Morning Free Association: Another Boston Team

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Yesterday, the Bruins officially recalled forward Austin Czarnik on an emergency basis. Which is great considering he was up on Saturday, playing on the fourth line against the Toronto Maple Leafs. I mean, even Ty Anderson reported that he was up.

First it was Anders Bjork, who got injured. Then it was Peter Cehlarik, who came up, played, then was sent down without much fanfare on Friday. Then it was Czarnik. Apparently, he was called up to have a crack at the lineup while Brad Marchand remains suspended.

“It’s just the way it works sometimes,” Czarnik, with 128 points in 131 AHL games, said. “You just have to be patient, keep on working hard, and hopefully get another chance.”

“Be good defensively and work on my stuff; That’s what they wanted me to focus on,” the 5-foot-9 Czarnik said of his improvements during his latest run with the P-Bruins. “I think when you focus on defense, it turns into offense, and being in the right spots.”

So, it might have been a chance to see if his NHL game has improved since he’s tearing it up in Providence. Czarnik was expected to make a push for the NHL last season before a preseason concussion delivered by Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas. He’s been up and down a couple of times since then without having stayong power, It’s too difficult to make the case to stay when all the pieces are in place.

For now, his coach is just happy to have him around due to his versatility.

“He can play on special teams, so he’s a guy we can move around,” Cassidy, never shy about tinkering with his lines, said. “He’s always been that. Sometimes that works for a player, sometimes that works against a player without having a true identity. But I’m comfortable with him, I trust him as a player, and we’ll see where it goes.”

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Morning, pals!

  • In Beanpot action, BU beat Harvard in 2OT last night. Needless to say, I am dragging today.
  • Like, really dragging. My head hurts and my eyes hurt and I can’t focus and I had to remove my contacts at like 9:45 because I was going to rip my eyes out.
  • This place is a little crazy today. There’s a tasting in our wing.
  • I need a nap.
  • Also, Northeastern beat BC, so it’ll be a BU-NU all-dog Beanpot final. Bring it on!!
  • Maybe we will see more Grzelcyk-like heroics next week!
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    One of my games is cancelled today – only three left on the ledger today.
    Too bad. It was a middle school girls game. Need to wear a mask to them – stealin’ money!!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Morning all. So did anyone else have a giant elephant hanging around outside their apartment in their dream last night thanks to yesterday’s MFA? lol

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I WOULD BE SO EXCITED IF I DID!!!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    HE WAS BIGGER THAN THE PARKING LOT!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    AWWWWW!!!!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Czarnik can play on special teams?
    How is he at long-snapper?
    (Asking for 53 friends)

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    Woohoo! I just found out one of my bosses isn’t here today

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Do you want mine instead? I’ll send him through the portal smile

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    I’m all set, the other one & the production manager are still here, we’re covered lol

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    Good morning folks. Long time no see. Looking forward to tonight’s game against the Red Wings. How have you all been?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Hi CB!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Hey man!
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hey CB! Where the heck have you been?
    We be jammin’!

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    I’ve been out and about, mostly playing Destiny 2, but this season hasn’t had the same cheer mostly for me, so I’ve stayed away. Add in work is cracking WAY down on lolly-gagging time it makes it harder to get on here

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    I’ll probably have to be a little scarce today myself, due to the need to get work done.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Work IS for working…… #1 reason I don’t have a real job!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

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    Good to see ya round here!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hey Pals!
    Watched some Beanpot last night. I was reminded of the day I hip checked Wiley Sherman (Harvard d-man). He played at Hotchkiss School and I was lining. He came at me(,bro) and I had little choice – die or hip check. I saw his skates up in the air a good 7 feet, his head about 6 inches off the ice with a confused look. That moment is frozen in time. I blew the whistle (play offside), he looks up and says ” throwing checks now, ref?”. “I’m a linesman!” Bwahahaha!! Anyway, he’s a bruin pick, but I didn’t do any major damage. smile

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Ha! I love it. He is gigantic too.