Morning Free Association: Healthier

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Yesterday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena was very busy. Why? Well, more players have returned to full practice.

Adam McQuaid is back without a red no-contact jersey. Ryan Spooner seems to be back as well. The practice lines were so full that players that we’ve forgotten about have filled in extra lines with the formerly injured players. This might be the healthiest lineup since training camp.

Word is that Peter Cehlarik was also on the ice for the first time since that post-Thanksgiving Penguins game.

This team seems to have weathered the storm of injuries and are what I call “healthier” so as to not raise the ire or gain the attention of the Hockey Gods™ that someone pissed off. (Feel free to blame whomever you want in the comments.)

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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Zarley Zalapski died. sad
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Satan81
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Satan81

Oh no! sad

The London Bear
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The London Bear

This was a fun one three years ago today:

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Enjoy my boss’ holiday decorating:

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning pals!

  • Running late, had an appointment with Mamma Mahoney because she’s got some stuff going on. Hernia, maybe gall stones, maybe not! She flirted with the (possible) surgeon, who doesn’t think there’s much going on, other than the hernia, so that’s a plus.
  • Skating tonight. My skating dude is working (HOW DARE HE), so I’m on my own. He wants me to spread my stance. Of course, when I do that, I fucking FLY… which means I guess I’d better make sure my quick stops are indeed quick stops! hahaha
  • Doing things I don’t like to do at work today. I hate dealing with people and their shit! STOP CREATING ISSUES
  • Seriously, though. YOU HAVE NO TIME LEFT, STOP ASKING ME FOR TIME OFF
  • YOU DON’T RUN THE DEPARTMENT, STOP HASSLING PEOPLE WHO DON’T WORK FOR YOU
  • GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
  • Are we ever playing hockey again?
  • So I like the 5pm start time on Saturday?
  • The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Hope your day improves!

    Are we ever playing hockey again?

    The upcoming run of seven games in ten days ought to sate our appetites! Just hope people stay healthy. Having two viable starting goalies should come in handy during that run …

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    We get Detroit tomorrow in the Wednesday Night Ribaldry game!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    The upcoming run of seven games in ten days ought to sate our appetites! Just hope people stay healthy.

    I’m definitely going to end up on IR with that kind of schedule.

    MadScientist72
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    It’s because the Bs are playing catch-up, since they’ve currently got the fewest games played of any team in the league.

    And it looks like the hoping came too late. Not mentioned in this write-up is that Matt Beleskey left practice early yesterday after taking a puck to the face.

    The London Bear
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    Indeed – the Yotes have played six more games than the Bs!

    I’m not convinced Beleskey makes the cut in a fully-fit squad.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Beleskey is rather replaceable in this lineup. Re: forwards, I’m happy if all of the top-6 + Nash & Backes are healthy.

    MadScientist72
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    Hockey twitter will have a conniption if they try to dump Beleskey. (“Nevah shoulda signed him in tha first place!” and that kind of crapola.) And his partial NTC (and lack of performance) could complicate moving him somewhat, so management might just decide it’s easier to send one of the cubs back to PVD.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    I read that as “a fully-fit squid.”

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Is that like a bespoke cephalopod?

    MadScientist72
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    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Precisely!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Thanks – it’s getting better already. The call is a monthly department manager/VP call and luckily the long winded ones were either out, or didn’t have anything to say.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    So I like the 5pm start time on Saturday?

    I love the 5pm start time for Saturday. I can watch the game before I have to go to a Christmas party!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    10pm start for me is perfect! I’ll be home from work and able to watch the whole game!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Morning all. This day is already annoying me. Got a lot of shit to do and don’t even know where to begin.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I’m with you. Started with a doctor’s appointment, followed by traffic, and then a conference call!
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    We need a drink!
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    The London Bear
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    Hiya,

    i was wondering yesterday, when McQuaid returns if he replaces Griz, who has been doing a great job. I’m assuming he will replace Griz, although people have had reservations about the Quiad-Killer pairing. Hmmm.

    If the Hockey Gods™ are pissed it’s probably because they’ve been reading hockey Twitter. Which is the polar opposite to this brilliance (spotted by Phony, I can’t take the credit)

    Feeling a bit fragile today, but the quiz last night was worth it. Our team came third out of 24 teams, which basically means we are better at quizzing than darts! This morning was Little Bear’s school choir performance, which was lovely, and tomorrow is the school play, which is always the cutest half hour of the year. Looking forward to that.

    Time for a coffee

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Saturday during my game an Avon Old Farms player asked me if I was a ref. “No, I’m a linesman.” “Oh, it’s just that 33 crosschecked me right In the throat.” “Yeah, i don’t call penalties.” “It’s just that my throat hurts when I breath” he says, one hand on his throat. “Try not to breath, that might help.”

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Haha! Is it normal for officials to chirp the players?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    PICKLE RICK! Watched that episode again the other night after talking to Satan81 about it. The fight scene with Danny Trejo is one of my top television favorites.
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    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    That thread was great!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    Trying to stay upbeat despite the knee. I’m going back on the ice Thursday come Hell or high water!
    I might be the one who ticked off the Hockey Gods. I got some bad juju right now.
    Snow is starting here – meh.
    I have lots to do today!!!
    Yes, coffee, no bourbon! (Aw shucks!)