Morning Free Association: Happy Birthday, Jags!

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Jaromir Jagr was unceremoniously released from his contract with the Calgary Flames on All Star Weekend. Well, he wasn’t released exactly, he was loaned to HC Kladno in the WSM Liga in Czech Republic, which he owns. Convenient, eh? Even though a return is unlikely, it isn’t completely out of the question; he still has a (suspended) contract with Calgary. Who knows what they’ll do with it.

Today is Jaromir Jagr’s 46th birthday.

If you’re not following Zdeno Chara’s Instagram (@zeechara33), you’re missing out on an opportunity to gain insight into a player who is as mindful about life as he is about his play. Seriously, every post is fascinating, worth a read and thorough examination. Last week while on the road in New York, Zdeno Chara shot a video to wish The Jagr a happy birthday.

This guy, he even writes the body of the post in Czech or Slovak. So cool.

Even if you don’t have Instagram, you should just look up his IG just to read these pearls of wisdom.

Oh yeah, and since I forgot about Valentine’s Day yesterday, I’ll make it up in this way.

Bring it in, it’s #ValentinesDay. 🐻

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MadScientist72
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There’s talk from President Cam the The Bs could be willing to trade prospects “if it made sense“.

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I hope he’s talking about the rights to Koko.

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“We’ll trade you Beleskey and the rights to Koko for a bag of pucks and some Gatorade.”

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The Bruins are #1 in NHL.com’s Super 16 for the second straight week. They report Perfect Patrice as our “Hit” for the week, and “Nothing” as our “Miss”.

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Perfect Patrice is always a hit. Only “miss” I’d say would be the Buffalo game but shit happens and the Bruins haven’t lost back to back games in, like, two months or something.

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For me the miss would be first periods and letting opposition get behind our D but we’re still finding ways to win!

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Hey pals! Running late today, conference call this morning followed by some exhaustive research.

So this is what I did to myself at the rink the other night… such grace:

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Ouch!

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That’s quite the nasty bruise you’ve got on your… ummm… arm?

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Thigh, which I don’t understand since I fell on both knees! hahahaha

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Heading out to meet Jo for lunch, because every day is valentine’s day!!!

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Awwwwwwwwwww!

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Since it was valentines day, it was nice to see the lovefest that is TeamUSA vs TeamCanada Women’s Olympic hockey yesterday
https://twitter.com/HockeyCentraI/status/964009040257826817

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While I would like to see other countries in the mix for the gold at some point, it’s a ton of fun watching Canada and the US absolutely hate each other.

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It’s not like the other teams are terrible. Hopefully they’ll be up to speed soon.

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Hi Y’all!
Wow, did I not post this morn… so that was a dream? Just a lil tired this morning after 3 hours river and 3 games. Managed to take Jo out to dinner between games 1 and 2.
Happy birthday Jags! Please rise from the ashes this spring (just not in Phoenix).
I think I go back to bed now.

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Amalie Benjamin with a great article about Alternate Captain Planet and Hayley Wickenheiser’s trip to India:
https://www.nhl.com/news/andrew-ference-and-hayley-wickenheiser-spread-hockey-is-for-everyone-to-india/c-295917040?tid=285562886
The picture of the outdoor rink with the Himalayas in the background in stunning.

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That last pic is pretty awe-inspiring.

It’s probably just the camera angle, but it seems to give a new (non-metaphorical) spin on the old idea of the ice being tilted in one team’s direction.

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Ha, it does!

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Howdy all

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Hiya.

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I was surprised to find out Kladno aren’t even in the top league in Czech Republic. I’m sure they used to be.

A shame Jags is not at the Olympics – that would’ve been a story.

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Blame ownership! Team’s been neglected while the owner gallivants across North America….