Morning Free Association: Other Vegas Stuff

With all the buzz and banter going on about the Expansion Draft, there are some things that get overlooked, lost in the shadows of the possible loss of players to a new team out in the Nevada desert. Sure the NHL Entry Draft is happening on Friday in Chicago but that’s not what we need to focus on today. Today, we need to appreciate the state of perfection that is one Patrice Bergeron.

As we all know by now, Bergy has been nominated for the Frank J. Selke Trophy again having won in 2012, 2014, and 2015. If he wins again, he will be only one of two players to have won it four times since the award was first given out in 1979. The Boston Bruins created a video to remind us of how awesome he is.

Of course, Patrice has done this time and again, so he’s no stranger to the bright lights of the city. So, what does he have to say about what he likes to do there?

What do you usually like to do in Las Vegas?
First of all, I usually kind of hang out by the pool and try to catch some sun and kind of just relax and unwind [“Actually, I stay in the shade,” he later clarified!]. You know, it’s pretty hot outside, but still nice to have a chance to do that, and other than that, we’ve done a lot of dinners and shows over the years, me and my wife [Stephanie], so we’ve done a lot of them.

Ever try your hand at gambling?
Not much. You know, not really. I can’t say that I’ve gambled at all, honestly.

Uh, wow that is scintillating stuff. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, eh?

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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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OMG OMG OMG

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The London Bear
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They’re playing at Glastonbury Festival this weekend. A few of my work colleagues are going.

Satan 81's Sister
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Someone told me today I don’t age. They are my new favorite person.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

well….do you? Ive never seen you so….maybe you dont!

Satan 81's Sister
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phonymahoney
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You’re the best.
You have a really cute dog, too.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Flattery will get you EVERYWHERE!!!!!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

IS IT DRAFT DAY YET!!!!!!!!!!!

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The London Bear
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Hello folks,

I can sympathise with Bergy. Wouldn’t want to be out in the Vegas sun at this time of year. We’re going through what passes for a heatwave here at the moment, so I’m glad to be back in the air-conditioned office today. It’s not so much the temperature, but the humidity which makes it really unpleasant to do things, like move.

Had a nice weekend meeting up with old friends and their recent additions to families, then on Sunday my aunt’s 70th birthday party and meeting family I haven’t seen in 10 years and one cousin I totally forgot existed (awkward!).

Little Bear loved being around lots of babies all weekend, and on the way home, on the underground, she decided to breastfeed her doll, to our embarrassment/everyone else’s amusement.

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I can sympathise with Bergy. Wouldn’t want to be out in the Vegas sun at this time of year.

I have to go to Miami in July with Jo. The things we do for love!

The London Bear
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Oof. don’t forget your sunblock!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Parenthood, ain’t it grand?

Satan 81's Sister
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Little Bear loved being around lots of babies all weekend, and on the way home, on the underground, she decided to breastfeed her doll, to our embarrassment/everyone else’s amusement.

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Satan 81's Sister
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It’t been hot and sticky here as well, but we finally got some much needed rain to take the edge off. Not too bad today.

The London Bear
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I see in Arizona it’s too hot for planes to fly! shock

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I understand why lizards live in sunny Arizona,
Why people do and call it home, I’ll never understand!

carvinbass18
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it’s a testament to human arrogance

IntentionallyWidenberg
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But it’s a dry heat!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

And they’re trying to turn themselves into people jerky?

carvinbass18
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but we finally got some much needed rain

it finally stops raining, but it’s so damn humid out we need it to. Fuckshit

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I am struggling to stay awake

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Had the most boring dream ever last night. I watched Wheel of Fortune. I woke up before they solved the puzzle.

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Satan 81's Sister
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I was so bored I woke up.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Hey Pals!
Not enough rain to pump up the local rivers, so I’ll be working today. Meh.
Deerfield River festival this weekend!!!!! (It’s a big deal for boaters)
Double tonight and paddling tomorrow!!!! I’ll be tired.
Best part of Mom’s party – my sister trying to help Mom cut the cake – lots of people yelling “get the knife away from her” while they got the cameras out. Mom yelling ” I’m not left-handed” and great grandchildren waiting for blood or cake.
Coffee!!!!

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Spoiler
We’re all out of cake.

Satan 81's Sister
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Spoiler
So you mean my choice is death? I’ll have the chicken.”

phonymahoney
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Morning, pals!
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  • Went out to dinner with some pals last night. Lucy’s in Dot. Wasn’t bad. $3 mystery beer by the can. Solid.
  • Can’t wait for the unveiling of the Bruins’ jerseys, nor can I wait for the expansion draft to finish up.
  • Someone mentioned trading our first rounder (weak draft) to make sure Vegas takes Beleskey. I would absolutely be on board for this. It opens up cap space, takes someone who hasn’t clicked off the roster, gives us room to try some of the young blood. I don’t hate Beleskey, but last year was awful for him, and the year before doesn’t have me totally convinced that we need his services. If I were doing this, I might ask for a later round pick from VGK as well.
  • I found this tweet to be particularly
    obnoxious.
  • Cap will be $75m, and it’s still not enough for Chicago. Love it. https://sports.yahoo.com/nhl-salary-cap-rises-high-enough-blackhawks-151323816.html
  • I’m a little tired of other people’s crap already this week. Happy Tuesday?
  • Skating tonight. Yay!
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    I found this tweet to be particularly
    obnoxious.

    Not enough eye rolls for that one. God I fucking hate hockey narratives.

    carvinbass18
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    Gah it’s so annoying, but, in the same breath it is telling, but also not in a bad way. Zboril took a downward trend last season in the Q, Senyshyn worked his 2 way game much more in the OHL, while still scoring 40+ & DeBrusk played his first year pro in PVD. Long term development. Yes, the ’15 draft was deep, and should they have taken one of Barzal / Connor or both, only time will tell & it’s 2 years later from the draft. Not even remotely enough time to actually make that call. Senyshyn could have possibly gone pro last year, if it weren’t for having mono at the beginning of camp + appendicitis(?) before development camp. The Bruins last year were supposed to be offense heavy, question marks on D. Turns out it was the exact opposite, but that’s what everyone was saying prior to opening night.

    More importantly. Fuck you Hamilton & whatever stupid reason you didn’t want to play here.

    phonymahoney
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    More importantly. Fuck you Hamilton & whatever stupid reason you didn’t want to play here.

    This guy, saying all the right things.

    But seriously, you’re pretty on point here. Also: we didn’t rush them into the NHL regardless of whether they were ready, like lots of other teams.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    WE HAS A FUTURAMA OF PLAYERS IN OUR SYSTEM TO MAKE US SQUEE WITH JOY AND MAKE US CURSE THEM WITH INEVITABLE BETRAYAL!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Damnit CB, this is the internet where we don’t make rational comments. I DEMAND HOT TAKES AND NARRATIVES!

    carvinbass18
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    I really don’t do this whole internet thing right

    The London Bear
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    Not even remotely enough time to actually make that call

    Hell, yeah. Let’s see the stats when they’re all 30, then people can make snydie comments.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I’ll be on the ice, too!

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