Morning Free Association: March 14

Here’s what you need to know about last night’s game:

  • David Backes scored the first goal of the game and his 14th of the season in the first period.
  • Vancouver tied it up, then took the lead before the end of the first when Markus “No, my brother Mikael plays for the Wild” Granlund scored twice.
  • Oh Captain, My Captain (aka Zdeno Chara) tied it up late in the second with his 7th goal of the season. The lead wouldn’t last as Vancouver scored 21 seconds later.
  • Leave it to Brad to score the tying goal in the early part of the third. Marchy scored his 33rd, 34th, and 35th goals of the season on his way to a HAT TRICK!
  • Burning the midnight oil (really, it was well past midnight on the East Coast), David Krejci scored a goal in between Brad’s 2nd and 3rd of the night.
  • With 2 assists on the evening and 65% of his faceoffs won, Patrice Bergeron continued to demonstrate that he’s the best player on the ice.
  • QUOTA! again, 4th under Cassidy and the 7th(?) on the season.
  • I grabbed this because everyone wants to see Pasta being cute with Tuukka.
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    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    I like to live dangerously. I am hoping the tickets I want the the Canes game go CHEAP day of the game. To be safe, I will still buy them online. My favorite section is 304 row A. You are actually closer to the game than many of the people below you. The two best features about those seat are that no one is in front of you and the way the game sounds crystal clear right there. It is like double real life surround sound. Honestly, it sounds just like being on the ice.

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    I honestly love the balcony too. But I love the bowl with the concessions built in. Havent been on the club level in a while before but there used to be be some free concessions. Think it came with a free hotdog and a beer. Which is…what 20$ in Boston? lol

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Forget the concessions, it comes with it’s own huge restroom.

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    Ohhh true, the first word that comes to mind when I think of PNC is ‘clean’. Those bathrooms are so nice. Though, the Lightning arena is pretty nice too and could give PNC a run for its money. To tell the truth I like TD Garden but its not too high on my list on must-see NHL arenas

    phonymahoney
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    First row of the balcony are my favorite seats.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    I love the front row balcony seats for hockey games.
    So much awesome.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    I am so glad someone else knows their power and awesomeness.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Good Morning – barely!
    Snow day!!!!
    What is the thing about french toast?

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    People rush out to buy milk bread and eggs before a snow storm

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    MILK SANDWICHES

    IntentionallyWidenberg
    Admin

    We have successfully French-toasted at our house.


    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Morning, pals!

    Snow day, except I’m working at home. Currently on a conference call. I blurt out everything so I’m done quickly but then they ask me stupid questions that either:
    a) have nothing to do with me
    b) I addressed in the last 30 seconds
    c) are very, VERY obvious

    Blah.

    That said, I had Fruity Pebbles for breakfast, which is a WIN.

    Had plans to watch the game in the parlor because it was a late one and the roomies would be in bed. I started to head in there, and they had just started to camp out in there – they were having a late dinner and watching Netflix. So, I figured I’d head in there when they went to bed. I saw the first period, woke up in the second, got up to check out the living room situation, but one of them had fallen asleep watching Netflix, so no game in there. Went in my room to watch the rest of the game on my little not-so-great TV (it’s 9 or 10 years old now, but it still works fine and I got it from Santa, so I feel bad replacing it without it being broken) and promptly fell asleep again, and then woke up in the middle of the night and heard the score on the TV. I didn’t hear that Brado scored a hat trick, but I thought they said Pastrnak scored. He did not.

    Brad is fucking unstoppable now, huh? Jeez. Total Hart Trophy candidate.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Marchand is the best player in the world, at this moment.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    That was me with my boss yesterday:
    Boss: Can they do it over the phone?
    Me: Yes, I said in my email to you that I was able to change it over the phone.
    Boss: Do they need a form?
    Me: Yes, said in my email to you they need a form for the other change.
    Me: Did you even read my email?

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Boss: Of course I did
    (Ron Howard Voice): He didn’t

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Boss: Oh, guess I’ll go read the email.
    Me: All the answers you seek are in the email.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    This call is all VPs and department managers.

    “For Patriots’ Day, MA is closed. NY will be open.”
    “What about RI?”

    There are RI people on the call, ask them what they’re doing, this is 100% not my gig – but you know, it’s enough to make me look like an idiot.

    The London Bear
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    I’m often left wondering how much more efficient work places could be if people weren’t utterly incompetent.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    I have to say, I work with and for some DELIGHTFUL and very intelligent people. It just seems like sometimes they don’t know what the proper channels are for certain things, which can make dealing with them pretty annoying.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Remember, you get to management by failing up

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    That’s my goal.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    So Bergy’s lower scoring seems to have removed him from the Selke conversation- but you know, Brad’s still crushing worlds on the PK and defensively as he always has while also scoring all of the points.

    Brad for Selke?

    Oh god I now want Brad to win the Art Ross, Rocket Richard, Selke, Hart, and Ted Lindsay because the hockey media would all stroke out in unison and maybe we’d get a good hockey media for the first time ever.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Oh god I now want Brad to win the Art Ross, Rocket Richard, Selke, Hart, and Ted Lindsay because the hockey media would all stroke out in unison and maybe we’d get a good hockey media for the first time ever.

    Hysterical.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    He’d also be the first winger to win it since Jere Lehtinen. Jere Lehtinen!

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    I love Lehtinen!

    carvinbass18
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    The London Bear
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    Is that St Elmo’s fire?

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Good morning friends. My feed was extra shitty last night, thanks NHL.tv, so I turned off the game midway through the second. Sucks I missed Brad’s Marchattrick.

    Stay warm this morning!

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    I am crious how often a single period hat trick ever happens…

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Step one: Be Vancouver
    Step two: Stop playing after 2 periods
    ???????
    Profit

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    It helps that Marchand is all up in the Nucks headspace and business

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Yes, yes indeed.

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    Satan 81's Sister
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    phonymahoney
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    DrHandgrenaid
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    Recch’s for all!

    carvinbass18
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    Auto recch initiated

    The London Bear
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    Morning.

    I hope you are all keeping safe and warm.

    Winning is fun! Quota is fun! Marchy is insanely good. I loved how after his second goal – the proper highlight-reel one – his reaction was just like “hmm, yeah, that’s the kind of thing I do”.

    Did a good deed this morning. On the way home from taking Little Bear to school I found a sick-looking bumblebee. So I picked it up, took it home, fed it some honey. It greedily devoured the honey, rested for a bit, then flew off. We need the bees, and they need us!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I picked it up, took it home, fed it some honey. It greedily devoured the honey, rested for a bit, then flew off.

    Awesome!

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    You’re a good boy. I was just telling my mother about how people can save bees.
    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/a-b-yay.gif

    The London Bear
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    I’ve since read you’re not really supposed to give them honey (unless it’s from their own colony), but I did first of all offer her sugar dissolved in water (like they tell you to) and she had no interest in that at all!

    Anyway, the stuff I used was called Runny Honey, which is pretty far from raw honey so hopefully won’t have any bacteria … Next time I’ll try mixing syrup and water.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    That second goal was awesome.
    Brad: Excuse me. I’m gonna score goal now.
    Defense: Okay you score goal now.
    Brad: Scores goal

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    It was impressive, but his first goal was a NO LOOK BACK HAND SHOT.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Pasta: I’m gonna try and score goal now.
    Puck: Nope, you don’t score goal now. Pass me to Brad.
    Brad: Scores goal.

    phonymahoney
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    You! I like the talking puck.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    I’m starting a new series called Brad Marchand Scores Goal. lol

    Net: Hey Brad, the goalie left. You score goal now.
    Brad: I’m gonna score goal now.
    Puck: WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
    Brad: Scores goal.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    horrayyy bees!

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    morning all, its snowing…and….ITS PIE DAY!

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    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Slow morning here.

    Do you think the Bruins retire Bergeron’s, Chara’s and Marchand’s numbers? Marchand is borderline. He will need to have a few more good seasons for it to happen.

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    I think Bergeron is 100% definite. Chara I think so too, the argument against is he was an Islander and Sen before but really now, he’s a hall of famer, a long time captain and won us a cup AS the captain. #33 and #37 are going on the ceiling.

    Marchand is possible, depends on his tenure and if he stays a long time and keeps putting up these numbers, then I say it could happen. What I find a huge question mark is Krejci and Rask.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Unless Rask wins here, he’s a no. Krejci is unlikely unless he has another beast mode playoff soon.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Krejci will be like Cashman or Nifty- Arguably worthy, never gonna happen

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    I agree with you. I actually typed more out in another paragraph as to why I lean towards non retired numbers for #46 and #40 but I guess it it didn’t post.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Both would have to do some amazing things in the future.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Bergy and Z are definites, Marshy is likely, I’d say.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    They retired O’Reilly, so I think Marshy has a good chance, especially if he spends that entire contract in Boston.

    Bergy and Z are shoe-ins. Also the total fits with the last Cup teams- 3 numbers retired from the 70 and 72 teams (Bobby, Espo, Chief- hey same positions!)

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    That’s a good observation!

    Perhaps the more lively debate is if they will be in the hall of fame. Chara certainly is. Bergeron? Does he have the points to get the call?

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    Bergy and Chara are both 100% going in the rafters and the hall. I’ve heard broadcasters say Chara is a future hall of famer during play by play tons of times. They both are going in no doubt

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    3 Selkes (to date), a Cup, two Olympic Gold, a World Cup, A World Championships, a World Juniors, and a Spengler Cup. That amount of hardware should make him non-controversial

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    I feel like the Hall throws out Selkes and World Championships tough. The NHL will certain praise it though. It is possible he makes it. Defense is the name of the game, and he is one of the best at it.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Well, Triple Gold club is a thing (Olympic Gold, World Championships, World Juniors) so in that context I think it matters.

    As for Selkes, may I introduce you to Bob Gainey?

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    PLEASECANWECLOSETHEOFFICEEARLY? PLEASECANWECLOSETHEOFFICEEARLY? PLEASECANWECLOSETHEOFFICEEARLY? PLEASECANWECLOSETHEOFFICEEARLY?

    carvinbass18
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    Our VP of operations walked around & told people they could leave when wanted to. My supervisor is very unhappy with that.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Can your VP of operations swing by my office and tell we can leave when we want?

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    I give you permission.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Do I also have permission to murder the guy in the office next door to me? HE IS VERY LOUD.

    The London Bear
    Member

    There’s a good reason I bring a pair of headphones to work everyday!

    Have you tried politely asking him to shut the hell up? Do you have to go straight to murder?

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    We tend to be a little extreme here.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Oh but I want murder!

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    every morning before he comes in turn the volume of his phone up to max. Also, start leaving dead mice in his cube floor like a cat.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Take the cover off the mouthpiece and earpiece of his desk phone and turn the mic and speaker around to muffle them. He’ll be louder, but hilarious.

    Or, slip in, go on his computer, screengrab his desktop, delete his shortcuts, set the screengrab as his background and set the taskbar to windowshade.

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    I do this ALL THE TIME. It’s a classic. Also, switch the mouse buttons to left handed. Instant rampage

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    we always put a small piece of tape over the optical so it doesnt recognise movement…phase two is remove the battery when they start expecting the tape…if its wireless hide the dongle.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Pick two keys from the keyboard and pry them off and swap them. Just 2

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    ooooh I’ll have to do that!

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    Then you take it next level by adding the a new dongle & wiggle the mouse around on them. (it’s amazing I get any work done)

    DrHandgrenaid
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    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    i dont condone violence…i believe in trickery and deceit. I have been pavloving my cube neighbor for a year now that any time she starts forgetting her indoor voice while gossiping i start farting and filling the general area with unpleasent smells.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Unfortunately the wall prevents this sort of action. I’d only be hurting myself.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    2 Words.

    Crop.
    Dusting.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Yeah, he has a property management business.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    walls do nothing!!!!!!!!!!! hot air rises!

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Sure. I’ll close mine too

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    You are the best HR professional and deserve a raise. OFFICES CLOSED FOR EVERYONE!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
    Admin

    Now you can tell your office mates “The HR guy said I could leave!”

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Can Bearly on Topic change it’s name to Bradley on Topic for the rest of the season?

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