Morning Free Association: Zombie Bruins

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Tonight the Bruins take on the Maple Leafs in Toronto on the front end of a home-and-home. Coming off a loss against the Rangers, the B’s need the W and the two points that come with it.

Forward Austin Czarnik was assigned to Providence on Thursday after posting one point in the past four games.

This transaction signals that someone is coming back from injury. Is it Brad Marchand, Noel Acciari, or both?

On Thursday, it slipped that Brad Marchand is dealing with a concussion. This made many of the press dumb with disbelief as he had been characterized as having an upper body injury with no further clarification. To me, it wasn’t a surprise since the Caps resident garbage man Tom Wilson (not to be mistaken for the other garbage man Brooks Orpik) cheap shotted Brad on Saturday. Also, when I hear UBI these days, I just assume it’s a concussion unless they clarify. I don’t think anyone in any of the contact sports wants to acknowledge concussions, especially not this early in the season. However, another piece of news about Brad came in from NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes.

Bruce Cassidy hasn’t stated whether or not Marchand or Acciari  are back for Friday.

Cassidy said that both Brad Marchand and Noel Acciari will be game-time decisions for Friday’s game in Toronto.

“I’m not going to rule [Marchand] in or out right now, because like I said he’s going through what he needs to do. There is a chance [he plays tomorrow].”

“Noel will be a game-time decision. And he gives us a physicality, straight-line, can change the momentum of the game on the forecheck with some big hits. Be nice to have that element back in the game. I think he was rounding into his offensive game, that’s going to be a little more difficult I think after missing time.”

Later, Cassidy did discuss Anton Khudobin’s possible role in these next two games.

“We’re leaning towards Anton [Khudobin] tomorrow to give Tuukka [Rask] the extra day, but we’ll make that decision tomorrow morning. But it will be a split. Anton is ready to go; he backed up last night. He’ll have another morning skate to make sure he’s up to snuff and then we’ll decide

We’ll have to see how this all turns out tonight.

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On Thursday, it slipped that Brad Marchand is dealing with a concussion. This made many of the press dumb with disbelief as he had been characterized as having an upper body injury with no further clarification.

That’s because most of the press corps have their heads firmly planted up their asses, so to them a concussion is a lower body injury.

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Morning, pals!

  • Feeling refreshed today, mainly because two people in my department who are batshit fucking crazy are off.
  • Ate dinner on top of my bed and accidentally (and unknowingly until later) spilled taco meat and sour cream all over my comforter and quilt. Had to stay up til the wash was done. Oops!
  • Bruins game tomorrow night. Missing BU. I️ am such a bad season ticket holder.
  • This iPhone update bug is really annoying.
  • I️ still don’t care enough about the bug or phones to listen to someone extoll the virtues of androids. It’s all the same to me.
  • Something something blah blah
  • A salesman brought us some marylou’s coffee. That’s a huge plus.
  • The London Bear
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    This iPhone update bug is really annoying.
    I️ still don’t care enough about the bug or phones to listen to someone extoll the virtues of androids. It’s all the same to me.

    Was about to advise you to switch to Android, but I’ll keep that to myself now wink

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    You just worry about your shoes, Mister!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Hahahahahah

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Ha! It seems like so many people go on and on about it. I️ don’t care, it’s just a phone! Hahaha

    MadScientist72
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    I️ still don’t care enough about the bug or phones to listen to someone extoll the virtues of androids. It’s all the same to me.

    It’s not so much about the virtues of Androids, so much as it is that AppleCrapple sucks!

    The London Bear
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    Leafs have the joint-worst goals-against record in the conference. Joint with the Habs!

    Really hope Acciari comes back, that’d be a big help.

    Went to the pub two doors from our new office last night. It’s called The Thirsty Bear! Great little pub too.

    phonymahoney
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    Hey, if Acciari comes back, then we will at least have two lines intact. Imagine?!
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    The London Bear
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    We might even have more Boston players than Providence players!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Morning all. Yay Friday. Have a baby shower this weekend and should probably get wrapping paper that is not Star Wars Christmas wrapping paper. Or not. She would probably find it amusing.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    Got more sleep last night. Yay!
    Going to stay close to the wood stove today and tomorrow, as much as possible. I have a really cool railing job I’m trying to wrap up in my metal shop. I’ll post some pics after install.
    I have to say good bye to my little friend today. The peeps are coming and will want their dog back. I tend to have “hey, where’s the dog?” moments for a week or so after his visits.
    I hope Tuukka plays on the road and Dobby at home. Bs seem to play better on the road (most years) and usually get up when Dobby is in net. The lucky dance I perform for Dobby also works wonders for the team, of course.
    Gotta go to work!!!!
    I may have had enough coffee! grin

    MadScientist72
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    I have to say good bye to my little friend today. The peeps are coming and will want their dog back. I tend to have “hey, where’s the dog?” moments for a week or so after his visits.

    I can sympathize. I just had to have my 15-year-old pug put to sleep yesterday & it breaks my heart every time something reminds me that he’s not there anymore.