Morning Free Association: Falling Short

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Last night the Bruins did not play their best game. I have no idea what it looked like on TV but both teams had issues with passing, the Bruins more than the Habs at times.

The Bruins did not win. Oh sure, they came close to winning due to David Krejci’s late third period power play goal, but they fell short 15 seconds into the extra period.

I went to the game and had an excellent seat among a bunch of season ticket holders in Section 305. My seat was the extra ticket of Paul from Littleton, who upon meeting me was glad to see I was wearing the correct laundry. “Oh good, I was worried you were from Montreal,” he said as he sat down beside me in the second row. We introduced ourselves and Paul gave me the lay of the land. “I’ve had these seats for 15 years,” he said as he gestured toward the ice to point out why,”These have the best view. You can see the goal clearly at this angle, so the puck is easily seen when it goes in. And the Bruins attack twice.” He turned around. “These two rows are full of season ticket holders and we all know each other. The row behind us is the NHL row. You never know who will be sitting there. Sometimes it’s families of the camera crew.”

On my other side was a super opinionated younger man who rarely shut up. Sure, he knew some stuff but he his constant yammering kind of ruined it for me but these are the things you have to put up with when you’re at a game.

Anyway, the next game should be better because it involves Gritty and a crappy Philadelphia squad that’s been going through things, like all the goalies in the world.

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phonymahoney
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So… I really wish Alexander Khokhlachev didn’t re-sign in the KHL and came back to play for Butch. Maybe next year.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

“Per GM Chuck Fletcher, the #Flyers have placed forward Dale Weise on waivers.”

and there was much rejoicing. Or laughing. Ha-ha.

Though how did I miss this:

“TRADE ALERT: The #Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Slater Koekkoek (AAV of $865,000) and a 2019 5th round pick from the Lightning in exchange for defenseman Jan Rutta and a 2019 7th round pick.”

I thought TBL loved that guy?

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

THe reason I am sad about this is because I always wanted to get him, and then we could have Koko for Koekkoek. SIGH

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

One more thing:
We really need a 2RW

OK, two more things:
JFK is not having a very effective stretch right now

The London Bear
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The London Bear

One more thing:
We really need a 2RW

What’s going on with Bjork? is he injured or something?

JFK is not having a very effective stretch right now

I’d say there’s a case for giving one of the Providence guys a shot in place of Heinen. I’m all for giving guys time, but Heinen’s been tried on every line and had enough chances surely?

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Satan 81's Sister

The London Bear
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Ah thanks for that.

Ugh, that’s a bad sign if he had surgery a year ago and still struggling with it.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Bjork – shoulder

I’d say there’s a case for giving one of the Providence guys a shot in place of Heinen. I’m all for giving guys time, but Heinen’s been tried on every line and had enough chances surely?

I genuinely think that the reason he’s still in the lineup is that he’s a swiss army knife, and probably the Bruins’ only one aside from Bergeron, Marchand, and Norstrom, who will be out for a bit. Obviously 37 and 63 won’t be used in the lower half of the lineup, but Nordstrom was, and Heinen kind of fills that void, I guess.

That said, yeah, he could probably use some ninth floor time.

phonymahoney
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Anyway, the next game should be better because it involves Gritty and a crappy Philadelphia squad that’s been going through things, like all the goalies in the world.

This made me laugh.
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TYPICAL!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals!

  • I’m glad we got the loser point, but that was a frustrating game with bouncing pucks, bad passes, too many passes, and an almost completely regrettable third period. Let’s not talk about overtime.
  • VA! I’m sorry I didn’t meet up with you. I was exhausted and felt like crap and ran outta dodge once the game was over. After I went to the bathroom postgame, I did see you walking down the concourse and yelled to you a few times, but I guess my scratchy voice couldn’t get loud enough, for once in my life. Anyway, let’s make a raincheck for some drinks.
  • At least my Peaky Bruins poster made it out of the Garden in one piece. First time I ever managed to get a posted out of there without it being a tattered mess.
  • The Garden crowd didn’t suck last night, and wasn’t overly rowdy and hostile. I actually enjoyed that,
  • IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Well, it looks like the office has heat today. Better than whatever that was yesterday.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Oh god, that must have been lovely

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Hi folks. Well that game had some good and some bad, huh? At least we got a point (2019 is my year of positivity!) A shame Price lived up to his reputation for once.

    Was going to go into the office today but when I got to the station half the trains were cancelled so set up back at home. Ah well, I tried.

    Winter still yet to arrive here. I was expecting a severe one. There’s still time…

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    I think that good Carey Price is back.
    Pity. I rather enjoyed whatever the hell he was doing earlier this season.

    Glad to get a point. That’s 1 point closer to 2nd place (TOR got spanked last night) even if it is 1 point closer to MTL catching up w/BOS

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Ooh, we’re only a point behind the Leafs – and they’ve got Tampa next! Wow, last time I looked at the standings properly the Bs were way behind.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Ooh, we’re only a point behind the Leafs

    Thanks to old friend Carl Soderberg! Had a hat trick in the Leafs loss to Colorado last night.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I wish he could play RW. And that we could bring the Yeti back. I miss the Dread Pirate Soderberg.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Winter still yet to arrive here. I was expecting a severe one. There’s still time…

    I think the longest part of winter has yet to begin. February through March = BRUTAL

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    February through March …….yuck! I’m hibernating this year!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Yeah, I remember March 1st last year we had thick snow and ice, then six weeks later it was short sleeves. Didn’t really have a spring last year!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Here’s a cat on a skateboard just because it’s really amusing me:comment image?width=400&height=225

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Here’s a cat on the …..catwalkcomment image?cid=3640f6095c3dfdd341635371454deb82

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    Yo!