Morning Free Association: Hockey Is Coming

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Today I want to focus on other things. Yesterday I said all I need to say about the large , dark cloud looming over Bruins’ fans’ picnic. We’re just going to say this and move on:

For hockey is on the horizon.

Captains’ practices started late last week, a week ahead of rookie camp and two in front of Bruins training camp.

On the ice yesterday were 31 Bruins, which is a fabulous amount of players this far ahead.


Is the team invigorated by the coaching change of last season with players, young and old, hitting the ice early to work together to build chemistry? Maybe. This group is skewing very young, so it’s a good bet that those vying roster spots work on skills with their fellow players (and possibly linemates).

Yesterday was the first day that Zdeno Chara, David Backes, Brad Marchand, and Davd Krejci hit the ice. I’m pretty sure all of these guys will make the team.

Hockey is coming. Pre-season games start in 12 days.

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Satan81
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omg omg omg
please please please

http://www.tsn.ca/bruins-pastrnak-working-on-eight-year-term-1.848544

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do it do it do it

The London Bear
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Just when you thought this rule couldn’t get any worse …

Satan81
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Best weather site:

http://weatherishappening.com/

Satan81
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omg omg omg

So, I’m gonna be in Stockholm in November for a music festival. It’ll be my third trip to Sweden and I’m gonna make sure I finally see a hockey game over there. Best option given my schedule appears to be a game in Linköping. I checked hotels in the area, and found this:

http://www.fawltytowers.se/

Thetallest81
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Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. I’ve been cellphoneless since Monday. Should finally have a new one this evening. Been really weird not to have one.

Satan81
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Wyshynski did his ranking of Cup contenders, and his take on the Bruins is surprisingly fair:

https://sports.yahoo.com/ranking-stanley-cup-contenders-2017-18-nhl-season-154819592.html

The Bruins are in that nebulous space of having a 40-year-old anchoring their defense, a top line that can devastate opponents and a lineup dotted with burgeoning young standouts. And David Backes. There’s something here, but we’re not entirely sure what it is.

The London Bear
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Another one bigging up the Lightning …

Satan 81's Sister
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There’s something here, but we’re not entirely sure what it is.

That actually sums up how I’m feeling about this season.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I read that yesterday and…yeah. I pretty much agree.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I have a confession. I’ve been recording SCOC’s signs with an RCA CMR-300 I found in my parent’s basement.

Satan81
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Hey! Don’t tape over that copy of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Hockey!

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