Morning Free Association: Winter Classic Eve

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When last we left our intrepid heroes…

They had just lost the second game of a two-game losing streak at home against the hapless New Jersey Devils. Seriously, in those two games, the Bruins allowed 5 goals in each (not all with a goaltender in net). After that game, the B’s were down two forwards: Brad Marchand with an upper body injury and David Backes to a three-game suspension after an illegal check to the head of Blake Coleman. Well, I guess someone’s gotta be suspended for the Winter Classic, just glad this time it wasn’t Brad.

The B’s did manage to pull out a 3-2 OT win against the Sabres after playing from behind virtually all game. Noted sniper (uh…) Sean Kuraly shot the game winner.

Though he didn’t play on Saturday night in Buffalo, Brad Marchand travelled with the team and was seen practicing on Sunday.

Tuukka Rask has a new mask for the big outdoor game and it has my name on it!

Okay okay, the V and the A are Tuukka’s daughter’s initials. Obviously, there is enough Irish stuff on here to please most Bostonians, Notre Dame fans, and other Hibernophiles but it’s not as cool as his Fenway mask.

So, the ice is set, the teams are in town, and all they have to do is dodge some rain drops to practice outdoors today.

I think we’ll skip the MFA for tomorrow and head right into a Game Thread for the Winter Classic, which is due to start at 1 EST, but will likely be like well after 1.

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The London Bear
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Hey all. I’ve been skating this morning! A bit wobbly at first but getting some decent speed by the end of the 45mins. Man, it’s tiring (or I’m unfit. Nah, must be tiring!)

Hopefully I can find a reddit stream for the WC. I’ll be dual screening with the World Darts final (as I’m sure you all will be…)

Happy new year!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

No better feeling than flying along on skates!!!

JoAnn and i throw darts now and then. I can’t hit the wall!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Happy New Year’s Eve and Happy Birthday to SatanBrother #2!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hi Pals!!!
Jo has been off since the 22nd. We are having so much fun!!!! We’re retiring soon and will just have fun forever after!!!
We’ll be boating tomorrow. It’s the best way to start the new year that we can talk about. Probably catch some winter classic in an eatery (let’s just say bar, alright?) apresl’eau blanc.
Fuck the ‘Hawks! I can’t think of a single player that i like. Okay, Connor Murphy is okay. Played with Acciari at Kent School and PC. Fine. The rest of ’em are…..well, they’re Chicago Blackhawks!
Coffee!!!! – so i can think of better insults for our opponents

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I can’t think of a single player that i like. 

Oh come on, there’s erm, uhh … Yeah I got nothing

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

G’morning, all.

Saw enough of SWE vs US in world juniors to change the channel, bleah.
But USA vs Finland – that’s where it’s at.