Morning Free Association: It’s October!

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Hey, it’s October which means only one thing: the return of pumpkin spice everything!

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Have you wondered what else we can pumpkinify?

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Have we made everything pumpkin that can be pumpkined?

Huh?

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(Yeah, I just put this is here because it’s adorable.)

Okay, okay, I don’t know where I can go with that. It’s October which means the start of the hockey season. Training camp is over, the preseason games done, and the roster just needs to be set. Easy peasy, right? Well…

We know that Anders Bjork is a lock. His play with Brad and Bergy has been good and it makes you want to see more.

Bjork Bjork Bjork

However, it remains to be seen what happens with Jake DeBrusk. He looks like he can play aside Krejci and Pasta, but nothing has been finalized yet. Also, what happens to JFK, Austin Czarnik, and Frank Vatrano? As for Frankie V, it looks like he’s done himself no favors this preseason and he may be heading to Providence if he can clear waivers.

There’s nothing confirming this yet. He’s not waivers exempt due to his age and his contract status. Should he be sent down to Providence, he’s likely to not clear waivers. He’s in the third year of his ELC with a cap hit of $925,000 including all bonuses.

Would Don Sweeney risk losing him to waivers or can he trade him? Today, we can try to figure out what he might do, and discuss other roster moves.

 

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
Satan81
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Tommy Cross, Jordan Szwarz, and Jakub Zboril assigned to Providence.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Worked all weekend. Boo. Running on fumes today.

Yay, October! Hockey and Red Sox playoffs!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Morning all, YAY OCTOBER! BOO MORTGAGE PAYMENT!
T- 9 days till i go to Pitts for 40 days and 40 nights….i suppose i should pack for a great flood….should have bought more beef jerky at the big E.

Speaking of Big E, nice to see VA and GH, shame on everyone who didnt go.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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And then you get out.

(the crowd may or may not throw crap at you.)

phonymahoney
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Morning, pals!

  • I can’t believe it’s October!
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  • It makes me want to carve pumpkins!
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  • It makes me want to frolic in the autumn leaves!
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  • It makes me remember I can’t go to the beach anymore!
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  • Wait a minute! This was a HAPPPY October post!
  • It makes me want hockey hugs!
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  • I am so excited for hockey, particularly because I’m really intrigued by the roster. Looking like Frankie doesn’t make it, Spooner stays in the lineup and on the team for a while, and that Grizz is actually a possibility after having a great camp and good preseason with Krug being out.
  • Let’s see… my skating has been “meh” of late. I have realized that a) my skating dude is a security blanket for me, so when I go out there alone, I’m a wimp and b) apparently if I do anything slowly I’m much more likely to overthink / lose balance / scare the crap out of myself.
  • With that, I think we’ve reached the part of our program where my skating does not improve unless I hit public skate in mostly full gear so I will quit being a weenie.
  • With that, it sucks to get old and actually be afraid to break your body, hahahaha
  • However, I signed up for a league in January.
  • How annoying are my bullet points today? They’re even annoying ME.
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  • I have a coworker who smokes like a chimney, has COPD and was out for a few days last week. She just came in and declared that it’s the AC that’s making her sick. What?
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  • Happy Monday, friends!
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    The London Bear
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    Well that sounds like classic smokers’ logic. Ha!

    What kind of league you signed up for? A hockey league?

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    What kind of league you signed up for? A hockey league?

    Si. And the last time I played in one was last century. Seriously.

    The London Bear
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    Excellent, good luck with that. What’s you role? Playmaker, sniper, pest?

    phonymahoney
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    Who knows, at this point. I’m thinking a Jagr type role (slow, old, use my big butt to my advantage) may be the way to go.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I see you as an Espo type. Jesus saves, but Mahoney scores on the rebound!!!! Sorry, Frankie.

    The London Bear
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    Is it October yet? Hell, yeah it is!

    Might be worth shopping Frankie around. Maybe we can get that left-shot D?

    Gotta be reasonably confident going into this season. A more comfortable qualification first the playoffs and a couple of rounds over postseason would do me this year, I think.

    Annoyingly nhl.tv have finally (after two years) realised that my US Playstation account is a fake, so I can’t watch games through my ps4 any more. Ipad it is!

    I have no idea why the league doesn’t have a deal with Sony UK. I pay the same subscription as everyone else – later me watch it how I want! Gah!

    phonymahoney
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    I’m really intrigued by what we could do with all the spare parts and “maybe” players we have right now. I really wish we could pick up another LD.

    I think that at the very least, it’s going to be a really fun season. It sucks that you’re getting hosed on the TV front.

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