Morning Free Association – August 9

International competition – it’s like another language for relationship building.

That language is apparently not Russian

At the Sochi Hockey Open, the Canadian an Russian national squads had a bit of a disagreement(h/t PuckDaddy)

This was at a pre-Olympic competition where the two national teams and some KHL teams were present. This being the case, I’ll toss ion some other Olympic stuff. I’d thought I was done talking about it for at least a month, but when not in Seoul, do as the not-in-Seoulmans do…

In other Olympics news, WaPo reports that – to no-one’s surprise – Ovi intends to go to the games even if the NHL doesn’t. It’s not the first time he’s said this. Caps owner Ted Leonsis had Ovi’s back in this matter back in December.
Also this week, deputy NHL commissioner Bill Daly told us that AHL players (and other minor-leaguers) on NHL deals would not be able to participate. This is the expected corollary to the AHL announcing that players on AHL-only deals WILL be able to compete in the Olympics.

Also in the news, NBC color commentary man, Eddie Olczyk is beginning treatment for colon cancer. I encourage fans to bury any disdain for Edzo long enough to wish him well.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Am I listening to Abba at work today? Yes, yes I am.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

#signpasta

yesterday was a hard one, lost two of my coworkers and it feels like my job is infinitely closer to being on the line as the last contractor on site. Company is in a shitty situation and they have no one to blame but themselves and with the Fed. govt funding going to coal and nat gas we are pretty much screwed.

on a lighter note…only a week till my bday….not even sure if im gonna do anything for it.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I hope something good comes out of it for you. Play some disc on your birthday!!!
We might be playing page at 530 ( but could wait til 6 ). I’m waiting for the rink to tell me if I’m working tonight.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Definitely playing page today. Message on my phone if you are in.

Satan 81's Sister
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Ugh, that always sucks. Fingers crossed it all works out well for you.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Sign Pasta, Pals!
Really, get this done, please.
Easy double last night. A friend was in net second game. She was in tears as she may be donating a kidney to one of her kids soon. The kid (18 ) was there smiling and my friend won her game, but wow! Intensity! Nice family and I hope it works out. Interesting for any spectators – goalie and ref hugging before the game.
Counting days to our Cataract Canyon trip. My buddy and driving out with the gear…… what could go wrong?
Cawfee!!!!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Hope all goes for the best, that is a tough situation with the kid. Good to hear they are taking it with a positive attitude.

Satan 81's Sister
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Best of health to your friend and her kid.

The London Bear
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Intense indeed. No parent should have to go through that. Best wishes to them

The London Bear
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Hi folks.

Best wishes to Edzo.

Jeez, is there even going to be a Korea come February? The fate of the world in the hands of Kim and Donny? Scary.

In other news, we had a nice trip to Bratislava zoo yesterday. I was a bit uncomfortable with going, since I’m a bit uncomfortable with zoos in general, but most of the animals were living in family groups and had big enclosures with somewhere they could go to be out of sight if they wanted, so that was good to see. Fittingly Little Bear’s favourite was the Brown Bear …

Me and some guys from work have formed a darts team and I’ve been picked as captain as I’m considered the most responsible. Truly this is more a reflection on them than it is on me!

My first task was to find a home venue, and after ten fruitless days I’ve had three pubs this morning offer to host us! League games start next month and I’m really looking forward to it.

Heading back to rainy London tomorrow. Not looking forward to that but my liver and waistline will benefit!

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Satan 81's Sister
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Oh boy, you’re the most responsible and you all throw pointy objects? smile

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Sounds like you had a great vacay. I’m going to put Slovakia on my list.

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