Morning Free Association: Hockey Season is Here!

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It’s official, the 2018-2019 NHL season begins tonight.

MWAHAHAHAHA!

Yay Hockey

The Bruins are down in the nation’s capital to take on the previous season’s Stanley Cup winners, the Washington Capitals, who will raise their shiny new banner. This game will be broadcast on NBCSNOMGWTFBBQ with the team of Doc Emerick, Eddie Olczyk, and Brian Boucher. Yep, Pierre is on the second game of the back-to-back to terrorize new San Jose Shark Erik Karlsson.

Anyway, the Bruins had practice at some point yesterday, tipping what the lines might be tonight.

If this holds, Anders Bjork is either a scratch or a LW on the fourth line and, hey, Matt Grzelcyk is back! That third line will be, uh, interesting.

Yes, Lee Stempniak is on there since his PTO officially expires today. Don Sweeney told the press that Daniel Winnik chose to explore another option, ultimately signing in Switzerland, Lee Stempniak is also looking for other opportunities. However, it’s not beyond belief that he could sign on as a 13th forward given his efforts in this preseason.

On my labor of love podcast Bearly on Topic, we have recorded, and hopefully will drop, the first episode of our fourth season. As per usual, we’ve made predictions on the season, most of which we’ll be wrong about. I thought it might be fun if we all made predictions here.

The questions:

  • Who will lead the team in goals?
  • Who will lead in assists?
  • Who will lead in points?
  • Will the Bruins make the playoffs?
  • Where will the team finish in the Flortheast?
  • Where will they finish in the Eastern Conference?
  • Will the Bruins have a Calder finalist?
  • The Bruins currently have 4 left shot defenseman presumed to be on the roster (Chara, Krug, Gryz, Moore). Will one of them be traded at some point?
  • Bold Prediction?

Don’t forget to opine in the comments!

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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Hockey haiku:

Hockey, finally
Beat Cup winner, if you can
Score goals on Holtby

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Predictions:
Pasta
Marchy
Marchy
Hello yeah
2nd
3rd
No
No
We win the cup! (Is that even bold?)

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Hockey days are here again!
The Zamboni will ice-clean again!
So let’s drink a mug of beer my friends
Hockey days are here again!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I am literally just about to drink a mug of beer. Odds of still being awake at puck drop: slim.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning. Hockey! And The Don Sweeney has an important reminder:
https://twitter.com/TheDonSweeney/status/1047460830646882305

Yay, power went out this morning just as I was getting out of bed to make coffee. Fortunately I live above a convenience store that opens early and had coffee made. And no, I didn’t get out of my pajamas. Unfortunately it came back on around 7:30 so I actually had to shower and go to work. Boo!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Well, at least you have coffee!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I love me. I just walked in wearing my pajamas, made a cup of coffee, and left without even offering to pay. lol

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals!
IT’S GAME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOCKEY HUGS FOR EVERYONE!comment image

(I haven’t been able to say that since Polish Fest!)
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