Morning Free Association: What Is Even Going On?

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Yesterday, the Boston Bruins team was changed in a number of ways. First, center Colby Cave was placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the Providence Bruins. He didn’t end up in Providence, though.

This is a very Chia thing to do. Former Bruins and current Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli worked the waiver wire to add some much needed forward depth to his team. Of course, it was only recently that he acknowledged his teams need for forwards, since he’s never seen a broken down unsexy bottom-pairing defenseman that he didn’t like.

Cave was being moved in order to bring up Peter Cehlarik for his first stint this season.

Four Bruins needed some time off for maintenance or illness issues.

I guess the team needed some time off to get ready for Maximum Gritty and the cavalcade of Flyers goalies.

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Quaider4ever
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Gritty is trying NOT to look at the scoreboard!!

Quaider4ever
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Since the hole at RW2 was mentioned (thank you!) and the Bs are in Philly tonight, would it be possible to get the very gritty Wayne Simmons in the Bruin’s fold?

phonymahoney
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Hey hockey pals!

  • I’m excited to see this guy tonight.
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  • I’m excited about Cehlarik and I hope they put him with Krejci again. I would be interested in seeing him, Krejci and DeBrusk just for the fact that Cehlarik and DeBrusk are both net crashers. If Krejci would use his (pretty lethal, actually) shot, the two of them could bang some rebounds in.
  • I heard he was skating with Krejci and Pasta, which is also interesting. Does that mean DeBrusk is going to play the off-wing with Bergy and Marshy? Or do we put him on the third line to try to make that work and put warm body #7 at 1RW?
  • That said, apparently the third line is actually winning the Corsi war, so, like, maybe that means it might eventually translate to scoring. JFK went like 34524724752 games without a shot though, so who the hell knows.
  • https://twitter.com/bruins_stats/status/1085390014031323136

  • Also, I thought I posted this a while ago but I never hit the post button. Whoops!
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    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    My comment is awaiting moderation? What?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Got it out of moderation limbo!comment image

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    HA!!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Morning all. RIP Colby Cave era. You were….uh….Colby Cave. I’m sure I’ll remember you.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    I remember him at least as fondly as we all remember Matt Fraser
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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Oh yeah, FroYo! Wonder what he’s up to these days.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Wikipedia tells me he’s in Germany playing for the Augsburger Panthers.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I will miss Geoff calling him Colby Cavé. I will miss that his twitter handle is caveman. I feel bad that he’s going to Edmonton.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Hey all,

    What’s with these 7.30 starts? That’s juuuust too late for me to stay up for the first period.

    Glad to see Cehlarik called up at last. I wonder if Cassidy will reunite the Czech Mix line from last year (or was it two years ago?). Try Kuraly on the top line, he’s on fire at the moment!

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Hi Pals!
    Late double last night – so tired.
    Last night – goalie makes a stop, offensive players raise their sticks, head for center ice. I stand in d zone face off circle and blow the whistle…a lil grumbling, we move on. Next period – same thing, but with other goalie… Me: “Would everyone stop awarding themselves goals? I will let you know immediately if a puck crosses the goal line!”
    Is it too early for a nap? ……. I didn’t think so.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    How bizarre. Is that a regular occurrence?

    Reminds me of a 100m race at school many years ago. Everyone mistook the finish line and pulled up early except for me! Unfortunately I was so far behind I still didn’t win … Sprinting is not for me.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Bahahahahahahaha! (Sorry for laughing but that’s really funny.)

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    That’s a good one!
    I’ve seen a lot of things over 30+ years of reffing. It’s not unusual for players to celebrate goals that never happen. It’s always great to see the would br.scorer’s face when the goalie pulls the puck out of some part of his gear. Twice in one game is unusual, to be sure.
    A couple of the stranger things: 1) Two players i thought were fighting actually had their helmets lock together at the face cage. They were laughing and trying to separate….seen that a few times, 2) seeing the puck deflect off the celing of the rink and go in the net (no goal, puck out of play), 3) seeing a goalie and his own defenseman throw down during play! Apparently, d man took offense to goalie’s constant criticism of his net front play.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Anyone building snow forts in the crease?

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Goalies build snow walls from the pipes out, usually in parallel with the trapezoid. I don’t mess with it, unless it’s extreme.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I love hearing all of this. Fantastic!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Ha! Those are superb. I guess if you watch enough games, everything that CAN happen WILL happen!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    hahhahaha, this is great and would happen to me

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    hahahahaha, that is hilarious!
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