Morning Free Association, October 3

Happy Monday, friends!

Lots happening in the Bruins world right now.

Since we last spoke, the Bruins beat the Flyers 4-3 with David Pastrnak scoring twice, Danton Heinen lighting the lamp again, and Jake DeBrusk scoring the shootout winner.
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More happenings in Bruinland:

  • Long coveted and now not really coveted defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was signed to a PTO by the Bruins.
  • Forward Peter Mueller was released from his PTO yesterday. Might be the end of the line for him.
  • Also, Big Papi played his last regular season game on Sunday. Hopefully he wins his last World Series ring as a player in a few weeks.

    Anywho, what’s on tap?

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    phonymahoney

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    Curmudgeon? Check. Awesome? Check. Jaromir Jagr? Czech.
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    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    Morning all! It’s going to be a crisp 74 degrees today and hockey starts soon and we had breakfast brought in cause one of our staffers is leaving and this might actually be shaping up to be a good Monday.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hoping to wind up just as crispy!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Ben! I forgot to tell you, I have ten games in 307 this year. You will be seeing too much of me!

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    LOL…take a wild guess who else sits in 307!

    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    Oh this should be grand!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Hahaha, YUP, I see him alllllllllllll the time, and he finds it MUCH more awkward than I do!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    (which is super entertaining, BTW)

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Our one-time fearless leader who banned you?

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    perhaps!

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    Hey, everyone! This is me today:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXIR2AH9zng

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    You’re now in a hair band?

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    To be fair, he’s got pretty sweet hair.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Don’t quite understand Mueller…
    Okay CORSI, can get some points. You’d think he could latch on as a 3rd/4th liner somewhere. Must be horrendous defensively despite the corsi figures.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    His skating isn’t where it should be for an NHL player (looked worse than Matt Fraser), which could be an issue. He seems like someone who could play a role in the league, but I doubt the Bruins are the only team that is deep enough in bottom-6 forwards that he can’t find a spot.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Gotcha. Needless to say, I’m looking solely at hockey-ref, not his actual play.

    Strange league where a former 20-goal scorer at 18 can be effectively out of the league at 25 while 4th line grinders can last 15 years without topping 5 goals in a season.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    He’s had a rough go – concussion issues. I’m sure that explains a lot.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    There’s a fruit fly in here that’s driving me insane.

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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Fruit flies are fucking annoying little assholes.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    “We are experiencing higher than normal call volumes. Your estimated wait time is less than one minute.”
    Uh, I guess I don’t mind holding then.

    phonymahoney
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    Thetallest81
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    I like you. Three weeks.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hold, please!

    BagelBruin
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    BagelBruin

    Most of you know, but I will share it for the rest.

    My girlfriend was offered a post doctoral position at Michigan State University. She will accept the position and begin working at the start of the semester. That means I will be moving to Lansing metro area after May once I finish my associates. Hopefully I will attend MSU as well.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    Best of luck in the next chapter!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Woo!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Awesome! Hooray for post-docs!

    So, when you get into MSU, given your past at UT, will you be a Volunteer Spartan? (I just can’t help myself).

    BagelBruin
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    BagelBruin

    I like you. I like you a lot!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Ha, likewise!

    My institution combo makes little sense, but I find it funny. I’m a Rainbow Warrior Tar Heel.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Husky Goat (named Gompei??)

    Eesh…

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Congrats!

    BagelBruin
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    BagelBruin

    I’m just riding my girlfriend’s coattails, but I will bask in your congratulations.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    I have no idea why I wrote that to be honest. Best of luck though!

    BagelBruin
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    BagelBruin

    haha! Thanks!

    BagelBruin
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    BagelBruin

    The next step for me is to apply to MSU, figure out how the hell I am going to pay for out of state tuition, find a part time job there, and figure out my exact moving date. I won’t move until June, so I have time, but it is best not to let this slide.

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    Hey, congrats to your girlfriend! Best of luck with life in Michigan!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Wow! That’s great news for you. Good luck!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    So, I’m glad to see O’Gara and Carlo are still up with the big boys.

    I’m guessing Heinen is Vatrano 2.0, at least for now.

    Thetallest81
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    Yeah, id be surprised if Heinen isn’t starting the season with the big club.

    I am getting slightly concerned with Backes usage…granted its still pre-season. But they have eluded to “being really deep down center with Backes added” and i was like…ok..if someone gets injured…but…come on they cant really be thinking of putting himm at 3rd C can they???

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Dom Tiano had an interesting question posed on twitter: Spooner + Zboril + Griff + 1st round pick for Trouba – do you do it?
    I suspect that is around what a deal for Trouba would have to look like. I wonder if they are considering something like this, or if the Erhoff deal was because such stuff fell through.

    BagelBruin
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    BagelBruin

    Drop Spooner or the 1st

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    Add McQuaid

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    Spooner +Zboril +griff + McQuaid. LETS DO THIS.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I would do that six days a week and twice on Sunday.
    Is Trouba as good as we think?

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    short answer, yes.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    If you take Spooner out of the equation and add McQuaid, sure. Otherwise, it’s an overpayment.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Krejci for Trouba, straight up. Center issue solved

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    Krejci has a NMC

    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    Good ol’ Satan81, always fighting the good fight.

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    Good ol’ satan81, letting facts get in the way of narratives

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    He is such an asshole.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Krejci is still out. I don’t think any usage should be concerning as of yet.

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    What she said.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Waiting to call town hall. It’s only open from 10 – 12 on Monday.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Yeesh, my small town office has longer hours than that.

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Good morning, friends!

    We returned from our weekend in Chicago yesterday – we had a great time and the wedding we went to was lovely. Our dog sitter, on the other hand, was not so lovely. He gave the dogs twice their portion at both breakfast and dinner – our little one, Sippi, has been shitting her brains out. We’ll not be having him watch the dogs again. Woof.

    Papi’s ceremony yesterday was lovely. I’m glad that the Sox are going to retire his number. I hope the Baseball Writers do the right thing and put him into the Hall of Fame in five years time, too.

    Hockey (that counts) soon! I’m excited!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    He gave the dogs twice their portion at both breakfast and dinner

    Why do people think overfeeding an animal is being nice to it? My friends dog kayaks with him. People bring it lots of treats. Please, everyone stop! You are killing that dog.

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    She had 6 (SIX) accidents last night while we slept. It was a pretty shitty morning. The poor thing.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    It was a pretty shitty morning

    literally.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    You were thinking what I was thinking.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    I think so Brain, but where are we going to get lederhosen our size? narf.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    People were doing that to SatanDog when I was watching her for SatanParents. She’s a freakin’ sheltie people! She doesn’t need a whole Milk Bone or an entire cup of ice cream!

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    Not if you ask her!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    She didn’t mind at all. Apparent she barfed a bit when she got home.