Morning Free Association: First Quota of the Season

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It only took three games for Patrice Bergeron to score a hat trick, the fourth of his career. Scoring at a rate of 1.33 goals per game, he’s on pace to score a 109 goals this season! With that, the Bruins can win all the games!

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What’s even more beautiful is that Cody Ceci assisted on the goal! Well, the puck which was intended for Pasta, bounced off a Ceci and into the goal.

Yes, the B’s beat the Tootsies in their official home opener last “night”, 6-3, with goals from Bergy (3), local guy Chris Wagner (1), and David Pastrnak (2). While the B’s looked shaky at times and possibly not motivated at others, they still managed to lead the entire game. And Tuukka got his first win of the season to boot!

Next up: Edmonton on Thursday night.

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Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Oh my god, I’m not surprised by this, but I still have to remark that Bergy’s son is friggin ADORABLE.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Calvin Pickard is my new favorite goalie:
https://twitter.com/paintzoo/status/1049660311488405512

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Fantastic! That, along with his name, should be enough to make him captain!

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phonymahoney
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

So my theory that the Bruins just need to play the rest of the season vs bottom-3 teams is still holding.
While I am pumped to see Bergy get a hat trick and Pasta pot two goals, it underscores how ridiculously unbalanced this team is. Yes, they have the best forward line in hockey, but can any of the other 9 forwards score? Can we try swapping Bergy & Krejci or Marchy & DeBrusk or Pasta & Heinen to see if we can get the 2nd line into the mix?

Yeah, it’s 3 games into an 82 game season, but the trend at the end of last season was towards 1 scoring line plus 9 other guys, and I hope they can find their way out of that.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I wanted to say something similar but couldn’t organise my thoughts into something so neat!

It’s great to have such an awesome line, but it would be nice if we didn’t rely on them for ALL the scoring.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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It was particularly painful in the playoffs. When the opposition could shut them down – and a good team defense (Tampa) can do that to any line if they focus on it – the B’s couldn’t get over the hump.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

and a good team defense (Tampa) can do that to any line if they focus on it

Indeed – look what the Bs did to the Pens in 2013!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

I think DeBrusk and Donato need a young center. Krejci to the Rangers for Spooner!!!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals!

Watched what I could but I had a hard time after my coworker called and spoiled the score on me.

Third line looked a lot better.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

You should punch your coworker in the face. It’s only fair.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I think the same solution will work for me.
Imma try it right now.
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Stupid me, I avoided looking all day, then when I got home I refreshed Twitter and there was a spoiler on the first tweet I saw.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Yesterday was a good sports day.

Stupid tourists coming to Vermont and then leaving me with a cold.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi all,

Bit of a mixed bag, yesterday’s/last night’s game, but they say the mark of a great team is that they find a way to win even when they’re not playing well.

I know it was only the Sens, but they were 1-0-1 going in, so maybe they aren’t that bad? This early-season form’s got me confused!

Some shocking defensive errors, but when 63-37-88 are firing, it doesn’t matter!

I’ve often thought that with young defensemen they’re doing a good job if you don’t notice them. Grizzly seemed to play about 45 mins last night! Like the team performance, a mixed bag, some great, some not so.

On to Thursday!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I usually don’t put too much stock into the first couple of weeks of the season since everyone is trying to gel and find their game. Especially with the Bruins having half the team in China and half in the US.

Though I can imagine the Sens do have some extra motivation to play with a chip on their shoulder when everyone thinks they are a dumpster fire.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Early results rarely translate to a great season. We start knowing something after Thanksgiving – but not much.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Very true. Really, the only form that counts starts in April – but you’ve got to get there first!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hey Pals!
Only saw the 3rd, and that on replay, but Bergy – the man!!! Marchahnd, superb. Ummm, of course we need to trade Tuukka. 3 goals – unacceptable (for Tuukka, anyone else gets a pass) Bwahahaha!
I’m thinking Tuukka starts Thursday. Burn them Oilers!!!
Spent a soft, misty day in Shangri la yesterday. I always imagined no work in Shangri la, Rivendell, Paradise but, mucho work. Colors are peaking out there and the view out the big window was Van Gogh worthy!!!
Coffee +!!!!!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

The foliage is quite stunning right now. We’re peakin’ man!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Oh good lord, I am not ready for that.
I noticed yesterday that a tree across the street from work had completely turned colors and was dismayed.
And my next thought was that up your way must already be getting close to peak colors.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I think peak is pretty much this week.