Morning Free Association: Another Exciting Hockey Week Begins

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Hey guys, we’re back! Did we miss anything?

Apparently the Bruins decided to win the games we didn’t watch nor see live (Coyotes, Canucks), to lose the live ones (Avs, Golden Knights), and aggressively lose the one we were home to see on TV (Sabres). I know it was an overtime loss, so it seems unfair to call it an “aggressive” loss but the Bruins had control of that game until they decided to not have it. They should’ve won that one because Buffalo isn’t that good.

They suck

I only hope that this puts to rest the Rask/ Khudobin goalie controversy that only Haggs wants to propagate.

Intentionally Widenberg and I have much to say about the road games and their venues and we hope to do that sometime this week. It’s not like we have a busy game schedule to recap between now and Thursday.

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Anyway, how was your weekend?


So, we’re planning another B2B Hockey Excursion for Dr. Handgrenaid’s birthday in December. It’s a magical time when he comes home to celebrate his birthday with his family first, then get drunk and watch a Bruins game live at the Garden with us. Last season was the first time we did this and, believe it or not, he would like to do it again with as many people as are willing. We’re looking at the Saturday manatee game against the Detroit Red Wings on December 23rd. I thought it might be fun to go to Bronwen afterwards for a group dinner/ hangout. Who’s interested?

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Miss Muse
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Antti Niemi has been placed on waivers and I honestly can’t believe there are those thinking that the Bruins should claim him! This is too ridiculous to even be mad about.

Oh my god, he’s just been AWFUL.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

This seems to happen anytime a player gets placed on waivers. “Oh my god Bruins would be stupid not to claim him!” Uh, they usually end up on waivers for a reason.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

They’re shooting the pucks and pups calendar today!
https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/922521279076421632

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Morning all!

So, for my birthday weekend, I was reminded I had a dentist appointment on Saturday. grin Not ever doing that again. (Scheduling the dentist near my birthday, not skip going to the dentist altogether.)

They told me I should get a deep-scaling procedure done ($) and also consider getting a new night guard as mine has a small hole in it. I’ve only had mine for less than 3 years. I can get a new one in 2020 for free. Getting one now will cost me like $800. Meh.

Half the office is out for one reason or another. Someone placed “Gender Neutral Bathroom” signs on DEPARTMENTAL LETTERHEAD on the men’s and women’s restroom doors over the weekend. I don’t know how that happened. I’m OK with gender neutral bathrooms, but nothing official has gone out and you just can’t make a bathroom gender neutral by placing a photocopied sign on one.

I made a slow-cooker version of chicken tikka masala last night. It was…OK. Edible, yes, but the recipe really wimped out on the spices. So, I’ll end up making it again but maybe double the spices.

I hate how we have to wait til almost the end of the week for Bruins hockey. I really want to wash the taste of that last game out of my mouth.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Happy birthday! and enjoy modern dentistry! Wait, what? Bleah.

I’ve got a co-worker who gets deep-scaling done from time to time. He is not fond of it.

Miss Muse
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Thank you!

I guess it’ll give me an excuse to subsist on mashed potatoes for at least a day. Maybe. smile

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Jo gets the deep scaling done – she says it’s hell!

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I’ve had it done once before. Was not a fan. Hate needles, so this should be great.

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UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Jeeze, even ex-Bruins still have the injury bug.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Jagr too.

Satan81
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Satan81

That guy just can’t catch a break.

Satan81
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Satan81

The weekend in Habenfreude:

Carey Price breaks his stick in frustration after the Ducks get quota:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRjJJ6TuhaY

The Habs don’t get a shot on net on a 2-on-0:

https://mobile.twitter.com/lennyismyname/status/921578078404452352/video/1

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

That’s an impressive stick break, so at least he’s got that going for him,

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Tuukka could never do that. razz

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I’d be lying if I didn’t say this was my first thought as well.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh Tuukka, he tries.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

You’re doing the Lord’s work, Satan81!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I’ll be watching this all afternoon!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. First day of working two weeks straight. I’m already over it.

I’m definitely interested in the game but it might be impossible for me. I’ll see if I can get that weekend off but I might get murdered for asking.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

We will come abduct you.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yay!
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Satan81
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Satan81

Saturday…ugh…you could see it coming. They just weren’t skating in the 3rd period, playing at the ends of their sticks…bleah.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

So fucking annoying

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Good Morning!

-Waking up yesterday to see they lost was dumb.
-I sliced my hand open with a butter knife. A fucking butter knife. I’m a dumb-ass sometimes.
-Apparently we have this magical mystery stuff in the house that basically sealed the cut closed. So here is my pro-tip: always live with a medical professional, you never know what magical shit they’re going to pull out when you slice your hand with a butter knife while trying to open a spaghetti squash.
-We hiked to the top of Mt. Kearsarge yesterday to take advantage of both Fall and the gorgeous weather. That was fun.
-I might be interested in the game on the 23rd. Depends on the Mrs., our holiday schedule, and babysitting (if needed).

Happy Monday everyone.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Interesting side note — Super Glue was actually invented in order to treat battlefield injuries.
Soldier got a laceration? Slap some superglue on it & press the wound closed for a couple o seconds.

(I have no idea how safe that is with the current formulas of the stuff)

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I once cut myself with a plastic butter knife so I know how that feels. smile I was trying to cut a bagel.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Hey Pals!
Wow! I skated a lot this weekend. The six games on Friday, then eight on Saturday (I was scheduled for eleven, but I had my kid come in and spell me for a while.). I screwed up because I gave my kid a couple of the easier games. I did get Chicks with Sticks vs the Lurkin’ Merkins , the best names game. Wrapped up Saturday night with Montreal vs Boston in the 60 elite division. Great game, very physical. Montreal won 4-2 with an empty net goal. Montreal was to play the Ottawa Fallen Heroes for that division championship.
Surprisingly, I felt good enough to play a round of disc golf yesterday and did pretty well.
Busy week, three nights of hockey.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’m tired just reading all of this.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, pals!

  • I am in for HHG’s birthday hockey excursion, as you know. 12/23 is perfect because it’s on a weekend and it’s the Christmas carol game, like last year.
  • That loss to Buffalo, WTF?
  • Went to the game on Thursday and I really thought we were turning a corner with Bergy back. Of course, we were still short two centers.
  • The number of injuries this team has had to deal with already is ridiculous. 7 games into the season and how many man-games have we missed? Off the top of my head, I think it’s at least 25. Jesus.
  • Packing is… going. Need to get a ton done tonight.
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I dread packing to leave this place. Fifteen years, the apartment, and an entire metal shop.
    Last time I moved my motto was “Throw it out!”

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    When my landlord was doing work on my apartment I needed to move everything out of the Big-I’ll-Deal-With-This-Shit-Later Closet so he could put the new floor in. I pretty much threw everything out.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I feel you. I think everything in my bedroom closet is going because I haven’t taken anything out of there in YEARS.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Yeah, I’ve been tossing a lot of stuff so far. When the Salvation Army or whomever comes to get all my crap, they’ll be happy. Or mad.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    The number of injuries is obscene. As someone put it the other day, at least it’s occurring when we only play once every 20 days (approx.) giving some time to recover.

    I hate packing. I might hate unpacking even more – that last 10% of unpacking takes about 5 years.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Agreed, I hate this spread out schedule but I’m happy because we really need to get some rest and heal up.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    And yes, packing / unpacking blow.