is awesome.

The content is irrelevant because Rick and Morty is amazing and insane

The BOB
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The BOB

That show looks atrocious and is the kind of thing that makes me worry for the future/next generation…

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

out of everything…thats the thing that has you worried about the next generation?

The BOB
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The BOB

One of many, many, many things.

DrHandgrenaid
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The BOB
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The BOB

Read the plots and they didn’t interest me much. There were also a ton of plot holes in the first… or maybe not plot holes so much as illogical actions

DrHandgrenaid
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Something else that just occurred to me- with Cassidy on the coaching staff, I wager we see bigger roles for any guys coming out of Providence than we might have otherwise. So everyone itching for some Griffith action may get something of what they want

phonymahoney
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Good point. I hadn’t even thought of that.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I got an itch from Griffith that only Cassidy can medicate.

Miss Muse
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You might want to get some antibiotics for that, actually.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I had a feeling a Griffith – Acciari – Randell 4th line is very likely.

DrHandgrenaid
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Nash is pretty much a lock for 4RW. and then theres Moore. I still expect Moore-Acciari-Nash

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I don’t see how you sign Nash (or Moore) and not put them on the roster.
I don’t know much about Nash, but I hate what I’ve seen from him offensively. Is his defensive prowess interesting at all (sufficient to be an asset on the 4th line)?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I saw Nash a lot in Carolina. I am thrilled we have him.

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

And his contract is really really great. Buryable if he proves not good too.

phonymahoney
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I keep forgetting Moore exists.

The BOB
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The BOB

I’m surprised his offensive game is so bad looking… his stats seem decent for a 3/4 liner. Even his Corsi is solid

the german hammer
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He wears 20 and seems to live up to the “high-glass” technique of the former occupant of that number. At least from what we’ve seen so far.

phonymahoney
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Oh, poor Pie… who only looked like a pelican that one time, and got that stupid nickname from Corny…

the german hammer
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Well, it is from Corny…

Also, I never called him that. My introduction to him was speed and wide shots and high glass. I think in person, he was much more handsome.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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He wore a bulky mouthpiece which flared his lips outward.

phonymahoney
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agreed

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

I… really liked that nickname actually

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Better than calling Pasta The Legend. Which is just fucking awful

phonymahoney
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It’s especially awful since it was bestowed upon him his rookie year. Besides, Larry Bird is the Legend.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I thought that was Will Smith.

the german hammer
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I don”t get the legend nickname. We need to come up with something better.

DrHandgrenaid
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Flying Spaghetti Monster and Zhivago keep me pretty happy

phonymahoney
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Crazy Eights.

phonymahoney
Editor

I thought it was lame, since there was that ONE picture.

DrHandgrenaid
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his HERO chart from last year is almost identical to Kelly’s from 2011. So he’d be a great 4th liner I reckon

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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We’re starting the season without Vatrono and Krejci. There will be lots of shuffling.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Krejci has been practicing at camp (with “modified contact”) and is “eyeing” being ready to play for the start of the season

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Yeah i wouldn’t be surprised to see Heinen in the 3rd line till Vatrano is back….unless Mueller decides to steal a spot.

DrHandgrenaid
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Heinen’s looked better than Wyatt Earp there so far, so I’d say Mueller doesn’t get signed

DrHandgrenaid
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Bruins announced the roster for tonight’s preseason game last night: https://www.nhl.com/bruins/news/bruins-roster-preseason-game-vs-detroit-on-930/c-282254690

What I find interesting, is that Luedeke seemed convinced Schaller was going to likely be 4LW, but thats the third exhibition game tonight and he’s yet to draw into a roster, so I think its safe to say hes Providence bound. Too bad for a good NH boy. At least he knows himself some Providence from college.

phonymahoney
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Just a reminder:

if you want to play fantasy hockey, you should DM me on twitter or send me an email at phonymahoney at comcast dot net.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

There will be no Morning Food Association today

EVERYONE SHOULD GO TO THE BIG E IF THEY HAVN’T GONE YET

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/51/33/26/10859950/3/920×920.jpg

deep fried mac and cheese bites covered in cheese and bacon.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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OH MY GOD THE DIARRHEA IT WILL CAUSE IS SO WORTH IT

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81
DrHandgrenaid
Editor

spoken like a true son of the south

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Yeah, after I posted that I thought to myself, “That’s the most Southern thing I’ve ever thought.”

DrHandgrenaid
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Says the man with a well publicized enthusiasm for Bojangles

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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My Heroes

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

all that cajun biscuit filet needs to be the most southern food ever is to be drowned in sausage gravy

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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While in the suburbs of Chicago, I went to a family diner. They had a Southern omelet–an omelet covered in gravy. We put gravy on a lot of things, but not our omelets.

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

so.. basically they had a northerner’s idea of what southerners eat

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

YUP.

In the South we also have big cities and fine, upscale dining. We also have huge R1 universities.

The BOB
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The BOB

Okay, now you’ve gone too far past the realm of plausibility…

the german hammer
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If that’s your selling point, then no.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

they have 3 beer tents and lots of floofy animals?

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

now these are compelling reasons

the german hammer
Admin

Well, I do like beer and animals.

How does one deep fry Kool-Aid.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

dont do it…its bad..and the fried butter balls….pretty much anything from that booth is a pure gimmick.

Better off going with the fried dough or the fried dough covered in bacon and maple sauce from the other vender….though even that was too much bacon for me and i never thought id say that in my life.

the german hammer
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Oh, I don’t think I would ever try it. I was just wondering how one would do that?

I am torn. My original plans have changed, but it will be raining tomorrow…

phonymahoney
Editor

My original plans have changed,

Sorry!

Welcome to join us for the BU game, I don’t know what the seating situation is like yet, though.

the german hammer
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No, no need to feel bad. I gave you an out and that was fine.

I thought you had Smithchuk?

phonymahoney
Editor

I do! I just meant if you get a ticket, you are welcome to join us (we are doing shake shack afterward). I don’t know how full/empty our section is, as this is the first home game.

the german hammer
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Thanks for the offer. We’ll see. If I go out during the day, I might be a little too tuckered out for the evening, especially if the day involves a lot of driving.

The BOB
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The BOB

Wait… does BU actually do assigned seating?

phonymahoney
Editor

Yeah. It’s a real arena, with seats. BC does as well.

The BOB
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The BOB

So you’re telling me the oldest operational indoor arena in the WORLD is not in fact an arena?

phonymahoney
Editor

And Lowell. Probably not at Matthews, though.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Technically Matthews does, but only maybe 50% of people follow it.

The BOB
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The BOB

That many? I think I only ever paid attention to seat number my first game as a freshman. After that I went where I wanted.

Best was one year when parents of an opposing player were trying to take their assigned seats. In the NU student section. None too smart…

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

McAvoy and JFK!!!!!

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

(also Keller and Bellows and Fabbro and holy fuck that might be the most fun hockey team in the world to watch this year)

phonymahoney
Editor

Thank the lord they’re streaming, huh? You can see where the excitement about McAvoy and JFK comes from.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

pretty sure its a batter infused with coolaid powder…its…bleh.

http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/41/15/34/8705836/3/1024×1024.jpg

Miss Muse
Editor

That it is. I keep wanting to go to the OC fair to see what they’ll shove into a deep fryer this year, but I still haven’t made it over there.

the german hammer
Admin

That’s not so much deep fried Kool-Aid so much as deep frying with Kool-Aid.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

yup…as i said…gimmic booth. they have “deep fried jelly beans” which is really just batter with jelly beans in it…and you get like two jelly beans per ball of batter. I stopped going to that booth a long time ago.

the german hammer
Admin

Are you going again? In general, not to that booth…

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

yeah, Sat. ill be going. Not sure time yet.

the german hammer
Admin

I will think about it and let you know via Twitter.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

okie dokie. ill send you my # on there also. I tend to ignore most of twitter notifications.

the german hammer
Admin

What? Now it's like you're daring me to include you in Tweets to send you more notifications.

I sent you mine, as well.

phonymahoney
Editor

But the Big E is WAY OVER THERE!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81
phonymahoney
Editor

Blueberry Pierogi Sundae?!?!!

phonymahoney
Editor

deep fried martini?!

Satan81
Admin

THERE BE DRAGONS

Satan81
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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“That was funny, you trying to crosscheck me in front of the net… see you in Boston, Marchy”

“uhhh… yeah. See you in Boston, Zee.”

Satan81
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Interesting article on Pension Plan Puppets about relative standings movement in the Atlantic division:

http://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2016/9/29/13073708/the-leafs-the-atlantic-and-the-question-of-relative-movement-division-preview

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

What the fuck was that? That had layers of complex and diverse wrongness

phonymahoney
Editor

I thought it was just me!

phonymahoney
Editor

Their other changes are largely being forced upon them. They have to put David Pastrnak in the lineup, they have no other choices.

Bruins fans be like
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What a weird thing to say.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

They did preface everything with hate them. Let’s just get that out there, so we can try to look at the team through something other than a red haze of loathing.

You know they take shots hoping there are Bs fans reading. They’re a little frustrated up there, The country rules at hockey, but Toronto can’t get it done.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

seriously…i know lots of Toronto fans and non of them hate the Bruins. If anything Rangers fans cant stand B fandom because there are so many new “fans” aka people wearing bruins apparel in CT that never existed before. Rangers fans never had to look at so much black and gold before.

phonymahoney
Editor

Good point!

Miss Muse
Editor

Yea, well, isn’t this the camp that is still considering Pasta a prospect? I’d just swat at them and tell them “Shoo!”

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

I know have an image of you whacking hockey twitter with fly swatter.

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Now. not know.

Miss Muse
Editor

Oh, well you know it to be true. You can join me, if you’d like.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

They also see to think the bruins are focused purely on their fourth line which is absurd… Last year their issue was finding a consistent 3rd line and hell a consistent line everywhere. Between moving Beleskey, Connolly, and Hayes anywhere from 1st to 3rd was a mess. The addition of Stepniak solidified things a bit more and getting Acciari to fill that 4th line C helped a ton too. The depth of “scoring forwards” in the talent pool is not a hidden secret, but that said the team is no where close to having Renaldo on the 4th line.

This year what Claude needs to focus on is building line chemistry between the newer guys and sticking with it. These guys last year never could get a feel for eachouther and i think even DK showed signs of frustration with not having consistent linemates.

phonymahoney
Editor

Yeah. I feel like he took a Hockey Twitter™ survey and wrote it from there.

It’s not all grindey anymore.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

And online surveys should rarely be taken seriously.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Unless they are B2B surveys!

the german hammer
Admin

I only do polls about what you really want to hear/ read.

the german hammer
Admin

But how am I going to find out what the color of my eyes says about the my favourite hockey team?

phonymahoney
Editor

Ooh! I think that means I get old timey Bruins!

the german hammer
Admin

You guys are reading too much into my pretend thing. I said nothing of jerseys because these quizzes are usually just this dumb, not that dumb.

Miss Muse
Editor

I’m all for discussing inane things.

phonymahoney
Editor

I know! I was just being silly!

Miss Muse
Editor

Nordiques for me.

Yes they do count. wink

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

oh Nords sweaters. such beauty. much eye matching. so Quebec. Wow

phonymahoney
Editor

Nords sweaters = best ever, perhaps.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

ahem….the whalers.

Miss Muse
Editor

My eyes aren’t green and blue. That would be cool, but untruthful. wink

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

it would be untruthful if i said i had any idea of what you looked like….so … :/

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

a strong challenger appears

phonymahoney
Editor

truth

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

I can dig that argument

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Five thing you don’t know about your favorite hockey team. Number 3 will shock you!

phonymahoney
Editor

You won’t believe who they drafted next!

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

What Jaromir Jagr looks like today is insane!

phonymahoney
Editor

hahahahaa

(also… he looks a lot less rough than we would expect, no?)

DrHandgrenaid
Editor

Yes, but The Jagr is obviously a Time Lord

the german hammer
Admin

You forgot that they like Hockey Twitter™ and all SB Nation sites have to have OMG NARRATIVE YOU GUYS!!!!! I think it’s clearly stipulated in their contracts. So their narrative is being a fan site of a team that hasn’t been relevant in years trying to remember the last bad thing they said about the Bruins.

phonymahoney
Editor

I think it’s hilarious that Hockey Twitter™ and so many SBN sites are always complaining about narratives, yet they’re the ones perpetuating them.
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the german hammer
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Yep.

The BOB
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The BOB

What Claude needs to focus on is finding 6 NHL caliber D…

phonymahoney
Editor

Whether Claude can turn what we have into them or Sweenius can find some, yes, that’s the number one need.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

no…finding them is Sweeney’s job.

The BOB
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The BOB

Man, it’s fun to mess with Crosby acolytes by suggesting Marchand deserved the MVP over him (kinda like Kessel!)

Satan81
Admin

He scored the most goals in the tournament, and none bigger than last night!

The BOB
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The BOB

Yup. Game tying goal against Russia. Goal to give them lead against Russia. Scored in first game of final. Scored shortie in last minute to win tournament.

Can you imagine the press had Crosby done those things instead?

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