Morning Free Association: December 12

Bruins moves ahoy! After dropping three games in the past week, these are much needed.

First we had the recall of Danton Heinen and Noel “Pride of Rhode Island” Acciari on Saturday, which prompted many shouts of ACCIARI from Section 307. (It was me.)

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Fluto has a longer read right here about why this needed to happen.

More changes are happening on the Power Play units:

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And while locally-grown winger Frank Vatrano has been spotted in practice wearing a white jersey, he will not be travelling to Montreal or Pittsburgh.

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Discuss.

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Satan81
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It was great seeing Phony and Hammer at the game on Saturday! Too bad it was a stinker of a game.

Radical proposal: split up Marchy and Bergy

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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A little pissed off that tonight’s game is not on NHL.tv or NBC. I can still watch it, but I have to use a VPN, which actually limits the quality of the stream.

But while I am watching the game, I will edit the latest episode of Bearly on Topic. I love having three screens.

Satan 81's Sister
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Yay, internet and phones are down at work so I can’t do any of the work I need to do.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

and yet you’re here! Yay!

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Yay cell phones!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Two tests down.
Two more to go.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Morning!

NH apparently does not know how to plow. Manchester doubly so. 293 was shameful for being a busy highway. And my neighborhood (despite being in a valley with only hills to get in and out) was not plowed even once as of 7AM this morning. The snow started at 9:30PM. WTF?

I’ve certainly had better weekends than that one. The holiday party on Saturday was nice, but too many other things broke this weekend. It’s going to be an expensive week. And I also saw the Bruins score…

/rant

It’s Monday. A new (and once again, short) week. Let’s see if it goes better.

carvinbass18
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I really hate that we’ve lost to the leafs 4-1 twice this season….

I think the state forgot that you know, it snows here

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

As long as when they have 4-1 leads in the playoffs Bergy happens..

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Yay Monday.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

morning from the land of penguins.

Satan 81's Sister
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How long are you there for this time?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

only for one week, unless i get told otherwise.

carvinbass18
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You forgot sarcasm font

Satan 81's Sister
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Damn Mondays. Aaaaaaaaaaaaand already starting out the week with an “Oh shit, I know I did my part but fuck the people on the other may not have done their part so a client might be screwed.” Fortunately it was a false alarm and they just forgot to tell me it was all done. And breathe.

The London Bear
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Good morning everybody! Hope you’re all well.

Definitely worth swapping the Davids – that second line is far less than the sum of its parts, maybe Pasta can spark some life into it.

I’m no hockey tactics expert, but I’m no fan of Krug’s recent ‘blast the puck’ mentality, especially on PP. Maybe he’s been told to do it, but it seems far too often he will just smash it into a wall of bodies it has absolutely no hope of getting through and a good chance of turning over possession. Not to mention the risk of breaking his stick and being stuck as the last line of defence with no stick and the opponent on the rush. This was something that frustrated me about Colin Miller last year and he has taken to looking to keep the play going instead, which is a big part of his improvement IMHO.

I’m happy to be shouted down if I’m talking nonsense on this btw smile

Don’t know if I’ll get to see much of tongiht’s game live. They’re never much bothered about sticking to the scheduled start time at Centre Bell. Maybe it’s the French influence …
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Day off today. Gonna do a bit of Xmas shopping. I’m expecting my Mom in the next hour – she’s staying over tonight so she can go see Baby Bear’s school Xmas play tomorrow smile

Take care

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I think Krug’s shoot first thing is an overreaction to him not shooting enough and hopefully it will even out soon? I’m grasping at straws here, but that’s what we do, no?

carvinbass18
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No I’m with you on this one. Is Krug shooting too much? Was his hot scoring early on in his career an anomaly or is this an anomaly? While his defensive play has gotten much better, do we need him scoring at such a major clip or is high assist totals good?

carvinbass18
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They’re never much bothered about sticking to the scheduled start time at Centre Bell. Maybe it’s the French influence …

Puck drop scheduled for 7:38. It’s the 75th anniversary of some bullshit thing that doesn’t fucking matter about anything and it’s the 20th anniversary of the 50th anniversary about some other bullshit that only the French speaking Quebecians(?) understand and HOLY SHIT IT’S 9:56 AND THE GAME HASN’T STARTED YET

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

hell the opening ceremony take 30 fucking mins. Wish whatever network airs the game just tunes in when they are about to drop the actual puck. so goddamn obnoxious.

carvinbass18
Editor

It’s such bullshit. Maybe it’s just habs related hatred, but if I were a fan of the other 28 teams, I’d think this is pompous cock-suckery too. We get it you’re an old franchise

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I am curious if its just because most those games are NBCSN and they go to the rink much much sooner. NESN seems to do the pre game stuff at the desk and then only go to brick before the national anthem…NBC seems to go to the rink much much sooner. But even then…yeh other teams just do a warm up skate…do some kind of celebratory puck drop…sing and play. I definately dont get the feeling of “coommmonnnnnn playyyyy” like i do with the Habs.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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The only game I’ve been to that has been as drawn-out as the Habs pre-game is an Oilers game where they were celebrating team-favorite guy, Joey’s 50th birthday.

Lots of teams have interesting pre-game multimedia rituals, but none are as elaborate as theirs, and they are always finding some nonsense anniversary to celebrate.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I hear that tonight is the 50th anniversary of Rocket Richard’s dog being spayed.

carvinbass18
Editor

Are you sure it’s not the 25th anniversary of the 25 years of Richard’s dog being spayed?

carvinbass18
Editor

Maybe. NBCSN just has to shove PMG down our throats so he’s out there on the ice all the time pregame

The London Bear
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^^Exactly this LOLOLOL grin grin^^

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All!!!
David Pastrnak and David Backes have switched lines. Because Claude read it on B2B! (and, because Claude isn’t that bright, he screwed it up![Spoiler alert: this may not be the real reason]).
White stuff on the ground here. Not much – just enough to make me work.
Lining prep boys in NY state this afternoon.
I’d rather be on the river!!!(but the ice pays better).
Glad there isn’t a limit on parenthesis, I would have surpassed it early in the season.
Coffee and a modicum of bourbon (not an exact amount).

The London Bear
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Lining prep boys in NY state this afternoon.

Do you get reimbursed for travel? Seems like you get around a lot.

Sorry I had to reject your trade offer! I’ve got a feeling Johnny Hockey’s gonna be a point per game player from here on in. I like Jumbo Joe, but you’ll have to come up with something a little more tempting wink

My team are wildly inconsistent (that sounds familiar). Week before last it took them until Friday to score a goal, last week they had seven by Wednesday…

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

No reimbursement for travel for this game. It’s 45 minutes away, but the pay is okay ($104) for lining. JV prep games are the best. $104 for three 15 minute periods- one ice cut. Varsity boys play three 18 minute periods with two ice cuts. It’s hard work, but a better game. Trade offs! Schedulers will try to give you more than one game if you travel, to make it more worthwhile. I have my schedule set up for less games this year so they couldn’t assign me two over there.
USA Hockey does compensate for travel, but those games usually pay less.

I don’t mind not trading. Just thought I’d throw it out there. Jumbo Joe should turn it around, as well. We shall see.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

hmmmm….i may try to score tickets for the Pens game, shame i didn’t bring my jersey with me.

phonymahoney
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Morning, pals!

It’s a glorious day to hate the Habs!
http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/e3obhw

A quick list since I’ve been busy and unable to enjoy your company lately:

  • I believe I (at Heather’s behest) have been advocating for the swap of Pastrnak and Backes. David for David. Glad to see Claude trying to breather some life into the forwards.
  • I love Saint Patrice but he just doesn’t look great. Definitely dealing with some kind of nagging injury.
  • I have two tickets to Thursday night’s game if any of you are interested. $53 each. Balcony 307.
  • I have like 345267347567 things going on this week, which is why I’m trying toget rid of my Ducks tickets.
  • I told the roommates last night that I need some quality time with the Bruins and the Habs tonight. Hopefully they realize that this means STAY THE HELL OUT OF THE PARLOR!
  • We’re going to win tonight. Or play a great game and lose 1-0 on a fluke goal. I don’t know anymore.
  • Frankie’s almost back! Yay!
  • We had Easter dinner last night. Went to my brother’s so all the kids could build their gingerbread houses, and my mother defrosted and cooked the ribeye roast we were supposed to have on Easter (we cancelled because everyone was sick). It was medium rare and LOVELY.
  • Shorthanded today – on person was scheduled off and another one’s kid has a fever. Very awesome for December.
  • The London Bear
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    Definitely dealing with some kind of nagging injury.

    He has as many penalty minutes as points. That’s not evidence he’s off form – it’s evidence there is something badly wrong.

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