Morning Free Association: The Good, The Bad , and the Ugly 12/14/18

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You know what? I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time. Is this a feeling everyone has or is it just me?

It’s just me, ok.

I’ve decided to unbury this idea, appropriate it I guess and sum up the week.

The Good:

  • The Bruins are currently riding a three-game win streak after losing to Tampa last Thursday night. With wins over Toronto (really good), Ottawa (it was OT when they should have won in regulation *shrug*), and Arizona (closer in the end than it should have been), the Bruins earned 6 badly needed points which has them sitting in the Wild Card 1 slot with Tampa, Toronto, and Buffalo ahead of them and the Habs still 1 point behind them. And with David Krejci helming the top line, Marchy (3-5-8) and Pasta (1-5-6) have found their scoring touch again. And more importantly, secondary scoring is a thing again! Please do not bring too much attention to it though, because it is delicate and we would like it to stay.
  • Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, and Kevan Miller are all back skating at Warrior!

  • The Bruins made their annual Christmas visit to Boston Children’s Hospital!

The Bad:

  • Jake Debrusk was out of commission for all three games this week with a concussion stemming from taking a puck to the head. If this is anything like Charlie McAvoy’s concussion, which seemed to manifest nearly a week after the on-ice incident that caused it, he could be out for a while. Bruce Cassidy said that he’s in concussion protocol and will miss tonight’s game.
  • Both David Backes and Charlie McAvoy were cut on the ice this week, Charlie under the eye (ouch), Backes in the nose (double ouch).Edward Scissorhands

    Both are okay and able to play!

The Ugly:

  • Tuukka Rask, who has been playing well, allowed another first NHL goal this week, this time to something called a Michael Bunting.

    It’s to be expected, I guess. Just keep on winning otherwise, Tuuks.

  • You’ve heard of the Butt Fumble, now get ready for the Dick Goal. Referee Tim Peel was the unfortunate goal scorer when a puck shot by a Blues player bounced off his sack and toward Roberto Luongo in goal.

    Unfortunately, the goal was disallowed because the NHL does allow goals to be scored with balls of any sort.

The Good Boy:

  • As we mentioned in the past week, the St. Louis Blues are sponsoring a service pup named Barclay. He’s totally adorable. Of course, he had to get in on practice.

    I don’t care if it was a ruff practice, he’s still a good boy.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. GET ON THE BRUINS SERVICE CUB THERE BRUINS! THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN!

I had something else I wanted to say but I’ll be damned if I can remember.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Well, the Canes are showing some brass there by assuming they’re going to score any goals on Dec 23!

Blackout for me again tomorrow. Wonder if Hola VPN is working again…

Far too busy! Roll on Christmas so I can have (checks rota) one day off ;-(

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh boo only one day off!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Well, the Canes are showing some brass there by assuming they’re going to score any goals on Dec 23!

Rrrrrrechh

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hey Pals!
Always hated Brass Bonanza…..until the Whalers left. It suddenly became nostalgic after they left…weird.
BTW, you are only one member of the (includes most of the population) No Idea What I’m Doing Club. While i’m not a founding member (not a scoring member like Mr Peel, either), i am currently on the Board of No Direction. We are trying to establish a data base of non direction to guide(?) other members in no real direction. I live on the vibrating field of that electric football game of the 60’s changing direction by chance.
I always wondered why that puck off the official rule was in the book. I got it wrong on the test once, so i remember it forever now.
Luongo’s face!! Priceless, Strombone, priceless.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

We all learned something new. Puck of a ref’s nuts are a no goal. You would think with all the no goals the Bruins had the past couple of seasons this one would have come up already.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I’m guessing that there was some ref somewhere that was involved in a goal by a wild slapper that went in off of his ass.
The next morning all the other officials get together and decide there is no effing way THAT is gonna become a regular thing. Voila, a new rule appears.