Morning Free Association: Preseason Begins!

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Tonight is the official start of the preseason for the Boston Bruins. Where are they playing this evening?

There's No Canada Like French Canada

Yes, the Bruins have a “home game” at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City against everyone’s favourite team to hate, the Montreal Canadiens. We all know that a certain fine, wonderful and awesome centerman comes from that city and we expect that it will be his show.

Introducing Patrice Bergeron

Patrice!

Head coach Bruce Cassidy said that he plans on playing a bunch of young guns tonight.

I wonder how many are from this group?

On the other side, Habs coach Claude Julien is playing a different tactic.

That’s nice, I guess.

I hope that the team I like wins this game that totally doesn’t count that I can’t watch because it’s only on RDS.

The regular season is only 18 days away!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

5th???? 5th???? LOL…..

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I’ve given up trying to get value from The Hockey News.

Everything I read there doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

Satan81
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I really miss Adam Proteau’s writing for THN.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Granted… I am skeptical that they will get value from prospects other than Carlo & McAvoy.
I don’t think they get much more this season from their forward prospects than they did from Froyo & Griff.

Satan81
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If we don’t get value from our forward prospects, we’re in serious trouble.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Not having Moore, Stafford may sting a little for depth….but im also hoping Bjork and maybe even Senyshyn to make up for some of the forward depth….i dont know if we see JFK in the lineup or not but i think with a healthy Acciari and maybe even Kuraly and debrusk getting play time…someone is going to step up.

Satan81
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It really comes down to whether you think the B’s will get sufficient forward depth from their pool of prospects. I can accept that a given writer is skeptical.

Satan 81's Sister
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I could only read so far because I was rolling my eyes too much.

And yeah, it sucked they got knocked out in the first round but everyone seems to forget they were close games. Neither team won by more than one goal not to mention ALL THE OVERTIMES! And, oh yeah, ALL THE INJURIES!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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The German Hammer is kinder on the Francophone conceit than I would have been.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Leafs with fake injuries?

i thought only the Habnots pulled this shit (and Mike Ribiero, who still has Habstink).

phonymahoney
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Good morning, pals!

It’s a glorious day to hate the Habs!
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  • A little achy. Skated Saturday, though not as much as I wanted to, and got back into the couch to 5k this weekend. I get lax on the running every now and then and start back at the beginning. The good part, I guess, is that the WALKING intervals are the ones that I dread. Maybe I should skip ahead a little, maybe not.
  • Roomies’ move has been delayed and they’ll be out by the end of this week. It turns out there’s been a development in the “where am I going to live” saga and I’m staying put. Big misunderstanding between landlady and I. So, that’s a plus I guess. My grand plan was to put money away and buy a condo by the end of next year, so this will help.
  • With that, other than hockey tickets and a last donner with my roomies tonight, I really need to be a good girl and stop fucking spending money. I have been fresh.
  • Speaking of hockey tickets, JOE, Melissa and I are going to BU @ Quinnipiac on 10/8 and are going to Ted’s in Meriden either before or after the game if you want to meet up for hockey, lunch, or both.
  • I am psyched about camp and can’t wait til the preseason is over. On to hockey season!
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    last donner with my roomies tonight,

    Donner Party, table for 3!

    I’ll look into tickets for the BU-Bobcat showdown. We’d love to see you two.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan81
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    omg I get to see live hockey-like substance tomorrow

    *bounce*

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    Morning all, long weekend….was nice to see stripes and play a round…i need to return his disc!

    Finished shoveling a ton of gravel and stacking a cord of wood ontop of baking for a block party….adulting is tiring.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Yup, a fun round. Keep the driver, you can use it on water holes. I hope someone finds yours. People are pretty good about turning them in there.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    I took out the trash and swept the kitchen. That was enough adulting for me.

    Satan81
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    I had an ADHD meltdown over the weekend and fought through it by working on spreadsheets for work.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    How long does it take to make a chest protector?

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    i would think its less about manufacturing and more about safety testing and standardizing. Though, securing that much material to ship out to all players at once could be time consuming.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    True, but this seems to happen every season.
    Proposed equipment change.
    hemming & hawwing
    Ratified equipment change.
    Complaints ‘oh, it isn’t ready yet’
    Change deferred until next season.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Morning all. Leaves are turning. Don’t think it’s going to be a vibrant foliage season this year. Most of the leaves just seem to be dropping off.

    Golden Knights Twitter was killing it yet again during yesterday’s game.

    Satan81
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    omg yes, go read the Knights twitter account:

    phonymahoney
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    Scrolling! This is fancy!

    The London Bear
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    Hi folks.

    The game is tonight? I thought it was tomorrow. Lucky for me I stopped by!

    I’ve been doing some research and I’m thinking Marchy could come close to winning the scoring title this year.

    The main reasons:
    1) After Cassidy took over he seemed to rely more heavily on the top two lines, and looking at the likely lines for this season that’ll be the case again.

    2) Bergy will hopefully be fully fit, not carrying a painful injury all year, so that should help 63 get a few more points.

    3) He’s been trending upwards the last few seasons and at 29 there’s no reason he should drop off.

    McDavid was miles clear in the scoring race last year, but Marchy’s 85 points in 80 games was only four points off second place.

    Hey, if you can’t be bloptimistic at this time of year, when can you be?

    I’m off to the bookies!

    Satan81
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    First pre-season game is tonight! First one at the Garden is tomorrow night!

    It’ll definitely be interesting to see how the team does with a full year under Cassidy. I’m curious to see how much the game plan will change given that Cassidy will get a fresh start to the season and will be able to do more than a mid-season modification to what Claude had in place.

    I still give McDavid the strong edge on winning the Art Ross. Marchy could be in the running for the Maurice Richard, though.

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