Morning Free Association: Hodgepodge

There isn’t a lot of Bruins news right now so I thought I might just round up some hockey news around the league.

Bruins Related News:

Other League News:

  • The Penguins had their parade and Olli Maatta looks like he’s partied a little too hard. Or maybe he’s winning the celebration game.

In B2B News:

  • The new Bearly on Topic episode is out now. We talk about the Bruins and the expansion draft at some length, among other things. I’m excited for Sunday because we should have the protection list info and we can talk about what Vegas will do.
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phonymahoney
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VA:

We should think about our New Hockey Classics this offseason. We could really have some fun.

phonymahoney
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Wow. I am a nerd.

phonymahoney
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Morning, pals!

  • Made good progress on Tuesday and cannot. fucking. wait. to skate this weekend.
  • With that, I want to go to a stick and puck but I’m kind of iffy on that because I don’t know the atmosphere – can I just do my thing? Or is there gonna be a scrimmage I’ll be expected to take part in? Eeeeeeeeek!
  • The Hockey Monkey Store in Norwood (Monkey Sports Superstore, to be exact) does a wonderful job sharpening. Highly recommend!
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  • I’m REALLY excited about the expansion draft and obviously the NHL draft, like probably way more than I should be. I blame Don Sweeney for actually being good at drafting.
  • I would like to reiterate that paying attention to prospects is so fun now.
  • Still, I want to see Koko give Butch a shot. Or Butch give Koko a shot. Sigh.
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  • That Olli Maata picture is awesome IMO, but someone in my twitter feed is making such a big fucking deal about people not having consent to take it. Dude got drunk, passed out in public view, and someone took a picture. Big fucking deal. If this was at a party and he was totally naked, my opinion would be different. I don’t know, I don’t have the energy for outrage anymore.
  • I can’t wait to hear about all the expansion draft wheeling and dealing. It’s also going to be exciting when they inevitably decide there’ll be a 32nd team.
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Most stick and pucks are lightly attended and you can do your own thing. Ask the rink manager which ones have the fewest people. You’ll find one where you can feel comfortable. Remember, hockey people (like you!) are awesome.

    phonymahoney
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    We ARE awesome! I just haven’t played with any of us in like 15 years! hahaha

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hey Pals!
    I’m back from never neverland. I brought my phone (boo!).
    Off-season stuff is great. So much to speculate about.
    Double tonight. Fast games, it’ll be a good test of the knee’s progress.
    Beautiful day. Time to prune some roses!
    After moar coffee, of course.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Time to prune some roses!

    …will also be a test of the knee’s progress

    phonymahoney
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    Let me tell you! My knee is almost there. I’m so excited.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Time to prune some roses!

    Now I have Every Rose has it’s Thorn stuck in my head.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Apache Rose by the Chili Peppers for me!

    The London Bear
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    Otto’s proposal song!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    “Why do they call them fingers? I’ve never seen them fing.”

    The London Bear
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    Morning gang,

    I enjoy the offseason moves, but wouldn’t be too disappointed if the Bruins don’t do very much this year. The future’s bright – don’t trade it away!

    I’m working from home today as it’s Little Bear’s birthday, so we’ll be going out for a meal with her later. It’s frightening how quickly 7 years goes by! Mrs Bear is in the kitchen making a cake right now.

    phonymahoney
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    I want Spooner to be moved for …something. I’m also OK with packaging the first rounder and Spooner for a reasonably decent left shot D. Weak draft this year.

    The London Bear
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    There seems to be a lot of rumblings about that young Minnesota Dman (Brodin, I think?).

    That could be very good, depending on what we’re offering of course, although I’m always wary of trade rumours because I don’t think I can ever remember one actually coming to fruition!

    The closest I recall was Iggy, who then went to the Pens before eventually joining the Bs.

    phonymahoney
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    The only recent trade rumor I remember coming to fruition was Kaberle. We won the Cup, not that he had a fell of a lot to do with it… but this was totally worth picking him up:
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    The London Bear
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    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    The future’s bright – don’t trade it away!

    Now I’ve got this stuck in my head:

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Happy Birthday to Little Bear!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    My oldest will be 41 next month! How is that even possible?

    phonymahoney
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    You OK, buddy? Gettin’ up there!
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    Seriously though, my oldest sister will be 50 on New Year’s Eve. My mother is beside herself!

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    My grandson will be 1 next month! And I’ll be 45. And my father-in-law turns 80 at the end of this month.

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