Morning Free Association: You Love Brad

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So much to talk about this morning, what with that con-

Yeah, still no deal. Let’s talk about Brad Marchand instead.


First, we cut to Halifax where our dear Brad is performing some puck battlles with the one, the only, Sidney Crosby. Brad has been elevated by last season’s career highs in points (39G, 46A) and that World Cup of Coffee win. I think he’s trained with Sid before, but it’s fun to see some real footage.

Now, another Haligonian connection of ours, our resident (busy and absent) geologist, Dr. Handgrenaid retweeted this Graphic Comments tweet this weekend:

For those of you who cannot see Twitter, or for whom Twitter is blocked, this is a pictorial representation of alignments and hockey players, well not all hockey players; it appears to just be forwards in this case. I hope that eventual followups will involve both one for defensemen and a separate one for goalies. The forwards alignment assignments are as follows:

Lawful Good: Henrik Sedin
Lawful Neutral: Sean Monahan
Lawful Evil: Patrick Kane

Neutral Good: Sidney Crosby
Neutral Neutral: Jonathan Toews
Neutral Evil: Shane Doan

Chaotic Good: Alex Ovechkin
Chaotic Neutral: Brad Marchand
Chaotic Evil: Corey Perry

Now, I realise that not everyone follows Ye Olde D&D alignment system, so I will basically just quote from easydamus about Chaotic Neutral for you and you can read the rest at your leisure:

Chaotic Neutral, “Free Spirit”

A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn’t strive to protect others’ freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it.

Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society’s restrictions and a do-gooder’s zeal.

Chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society.

Does this sound like our Brad? Where we would put other Bruins players in this system? Where the pizza at?

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