Morning Free Association: The Kids Are Alright

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The Boston Bruins roster is beginning to take shape. Yesterday, Tommy Cross and Jordan Szwarz were sent down to Providence joining others teammates sent down on Sunday. Last week, Cédric Paré and Jack Studnicka were returned to their junior teams.

Cross and Szwarz still have to clear waivers to get to the Providence Bruins camp. Malcolm Subban is still in the Boston camp and saw game action last night. He would also need to clear waivers to get to the P-Bruins.

There are two more games to be played and more decisions to be made but it looks like this team will have plenty of youth.

Let’s talk about last night’s game.

No Toews. No Kane. No Keith. While Chicago was clearly testing their younger players, Cassidy rolled out his new look first line of Marchand-Bergeron-Bjork, which looks like a good one.

In the first 10 minutes of the game, three Bruins scored: David Pastrnak (0:52), Jeremy Lauzon (1:28), and Anders Bjork (9:46).

It’s nice to have some fire power, even against the other teams scrubs.

That’s not to say that they’re weren’t some clunky shots. Noel Acciari was storming toward an open side of the net on a breakaway but managed to lift the pass high and wide. Even Bjork had a similarly good opportunity but failed shot. But they got it down, even with Ol’ Man Bergeron putting the bow on the package with a power play goal.

As for Malcolm, he wasn’t perfect but he looked pretty solid through much of the game.

After watching some of these youngsters play, I think this season is going to be fun.

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phonymahoney
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Lauzon is adorable, he likes to play physical, “You know, with a hedge”.

Satan81
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Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

hey all, wanted to say hi while im here (and yet not here). Wish i caught the game….things sounds optimistic about the kids….and thats saying something with all the bloptimism last year.

Cannot wait till regular season.

Last weekend of Big E this weekend, any takers?

Satan 81's Sister
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Damnit, I failed miserable at planning life this month.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Already over this day. Seems like it’s going to be a FIX ALL THE PROBLEMS day. Weeeeeeeeee!

phonymahoney
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Satan81
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From the HEOTP game thread last night:

You know that thing you did once?
Walking down the stairs and you think there is one more step but there isn’t and you damned near fall on your ass.
That’s how it feels to play for Montreal in 2017.

The London Bear
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Hahaha!

Still, I guess it’s kind of inevitable Price will carry them and we’ll be wondering how such a bad team can win so many games.

phonymahoney
Editor

Price will Carey them ***

Satan81
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The way it’s looking, Price will need to have a Vezina-caliber season in order to get the Habs into the playoffs. That team has no depth, half a defense, and disorganization in their top two lines. Maybe Hudon and Mete can step up to help them, but that team appears to be in serious trouble. They do have about $6mil in cap space, so maybe they can make a move or two.

Satan81
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I was at the game last night! Some observations:

– That Bjork kid is legit. He’s a natural fit on the Bergeron and Marchand line. He also has that “puck always follows him” quality. Lots of hustle, lots of hockey sense.
– Malcolm wasn’t perfect, but that might have been the best game I’ve seen him play. Still Dobber’s job to lose, but Malcolm may yet have a future.
– There were things to like about Lauzon and O’Gara, but they’re definitely still learning. I don’t expect any regular action from them until at least next season.
– I don’t remember much of anything from Grzelcyk at all.
– Spooner had a good game. Backes had a better game than he did on Tuesday. Beleskey looked decent out there.
– Fitzgerald, Kuraly, Acciari, Schaller…eh. They had a hard time generating any chances when they had the puck in the offensive zone, but they did a good job of getting the other team to dither about in their own end. In short, they did totally normal 4th line stuff. We’ll end up with a passable 4th line for sure.
– Overall our game along the boards was really good.
– Did DeBrincat play last night? Huh. Box score says he played for 16min. I had no idea.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Bjork seems like a keeper.
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I thought O’Gara would be closer to NHL ready than he is, but he’s still young.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

O’Gara is 24!!!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Crap, I thought he was 21!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Is the Swedish Chef tossing Michael Jackson heads in that GIF?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Do you not recognize Icelandic singing sensation and right wing, Bjork?

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

OK, that makes more sense. Today is Monday for me, so I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed.

phonymahoney
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Good morning, pals!

  • I really like Malcolm and want him to make it.
  • I really like Dobie and want him to make it.
  • I really like DeBrusk and want him to make it.
  • Can’t we have a football-style roster with 10383638956 guys on the team?
  • Working from home for half the day and then heading to our grand tasting/trade show. Gonna be a big one. Luckily I can walk there from here, so drinking too much is not a concern.
  • I can’t really watch preseason games. I hate when I don’t know what numbers people are wearing.
  • I’m not a huge fan of the numbers on our new and “improved” jerseys. At first I thought they were okay but now I flat out don’t like them.
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Needs to be a college football roster like Ohio U has – pretty much everyone in the Buckeye State is on their roster!

    The London Bear
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    heading to our grand tasting/trade show

    This sounds like the kind of thing that makes the rest of the year bearable.

    our new and “improved” jerseys

    The Gold is far too yellow! And yeah, the old numbers were better.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    I keep wondering why they are wearing knock-off jerseys.

    The London Bear
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    That’s what they look like, yeah! Those Chinese ones you see on ebay

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Good morning, Pals!
    How smooth was that pass Bergy sent to Bjork? That was like mayonnaise! Fuckin’ smooth!
    Championship of the Universe in Danbury tonight (D league final)!!!!! I’m bringing a big block of cheese. I’m going to have the scorekeeper hold it up every time he hears some w(h)ine..

    Just showing myself out….. with a mug of coffee!

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