Morning Free Association: February 6

I’ll admit that I’m writing this before [big event that is not the subject of this MFA] and that I’ll probably not really care to write anything about hockey after.

So it’s a “Make Your Own MFA” kind of morning.

I was going to suggest topics but frankly I just don’t care enough to today. You’ll figure it out.

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Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

So, out of curiosity, what is everyone’s opinion on if Chara will retire when this contract is over vs. accepting something like a one year offer until he feels he is no longer able to stay competitive?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Hard to say — I suspect that next season is his last as he is likely to decline again.

phonymahoney
Editor

IMO, next year is pivotal for the defense. It’ll be great to have Big Z around to help usher in the young guys I imagine we will see long looks at during camp, some of whom will likely make the roster. I think we are probably looking at introducing two more young D next year, on top of some appearances by other young AHL D.

The London Bear
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I think we are probably looking at introducing two more young D next year, on top of some appearances by other young AHL D.

Is McAvoy expected to come straight up to the big club next year? What about O’Gara? All I know about Providence is what they tweet, but he often seems to be in the starting line-up.

phonymahoney
Editor

My guess is that both McAvoy and O’Gara are playing in the NHL next year, and that Liles and either McQuaid or Killer are gone.

The London Bear
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He does seem to be a good influence on the younger D-men, and the year after next we could have a significant number of youngsters in the D-corps. McQuaid (if he stays) and Krug would be left as the most experienced, so maybe he stays on another year if we don’t sign a veteran D.

I see Chara’s cap hit comes dowm significantly next year – from 6.9 to 4mil

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Yeah thats what i was thinking as well, after the contract is over i would think he would accept a team friendly deal to sign on to help the team if he feels like he can still be competitive.

phonymahoney
Editor

You were thinking what I was thinking.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

P.s. holy cow that football game. I made a joke going into the half that they were losing on purpose because no team had ever come back from a 14 point lead in the bowl game, so the pats saw an opportunity to break another record and was going for the largest come from behind victory ever. I repeated it about every 10 min because i wanted it to become true…

And then it happened. #Iknewitallalong. yeah. right.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Whole night I just kept saying “We’ve got ’em right where we want ’em”

Totally meant it

Satan81
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Holy mackinaw that Superbowl.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I am pretty sure last night caused aneurysms across the country.

phonymahoney
Editor

Fucking insane.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Way to go Bruins….you broke my streak….first loss in a game ive been to in 4 years.

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Good morning, friends.

Last night was something, eh? I thought the Pats were totally going to Bruin. Glad the didn’t.

Busy week this week. So much grading.

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Morning all. Went to bed at 9:00 (par for the course cause I can’t seem to stay awake past then) and still feel like I could use another 80 hours of sleep.

carvinbass18
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Good morning folks.

  • I am hung to the over this morning. Oh my god dunkel’s are amazing & I just constantly want to drink them.
  • Totally wrote off the Pats last night when they were down 28-3. So glad I was wrong.
  • Good fucking god the Bruins. Seriously what the hell Saturday?
  • Adam McQuaid is a crazy man. He is not very good at the whole hockey thing but I’m pretty sure he was trying to flat out murder Matt Martin.
  • Still no resolution on the whole damaged frames thing from Friday. They did the laser inspection over the weekend & found the rails are way out of spec. For the love of god send it back. Throw it in the dumpster. Let us smash it to shreds with hammers and crowbars, just don’t build with it. It is bad. 5 bucks says I start building it today because “well we don’t want to just waste 30K
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    well we don’t want to just waste 30K

    We’d much rather waste $90K trying not to waste that $30K!

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    As a fair weather Patriots fan, I am happy today.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Good Morning!!!!
    Pats! Wow! Didn’t watch at all!!!!
    Back up to God’s country over the weekend. So beautiful up there. Jo and I had a cabin at Mohawk Trail State Forest. 6 cabins there, a bathhouse between them. Wood burning stove inside. Lots of fun! We did more demolition at the new house. Uncovered a couple more unpleasant surprises (all I can do is laugh at this point). Nothing we can’t fix.
    I want to be back up north, on the river this time. We had friends looking to paddle yesterday, but we were incommunicado.
    Missed the Bs game Saturday night, as well. Can’t live life around the telly, can one?
    Coffee, bourbon, more bourbon, less coffee!!!!!!

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Are you living a real life version of The Money Pit? A classic!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Oh, there are some terrible issues. Fortunately, the house is small and I like this kind of craziness. I’ll take some pictures, but Bob the builder was not a previous owner. I was laughing my ass off at some of the things I uncovered.

    The London Bear
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    Just googled that place – it looks fantastic!

    Uncovered a couple more unpleasant surprises (all I can do is laugh at this point). Nothing we can’t fix.

    That’s the spirit. A bit of Monday motivation, to be sure.

    Oh, btw – the Striped Mofos need to be looking over their shoulder – there are some Muffins tumbling towards them wink

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    The Striped Mofos are Bruining hard! Peaked too early!!!

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Morning.

    Like phony, not a huge football guy, but HOLY SHIT. WOW. That was a hell of a game. I also greatly appreciated Kraft’s “Fuck You” to Goodell and the Bettman-esque booing.

    But alas, it is Monday. Which means work.

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