Morning Free Association: Hey, It’s Monday again

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Things happened this weekend although I’m not sure the Bruins played a game. Did they? Because I swore they were supposed to play the Red wings, a team which is bad, but I didn’t see the B’s accrue any more points this weekend.

Oh, right, they did play them. The game was most notable for the melee that broke out and the potential, but subdued goalie fight.

wait, what

Yes! Tuukka wanted to take Jimmy Howard down but he was hampered by his blocker and the on ice officials.

They should have let it happen.

It took about 15 minutes to sort out all the infractions from all of that and ultimately, the Bruins did lose that game.

On Sunday, the Bruins announced that Jakub Forsbacka-Karlsson was sent down to Providence. Mark Divver of the Providence Journal suggests that it might have been a transaction to give JFK a game after being sat the last two games. Since the Bruins are heading down to Florida for the next two games, JFK will probably return as an extra forward.

Also on Sunday, the Bruins hosted the Winter Warmer, an event for season ticket holders. At that event, Cam Neely announced that the Bergeron’s added another future hockey player to their brood.

Mazel Tov! For those keeping track, the Bergerons will have hockey players in the 2033, 2035, and 2036 draft classes. Oh yes, I’m keeping Victoria in there because the NHL will be different then and she has Patrice Bergeron’s genes.

Brandon Carlo returned to the lineup on Saturday night. Another young defenseman, Charlie McAvoy who is working through his concussion symptoms took some time to speak with the press on Saturday.

And finally, some good news from a fan favorite.

Apparently he was playing a game up in Ontario with the other alumni. I bet it was a blast.

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

No to Lucic! i wouldn’t mind if they could pry Skinner away from the Sabres.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals!

  • Tried watching Bruins in 2 Saturday night and while nobody spoiled it this time, I fell asleep when it was 2-1 B’s, before any fireworks began. Doh!
  • Thoughts on a trade? I’m of two minds. One, we need help. Two, the lineup has been so unstable that there’s been no real opportunity for anyone to build any kind of chemistry. Sigh.
  • I love Milan Lucic but he is a shell of his former self and we don’t need him on this team. Someone on twitter tried telling me the reason he can’t score with McDavid is because McD’s too fast, and that Krejci slows the game down and will fix it. Are these people serious?
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Thoughts on a trade? I’m of two minds. One, we need help. Two, the lineup has been so unstable that there’s been no real opportunity for anyone to build any kind of chemistry. Sigh.

    I hear you. The injury merry-go-round has been woof.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Re: Lucic. People have such selective memories. They want to bring back Looch because they think they’ll see some of what he was during his first years as a Bruin. They forget that during his last two years, he was a boat anchor. And during his last year as a Bruin he was a whiny fake tough guy who speared guys in the nuts, avoided fights, and lost the one big fight he was in & complained about it.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    lost the one big fight he was in & complained about it.

    Why can’t I remember this one?

    I don’t think the Bruins aren’t tough, but I do think maybe one more guy who can play hockey and punch people would be OK. But, I thought that, win or lose.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Yeah, it was against some guy from the Blues or CBJ. Perhaps Dalton Prout?
    Looch picks a fight with the guy, and Prout(?) punches him in the face, knocking him silly, then Looch is complaining about “he sucker punched me!” afterward.

    As a fan, it was pretty embarrassing to see. Sometimes your guy is gonna lose fights. But that one was rather humiliating. And for him to be a child about it later made it even worse.

    But the end result is all the same. His contract was already too big for what he brought those last two seasons. His fighting wasn’t anywhere near effective enough to make up for it. His childish antics rubbed me the wrong way. And what little I’ve seen of him in EDM seems like he’s gone further down hill.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    That rink in the Savvy tweet reminded me of one of the Foxboro rinks. I had to blow up the picture & read all of the signs to figure out that wasn’t where it was. (Lots of businesses in Norwood, an “Invisible Fence” ad, I have no idea where I’ve been to a “Burger Hut” — probably ~Somerset NH? — and finally a business called “Upper Canada” somethingerother).

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    And happy for Savvy to be out on the ice again. Someone needs to hire him as an analyst.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Morning all. Yay Monday.

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Hey Pals!
    Bruins did not look great (except for Tuukka) on Saturday.
    I had a rare Sunday double last night. Fairly easy money!!!$$$$
    I want to boat today!l Probably our last warm day for awhile

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Come to the parking lot behind my apartment. Plenty of paddling!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I missed the paddling part and thought you meant come to the parking lot for easy money and I was like, WHOA what is happening over there?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Bahahahahaha!

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Still pimpin’!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    The first PK was pretty respectable. The PP was crap all night. I liked what I saw from Tuukka even though his numbers were crap.

    I’ve noticed from this team an issue that on bad nights they don’t keep the area in front of the crease clear. It reminds me of an AHL game (shocking) where you can’t see what’s going on for half the game because there’s a cloud of 8 players in front of the net. Then suddenly the goal horn sounds. And you’re left sitting there frustrated because you didn’t even get to see how it happened. This is where Big Z would help – he’s smart enough to make sure that doesn’t happen, and aggressive enough about it to make the opposing forwards regret trying.