Morning Free Association: Setting the Team

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Tuesday was the day for roster finalization. That wasn’t the biggest news of the day, though. Malcolm Subban didn’t clear waivers and was taken by the Vegas Golden Knights. Malcolm surely had his critics but Don Sweeney felt that this was a real loss to the team.

“You know it’s disappointing, you know, we’ve had a lot of time investment in Malcolm and seeing him grow on and off the ice and it’s a loss for our hockey club.”

It’s a shame because it seemed that Malcolm was taking a step forward in his game coming off strong performances during the preseason, like he was finally recovered from his gruesome laryngeal injury. Plus, it was cool have a Subban on our team; he isn’t PK but he’s the next best thing, PK’s brother.

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We’re all probably taking this in stride today because we may have anticipated this. Hockey Twitter™ has had some stuff to say about it.

Yeah, you knew that someone would say something about how all the first draft selections by the Bruins over a span of time were no longer in the system. Technically, the Bruins have the rights to Arnesson but he is playing in Sweden because he couldn’t hack the AHL. This list misses the point says more about scouting and drafting than it does about keeping young talent. Sure, Ty Ty and Dougie are there but one was a Chiarelli move and the other wanted out of town. Everyone already agrees that the returns for those trades weren’t good long-term, so can we move on?

So, what did the Bruins do after that news came down? They signed another goalie. Kyle Keyser (think of all the nicknames we could have!) is an 18-year-old goalie from Coral Gables, FL who participated in Bruins rookie camp in September. Okay, well good to know.

It looks like Matt Grzelcyk has won the job of Torey Krug replacement to start the season, or something like that. Both he and Paul Postma are on the 23-man roster to start the season. Yale grad Rob O’Gara was sent down to Providence yesterday. Krug and Austin Czarnik were both placed on IR.

At this point, the roster looks like this, in alphabetical order:

Noel Acciari
David Backes
Matt Beleskey
Patrice Bergeron
Anders Bjork
Jake DeBrusk
David Krejci
Sean Kuraly
Brad Marchand
Riley Nash
David Pastrnak
Tim Schaller
Ryan Spooner
Frank Vatrano

Brandon Carlo
Zdeno Chara
Matt Gryzelcyk
Charlie McAvoy
Adam McQuaid
Kevin Miller
Paul Postma

Austin Czarnik (IR)
Torey Krug (IR)

Yeah, Frank Vatrano made it. More on him tomorrow.

Patrice Bergeron left Tuesday’s practice and is day-to-day with a lower body issue. Is that true? Or is his wife finally having baby Bergeron? Enquiring minds want to know…and will have to wait to find out.


Two last things:

  • Our very own London Bear had a write-up in the Racing Post on some hockey odds for the betting types. Give it a read and show him some love.
  • The new Bearly on Topic episode is out now. It’s an episode in which we make all sorts of predictions for the season. Listen, pretty please?

 

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

You guys still here?

phonymahoney
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MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

So, who are they going to cut, Pickard or Fleury? Or are they going to roll 3 goalies?

Miss Muse
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So some guy who’s not Greg Wyshinski made his predictions for the year and we all know how much that means, especially now, but hey, he’s naming Charlie McAvoy the winner of the Calder this year, I hope he’s that good to be considered seriously!

phonymahoney
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He definitely is that good. You missed out by not watching BU home game streams last year! Bjork could be a sleeper for it, too.

Satan81
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phonymahoney
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…..That is just WEIRD.

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Miss Muse
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I just saw that, too! That’s just crazy.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Okay, the rosters look pretty solid. I have B rad on both teams!!!!! That is a win!!!!!! Okay, going to work. I’ll check in with youse later.

The London Bear
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You also have Wayne SImmonds on H2H. I always go after him – lots of powerplay points, lots of PIM.

phonymahoney
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tons of shots too, if i recall correctly

Satan81
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So…uh…if Vegas was to assign Malcolm Subban to the minors – which seems likely given that they already have Fleury and Pickard – he would have to clear waivers again. In which case, the Bruins would get first and automatic priority to reclaim him, and then he’d be immediately eligible to play in Providence.

Stay tuned, I suppose.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Maybe Vegas is about to #SHOCKTHEWORLD and waive either Fleury or Pickard? Otherwise, they must be hoping that we don’t want to keep Malcolm badly enough to steal him back.

Plus, it was cool have a Subban on our team; he isn’t PK but he’s the next best thing, PK’s brother.

In one important way, having Malcolm was better than having PK. Malcolm doesn’t have any Habs-stink on him. That shit never completely washes off.

phonymahoney
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Really good point. Didn’t this happen with the Wings and Martin Frk? I think maybe?

phonymahoney
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The London Bear
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Really? How bizarre. Hope he hasn’t booked his flight yet!

Satan 81's Sister
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
I have been AWOI (absent without internet. Ssshhhhh! I’m at the library.
Haven’t even checked out my team(s) yet.
Frankie V still on the roster! I think that shot is tough to give up on. Play responsibly!!!
Double last night, double tonight. It’s hockey (and dead gourd) season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obviously, I have had enough coffee.

Oh yeah – Howdy strangers!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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If Frankie waiver-eligible? I can’t imagine he’d get through waivers unclaimed if he got sent down.

phonymahoney
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Good morning!

Play responsibly!!!

I love it!

Frankie has a great shot, but I really wish he would do something.. ANYTHING… when he doesn’t have the puck.

Satan 81's Sister
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Perhaps he could bust out into a song and dance when he doesn’t have the puck. At least it would be entertaining.

phonymahoney
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If that’s not a reason to keep a roster spot for him, I don’t know what is.

Maybe he accomplishes more with a healthy season. Who knows.

Satan 81's Sister
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It can be an ongoing series: Things Frankie Does When No Puck.
-Knitting
-Juggling
-Capoeria

phonymahoney
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-Parkour
-Crossword puzzles
-Watercolor painting

Miss Muse
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He relaxes. Duh. smile

phonymahoney
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Ha!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

First he goes to Hollywood, THEN he relaxes. Then he becomes Pope.

Miss Muse
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Awwww, you’re right. I can’t keep up with this kid’s itinerary! smile

phonymahoney
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He’s very busy, OKAY?

Satan 81's Sister
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That’s why he doesn’t have time for anything but shooting the puck.

phonymahoney
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It’s true, kid’s got a lot of hobbies

Satan 81's Sister
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Well done, Muse, well done. smile

The London Bear
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Took me a minute but … very good grin

The London Bear
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I sense a meme series coming on …

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I prefer to think he’s practicing soliloquy.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

He’s communing with the Almighty.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

‘Twas the night before puck drop and all through the forum so many lost posters were stirring and posting and returning.

(I have too much shit to do to actually make that rhyme)

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Yeah, that!

phonymahoney
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Lacking writing skills today, but friends, I have gifs!
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Satan 81's Sister
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You are definitely in mid season form with your gif game today!

phonymahoney
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Sometimes it just comes to you. It’s like Jagr and the puck. Magic.

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Miss Muse
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I can not stop looking at this gif.

phonymahoney
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I know, it’s hypnotic.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Hey Peeps!

I think I did all right all things considered with autodraft. I have Pasta and Krug on one team anyway. Does anyone know if his status has been updated? I’d love to see him at the Vegas game I’m going to but am not holding my breath.

I’ve been stupidly busy at work since the school year started not just because tis the season but I’m being put in charge of a lot more things. Hopefully a raise will be attached to this soon!

I hope to pop in here more often now the season has started (kinda). I’m gonna try to watch part of the game tomorrow at work.

Also I hope Pasta’s not too broken up that his buddy is leaving but at least now he’ll have an excuse to go to Vegas.

Oh lord.

Satan 81's Sister
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Hey you!

The London Bear
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phonymahoney
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1. WELCOME BACK!
2. HOCKEY!
3. MORE HOCKEY!
4. I still think it is a 3 week window for Krug, so I’d guess he’ll be back in 1.5-2 weeks?
5. Glad you’ll be around more, we miss ya

Satan81
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Heya!

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