Morning Free Association: Camp Camp Camp Camp Camp!

Urho Vaakanainen pushes the limits of sweater name-plate technology at Bruins rookie camp 2018


Well, Bruins rookie development camp has begun and we have proof!

I went to Warrior Ice Arena and got to see P-Bruins coach Jay Leech and the Bruins position coaches run some of the younger Bruins & prospects through some drills yesterday.

Present were 3 goaltenders including Dan Vladar
and a slew of names you will recognize from the last few Bruins drafts.
Most notable was Ryan Donato, who actually stood out most for his skating – this kid has obviously spent a lot of time in his lifetime with his skating coach, and apparently has a grudge against the crossbars on the practice rink. Attendees included Urho Vaakanainen, Jack Studnika, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, defenseman Jakub Zboril, center prospect Trent Frederic, Zack Senyshyn, the oft-injured but very promising Jeremy Lauzon, speedy Czech youngster Jakub Lauko (because Pasta needs a playmate), guitar legend Axel Andersson, Daniel Bukac, Cedric Pare, Wiley Sherman and a bunch of other guys, but I didn’t write down names so you’re gonna have to guess.

For more hard-hitting reporting like this, you can see the weirdly adorable reporter Dan Vladar:
https://www.nhl.com/video/player-reporter-dan-vladar/t-277350912/c-60755603

Other Bruins (players & staff) were in Chicago for a press conference regarding the Winter Classic (surprisingly, the Blackhawks finally get to play in the Winter Classic!)

Charlie McAvoy was quoted as saying he grew up watching the Winter Classic and because of that he always looked forward to New Years Day – to which I respond “Hey you kids, get off of my lawn! Skates are supposed to be leather with a knife strapped to it, sticks are supposed to be made of wood, visors are for pussies and goalie masks are supposed to make you look like a serial killer!”

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The London Bear
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The London Bear

Heya,

We’re getting closer – two weeks until pre-season? When are the Chinese matches? Hope they have enough time to readjust to the time difference.

If Vaakanainen pushes the limits of the nameplate then Forsbacka Karlsson must need two decks. He’s already played a game with the big club though, right?

Tomorrow I meeting up with a bunch of other guitar players in a London pub. They have a jam session most Saturdays but it’ll be the first time I’ve joined them. Be interesting to see how that goes!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I think they’re next weekend.

Have fun tomorrow!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Sounds like fun at the pub!! You might have to go live on FB!!!! Have fun!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

It’s a beautiful morning and I really want to open my office window but of course they’re chopping down trees so we’re getting ALL THE CHAINSAW NOISES!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!!
Camp!!!! We’re getting closer. GH saw actual players on ice!!!!! There are pictures and they do not appear to be photoshopped.
Jo and I are heading to Infinity Hall (I’ll be thinking about that for a loooooong time) to see Carolyn Wonderland, Texas blues legend. She’s amazing!! Heading up north after the show!! It’ll be time to fire up the wood stove, I imagine.
My carpenter wants me to come play hockey with him. Needs a good defenseman, he says. If he’s looking for a guy with snail speed who turns like an aircraft carrier, I’m his man!!
Coffee!!

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Unfortunately, GH did not see real hockey players on ice because she had to drive her Meals on Wheels route. However, IW did and I was jealous.