Morning Free Association: May The Fourth…

Bruce Cassidy was on Dale & Holley to discuss his newish job and the playoffs.

Pretty much right away, Dale Arnold hit upon the fact that Bruce Cassidy was able to coach up the youth down in Providence with Cassidy explaining that while he had a mixture of young and older guys down in the AHL, he knew exactly what his role was.

Well, I mean, I have to be good with younger players or I would’ve never got out of that league. That’s how you survive you’re down there your job description is you know develop players in a winning environment…

Cassidy attributes his coaching and player development to his own minor-league career and wanting to make sure players got to achieve their own dreams, while knowing that some would never make it to the NHL and some just couldn’t hack it in the minor leagues. He sees the NHL becoming more of a developmental league with players coming up as “unfinished products” because o f salary cap issues and the way the league is trending.

Here’s the audio of the interview if you want to give it a listen. The transcript is kind of hilarious as it is stated to be “Not for consumer use. Robot overlords only. Will not be accurate.”

Ty Andesron also had a column or two or three yesterday. One that was interesting involved comments from the front office on David Backes’ adjustment to a new team and a new city. Hint: there were some difficulties other than the bursitis and the concussion. They expect that next year he will have a stronger season in 2017-18.


Playoffs stuff: The Caps are on the cusp of being pushed out of the playoffs. I didn’t know this until yesterday but the Capitals haven’t won a second-round matchup since 1998. That’s a friggin’ long time.

After the Oilers took the first two games in Anaheim, the Ducks have evened up the series by winning two in Edmonton.

Does anyone care about the Rags-Sens series?

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Satan81
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World Hockey Championships start tomorrow! I’ll get the preview articles up today!

The London Bear
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Cool. I’ll be watching as much as I can on YouTube.

Surprised more NHLers aren’t going considering the Olympics situation. Nearly all the Slovakian NHLers are theoretically available but hardly any going.

Think the Russians got it this year. Canada roster doesn’t look up to the standard of last couple of years.

Satan81
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The US has traditionally used it as a development opportunity for younger players, so no change there. Good plan, imo.

As for everyone else…I can see wanting to rest up after a long NHL season, particularly with the World Cup factored in.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Nice

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

What do you get when you split a nano with a maul? No, just no.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Okay, I’m leaving. I have to work anyway.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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May the 4th be with you!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

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MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

And this was in the News today:
Darth Vader is alive and living in Tennessee

carvinbass18
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Good morning folks

I am being productive because all this week I haven’t been & my boss spoke to me about it… so yeah

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

LETS PLAY A NEW GAME!

SOME ONE DO SOMETHING FUN!

Satan 81's Sister
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DANCING KITTIES ARE FUN!
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Whoooooo! Par-tay!!!
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER! I’M DONE WITH THE SEMESTER!

Only four more to go…

Satan 81's Sister
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ARE YOU DONE WITH THE SEMESTER?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

YES I AM! HOW DID YOU KNOW?

Satan 81's Sister
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LUCKY GUESS!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Great day in God’s country yesterday. Worked on some plumbing, then took the dance floor off the ceiling. Had to do it as it wasn’t fastened well. I need to get up in there and fix a structural issue. I did get strawberries planted. Chives, too. Lots more plants to follow.
Hey, I almost care about the Rags – Pens. I don’t want the Rags in the ECF.
We had our last kayak polo game last night. Quite spirited it was. Lots of tackles. I got knocked over a few times and did my share of tackling, too. I can’t wait for next year. Everyone wants a longer season.
Most coffee and a late start to work, yeah.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Be careful planting the small stuff — it could get cold overnight next week!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Most coffee – this tablet is going out the window next!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

could just turn off the settings!…may be more cost efficient….but if you are just in the mood for defenestration then by all means dont let me stop you.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Remember Hendrix with the guitar and lighter fluid?

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