Morning Free Association: December 8

The Capitals were up to their old tricks- scoring on us and not letting us score on them. My boy had a terrible, horrible, no-good game. Then, things changed.

First Period:

Of course, Justin Williams has to score 23 seconds into the game. Capitals lead 1-0.

Williams scores his second of the game at 7:57.

Tuukka made three beautiful, masterful saves in a row around the middle of the period.

Things get nasty late in the period. Washington’s Lars Eller goes to the box for Hooking against Riley Nash. Under a minute later, Patrice Bergeron boards Matt Niskanen.

I think the real shame here is that it was Niskanen that was knocked out of the game instead of that dirtbag Brooks Orpik.

Second Period:

Daniel Winnik wristed one just under 6 minutes into the period.

Who knew that the pieces we needed to solve Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby were Dominic Moore and his liney Anton Blidh? #MakeThemBlidhMoore

Then, Goal Scoring David™ decided that he needed to keep his scoring streak alive and to net his 16th.

Third Period:

Boston held Washington to zero shots for a long time in this period. Early in the period, things got chippy between the teams, with Wilson hitting Blidh high and offsetting Roughing penalties afterward.

At 8:19, Colin Miller slapped one top shelf to tie up the game.

Schaller got hit bad and was laid out on the ice for a bit. But no penalty of course.

There was a long delay after trying to figure out how a Caps player had a broken stick and whether or not Tuukka delayed the game when he blocked a shot with his stick and it went high.

The teams remain tied 3-3 at the end of the period.

Overtime:

Bad line changes from two of the Davids (one being completely gassed) led to Backstrom scoring the game winner.

Bruins get a point, which is one more point than expected for much of the game.

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Let’s all relive the greatest moment in Bruins History:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RYgbDsUKGw

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you know whats great, listed at 170 when drafted…bulked upto 195 when he realized he was getting pushed off the puck too easily.

I dont think he’s the type of kid who is all about the big contract so i hope that he wants to stay with the players he loves and takes a team friendly deal.

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Kirk Luedeke mentioned that Pasta has a “prove ’em wrong” streak in him, and that there are 22 teams who passed over him who he’d love to stick it to.

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Ooo, the green line down my monitor is back!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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SMASH IT

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But now it’s purple and purple is my favorite color!

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phonymahoney

Friends! I keep trying to say hello, but I have been busy training someone. Hello!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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RECCH!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi there!

Dr. Medievalist
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Good morning, friends. One more final to give, one more final to grade. Hopefully I’ll be all done tomorrow!

I think I need to get myself a Pastrnak shirsey. They’re expensive these days, but god damn, his glory must be preached throughout the desert.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Who was smart and snagged him for her fantasy team? This girl!

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Smart smart smart smart smart.

Meanwhile, my goalie situation is killing me. (As is my forgetting to set my line up daily).

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(As is my forgetting to set my line up daily).

funny you should say that…..

Dr. Medievalist
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It actually helped me remember to do it today and for the rest of the week!

Satan 81's Sister
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I’ve settled into the routine of wake up, make coffee, set roster. Except I get screwed on Saturdays because I’m up and off to work before you can set rosters and then I never remember to do it during the day.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

You can set them in advance, though!

Satan 81's Sister
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That requires actually remembering it’s a thing I can do. smile

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Jesus! What time do you get up on Saturday?

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I try to do it like two weeks in advance!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Not one to bitch about reffing…but that was some seriously bad reffing on both sides. I am glad they figured out the Tuukka DoG issue, but how is that hit from behind on Shaller NOT a boarding??? Some very soft calls and odd non-calls.

Other than that nice to see THREE GOALS against holtby!!! thats like 3x more than …all the time before this game!

Pasta is my hero.

Still dont know if i need to travel to PA yet….like tomorrow. yay?

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Morning all. This week is going to the death of me. A bunch of long days coupled with the universe deciding that I apparently don’t really need sleep. Hey universe, I really need sleep.
Me at work today:

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I’ve been having the same sleep problems. Honestly I think it has something to do with seasonal affective disorder. I usually feel kinda shitty from December through March. I should really look into light therapy or something.

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I think that may be a part of it. Another part is they keep turning the music up downstairs just as I’m going to bed so then I get all cranky and riled up.

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Plus it’s a crazy time at work so there’s some added stress there as well.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I’m hoping this can be a long drawn out battle that goes well into next season – because..

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#Namegate

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Because Las Vegas was a stupid-ass place to put a professional ICE hockey team.

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Why does this need to be a pissing contest though?

imbiginjapan
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It’s the American way, baby! None shall rest until everyone’s cornflake bowls are filled with piss.

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The BOB
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Is it really a pissing contest though? My understanding is that the Office of Patents denied their claim since it is too close to the college. The college didn’t complain and trigger the rejection, just part of the standard process.

carvinbass18
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Maybe not this part particularly, but in general. Like they wanted to be the Vegas Knights but the London Knights complained and said it would interfere with them. Shut up, you’re 8 hours east (or whatever time) As long as it’s not offensive shut up & let them be.

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

The patent and copyright system is an utter mess.

The BOB
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The BOB

Well that’s kind of a given. Just look at the Apple-Samsung wars and the stupidity of the DCMA.

Thetallest81
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Not sure if the other college complained or not, it sounds like there’s two different “Golden Knights.” The ownership got permission from one but didn’t think to ask the other.

carvinbass18
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Yeah, there’s a paratroop group that goes by Golden Kights that didn’t like it

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

Do paratroop groups hold copyright? I understand nothing

The BOB
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The BOB

Any group like that could hold copyright. They don’t want some bunch of amateurs naming themselves the same thing and making money off the other group’s good name.

Thetallest81
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I don’t know of/think that they are trademarked, but if there’s historical claim they could push the matter. Think of Navy’s Blue Angels. Same kind of thing.

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“How do you know so much about copyright laws?”
“I read a hockey blog.”

The BOB
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That’s unrelated though. There are two colleges that are Golden Knights. Temple (?) and Santa Rosa. Sounds like logos may be too close to the latter one.

The Army parachute group is less of an issue since they aren’t in similar realms and thus are less likely to have issues from the naming.

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This latest blow comes just one week after the U.S. Army said it was “reviewing” its options to potentially contest the name, since the Army’s elite parachute team has been dubbed the Golden Knights since 1962. Those Golden Knights have set more than 350 world records and performed more than 16,000 shows around the world.

Thetallest81
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Both statements are true, Theres two colleges and the claim was not approved because of the Div. 3 college. Unrelated, the Army is reviewing it but hasnt contested it.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

right, I was just copy pasting from the article, I only knew about the army group prior to this lol

Thetallest81
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I hadn’t heard of golden knights till this, but if he wanted to have them land at the stadium i’m sure he did…and if he is that unoriginal to want to use the team name from his college….then i’m sure this option was also an unoriginal ripoff.

The BOB
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I knew of Clarkson’s claim… wasn’t aware they had sought permission to use the name. Articles I read only said it had been rejected, not that the college had played an explicit role in that rejection.

(changed college name… wasn’t Temple but Clarkson, who has some right to contest since they have a D1 hockey team)

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I find this amusing.
Especially after the owner has been trying to make such a big hoopla out of the whole naming thing, and has been insisting that the team somehow be named the fucking knights in spite of West Point’s annoyance.
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Feh. Desert Knights would have been better and probably stepped on no one’s toes. There are thousands of other names that would have had regional relevance and run into no issues.
And stay the fuck away from black & gold in your color schemes, dildo.

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AAAAAARRABIANNNNN NIGHHHHHHTTTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIYL-PQa010

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Take all of my recchs.

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For all you fancy stats nerds out there, the Bruins lead the league in score-adjusted CF%.

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Somebody with a calculator and spreadsheet is also likely in possession of a huge boner.

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me

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^So many Recchs for this!^

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I HAVE THOSE!

UnstableElement
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Good Morning!

I almost got sent to Syracuse for today and tomorrow (even though tomorrow is an off day for me). Dodged a bullet there. The new kid didn’t, though, haha.

We lost, but given that we scored 3 (3!) on Holtby and got a point, I find it hard to be completely upset.