Morning Free Association: November 20

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Somehow the Bear cubs found a way to win not just one, but two games on this recent West Coast swing. These four points are very important to this youthful injury-plagued team for they have leaped over the Montreal Canadiens for 5th place in the Atlantic Division, who are two points behind with two more games played. That’s right, these Bruins have managed to not fall into the basement as more and more players end up spending time on the mend. However, they are still out of the playoff picture by the once important and arbitrary date of US Thanksgiving, which is totally this Thursday.

One major improvement to the team occurred when second line center David Krejci returned to the lineup after nearly a month of recovery from a back injury. Having a fully functioning center is important to help the bear cubs learn to play the game the NHL way. Peter Cehlarik scored his first NHL goal in Saturday night’s game. He looks so excited about it.

Of course, we still have players down. Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork are on IR, which means we probably won’t see them Wednesday night. And Torey Krug is day-to-day with something. Oh, right, it’s an upper body injury.

You guys need to get well soon and come back.

Other news:

It’s official: the Bruins will play the Blackhawks on New Years Day 2019 in South Bend, Indiana, or more specifically the Notre Dame Stadium at, duh, Notre Dame. We could call it by it’s proper name but I don’t want to ruin it.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

The Rask photo is going to give me nightmares. Fortunately the Bergy photo will give me pleasant dreams.
https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/932689873127071745

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Tuukka knows how to do creepy.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I’m starting a new business!!! It’s called ReHab and it will offer counseling and new team affiliation for distraught Montreal fans.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yes!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I was just looking at SCOC.

1. I can’t believe I did that. It’s because you people made me look at HEOTP.
2. I really miss game threads. Like, active ones.
2a. We need more hockey friends.
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TimRich88
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TimRich88

2. yes
2a. same.

I miss my supernatural gif montages.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

You could help make game threads active! I swear!

Satan81
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Satan81

I’m presently looking up travel options from Chicago to Notre Dame in the hopes of avoiding spending New Years Eve in South Bend.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I think there’s going to be a fair amount of Bruins people going, so you will likely have options.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Just got through the flood of emails. I love renewal season so much.
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Was bummed to miss pie fest but had a very nice girls night Saturday made even better when Satan81 texted me that the Leafs quotaed the Habs.
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Also, reading HETOP was ever so much fun.

Satan81
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Satan81

They had to change their community guidelines because of all the ranting! smile

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Seriously?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

It’s glorious over there.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Oh my god, can’t wait!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney
DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

*emerges from the mist, briefly*

Hi friends, so I was talking to GH yesterday and we discussed getting a rabble together for a game just before the holidays during my annual repatriation. Consensus seems to be that the Manatee game against Detroit on the 23rd isn’t realistic for pretty much anyone (also the resale market for that game is… prohibitively expensive). So, what kind of interest would we have for seeing the B’s play the Jets at home on Dec 21st?

Will I drunkenly whine about the game and get overheard and tweeted about by Ty Anderson again? Only one way to find out!

So let me or GH know and stuff.

*returns to the mist*

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I am 100% on board for 12/21.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Also, hello!

Satan81
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Satan81

I am likewise 100% on board for Dec 21!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Unfortunately, I will be on the ice in Sheffield, MA – 3 hours away.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Damnit. No way I can do that game. I’m going to go be sad now.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

We will be sad too.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Have a weird tasting beverage for me!

If I went down for the game I would pretty much be out of the office till after Christmas which would be no bueno.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Good morning, pals!

  • A summary of the Leafs-Habs game the other night:
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    QUOTA!

  • Skated on Friday and actually had a decent skate, considering I haven’t made it there in a while. Unusually bad ruts that time around, though, it was ridiculous. Skating guy and I were convinced that maybe there was something wrong with the zamboni because HOLY FUCKING CRAP.
  • Skated briefly yesterday morning before work. Yay.
  • I have an opportunity to join a Thursday morning pickup game starting next week. I’m totally chickenshit about the whole thing and don’t know what to do since I don’t know anybody and am definitely less than mobile. It’s a reasonably priced half hour skate with presumably an hour long game to follow. Hmm. Tell me what to do, friends!
  • Today is threatening to be a big one at the office. Hopefully business is good and we are as busy as I think we’ll be.
  • The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Join the pickup game!. If it’s a disaster at least you tried. If you don’t go you’ll be wondering what it would’ve been like!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    YOU NEED TO PLAY HOCKEY!!!!!!
    The first session will be the hardest. Bring a twelve pack in case anyone wants a cold one post game. Everyone will love you!!(those who don’t already).
    Can a person show up for just one session? I’ll show up if you bring beer!!!!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Ha! Yes, they can!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I thought about bringing a case of beer but them I thought…. 6:30am? hahaha Box of Joe?

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Irish coffee then!!!! I think I can stay up until 6:30.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hey Pals!
    I made it all the way through the game Saturday night!!!!! It was worth it to see Killer set up Danton for the mek a lek a ho lek a hienie goal!!!
    Habs – Bwahahahaha!!!!!
    Again I find myself doing this work thing. (shakes head)
    Coffee!!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Mekka lekka hi, mekka hiney ho!
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    I fell asleep before the third and woke up immediately when the game ended.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Same.
    Saw enough to be happy.
    Kids these days — all about hogging all the points.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Heinie is becoming (or already is) one of my favorites this season.