Morning Free Association, October 11 – Busted!

Yesterday was a busy day in Bruins News

The top story? Radko Gudas, the Butcher of Broad Street, (wait, no one calls him that? Eh.. I’m going with it anyway…)
Then, the butcher loses control
Gudas has been suspended by DOPS for his hit on Austin Czarnik.


One has to interpret this as a cumulative suspension (even though the CBA is not very amenable to that). Gudas just got off with a slap on the wrist for pulling a remarkably similar hit on the Rangers’ rookie, Jimmy Vesey. Czarnik is out with a concussion.

Bad news: BOOOOOOOO!!!! Bad guy: BOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Go directly to suspension. Do not pass “Go!”. Do not collect $245,121.96
(Holy crap, that’s actually a large amount of money!)
MonopoffThis
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Less badness-related news:

It was cutdown day in Bruins land (NHL Teams must reduce rosters to 23 active players by Tuesday – you know — today).


Bruins GM Don Sweeney can be seen in the picture above (probably saying “Harrumph! Harrummmph!”)
The Bruins sent Jake DeBrusk, Sean Kuraly and Malcolm Subban directly to Providence, and put Seth Griffith, Tyler Randell and Tim Schaller on waivers to allow them to be sent to the P-Bruins as well.

GermanTeam Europe defenseman Christian Erhoff was given an offer after his PTO, but he declined it, since he felt he would not be in the top-6. He has been released by the Bruins.

This leaves the Bruins with the following roster:

Goaltenders:
Tuukka Rask & Anton Khudobin

Forwards:
Brad MarchandPatrice BergeronDavid Pastrnak
Ryan SpoonerDavid KrejciDavid Backes
Matt Beleskey-Austin Czarnik*-Jimmy Hayes
Dominic MooreRiley NashDanton Heinen
Noel Acciari
Also mysteriously unaccounted for is winger Brian Ferlin, who is not listed on the roster, but has also not been publicly sent to Providence.

Defensemen:
Zdeno CharaBrandon Carlo
Torey KrugRob O’Gara
John-Michael LilesColin Miller
Kevan Miller*
Joe MorrowAdam McQuaid*

Injured Bruins Adam McQuaid & Austin Czarnik are “day to day”. No update yet on Kevan Miller. With these three players not actually on the “active” roster, the Bruins can temporarily remain up to 3 players above the 23 man limit.


Update on Kevan Miller:


As for Quaider, Sweeney referred to his injury as “short term” and he is expected to return sometime next week.

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Miss Muse
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Did you all see this yesterday? I said on Twitter I never really thought much of him as a hockey player but fully respect what he’s doing now behind the scenes https://twitter.com/PlayersTribune/status/785623456859557888

DrHandgrenaid
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Griff to Leafs
Pulkkinen to Min
Condon to the Pens
PAP to NJ

Miss Muse
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Leafs. Hm. OK.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Why did the Islanders waive PAP? I don’t understand it.

The London Bear
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NHL.com’s Islanders preview had him on the first line

DrHandgrenaid
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Make roster spots for a pair of 19 year olds in Barzal and Beauvillier. Bold strategy Cotton, lets see if it works

carvinbass18
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I want Barzal to be a bust so bad, which is so unfair to him.

DrHandgrenaid
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Barzal and Connor both starting the season on their respective teams is going to make Bruins twitter level up in its insufferability

The BOB
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The BOB

It can get worse?

DrHandgrenaid
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I have to assume its possible. I mean, I don’t follow pro-Trump circles, but I assume they are worse than Bruins Twitter. Ergo, Bruins twitter can get worse

The BOB
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The BOB

You don’t follow Trump? Really? I had everyone at BtB pegged as unwavering Trump supporters…

Miss Muse
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Heh. Yes, *that’s* why we all jumped the SCoC ship!

The BOB
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The BOB

Exactly!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

yes us liberals are totally the right people to be diehard unwavering Trump supporters.

The BOB
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The BOB

Nah, we’re all hockey fans so we’re violence-obsessed misogynists without higher brain functions. Duh.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Oh i see, its an understandable mistake since we don’t write articles and tweets about gender roles unlike an other site it may not be as obvious about how progressive we are.

The BOB
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The BOB

Exactly!

Just remember, I was the first…

the german hammer
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I want to think of them as fauxgressive since they really didn’t seem to mind throwing any of their members to the wolves, regardless of gender, with that stuff they were writing. Maybe we’ve gotten somewhere since we’re equally treated badly. Progress!

With that, I should refrain from further comment.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

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DrHandgrenaid
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Pretty sure Canada would polite ask me to go back to the states were that the case lol

DrHandgrenaid
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Dahlbeck to Carolina

The BOB
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The BOB

Wow…. Tampa just locked up Kucherov for 3 years at 4.76 per. That’s an absolute steal.

Miss Muse
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That’s great! I saw an account say he signed for 6 years at $12M and I almost died before I realized that was a joke account.

DrHandgrenaid
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that contract appears to have broken General Fanager

The BOB
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The BOB

Tampa gets Kucherov for only 800K more than Boston gets Beleskey and 1.3M less than Backes. Yes, I understand he was RFA so major difference. Regardless, this depresses me…

DrHandgrenaid
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Its not just RFA vs UFA- its RFA without arbitration rights vs open market UFA. An even bigger gulf. I would hold off on the depression here

TimRich88
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TimRich88

in practice today Nash was third line C in between Beleskey and Hayes and Heinen-Moore-Acciari was the 4th line.

DrHandgrenaid
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hrmm. Not feeling Heinen on the 4th instead of Hayes. But I get why Nash is running 3C- they aren’t expecting Czarnik to be out very long. Otherwise it would make much more sense to move Spoons off the wing

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Bruins don’t play a team which made it to the 2016 playoffs until Thursday October 25. Yes, you want to win as many as you can, but the Bruins have some time to let players return. That’s good.

carvinbass18
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I just spent 3 hours pulling 48 year old plus jets out of a carriage that has so much ink in that the jets essentially fused to the plate -_- shit my back hurts from kneeling.

Miss Muse
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Hey there, morning all.

DrHandgrenaid
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Claude droppin’ bombs and castin’ shade:

Julien: "I've always had a lot of patience with [young guys]. You guys just don't see it."

— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) October 11, 2016

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Excellent.

DrHandgrenaid
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Don Sweeney says Adam McQuaid injury is more short-term, Kevan Miller could be longer.

— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) October 11, 2016

Can this be the other way around?

Miss Muse
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If you wanna get all Tonya Harding on him…

TimRich88
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TimRich88

unfortunately it’s not. I am watching the presser right now,

TimRich88
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TimRich88

Sweeney just said Kevan Millar is likely out an extended period of time.

DrHandgrenaid
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So Pete Blackburn is doing the hard journalism and has discovered that Rob O’Gara was in one of Yale’s secret societies.

Rob O’Gara may be in the lineup for the Bruins on opening night…I think it’s important to discuss that he was in a secret society at Yale pic.twitter.com/UAegWIcedw

— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 11, 2016

I can only assume he will eventually be shooting Craig T. Nelson

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Pete Blackburn is one of the best looking men I have ever seen

the german hammer
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Drunk on his good looks

Miss Muse
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I hear he’s very short, though. wink

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