Morning Free Association: The Shorty King!

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Lost in the miasma that was the Bruins terribad performance against the Red Wings is Brad Marchand becoming the Bruins all-time leader in short handed goals with his 26th career SHG on Sunday night.

This was the goal and it was a beauty:

It looked like Marchy and Bergy were toying with the Red Wings in their own zone on their own power play. So malicious, so delicious.

Brad had previously been tied with Rick Middleton for the lead in shorties, each with 25. Here’s the list of people that Brad had to leapfrog to become the Shorty King:

    Brad Marchand – 26
    Rick Middleton – 25
    Derek Sanderson – 24
    Don Marcotte – 21
    Phil Esposito – 20
    Jerry Toppazzini – 18
    Ed Westfall – 18
    Gregg Sheppard – 16
    Bobby Orr – 16
    Patrice Bergeron – 16
    Steve Kasper – 16
    Brian Rolston – 16

All hail The Shorty King!

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Quaider4ever
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Not for nuthin’ but, wouldn’t a McQuaid – Miller bout be spectacular???

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I’m hoping Kevan Miller looks sharper tonight…. other d men, too!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Former Bruin and former Hab …

https://twitter.com/i/status/1113087862948483078

Quaider4ever
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Gonna be on the ice tonight but, may chime in from rinkside like a real douche!

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It should be noted that Marchy is tied for 37th place all-time for shorthanded NHL goals.
I believe he is the leader in career shortys for all current NHL players (unless you count Mike Richards & Marian Hossa who – while not technically retired – haven’t played a game since 2017)

The London Bear
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He definitely leads in career shorties by all players since Marchy entered the league.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Shorty King and Twitter King.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Hey hockey pals!

Really, really need a win tonight. Woof. Sixty minute effort! No slacking, gotta get back to form!

The London Bear
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Hmm. Not to be contrary but I’m not sure Home Advantage isn’t overplayed. If you get home ice there’s a lot of pressure to win both those games. You don’t want to go to the other venue on the back foot for what are arguably more important games.

That said, it would be nice to see them play like they want to be there.

Quaider4ever
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Yes, playing well is better than home ice advantage…. that being said (heh, heh), I’d rather see the Bruins play a game seven at home rather than on the road…. although that game seven in Vancouver…(commence dream sequence)…

IntentionallyWidenberg
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playing well is better than home ice advantage

So. Much. This.
Even though the line-change precedence is one of the few actual rules in pro-sports that applies a home advantage, it really seems like the NHL has the least effective home advantage.

Play well, and you can win anywhere.
But damnit, win the next two games, Bruins. CBJ will play like it’s a playoff game, because they don’t wanna miss out, or have to go to Tampa in the first round. If you can’t beat them, Toronto isn’t gonna be any easier.

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Quaider4ever

Hey All!!
Shorty is the shorty king!! Homie ain’t done, by a long shot.
Need the B’s to be 60 minute men from here on out!!