Morning Free Association: Add them to the pile

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Bruce Cassidy is going to age about 20 years during this season. His first complete season as the head coach of the Boston Bruins, his favorite team from childhood, has been marred by injuries to veterans and cubs alike. Unfortunately, there’s more to add to the pile.

We know that when David Krejci is back, the Bruins play a completely different game: his presence settles down the power play, the young guns have someone to help them focus on developing their game, and more. Well, he’s out of the lineup tonight. So is Jake DeBrusk. Anders Bjork just returned to practice wearing a red no-contact jersey, so he’s definitely out.

On the bright side, Brad Marchand, Ryan Spooner, and David Backes- yes that David Backes- are going to be gametime
decisions tonight. No word on whether or not David will bring one of his dogs to help out the team.

Personally, I think David is coming back a little early. I don’t want him to suffer a setback. Apparently he wants to do that hockey and his doctor says that he can.

We’ll see how it all shakes out tonight.

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Pretty much the long and short of it at this point
https://twitter.com/nhlonnbcsports/status/935904695767285761

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Hello!

It’s mighty cold on the riverside today.

Tonight’s game is the third or fourth blackout in a row for me (lost count) and the next two games are also. I’m beginning to think this is getting personal …

Doing that darts tonight – our last match of 2017. We’ve lost three straight but playing a team without a win all season, so that’s promising. I mean, what kind of a team craps out at home against opponents they should beat easily?

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I debating actually posting this since it seems whenever one comes back another goes down but McQuaid skating again.
https://twitter.com/BruinsDaily/status/935889101269733377

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Next thing you know, we’ll be hearing that Krug has typhoid.

Satan 81's Sister
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Damnit, Krejci died of dysentery again.

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I heard that Spooner caught a spider infestation after buying a potted cactus from Pier One.

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So far, today seems challenging.
I am hoping to get a bit of a project moving today – pouring a concrete pedestal for a lamp-post while it is warm, but my dog has other plans.
While taking her on her morning constituional, she decided she wanted to waltz into the deep leaves across the driveway. I couldn’t even stop her, she just ran in there and kept dragging with all of her might.
Why does that bother me?
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She came outta there with at least 3 ticks on her. Of course, I needed to do a through tick check of myself as well, since I had to wade in after her.
So now, if I can get some daylight time away from the office, I need to spend it cleaning up leaves and spraying insecticide or something.

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Well, that is no good!
Vegas is so super cute.

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Morning, pals!

  • I miss Marshy.
  • Remember when we had a healthy lineup (in, like, 2011)? That was nice.
  • I can’t wait til the hockey game tonight. Remember hockey games? We didn’t play one on Sunday, that’s for sure.
  • Zboril and Gabrielle still held pointless in Providence, which is weird because they’re both offensively gifted.
  • Something something, blah blah
  • Satan 81's Sister
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    Morning all. Hopefully today is less of a shit show than yesterday. Guess I was still stressed about work in my dream last night because I kept slapping Matt Beleskey in the face. Also in my dream, my landlord took the toilet out of the bathroom.

    phonymahoney
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    Did you drop acid before bed?
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Ha! Apparently!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    Do that hockey!! Pretty much all I’m doing today. We need some Marchy tonight. There has been something lacking in the Force.
    I is sleepy – off the ice at midnight last night. Resting until 4, sleeping on the ice the rest of the day. If the doctor says I is ready to fly, he’s sellin’ you a pack o’ lies!!!
    Later for that cafe, no?

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Okay, my contact at the prep school this afternoon is named Missy Babbington. Was she born at the prep school? ‘Cause that is the preppiest name I ever heard (well, I do have a friend who calls himself Lance Middleton at events he is not invited to – if the cocktail hour is free).

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    Missy Babbington

    That…that can’t be real.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Wasn’t that the name of the character that marries Bluto (Belushi) at the end of Animal House?

    Nope, Babs Jansen, had to look it up. There was also a Mandy Pepperidge, hence my confusion…… at least on this matter. \_0_/

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    Missy Babbington is only there because Muffy Darlington has to stay at her place in the Hamptons this week to oversee the help who are closing up for the winter.

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    And by “overseeing the help”, she means “drinking all the remaining wine so they’re not *GASP* drinking old vintage next year”.
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    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    “Oh, let’s just get rid of this, then…”
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    I bet Missy only dates dudes with popped collars and/or sweater vests.
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    And is totally naming her kids Grayson and Mckyenzie.