Morning Free Association: No, Do Not Want

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In the past little while, there have been a faction of Bruins fans who clamor for a certain type of hockey player. After having seen some of our skilled forwards being thrown around in mid-ice but some tough guys, these Bruins fans want an enforcer, someone who can intimidate and scare the opposition players into laying off our guys. And so many of these fans want a return of Milan Lucic.

Memory is a funny thing. It’s fluid and it favors whatever one found to be pleasurable or traumatic. While Milan Lucic’s play in his final years probably did not fit either of these criteria, his play in the early days of his career fit the former, making them forget about the slow moving forward who seemed to be losing a step or having been out of shape, the guy who favored spearing players instead of making his game better, the guy who scored so seldom that we all wanted him to go. Yeah, some really stupid fans want a return of that guy because they forgot he adds nothing of value to an offense.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney was spotted catching the latest Battle of Alberta in Edmonton the other night. No one knows who he was looking at but some of these same fans hope for Lucic, who is not a rental at 4 years for $6 million per. Even if he were a rental, it’s easy to say no to his two goals on the season and the fact that he looks like a 40 year old skating with 20 year olds. Milan Lucic just turned 30 this year.

Poor Ty Anderson has been taking the brunt of this stupidity on Twitter and he’s had it. He expresses the thoughts of the rational Bruins fan with these tweets:

I think we can all agree that this is the correct stance on Lucic. Vote No on Looch.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Happy dance!

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Watched Beleskey play like crap, then lose a fight for the Rags last night. Maybe we need him AND Looch.

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I’m Fucking Anonymous again as me and devices…. like the plans of mice and men, aft gang aglay. Doobler tonight. Feeling energized on the blades lately!! I might get on the slopes soon given my freed up schedule… Woo hoo!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Feeling energized on the blades lately!! I might get on the slopes soon

Sounds like the knee is all healed up, then! Or at least you’ve found a way to manage it.

aft gang aglay

have you ever read (or tried to read) Thrawn Janet by Robert Louis Stevenson? It’s written entirely in Scottish dialect! The whole thing is available online if ye fancy testing yersel!

Satan 81's Sister
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Met a woman the other day who had a thick Irish accent. Turns out she’s from Vermont but had a horrible ski accident a few years ago and the brain injury caused her to start speaking with an accent.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Oh wow. I have heard of someone coming out of a coma and speaking with a Chinese accent. How very odd the brain is!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

It certainly is a very sensitive organ!

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I know a couple Irish people who would pull your leg that way.

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The legs are getting in shape. The knee….It’ll never be the same. Still, enjoying what I got.
I need to take a stab at Thrawn Janet! I haven’t banged my head against the wall in awhile!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. And thank you to whoever got me a reminder that Gritty knows when I am sleeping!

Uber long day today. Had to be at work at 7 and office holiday party tonight. Wooo, free food and booze!

The London Bear
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office holiday party tonight. Wooo, free food and booze!

Enjoy! It’s ours tonight too. I’m not planning to stay late, but best laid plans… I managed to keep it down to two mugs of mulled wine last night. Need a rest!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I told myself I would wait for dinner for booze. Probably not gonna happen.

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phonymahoney

Hahahahahaha
I have been waiting for you to open the damn thing since Friday!

Satan 81's Sister
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Ha! This is the one issue of sharing a PO box with SatanParents. SatanDad likes to take my mail home with him instead of, say, walking across the parking lot to my office because that would be so far out of the way apparently. THIS DOESN’T IRRITATE ME AT ALL!

But anyway, thank you! I died!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

THIS DOESN’T IRRITATE ME AT ALL!

I giggled.

Also, I sent Heather the same Gritty ornament. She is not enjoying it like you are.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Hahahaha! I’m surprised she hasn’t blocked me on Twitter!

The London Bear
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Hi all.

Remember the ‘Lucic and Cubs’ line with Pasta and Spooner?

Was kinda exciting thanks to Pasta and when Spoons was on a going day but my God they were a disaster in their own zone.

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That line was a lot of fun – two super fast kids and hulking Looch.

If Looch wasn’t making $3427457, I’d have no problem putting him on the fourth line. That said, he is making a ton of cash, so that’s a pointless conversation.

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And we’ve already got one $6m 4th-liner …

I’ve actually got no issue with Backes’ money. When he was signed we didn’t know he’d end up in the bottom six. The contract didn’t look a bargain at the time, sure, but sometimes you’ve got to splash out for things you want and sometimes you’ve got to take a gamble.

But yeah, taking on Looch would be a different matter.

Satan 81's Sister
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And I don’t miss how Lucic would get all stupid and forget how to hockey whenever they played Montreal.

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phonymahoney

I don’t miss it, but sometimes it was enjoyable! Hahahaha

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

It was hilarious. “Oooo it’s Montreal. I must do ALL THE STUPID THINGS!”

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LUCIC SMASH!
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*whistle sound*
“Penalty, number 17.
Two minutes for smashing”

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The Bs may have overpaid for Backes, but… when the chips were down, he showed that he is a leader. On the Rags or Canes he might be captain.

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Wait, EDM was hosting CGY? Perhaps Sweeney was looking at a Calgary player.
James Neal, anyone? We could create a line with Neal & Marchand, call them the “ratfuckers” and become the heel team of the NHL.
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WTF happened to him? 25 goals last year, and now he’s at 6 points in 31 games.

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When you convert American goals to Canadian goals you have to take into account the exchange rate.

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By this theorem Lucid has 10 American goals….. I’m starting to understand the logic!!!! More Kool-Aid, please!!