Morning Free Association: What We Need

Pucks in a net

There’s been a lot of chatter among a certain subset of Bruins fandom that wants Sweeney to trade for some tough guy. A lot of that talk has centered around a certain former Bruins who had a couple of good years wearing the spoked B. For Milan Lucic, those good years are almost a decade in his past. This should indicate that trading for him is a terrible idea, never mind signing him for 6 years at $6 million per. While it’s frustrating to watch our players get thrown around and hit a bunch, obtaining this kind of player is not going to solve the Bruins very real scoring drought.

The young players that we expect to be goal scoring machines (DeBrusk, Heinen, Donato, and Bjork (when he returns)) all need to find a way to light the lamp more. All of the veterans need to do so as well. Heck, even Marchy and Pasta seem lifeless without Patrice, which is just plain sad because last year they managed to play well through his absence and with Riley Nash filling in.

We need Riley Nash back. I’m kidding but I’m kind of not. We need someone to be what he was last year. That would solve the 3C problem as well as this temporary first line whole.

Looks like there will be a shakeup of the lines tonight in Tampa, a result of the non-game that occurred in the phantom realm.

The top six looks like it has for many games, that bottom six is, uh, interesting. Perhaps getting JFK back in the mix will help the team. What is clear is that getting a tough guy will not solve the goal drought.

While Connor Clifton, the lovechild of Robert Downey Jr. and Will Wheaton, played well for many games, head coach Bruce Cassidy has decided to sit him in favor of Steven Kampfer. Charlie McAvoy still isn’t back but he’s getting closer.

We’ve got 1-2 weeks until possible returns of Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron and it can’t come soon enough. However, that will not solve the Bruins problems alone.

When those kids all start clicking and getting all the goals, this team will be dangerous.


On a different note, former Bruin and current [insert large NHL title here], Andrew Ference was on Bruins Academy talking to the kids. He probably filmed this when he was in town the other week at the Willie O’Ree outdoor rink dedication. Still, good to see him.

Finally, all sorts of NHL teams are sponsoring service puppies that grow up to be service dogs. First it was Ranger for the Rags. Then it was Radar, who is the Isles dog with a purpose. Now it’s the Blues with Barclay, who I would play with 100%. When are the Bruins going to get one?

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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MadScientist72
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There’s been a lot of chatter among a certain subset of Bruins fandom that wants Sweeney to trade for some tough guy. A lot of that talk has centered around a certain former Bruins who had a couple of good years wearing the spoked B. For Milan Lucic, those good years are almost a decade in his past.

If Sweeney were to pick up an over-the-hill “tough guy” who used to wear the Black-&-Gold, he would be better off trying to get Quaider back – especially with the way our blueliners keep dropping like flies.

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We need Riley Nash back. I’m kidding but I’m kind of not. We need someone to be what he was last year. That would solve the 3C problem as well as this temporary first line whole.

I always felt that letting Nash go was a mistake. According to CapFriendly, he signed for $2.75M per in ‘Lumbus and the Bs have $3.8M in cap space, so they could’ve afforded to keep him.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Yeah, it seemed like a mistake, but it also seems like Nash wasn’t really the answer. Secondary scoring was an issue for most of last season as well.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

HOCKEY PALS

i opened my browser three hours ago and never went anywhere with it… except to:

Google imagines to get elf pictures for a miniature magazine I am making

My gym’s website

A website with Excel how-to’s

A website to look at a link my sister sent me

  • A website to check our inventory in NY
  • so…. uh, semi-productive but not very attentive i guess

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    looks like i quoted my list instead of bullet pointing it? Oh well!comment image

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Thanks Getty Images for whatever is happening today.
    I really enjoyed all the royalty-free images for creative use, but I wouldn’t have minded a low cost subscription service.

    I’d also enjoy not having my site slowed to a crawl by whatever unoptimized scripts & files you use, but I suppose beggars can’t be choosers.

    But mostly I’d love to know WTF is happening.

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Hi Pals!
    What do the Bruins want from Secret Gritty Santa? Patrice on ice and good wheels for Zed.
    Maybe the Bruins will hockey tonight?
    Jo and i.will be in Newport Dec. 22nd – 26th or something like that. Stop by and restore my sanity for awhile….please!!!!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    When are the Bruins going to get one?

    YES GET A PUPPY BRUINS!