Morning Free Association: Where the Buffalo Nope

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We could talk about last night’s game, which was scoreless for much of the time, a one-score game for quite a bit longer, and scary while the Bruins started out the third period flat. It is the second game of a back-to-back, so I get it but, c’mon!

Before we get to it, we really should address Wes McCauley’s latest:

That guy should never ever stop. He’s like Laurence Olivier on the ice.

Laurence Olivier

First:

Kevan Miller did some punchisizing with Eric Zach Bogosian. Have you tried it, it’s a pretty great workout.

No one scores a goal ever in the first period of this game.

Second:

Well into the period, Jake DeBrusk takes on the biscuit challenge and succeeds.

Third:

The teams play a game of “Who wants to but doesn’t really want to score?” The Bruins end up losing this challenge during the sequence that involved Pride of Rhode Island™ Noel Acciari blocking a shot and Tim Schaller peeling off a bank shot on the empty net one the other end of the ice. It’s almost as though he remembered the one scored against them last week by the Caps and he said, “Hold my beer, I got this.”

With under a minute to go, David Backes wants his shot on the empty net. His first try sailed wide of the vacated net. But David is a “try, try again” kind of fellow and assisted by Riley Nash and Danton Heinen, who kept the puck live while the six Buffalo defenders guarded their goal, David succeeded in getting his fourth of the year (all since the return from surgery). Seriously, if you’re having a sucky year, consider having 10 inches of your colon removed and maybe everything will be better.

I couldn’t find a gif of that last goal, but please do enjoy this one in it’s stead.

Oh yeah, and Dobby was great!

Bruins win, get a day off then return to home ice for the listing Winnipeg Jets.

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Morning all. The

Satan 81's Sister
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So I started this about 15 minutes ago and got distracted by clients and phone calls and now I can’t remember what was supposed to come after “The.”

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

The – distractions from work must stop!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Hahahahahhaha
This is the most you post ever

Satan 81's Sister
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It really is. My brain:
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Hey hockey pals!

  • Late to the party. Busy morning. Girl who gave her notice decided her last day is the 27th, instead of the 28th, which she had already changed from the 29th. Meeting at 9:30 to talk about invoices and what prints when a second copy is requested. Meeting at 10 to offer a kid who left me to work for another department his job back, because he hates his new life. After that meeting, my boss ran into me in the hall and I got sucked in there for about 45 minutes for my review.
  • Bonus was the same as last year, which was almost 10% of my annual, so I can’t complain. Raise was solid, and my boss made sure to point out that I’m now at a respectable level, so that’s a huge plus. It’s also nice to hear nice things because he’s not a huge giver of feedback unless you specifically ask him for it.
  • Jake DeBrusk is my boy.
  • Actual quote from our professional conversation: Me: “You ever wonder what’s wrong with me?” Boss: “No. I just blame your family.” No statement could be more accurate.
  • Behind on my shopping. Ugh.
  • Need to send my despair in for hockey to make sure I really play. Eeeek!
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I probably won’t get a bonus this year- unless you want to call still having a job after telling your boss to suck your dick a bonus. I guess it will have to ……

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    I almost spit water on my keyboard trying not to laugh.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Hahahha

    I flipped my boss the bird yesterday but the context was not the same!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    This is all reminding me about a conversation with some people the other day.
    Her: “I used to have a best friend but I told her to go to hell.”

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I read this and burst out laughing during a work call.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Actual quote from our professional conversation: Me: “You ever wonder what’s wrong with me?” Boss: “No. I just blame your family.” No statement could be more accurate.

    Ha!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    deposit, not despair

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    I was going to say this season has been pretty fun so far. There’s no reason to despair. grin

    Satan81
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    Satan81

    Love the bottle rocket from DeBrusk!

    Thetallest81
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    MORNING! its been forever, work has made internets stupid and tomorrow is my last day of the year (and maybe forever) at this job.

    Hope all has been well and happy holidays to everyone!!!

    P.s. love what i have seen out of the bruins lately!!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Happy last day of the work year!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hey there! Jo and I might be throwing some plastic between Boxing Day and New Years. I’ll message you if you’re up for it.

    Thetallest81
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    I will be in New Orleans from the 28th till the 2nd to get away for awhile!

    DrHandgrenaid
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    Hey all, guess who’s back in NH? (hint: it me.) May or may not be Chara years old today (oooooooh a palindrome year!) Also, Bruins-Jerts tomorrows with GH IW Phony and Satan wooooooooo

    The London Bear
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Sorry we have to miss it!!! Happy Birthday!!!

    DrHandgrenaid
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    Thanks dude. No worries- Life happens and all that!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Happy birthday, Dr. Rockzo!

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    DrHandgrenaid
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    Thanks other Doc!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    I never had Coulrophobia before this very moment!

    Satan81
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    Happy uteral ejection day, Handgrenaid!

    We meeting up for beers before the game?

    DrHandgrenaid
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    Thanks!

    I hope so. Gotta figure this out with GH.

    I’m not so good at planning things.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    phonymahoney
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    BUT IT’S MY BIRTHDAAAAAAY!

    Have a good one, Geoff! Hahaha

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Happy Birthday!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Hey, long time!

    I had a crazy busy first semester of teaching high school, but I’ve been thinking about y’all a lot. I’m even hoping to catch a Bruins game in the near future, since I’m on break now.

    I need to see these kids in action!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey! Still more games this week!, watch ’em while they’re hot!!!

    The London Bear
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    Good to see you, enjoy your break.

    Hey, you wait months for a doctor and then two show up at once! In England we say ‘just like London buses’. You probably have a different simile…

    Dr. Medievalist
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    We doctors have our own telepathic communication abilities granted to us once we get our PhDs.

    Errr, I don’t think I was supposed to tell you that. wink

    DrHandgrenaid
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    DrHandgrenaid

    Dammit man, look what you’ve done now!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    I know… Gone for like six months, coming back, and already blowing it.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Woo hoo! We’re learning all your secrets!
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    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    That was really strange. It posted something I’ve never even seen?!?!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    When it rains, it pours!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Feast or famine!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    You’re alive!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Maybe? The jury’s still out on that one. grin

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    As I told those on the game thread, Jo is getting cable for me for Christmas so I/we can watch the Bruins!l! She is a keeper (not a goalkeeper, unfortunately. I could use one on my fantasy team! ” You said fantasy.
    Good win on the 2nd night of back to backs. DeBrusk is making it look easy right now. I keep wanting to call him “Louie”.
    Got rid of tonight’s game so I can rest the knee until Jan 6th.
    Super busy the rest of the week!!!
    Plus cafe!

    The London Bear
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    Good news about the cable. How do you keep up with games now? Online I guess.

    NHL.TV have updated their console app and seem to have forgotten to geoblock me! Probably only temporary but I’ll enjoy Bruins through my Playstation as long as it lasts!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    I’ve been creative up til now. When the peeps are away, we watch in the main house. Sometimes bars. Usually, I’m on the ice 6 – 7 days a week and can’t watch at all.

    DrHandgrenaid
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    nhl.tv just keeps getting worse. Its infuriating. I almost didn’t buy it this year and quickly regretted doing so

    The London Bear
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    I preferred Gamecenter, but I have no other option since time difference prevents me from watching a whole game live (or ANY of a West coast game!).

    This updated console app does seem like an improvement tho ..

    DrHandgrenaid
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    Only silver lining for me is that *almost* no games are blacked out in Canada (we ev en get playoffs!). But Sportsnet (they administer it in Canada) this year started adding their own ads during the dead air on commercial breaks. So during games I’ve variously been subjected to the new CPC leader’s face 12 times, or the same shitty coke/pepsi/subway commericals again and again and again and I want to die.

    But nhl.tv runs so so badly in-browser it isn’t even funny.

    The London Bear
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    Before we get to it, we really should address Wes McCauley’s latest:

    He’s like “I can wait for silence as long as you want. It’s your own time you’re wasting”. Haha!

    This time of year that team should change its name to New York Reindeers! No? I’ll get my coat…

    Good morning, btw!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    New York Reindeers!

    Yes! I think they should be called Reindeer all year round!!!