Morning Free Association: Four Points

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This weekend was huge. The Bruins welcomed two Western Conference opponents to the TD Garden and beat both of them after letting leads slip away. And Bergy celebrated playing in his 1000th game for the Bruins.

Of course, Bergy would cap off Bergy 1000 Day with a game winning goal.

All in all, he had a four point weekend.

On Sunday, Brad Marchand ended it with 57 seconds left in overtime. We all need to thank him profusely for the lack of shootout.

The B’s meet up with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday before they head west for the dreaded West Coast Roadtrip, full of talented yet lackluster teams and stupidly late game times. At least they get to play against the Anaheim Ducks, who just fired their head coach and replaced him with their GM, so that bodes well for them, right?

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Quaider4ever
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Someone said that Bergy is “right there with Orr.” I don’t think that’s fair to either of them. I prefer to say of Bergy what John Wooden said of Bill Walton “he’s the most fundamentally sound player I have ever seen.”

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Had to replace my computer monitor at work. Now I’m confused, because the fonts are bigger, and apparently the old monitor had been growing dim over time so now everything appears strangely bright.
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Dang it. Thought I fixed this.

phonymahoney
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Bet the neighbors were convinced the aliens had come for them.
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Satan 81's Sister
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This is a wonderful gif.

phonymahoney
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Oh man. So annoying

The London Bear
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Morning folks.

Winning is fun! Matinees are fun! More of both please!!

So, I found out something interesting the other day. The word Arctic means ‘with bears’ while Antarctic means ‘without bears’. It’s not about the one having polar bears and the other one not, though – it’s that you can see the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor from the north pole (but not the south obviously).

What’s that got to do with hockey? Nowt. But it’s bearly on topic…?

phonymahoney
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Wow. I definitely assumed polar bears since that’s accurate as well, but constellations? Awesome!

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I was kind of wondering on how aware they were of the presence of bears (the clues were there, but dark-ages Europe was all like “yeah, now draw a sea serpent there” when giving directions, so…

Quaider4ever
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What about the giants that roamed Patagonia and the southern polar continent ? No mention?? How about Gigantic! Much better and certainly more relevant to hockey…….. somehow. \_0_/, maybe?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. I feel like I did nothing productive this weekend because I was too busy dealing with overtime hockey. Hey Bruins, winning in regulation is fun too!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals!

  • Really nice to see them win both weekend games. If you’re gonna give up a loser point, it may as well be to the other conference.
  • But seriously, blowing leads is SO 2010.
  • Pasta whiffed on like 25 one timers on Saturday. I think he needed the silver stick, or maybe a divining rod.
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  • I’m glad they put Heinen on the top line at least to get him going. DeBrusk, though…. ouch.
  • Really need a 3C.
  • McAvoy looked like the McAvoy we have been waiting for this weekend, no?
  • Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    McAvoy looked like the McAvoy we have been waiting for this weekend, no?

    Absolutely. I thought Jack and or Brick (forget which one mentioned it) had a good point where he seemed gun shy after the concussion but is finding his game again. Charlie and Halak kept them in the game yesterday. No way they would have won that without them.

    The London Bear
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    Though Halak looked a bit shaky at first with some bad rebounds but saving that McKinnon breakaway seemed to give him a confidence boost. I think confidence could be why he’s so streaky.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Yesterday was weird. Both teams definitely looked like they were playing the second game of a back to back and were constantly asking themselves “How do you do hockey things?”

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Yeah. There really weren’t a ton of great chances for either team. Each goalie had to make a couple good saves, but nothing serious. You’d never know the two best lines in hockey were playing against each other.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Yeah that was a whole lot of woof.

    Quaider4ever
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    Hi Pals!!
    Good weekend for the Bs! We watched Saturday….. outside yesterday. I’ll be looking for the replay today, eh?
    Had dinner with an old friend from the rink Saturday night. Finally cleared up the mystery of that random Christmas card from Richie, Brett,and Lisa. Our friend laughed his as s off! “You asshole.” Was all I could get out of him for awhile.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Did you watch Bergy’s special? If not, here’s the link!

    Bergeron at 1000 for those who missed it.https://t.co/wjjg1vQChU

    — dafoomie (@dafoomie) February 11, 2019

    The London Bear
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    Excellent! I’ll give that a watch, too.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Thanks for the link, I’ll have to put that on while I’m hard at work.

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Thank you!! I was gassed by 6pm and slept through it.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Awww Richie, Brett, and Lisa. I hope they’re doing well!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Oh man! How are Richie, Brett, and Lisa, anyway? wink

    Quaider4ever
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    I wish I had a couple more of their cards!!!