Morning Free Association: Finally!

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So, David Pastrnak will remain a Bruin for the next six seasons.

Pastrnak celebrated with his mom while signing his new deal.

Meanwhile, other things are going on with the team.

The Bruins look to add depth at RW with Teddy Purcell in camp on a PTO. He has New England ties and thinks he can make a difference. Fun fact, he apparently wrangled Torey Krug’s phone number from former Bruin Milan Lucic and that was his in. Now we know how to get to Donny – talk to Torey.

Today being a strength and conditioning day, the players currently in camp did all sorts of feats of strength.

Speaking of Chara, there’s talk of an extension.

Of course, the source on that is Haggs, so who knows if it’s anything other than speculation. Oh wait, Kalman backs it up.

Speaking of Kalman, he spoke with David Backes, the Bruins player who has been the brutal butt end of the joke about Bruins management wasting money on veteran players over 30 after not paying the younger talent. Backes admits that last year was a compressed, confusing mess between moving cities and the World Cup of Coffee, and that he hopes to fot it better this season.

“I don’t know if it’s something to prove. I think it’s more of a focus on playing hockey and being the best hockey player I can,” Backes said. “While I wouldn’t say that wasn’t my focus last year, I also had some peripheral items, changing cities for the first time in 10 years, to take care of. I think those things are taken care of and now we can play hockey and that’s going to be the focus.

Backes might also benefit from a schedule that isn’t being tightened by World Cup of Hockey, like last season, or an Olympic Games.

“I think the schedule not being as compressed lends itself to playing a heavier harder game on a regular basis, where you’re going to have time to recuperate and regenerate in between to go do it again. With a bigger body that likes to play in the hard areas, that time is certainly welcome,” he said.

We’ll see…

Happy Friday!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

One more time for Tallest:
5:30PM Today @ Page Park – Championship of the Disc Golf Universe (as we know it)!
Leave work early and remember to go in late Monday to make up for it!!!!
I need you to Tonya Harding my kids leg. He’s throwing too far!!!!!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

hahaha i will see what i can do about making it! dont worry, page has all those rotten trees in the way for those long distance guys to hit.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

p.s. my lungs hate me this season so i may have to take it easy, but ill give you a text around 4 if you still have the same #

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Same digits!

Satan 81's Sister
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Well this is pretty damn awesome. Packed house for Vegas practice.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Wow! Does their practice arena have slots & a free buffet?

phonymahoney
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Yaaaaaaay!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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It seems really strange to play hockey on a rink that’s all bent like that…

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

It’s a new rule change for the ’17-’18 season – all rinks must be boomerang-shaped. The ice is actually more bent that it looks in the pic. Almost as bent as Bettman’s soul.

phonymahoney
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It’s a game of angles, my friend

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
All hail the Sweenius!!!!! Without getting overly gushy, the Bs could have gone the way of the LA Kings. Instead they have rebuilt and retooled without changing their core. The team looks to be a contendah for the next several seasons.
Although I have been known to beat up on Chara, I would like to see him extended. The man is a monster and is still driven. If Chara wants to stay, hell yes. Do it.
Got called in for a single game last night. The call would have been better thirty minutes earlier (before I cracked open the second Peroni). Knees were barking a bit the last period and a half (or half the game, depending on how you’re keeping score), but that was to be expected – three nights in a row after sitting in a tiny boat for six days.
Back to work. I’ll be whackin’ weeds all day he(r)e.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Although I have been known to beat up on Chara, I would like to see him extended. The man is a monster and is still driven. If Chara wants to stay, hell yes. Do it.

Agreed. They have to find a way to reduce his minutes, though.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

#pastasigned

Satan81
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It’s still true!

Satan 81's Sister
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The London Bear
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Hi folks,

Oooh, lots of hockey things happening – exciting!

Chara doesn’t need extending – he’s big enough already (badum, tsss). Seriously, though, if his minutes can be cut there’s no reason he can’t be really effective for a couple more years yet.

Neverending Pasta goals!!

phonymahoney
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Satan81
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Yay! We can have nice things!

The Pasta contract is the biggest statement that the Chiarelli era is over.

Satan 81's Sister
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A toast to Sweeney!
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phonymahoney
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Agreed!

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phonymahoney
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

PASTA FOR EVERYBODY, EVEN THE MEECES


That took me waaaaayyyy, back, back, back….

phonymahoney
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Classic!

phonymahoney
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Good morning!

Nice piece by Kalman right here:

Couldn’t agree with this part more:

Frankly, you’d love for Ryan Spooner and Frank Vatrano to have half the desire now that Pastrnak had as a 19-year-old rookie to be a 200-foot player.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

You’ve gotta think that the time he’s spent on the line with Bergy & Marchy had a lot to do with his drive to be a better all-zone 2-way player.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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And how Sweeney handled him in Providence. But I mostly think he just had a really good attitude coming into the Bruins org.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Word

Satan81
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Zdeno Chara once again won the pull-up challenge. He finished with 25.

The 6’9″ guy won the pull-up challenge. That dude is a monster.

As for a Chara extension, I’m all for it if he can still play but do we finally give the captaincy to Bergy?

Anyone want to go with me to the pre-season game against the Red Wings on Tuesday?

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

The 6’9″ guy won the pull-up challenge. That dude is a monster.

Did anyone check to make sure his feet weren’t still on the floor? Did they have a special, higher bar just for him?

The London Bear
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Anyone want to go with me to the pre-season game against the Red Wings on Tuesday?

I’d love to, but don’t think I can get out of work

Satan81
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Booooooo!

phonymahoney
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Dude is legit a monster.

Tuesdays are tough for me right now, but thank you!

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. ALL HAIL SWEENEY!

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