Morning Free Association: Round 2 Starts Tonight

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These Stanley Cup Playoffs are chaotic; evil or good depends upon your vantage point. Last night was the final game of the first round, another series that went to Game 7 and multiple overtimes to determine the winner, the Carolina Hurricanes.

With the Capitals out, that leaves the Bruins as the top seed in the East and with potential to have few dangerous obstacles. By no means am I suggesting that the Bruins won’t have a workload nor that any of the remaining teams are pushovers, but rather with Braden Holtby out of the playoffs, the Bruins chances to return to the Final are much better than they were yesterday morning.

This series against Columbus looks to be fun and physical.These teams met up three times this season, each time after the trade deadline so there should be few surprises. Even though the B’s won the season series 2-1, the one game they lost was a blow out, 7-4. So, that memory should keep the B’s on their toes.


Supposedly, we can make new brackets for the Second Chance Bracket. I guess there was so much chaos that the NHL decided to be nice to us. Presumably, we have to do them by 7pm tonight. I have no particular insight as to how to complete one. If I figure it out, or if anyone does, we’ll share that info here.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Hey hockey pals! comment image
I am fucking PUMPED for tonight. See you at the Garden!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Ugh! I’m jealous!!! Not as jealous as i’d be if you were in that sweet luxury box that GH and Eye Dub shared with us!!!!

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

So the Canes made the local news last night.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Must have been a slow news day

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Do they have a new post game act, or something?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I think it’s a cyclone-themed puppet show.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Featuring the Meat Puppets, i hope!!!!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Backwater!!!! (Like Raleigh!)

Quaider4ever
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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Do they really not normally make the news at all?

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

They make the Raleigh area news, but outside the Triangle (Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh) not often. It also doesn’t help the team typically sucks.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. So exactly the playoff results we’ve all predicted.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

All my bracket have the Bruins going all the way!!!!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

My Barely On Topic Bracket is completely nuked.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I actually had the Canes in seven on one of mine. Think it was the “close eyes and click randomly” entry!

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IntentionallyWidenberg

So all of the division winners lost to wild-card teams?
That’s unusual.
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I’m particularly shocked to hear that the Caps underperformed in the post season.
That never happens.
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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

“Here are your winnings, sir”

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

heh heh

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hi Pals!!!
Wow!!! Caps gone golfing!!! The ‘Canes are no joke. They play a different forecheck and never give up.
The Bruins need only concentrate on the BJ’s, er, Columbus. Got to get on ’em early, before they get the rust off.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning all.

A couple of statistical funnies from that Caps – Canes series:
Carolina didn’t lead the series at any point.
Carolina didn’t lead Game Seven at any point.
Until the very end, obviously.

Just to be on point, my darts team lost to the bottom team in the league last night, 7-6 despite taking an early 2-0 lead. Ah well.

Bs straight back at it tonight, eh? Time for some favourites to win.
Don’t know about the players but I’m exhausted and could’ve done with a rest!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

I fell asleep early in the first o\t…. Still exhausted.