Morning Free Association: November 7

After a successful roadtrip in Florida, the Bruins came home to play a stinker of a game against the Rangers. Power plays are supposed to help your team, not hurt them.

Anyway, questions for this morning:

  • Why don’t the Bruins want to win games at home? Their home record this season 1-3
  • Could we petition the league to have all the rest of the Bruins games be “road” games?
  • Should the B’s just wear their road whites at home to psych themselves out of losing at home?
  • What is wrong with the power play?
  • Have at it.

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    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    ahem….VA……why am i now receiving a friend request from a squirrel?

    Satan81
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    Woo! I’m on a bus to Vermont so I can go vote tomorrow. All of SatanFamily in the house tonight should be “special”.

    I also had fun joining the BoT crew yesterday. Can’t wait for that one to be posted!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    We call it “special.” SatanMom calls it “her worst nightmare.”

    carvinbass18
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    Sorry I had to miss. My dad needed help with some stuff around his house so he could get his pellet stove going again. He had no heat lol.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    High was 75 where I live. I actually want some cold.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    All five members of the SatanFamily will be under one roof tonight. Let the insanity begin.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    There really should be a sixth…

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    There really should be a sixth…

    5 – one for every point in the pentagram!

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    That works… was going the 666 angle but yours may be more apt

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Does SatanCat count?

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Yes, but it’s attention span only allows it to count to three.

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Cats are evil incarnate so I’ll rule that a yes. Congratulations. Fitting to have six Satans together on the eve of the election in a year where the Cubs won the World Series.

    The apocalypse truly is nigh…

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    My boss, a fairly prim & proper female, just repeated Trump’s infamous line from the audio scandal. In the first person.

    Can’t say I ever expected to hear those words out of her mouth…

    imbiginjapan
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    phonymahoney
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    Wooooooow.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Jo and I had our own do nothing day yesterday. We did play a round of disc golf, but other than that – nothing. Binge watched some Murdoch. They had Shatner as a guest, playing Mark Twain.

    The London Bear
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    Morning.

    Sucking at home defies all logic. As does being worse with a man advantage than at even-strength. Mr Spock would be mind blown by this team.

    Didn’t think Bs were that bad against the Rags, apart from the shorties. Created plenty of great chances but Raanta had a great game. Also we cleared the zone much better than in recent games. If they can play like that against Buff tonight we should be fine.

    I worked all weekend but now got a week off. Yay!!!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    The Rags game looked a lot like the past few years of Habs games — Bruins carry most of the play but give up big scoring opportunities which go into the back of the net every fucking time. It’s funny, because they were so good in the Tampa game, where Tampa and the Rangers are essentially the same team.

    The London Bear
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    Now that you mention it, I do recall several Habs games like that!

    phonymahoney
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    Yep. The Habs (and the Rangers alike) are opportunists and pounce whenever given the chance. The Bruins really are not.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Enjoy the time off! Any plans?

    The London Bear
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    Thanks! I’m heading up to my hometown Worcester (as in Sauce, not as in Mass wink where my folks still live, on Thurs.

    Going to see a band with Dad that night, then he will drive me back to London on Friday and we’ll have a nice family weekend (including watching the Brazil GP of coursesmile.

    Should be a top week, I’m looking forward to it.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Thanks! I’m heading up to my hometown Worcester (as in Sauce, not as in Mass wink where my folks still live, on Thurs.

    Where do they live the rest of the week?

    The London Bear
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    Badum, tsss.

    Stripes, everybody.

    phonymahoney
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    I like the 11am start time. The 3pm one were cutting into my Sunday nap time. smile

    imbiginjapan
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    imbiginjapan

    Do y’all realize that Boston now has a net power play of ZERO goals?
    Fucking brilliant!

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18
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    I love this GIF so much

    phonymahoney
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    GOOD MORNING HOCKEY PALS!

  • Mamma Mahoney’s pumpkin bread for breakfast. YUM.
  • Yeah, I love pumpkin everything. Deal with it.
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  • Going to the game tonight on Cauliflower’s dime (or lots of dimes). Hopefully I don’t see them lose to Buffalo at home two years in a row.
  • I still don’t know if the problem is the forwards, the defense, or all of the above. It hasn’t been goaltending since we’ve stopped having to to rely on two twelve year olds to get the job done.
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  • Marek Svatos died. That’s sad and just weird.
  • Volume II of my weekly “let’s talk about how shitty last week in Bruins hockey” post will be up before lunch time today.
  • Waiting to get the dentist on the horn. I had a screw fall out of my head on Friday. I was fine until yesterday morning – I woke up and thought my head was going to implode. She didn’t seem that worried because it was a temporary, but still. Hopefully they’ll take me tomorrow because I’m going to the game tonight, damn it.
  • I took a nap yesterday (I did NOTHING yesterday) and I swear I woke up in the middle of it, looked at my phone and saw that Queen Elizabeth died, and went back to sleep. I was talking to my mother about it and she said, “I haven’t heard anything about that,” and when I looked it up, no. Nothing. Maybe I got a notification from Netflix telling me about their series about her? I don’t know, but the Queen lives.
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I had a screw fall out of my head on Friday

    Now you don’t have a screw loose anymore…

    phonymahoney
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    My boss walked by immediately after it happened and i showed him (it’s big!) and said, “Wow. You have a screw loose. Literally.”

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Hope the pain isn’t as bad today. Yesterday sounded brutal. Funny you mention “The Crown.” I started watching that last night.
    I did nothing yesterday as well and it was:

    phonymahoney
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    How is The Crown??’
    I really enjoyed the ‘nothing’ aspect of yesterday, other than the faceache.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    So far I like it. Visually it’s quite beautiful to watch. Took me a while to realize that it was John Lithgow playing Churchill.

    imbiginjapan
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    imbiginjapan

    Hi Phony.
    That dentist/screw/head thing sounds… unpleasant.

    phonymahoney
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    What is wrong with the power play?

    I feel like we have to un-fire Geoff Ward.

    imbiginjapan
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    imbiginjapan

    What do you know? The people they fired had apparently nothing to do with the team being poor. Couldn't see that one coming.

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