Morning Free Association: February 16

The NHL trade deadline on March 1st is now less than two weeks away.

I’ve been preparing in many different ways to have a comprehensive listing of all the trades as they’re confirmed. Here’s what I’ve been doing:

push-ups while practicing my scare technique

crawling around with sore arms

whatever this is

(Is this gymkata?)

Nah, not really. But I have my mad table skills ready.

The Hockey News released it’s list of the Top 30 players that could be traded by the deadline.

Notable old men/ ex-Bruins Iggy Azalea Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr are on this list, even higher than many people who could be the bastard children of the Jagr. Impressive.

Speaking of dear Jaromir, I forgot that yesterday was The Jagr’s birthday so wanted to wish you all a belated Happy Jagr’s Birthday. I’m surprised that I forgot since I have a couple of longtime friends who share the same birthday (although they are both a year younger than Jags) and I wish them both a festive day.

So, back to the list, are there names that you expected to see on it? Do you think some of these guys are overrated? What do you think?

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

6 games for Nyquist

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Good. He had it coming to him. You can’t spear a guy in the face.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Called it.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

huh.

Miss Muse
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Is that a “Huh, I thought he’d get more”?

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

He certainly deserved more. I don’t think it would’ve been unjustified for DoPS to tell him he was done for the season.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

whatever this is…
…(Is this gymkata?)

Whatever it is it’s definitely #B2BAfterDark!

Miss Muse
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Morning all!

  • WHY IS IT ONLY THURSDAY?!
  • I’m so done with work here but at least I can say that MCB’s and I WILL be seeing the Bruins and Kings play each other….next week, exactly! grin
  • That’s about it…
  • UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Because you can’t get the hang of them.

    Miss Muse
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    You know, it’s TUESDAYS that I have even more trouble with. smile

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Me too, but that kills the joke.

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Howdy, stranger!

    Miss Muse
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    Hiya!

    phonymahoney
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    Morning, pals!
    https://media3.giphy.com/media/kNzFwWMFkGufm/200.webp#36

  • Last day in Somerville! Bittersweet, because Somerville is home and working in this building gives me a reason to be here, but the new building is huge and gorgeous and awesome. We’ll all be one big happy family in the same building again.
  • I’m glad I’ve been consumed with the move during this bye week. I was excited about it, but bye weeks are tough when you finally string together some wins right before one.
  • It’ll never be five o’clock.
  • Miss Muse
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    You know, it’s gonna be 5 o’clock for you WELL before it’s 5 o’clock for me! smile

    The London Bear
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    Already 25-past here lol

    Miss Muse
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    Bye week is super weird. Claude Julien coaching the Habs now is super-weird, though not unexpected.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    When the police showed up over an hour later

    We all need to look out for each other, because in a pinch, each other is all we have.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Something something five o’clock somewhere?

    Change is always bittersweet. Hell, it was weird leaving my last job and I hated that place. Hope everything runs smoothly!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    It’ll never be five o’clock.

    But once it IS 5:00!!!!!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Good morning, friends. Still a few more days until hockey. And boy do I need it.

    I had four cops show up to my classroom yesterday. They stopped my class and wanted to chat. Here’s what happened:

    At the beginning of my class, a student approached me and asked if he could have a minute of the class’ time. Thinking that he represented a student organization, I agreed. Once the student started addressing the class, it became clear quickly that he was high. Before I asked him to sit down, another student left my classroom and called campus police.

    When the campus police arrived near the end of the 105 minute class, they interrupted my lecture and asked to speak with me outside of the classroom. The explained to me, poorly, that a student had called them because “they did not feel safe.” They asked me if a student had recently left the classroom; I told them that, yes, a student had just recently left, and I gave a description that matched the student who filed a complaint.

    The police further explained, again quite poorly, that an argument had broken out during discussion and that one student had threatened another. We had just completed a small group discussion in the class, so, to me, this sounded plausible. I returned to my classroom and had a discussion with my students about my classroom being a “safe space” for intellectual discussion and that if someone felt threatened, they needed to come and tell me.

    After the class ended, a third student approached me and told me what had happened. The student who had filed the complaint with the police told them that the complaint was about the student at the beginning of class. So, there was not a direct threat made to a student during a small group discussion.

    So that happened. I’m still pretty shook up.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Wow! The age we live in?

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Maybe it’s the age we live in – College campuses have always been contentious spaces.

    But, I’ve been teaching on a college campus since 2009, and I’ve never had the cops show up to my classroom before.

    The student who called the cops made the right call. If they felt that the high student was an imminent threat, they had every reason to notify the police.

    phonymahoney
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    …What? I’m trying to make sense of this. Did someone call the police because they disagreed while having a discussion?

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    No, somebody called the police because of the student who was high and thought that they were an imminent threat.

    When the police showed up over an hour later (if the high student was an imminent threat, WTF, police?), they explained, quite poorly that one student had threatened another in a group discussion (which had just ended). The lecture that day was the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, so I thought that this could be the case.

    So, TL;DR. It was all about the high kid at the beginning of class.

    phonymahoney
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    Ah, okay. Those potheads are DANGEROUS!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    I have a feeling that it was more than pot. Potheads don’t usually want to address a somewhat large group of people (I’m an introvert – 35 people is large for me!).

    Satan 81's Sister
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    When the police showed up over an hour later (if the high student was an imminent threat, WTF, police?),

    That was the part of the story that got me. Why the hell did it take them so long to get there?

    phonymahoney
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    Yeah, that’s fucking weird.

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    I have no fucking idea. I wonder if that’s what’s really bothering me, too. I’m still too spun up to sort it out.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Sheesh. Definitely understandable that your shook up.

    carvinbass18
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    Glad everyone is okay though.

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Me too.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    That list is full of bleah.
    It’s like a who’s-who of turds and guys who were previous trade deadline busts.
    E.Kane, Burrows, B.Smith, Polak, Vanek, Jagr, Iggy

    Nope, Nope, Nope, Nope

    Jagr might actually be interesting now, but he was such a dud last time around, I could never make that phone call.

    And I’m with the mmajority here – the Bruins should stay out of it. They aren’t good enough to bother with a rental, so they need to only look at guys they can sign. I don’t think that they can afford to part with anything they have that other teams would want. And if I’m wearing my Bruins hat, little of that list interests me. I like Oduya, but I don’t think they need him over whoever he’d displace, and the prospects might quickly squeeze him out next season or two. The two Avs forwards might help, but how do the B’s afford either of them?

    Maybe they could get a few shekels for the guys they won’t re-sign (Spooner? Liles?) but I don’t see the Jacobs’ taking the handcuffs off Sweeney when the B’s can still plausibly make the playoffs.

    phonymahoney
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    I don’t think the Bruins should do anything, either.
    Jagr interests me, of course – and he could be totally different with us not playing Claude’s system… but again, stay out of it, Bruins!

    carvinbass18
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    but does Jagr interest you because of hockey hahaha

    carvinbass18
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    I think Spooner could be a perfect draft day guy. With JFK being the possible guy to be 3C we don’t really have anyone who could replace him until BU’s season is over.

    Thetallest81
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    I definetly am interested to see how Spooner does under the new system, i would hold off trades till we see what we get out of him for the remainder of this year.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Good Morning!

    -More snow! Why?
    -Went bowling with some co-workers last night. While I grew up in MA playing candlepin all the time, I forgot how much I suck at it anyways.
    -Dinner tonight with friends.
    -Still no hockey.
    -Please don’t do anything stupid, Bruins.
    -But really: DO NOT BE STUPID.
    -I will scream when we inevitably trade someone key for another 3rd/4th line winger.

    phonymahoney
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    I don’t believe in tenpin. I’m a Bostonian, damn it!

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Despite being a MA native, I don’t believe in candlepin. I’ll only bowl at a place that -like AC/DC – has big balls.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    I find enjoyment in both. Naturally, I prefer candlepin for nostalgia reasons – I grew up in Wakefield which has a podunk little bowladrome in it.

    Fun fact: The outside shot of the bowling alley shown in the Simpsons’ Boston episode really looked like it was modeled after the one in Wakefield.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    They were calling for a bunch of snow here. Was happy when I woke up and saw we didn’t get anywhere close to what they were predicting.

    carvinbass18
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    Please don’t do anything stupid, Bruins.
    -But really: DO NOT BE STUPID.

    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS DO NOT BE STUPID

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Goood Morning! I didn’t want to be awake until hockey, but the dog….
    Trades? Do we want trades? I don’t think I do. Not if the price is one of the young guns or young D. Fuck it. Ride this coaching change boost and see where it goes!!!
    I need COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!

    carvinbass18
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    Morning everyone.

  • No one really jumps out at me on this list. This is going to be a very boring trade deadline, and for the Bruins that’s a damn good thing. I don’t want them to make a major move this year. Don’t sell picks for rentals again. If the Bruins do anything, I hope it’s shed some salary from the bottom 6 or McQuaid / Miller. Let your system work.
  • I think that hockey gif is the downward dog yoga pose, but I’m not 100%
  • Jagr: null
    I mean that with the most love too. Please never retire.
  • I made the best burger in my life last night w/ poutine for dinner. Four peppercorn coated, stuffed with blue cheese topped with bacon, cheddar, fried egg, mayo & hot sauce. So fucking good.
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    Exactly how winter has gone this year. We got 5 more inches of snow…
  • Satan 81's Sister
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    My god that burger sounds wonderful. Want now.

    phonymahoney
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    It sounds good, but I don’t believe in putting fried eggs on things other than English muffins, toast, or bagels. I am a burger purist.

    Miss Muse
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    I think it’s predominantly done in Australia.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    All this talk of eggs is making me want egg and meat pie.

    Miss Muse
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    I want brunch.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    I have one in the fridge at home.

    carvinbass18
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    what do you put on your burger?

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    He lost me with “mayo”. Yes. I am one of those people.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    #teamnomayo

    carvinbass18
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    I like mayo on my burger, but not a lot of it. However if you use miracle whip on anything I will rampage.

    phonymahoney
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    More like Disaster Whip.

    carvinbass18
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    My dad made deviled eggs with miracle whip once. We didn’t speak for a month.

    phonymahoney
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    I HATE deviled eggs.

    Miss Muse
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    I actually like deviled eggs but we had them as appetizers for every Thanksgiving and Christmas that I can remember growing up.

    carvinbass18
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    The London Bear
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    I would never voluntarily put mayo on anything (except maybe a fish fingers sandwich), but if it’s already there I don’t mind eating it.

    Miracle whip I’ve never heard of. Sounds like I’m not missing out!

    phonymahoney
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    Miss Muse
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    I like mayo sparingly but this picture is just way too much for me. razz

    The London Bear
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    Thanks! Yeah, I’m in no rush to try that…

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    THE ONLY THING MORE GROSS THAN MAYO

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Finally one thing we can all agree on: Miracle Whip is disgusting and useless!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    “Dressing sauce”

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Maybe it’s better if you eat it while you’re getting dressed?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    While I’m putting on my sneaker shoes.

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    And feeding your cheese. (That is what “American pasteurized process cheese food” is for, no?)

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    Miss Muse
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    My friends in Australia DIED when they heard that’s what we called it. grin

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Love me some grass-fed free range cheese.

    phonymahoney
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    Aren’t those the same thing?!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Right?!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    miracle whip

    Ew.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    How about some of that vegan faux mayo shit?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    FOOD FIGHT!

    phonymahoney
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    #TeamMayo

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    The London Bear
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    – I’d be fine with doing nothing trade wise. No point weakening the future and it’s probably best to hang on to a few guys we don’t mind exposing in the expansion draft, maybe?

    – no idea what the hell that is or how it happened!

    – That sounds fantastic!

    – Haven’t seen a cloud since we got here. Conditions at the skiing place have been idyllic every day. Tomorrow it’s supposed to rain tho sad

    wpDiscuz