Morning Free Association: Friday Funday!

Yesterday was a good thread day. We had fun despite the bad news, that which did not signal the end of the world.

I like to think of this community as a little bubble in which we can all escape for periods of time during our day. The world is troubled. Most news is terrible. And even Hockey fans can be a nuisance. But not you because

I like you

Yes, this place is like a little oasis where we can educate each other about all manner of things, discuss hockey, and even have the occasional food fight and discussion of all the varieties of not-water. Mornings are like coffee klatsches, game threads are like watching games with your pals at the bar.

Some times things get a little heated, most of the time not.

I know the draft starts today but I wanted to take a break and have a little fun, which means everyone will be all sorts of serious today. Eh, whatevs.

Yesterday, we talked of our team. Our pretend hockey team. We have a GM (whose real-life initials are GM!) and a player-coach. So who else is on it? What position do you play? Do you have any special moves? Also, there’s a world of penalties we can make up.

Have at it, guys. Make your team and your rules. Bring your A-game.

Most importantly though, thank you for coming here day after day and making our worlds just a little better.

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Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Is there a way to mute just one broadcaster?

phonymahoney
Editor

Wow. Lots happening now.

#NHL TRADE:
New York Rangers trade:
• Derek Stepan
• Antti Raanta

Arizona Coyotes for:
• Anthony DeAngelo
• 7th Overall Pick

Who won?

— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) June 23, 2017

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
Member
Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Wow! DeAngelo has the upside, but Stephan is solid, two way guy and Raanta could start on some teams. Smith is a.little injury prone, so good insurance.

phonymahoney
Editor

Smith is in Calgary now!

Satan81
Admin

Huh. Interesting one there. Probably a smart move by the Rangers ’cause they need to get younger.

phonymahoney
Editor

Yeah, I would say so. These two teams seem to deal well together. ARI got Duclair from the Rags, right?

Satan81
Admin

Correct.

The more I think about this trade, the more I wonder why Arizona did it.

phonymahoney
Editor

Replacing Doan and Smith, I guess?

Satan81
Admin

Works for me.

phonymahoney
Editor

Wow.

#Blackhawks trade three-time Stanley Cup champion Niklas Hjalmarsson to Arizona for defensemen Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin.

— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 23, 2017

Satan81
Admin

This is great:

phonymahoney
Editor

Hey kids!

  • What’s going on? I’m just pondering drafty stuff.
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  • Crazy morning over here. Finally getting a moment to say HELLO HOCKEY FRIENDS!
  • I have done almost zero draft research.
  • As a BU fan, I really like Jake Oettinger, but I only want them to take him if we move back in the draft. Subban is the second goalie to cement my “don’t take goalies in the first round” theory. Well, it’s not my theory, it’s lots of people’s, but I agree with it, courtesy of Malcolm and Evgeni Ryabchikov.
  • I really would like a Russian, though. Or for Koko to give camp with Cassidy a shot.
  • Can we get another defenseman, somehow? Please and thank you.
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    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    I guess that would make me the Chara of our team.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    You get to destroy Patches!!

    Satan81
    Admin

    If my days playing floor hockey are any indication, I’d be an “energy line” left winger who likes to get in front of the net and push defensemen.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    LET ME BE A DEFENSIVE RIGHT WINGER. Jere Lehtinen is my homie.

    phonymahoney
    Editor
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