Morning Free Association: March 24

I could go into a review of the game, but I don’t want to. The Bruins lost to the Lightning 6=3 and everything sucks. I thought about doing a food pairing, but really we’re getting down to the bottom of the roster and does anyone care what Hayes would be? I don’t. Right now this Bruins team is playing like an over cooked steak. Should be much better, but it’s just a huge disappointment.

8 games to go.

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Miss Muse
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Too bad you can’t send it back. sad

I’m so concerned we’re going to miss the playoffs AGAIN by a couple of points by choking during the home stretch AGAIN. Really disappointing.

I doubt Neely will get axed, but something needs to change.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

The Bruins have been blopportunistic, to say the least.

Miss Muse
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Blopportunities. I’m gonna use that for any job interviews I completely bomb. smile

We used to say that Mulder was going for an oppor-TUNA-ty whenever he went for my sammich.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Mulder *smile*

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81
imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

Oh please no. Neely needs to get the boot. Please.

The London Bear
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I see McJesus has gone six points clear again in the scoring race.

This makes me happy because I put a bet on him to win it before the season started.

I won’t mind if Marchy beats him to it, but if “Slashin’ Sid” Crosby or Kane takes it I will mind. I will mind a lot!

phonymahoney
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That slash was brutal.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Slashing Sid!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Sid Vicious!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Sloppy Joes are the food of the day!!!
A big mess of blop.
Blopessimism is setting in. The Stanley Cup is full of blop.
Going back to bed for a nap, after waking from a nightmare of blop.

phonymahoney
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Recch. I enjoyed all the blopness.

Satan 81's Sister
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Bloppy Joes!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Isn’t that just another name for a Shit Sandwich? Which is what this week has been for Bruins Nation.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Hoagies and Grinders, Hoagies and Grinders
navy beans, navy beans , navy beans

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Fuck the snow. Fuck that game. Fuck me for staying up past my bedtime to watch it. Fuck whatever century we live in. Fuck working. Fuck off Hockey Twitter.
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phonymahoney
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I enjoyed ranting about things with your brother last night. I would have enjoyed ranting with you, I suspect.
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Satan 81's Sister
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Oh the three of us ranting would have been rant-tacular! ALL THE RANTING! Good lord what a stupid game.

phonymahoney
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The London Bear
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“They played shitty hockey”.

So said pundit on the right (can never remember which is which) and he was dead right.

For all the 13-2 or whatever we were at one point, it is noticeable that every game of more than usual importance has been lost.

Someone said things would get tougher when other teams figure out how to deal with the new system. The new system seems to be greater reliance on the top players, and indeed other teams have started focusing on taking the top guys out of the game.

So surely Backes, Beleskey, Killer, Acciari need to focus on the players targeting Marchy, Bergy, Pasta etc.

I know those guys dish out the most hits already, but they need to pick their targets and dish out even more hits! At least one of them is normally on the ice at any given time.

That would be my (uneducated) take on it anyway.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Bs definitely need to show they won’t be pushed around. This is nothing. It gets really tough in the playoffs – not that this team looks like it wants to make the playoffs.

phonymahoney
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So said pundit on the right (can never remember which is which) and he was dead right.

Barry Pederson!

What happened to depth scoring? And why can’t they play defense immediately after scoring goals? What the fuck kind of game was that? IMO easily the worst performance of the year.

The London Bear
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I didn’t see the third period, but the first two were hugely frustrating and there was far too much careless play. It looked like they didn’t have any kind of a plan out there.

What was the atmosphere like at the Garden as the game progressed? I expect there was some booing.

On the depth scoring – Nash and Chara certainly come under the secondary-scoring category. But in general over the last few games, you’re right there has been absolutely no depth.

phonymahoney
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Atmosphere was OK, actually. I mean, people were annoyed when the lightning came back three times in a row, but they weren’t going crazy. When TB scored the fifth goal, that’s when things started to clear out. Still a healthy amount of “let’s go, Bruins!” for most of the game, though.

You’re right about Chara and Nash, but we need more – Marshy and Pastrnak had the hell beaten out of them in the last couple of games – if they’re tied up, someone needs to put the biscuit in the basket.

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Light the lamp, not the rat!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I hate to say it, but Rask was awful.

phonymahoney
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He was, and so were the rest of them. I think having to play way too much in the first half has caught up with him.

phonymahoney
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Good morning.

  • I don’t even. Ugh.
  • And can someone explain to me how people still think this? Really?
  • How do you blame last night on the idiotic hockey twitter narrative of grit and heart? Seriously?
  • If they don’t make the playoffs, I pray they don’t blow everything up. Stick to the plan.
  • Where’s my fucking coffee?
  • Satan 81's Sister
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    And can someone explain to me how people still think this? Really?

    And it’s especially dumb because those were two things lacking in last night’s game. I think I’m going to get Grit and Heart tattooed on my knuckles and punch people whenever they bring up this fucking stupid narrative.

    phonymahoney
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    I love you.

    The London Bear
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Well, ‘die’ in German is technically the feminine form of ‘the’. Referring to Bart, it really should be ‘der’.

    So it seems that Sideshow Bob is actually gender-shaming Bart, and isn’t that the sort of thing the NHL is really trying to get out of the game?

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