Morning Free Association – July 28

Yesterday, the Bruins and Ryan Spooner avoided arbitration and came to a last minute agreement for a one-year $2.825 million contract.

Hip hip hooray

Most fans are relieved since the cap hit is low and the term short. Ryan Spooner is proclaiming that he’s glad to be back this upcoming season.

With this contract being only a one-year deal and Spooner still having under 7 years experience, he will be an arbitration eligible RFA again next season.

Ugh

Don Sweeney certainly understands the value of Spooner, especially in power play situations, reminding the media that he expects Ryan to continue to improve his game.

“We are pleased with the process and are happy to have Ryan’s contract resolved. His agent, Murray Kuntz, and Ryan were both very professional, and our group was well prepared as they had worked very diligently prior to arriving at a settlement point,” said Sweeney. “We know Ryan has the offensive skills to be an impactful player, especially while on the power play. We expect Ryan to continue to take the necessary steps with his development to be an even more complete, two-way player.”

We all know what kind of player he is – third on the depth chart at center – which might be as far as he can rise in this organization. Is there really more upside for him? Is he spinning his wheels here, possibly being better served elsewhere? Time will tell.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Markov not returning to the Habs.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Markov is great – when he plays. He should have been a pitcher. Appears once every four games.

Satan81
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I’ve long-considered Markov to be one of the more underrated defensemen in the league. He was a rock for Montreal.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Had a wonderful moment when I woke up and thought it was Sunday. The moment was nice while it lasted.

Sign Pasta.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

hey all…blah blah blah…things and stuff…..today should be friday and its not and im not ok with this.

Satan81
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I oversteeped my tea and now it’s too bitter.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Im out of Tea and im too lazy to go to the mall to get more. sad

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Have you ever tried teavana? They have a store at the Burlington Mall, but they also have an online store, so you can have the tea come to you.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

yeah teavana is where i get my looseleaf from.

Satan81
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I’m gonna check these folks out tomorrow ’cause they just opened a shop in Davis Square:

https://memteaimports.com/

The London Bear
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Legend tells of an Englishman who like neither tea nor soccer

Spoiler
It’s me

I do like fruit teas or herbal teas, but not “proper” tea

carvinbass18
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Who are you???

Satan81
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*blinkblink*

You still like scones, right?

The London Bear
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Hell yes!

Jam first, then cream.

And it rhymes with “gone” not with “bone”!

(both very divisive issues over here grin)

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

But if you don’t like tea, how are you going to have buttered scones for tea after you chop down trees, eat your lunch & go to the lavatory?

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You’re supposed to not like SPAM!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I read this as ” too lazy to go to the mail and get more”. That would be lazy.

Satan 81's Sister
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I hope you’re never around me when I drink tea because your head would explode.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

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Satan81
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*twitch*

Random tea trivia: David Byrne’s record label, Luaka Bop, is named after the BOP grade of Luaka tea. (BOP = Broken Orange Pekoe)

IntentionallyWidenberg
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OMG, that bear looks so adorable!
Can we get a grizzly bear?
Please
please
please
please?

Satan 81's Sister
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Those bears were me yesterday. No matter how much I ate, I was still hungry.

Satan81
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MadScientist72
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MadScientist72
carvinbass18
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recch

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Great to have Spoons back in the fold. That’s a pretty fair value, IMO. Seems like the Spoonman is always trying to prove himself. One more time, eh? Oh, and he could be attractive trade bait at that price should the need arise.
Another great day in paradise yesterday! Worked on the house til 2, then went paddling. I hadn’t been in a boat for almost three weeks. Felt so good!
I’m in total fuck off mode as Senor Douchebag won’t even answer an email. I’m not sure I care.
Fuck it!
Moar hawkey soon, pleez!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Señor Douchebag’s is the worst Mexican restaurant EVER!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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It’s good to see Spooner back at a reasonable price. Even if he’s proving to be less than we had previously hoped, he’s still a good option for that third-line center role. He’s certainly the best option in the pipeline today, unless we were willing to move Backes out of the top-6 (which – in general – I am not)

If he’d gotten north of $3M, then that would be the new Chris Kelly contract that we’d never hear the end of.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

If he could play defense like Chris Kelly, he’d be worth north of $3M.

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