Morning Free Association: May 23

Nashville did it; they made it to the Stanley Cup Final. Last night the Toothy Cats advanced by beating the Anaheim Ducks with Colton Sissons’ hat trick, two by Austin Watson, and an additional empty net goal by Filip Forsberg. It was a beautiful win.

Throughout the playoffs, the second wild card in the Western Conference lost no more than two games to any opponent, most notably beating the Blackhawks in four games. Even with injuries taking forwards Kevin Fiala (femur), Ryan Johansen (acute compartment syndrome), and Mike Fisher (UBI) in the last two series, the Preds remained hungry for the final berth.

Whether you’re rooting for this team in their first-ever Stanley Cup Final appearance or individual players like first-year Preds player PK Subban, you have to admit that this side f the final will be pretty exciting to watch. I for one am glad I latched onto the Preds last year during the playoffs, was able to catch a game down in The Music City, and that I’m able to see this team’s fun brand of hockey in the final this season. Although I’d much rather see the Bruins in it, I’m glad that my second team got there this year.

Who knows – with a little luck and a whole bunch of drive, we could see a Bruins team make it next year.

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The London Bear
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Hello!

Congratulations to PK and the Preds. There have been six different teams in the SCF in the last three years, and that could become eight in four years if the Sens get through. I really like that. There’s hope for anyone and the best-of-seven format makes it almost impossible for anyone to get there without doing so on merit.

It’s finally warmed up over here, and I’m wearing shorts in the office for the first time this year. Looking at the grey clouds out of the window, though, I might regret that later!

I have a big darts match tonight against my most loudmouthed colleague. On paper I should win, and I had better or else I’ll never hear the end of it!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

It’s always great to shut up a loudmouth. Good luck!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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It’s the final countdown!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Not sure if I shared this last week so, at the risk of repeating:

During a blue line face off in front of shorthanded team’s bench a player shouts “c’mon ref, it’s a two way street!”.
I couldn’t resist – ” No, love is a two way street. You, right now (Walken comma) are lost on a lonely highway.”

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Rainy day. Boring day at the office. 5pm yet? I want to drink wine and play bass while watching hockey!

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Go PK!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Preds!
Played some disc golf in the rain last night, fun. Tallest, you need to make it to Page Park one of these Monday evenings (not next Monday – holiday).
That’s all I got today….
Coffee

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I can only get out of work on mondays @ 5:00…. if you can wait till 6 i can more likely than not meet you out for a monday game!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We usually start about 5:45, so yeah, we could wait

The London Bear
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carvinbass18
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The London Bear
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Ah,

I’ve been having trouble logging in via my phone or tablet, but it looks like it’s okay from my work computer!

I wanted to say well done to Em for raising all that money. Great job!

carvinbass18
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Love that PK is in the Final for his first year in Nashville. This is really great. One more round to go Nashville!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

is Habs nation pretty much burning the world down?

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

I think the Hab’s front office may have to go into the Witness Protection Program.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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“The Montreal Canadiens are certainmont as strong as ever. The front office has done a great job with the Subban/Weber trade, and I see no reason that they need to hide from sight or change their names.” – Barc Mergevin

Satan 81's Sister
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“Excuse me, Marc.”
“It’s Barc.”
“Yes, sorry, Barc. Uh, it seems your mustache is falling off.”
“THIS PRESS CONFERENCE IS OVER!”

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