Morning Free Association: Two Wins

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Can you believe it? This weekend the Bruins faced two of their most notable rivals and skated away with wins from each of the contests.

On Friday, they beat the Pens in overtime while only needing regulation to defeat the Habs.

Next up, the Maple Leafs in Toronto tonight.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Secret Santa has been set up:
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Sign up or Gritty will be very disappointed in you!

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Tuukka – best career GAA of active goalies? Pretty sure I saw that stay the other night. I also love that he won in Mierdreal. …occasional house of horrors for him.

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Hey All!!!
Stripes trying to stay anonymous!!
Bruins = fun to watch!! Scary, yes!!! Still, fun to watch.
Pasta is in too fancy mode. Simplify, my man.
John Moore has been great. A couple bad turnovers, but Bruins are playing run and gun… it’s always a lil risky.

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Killer killing things is holy shit!!!! I do remember him destroying a player right next to me ( I had to matrix away from getting killed ) when he was in prep school . He’s so much bigger and badder now…. (shudders)

The London Bear
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The London Bear

That’s cool! Yet he was undrafted, right? Must’ve improved a lot too.

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Undrafted, yes. The Bruins have done well with some undrafted players!
Miller looked much better beginning last season. Skating has improved dramatically.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

That must have been fun. I am still sad if your time reffing prep-school has come to a close. Those are some of your best stories.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

GRITTY FOR GM!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

‘Morning, folks.
I really needed one more day off – this was the first morning in 2 weeks in which I got enough sleep. I love my dog, but she hinders my sleep and I feel like I can’t “sleep in” because I need to get her up and outside so she can do her business.

Wins are good. I fear that too much of it is due to Tuukka & Jaro playing lights-out most nights, but the kids are certainly playing better than I expected with Bergy/Chara/McAvoy etc. missing.
Glad to see Tuukka playing so well since the time-off, he certainly underperformed in October. I hope that Pasta can work through whatever is keeping him off the score-sheet lately. Not sure if he is out of sorts due to Bergy being missing (though he was also kind of invisible his last game with Krejci who has been quite good lately) or if there’s something deeper going on.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I was thinking about last season and it took Tuukka till about the same time this year to get in the zone. I wonder if that’s just going to be how he is. Slow to get in gear but solid when he does. I can’t remember if it was like this previous seasons because I can never remember what I did five minutes ago.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I have to wonder if his off-season routine is lacking in some way. October is perpetually a bad stretch for Tuukka. Certainly I can see that the difference between practice situations and game-speed situations is going to make a big difference for a goaltender, and it may take him a while to warm up.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Time off is nice but sorting through the deluge of paperwork and email once you’re back in the office is all sorts of boo hiss!

I like wins. Wins are fun. They should do more of the fun winning stuff.

Secret Santa will be organized soon! (Hoping today or tomorrow at the latest.)

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning all. Time off is nice but sorting through the deluge of paperwork and email once you’re back in the office is all sorts of boo hiss!

For sure. Me today:comment image?cid=3640f6095bfc03a16464566e559cd4ce

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Finally got my piles organized. Now I just have to see if I have the effort to do something with them.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Update: I have reorganized my piles because that was more important that actually doing the work.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals!

  • Are we ready for Toronto tonight?
  • Let’s make this game thread a fun place to be!
  • Really nice to see them beat Pittsburgh and Montreal. I know the Pens are not good this year but beating Crosby, Malkin, Kessel, and Letang with no Bergy, Z, or McAvoy is an accomplishment.
  • With that, is Pasta nursing some kind of injury? He was so hesitant to shoot against the Pens – pass, pass, pass. I didn’t notice against the Habs because I was watching Bruins in 2 and struggling to stay awake because the outcome of the game had already been ruined for me. I can’t watch once I know.
  • Gonna be a long fucking day.
  • The London Bear
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    It’s great to see them stepping up their game with the injuries. Hope they can keep it up.
    Bergy’s absence is hurting Marchy and Pasta though.

    I’ve been meaning to ask you (or any of the other long-time fans) how good is that line in the context of Bruins history? Top 5? Top 3?

    I seem to remember hearing about a line where all three had 50 goals, so they will struggle to match that, but they’re certainly better than Luc-Krec-Iginla, which was the best line I’ve seen.

    Was planning to watch some of the Toronto game but it’s a blackout and Hola VPN seems to be on the fritz. Annoying!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I’ve been meaning to ask you (or any of the other long-time fans) how good is that line in the context of Bruins history? Top 5? Top 3?

    For lines I’ve seen in my lifetime, top three, and it has the potential to last longer than the other two I’d put in that category. They are definitely right up there with
    – Juneau / Oates / Neely
    – Knuble / Thornton / Murray (the 700 pound line)

    For 92-93. the second season Neely had to take off due to Ulf Samuelsson being a piece of shit, the Bruins iced the line with the best name, IMO: The Bonanza Line, consisting of:
    -Adam (Oates)
    -Little Joe (Juneau)
    and
    -Hoss (Dmitri Kvartalnov)

    They were pretty ridiculous, but they only lasted one season as Kvartalnov drifted off into obscurity halway through 93-94.

    Anyway, that’s just my lifetime. I would say Cashman – Espo – Hodge is in the top 3 for sure.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Cashman Hodge Espo is the one that came to mind for me, but I was just a tyke at the time, so it’s hard to compare.

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    Greatest line ever – Cashman Hodge, and Esposito!!!!!

    Anonymous
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    Brief as it was – Janney, Neely , Joyce wasn’t too shabby.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Another good one!

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    I need to reinvent my gif game…. this implies i have one to reinvent…and that is just not true.