Morning Free Association: Prime Offseason Content

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Finding hockey things to talk about that don’t involve the fiftieth iteration of WHY DON’T DONNY TRADE FOR (player that is rumored to be traded), I have to look around a bit for something interesting. This is what led me to search for “NHL” on Twitter, which led me to this:

Apparently, this is a new member fo the NY Rangers organization, a dog that is training to become a service dog for a child on the autistic spectrum.

I can’t stand the Rags but I can’t say no to this pup.

Anyway, the real thing I was looking for:

Hold up, we have some Habenfreude!

Jonathan Drouin, who played some center for the Canadiens last season fully expects that will be his position going forward. This same Jonathan Drouin who played wing for three seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Jonathan Drouin said he expects to play center for the Montreal Canadiens this season.

“It looks that way for sure,” Drouin told the Montreal Gazette for a story published Monday. “I don’t make those decisions, but that’s where I played last year and I feel comfortable coming in this year and knowing that I’m playing center.”

“The last 25, 30 games, I was having fun playing center,” Drouin said at Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang’s charity 3-on-3 weekend hockey tournament in Montreal. “I was enjoying it. I was winning more face-offs and that’s important because if you win the face-off, you have the puck and it’s easier to play.”

While it’s certain the Habs need to concentrate on getting functional centers for their team, it seems like they had one or two of them before. Oh, that’s right they traded one of them away for a guy who has played center at times. Maybe Drouin will show the maturity to keep playing that position for Claude Julien.

Habs, keep on Habbin’.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Back from brunch. SatanMother made an awesome blueberry/peach cobbler.
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Ugh! Everything is breaking today! Might have to take the rest of the day off!

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Always fascinating to see the Habs’ centerman du jour drama.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

that’s important because if you win the face-off, you have the puck and it’s easier to play

There's hope for them though. Drouin understands the importance of winning faceoffs!

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Recch!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Hi Pals!
Drouin would like to play center as life is too tough along tne boards. This puppy is going to be a baby and wind up in Clode’s dog house. Perfect offseason content!puppy
Went to Bull’s Bridge yesterday and paddled off a couple waterfalls. Fun stuff! I’m getting used to it and should be able to do some tricks on the way down soon.
Disc golf this afternoon at Page Park. 530 today. Hey Tallest, c’mon down.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Heading up to SatanHouse in a couple of hours for brunch with SatanParents.

Oh my god, it’s actually not stupidly humid!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Oh my god, it’s actually not stupidly humid!

The Mad River Valley webcam popped up in my Youtube list this morning – looks like a lovely day!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

It’s pretty damn perfect. Almost feels like a fall morning!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I’m just confused – it’s been weeks of 80-100 degree weather with >65% humidity

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

It’s weird going outside and not ending up damp after merely walking down my stairs.