Morning Free Association: Monday, April 29

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It had to happen sometime. The Bruins couldn’t simply keep up this momentum by winning four games in a row, not in the playoffs. The Bruins had to lose. Perhaps, though they didn’t need to lose by shooting themselves in their own foot.

Is anyone else bothered by their near-constant drop passes and the turnovers that result when a teammate simply isn’t there to get it? How about their not shooting the puck? Don’t even get me started on the anemic power play.

Yes, on Saturday night, the Bruins did this to themselves. A end of the the period scuffle with Brad Marchand cross-checking Alexandre Texier led to a power play goal by Artemi Panarin, who seems to be unguarded in most situations in the B’s defensive zone. Charlie Coyle did another dumb pass right to Seth Jones and Artemi Panarin scores his second of the night. A possibly phantom tripping call against Patrice Bergeron led to Matt Duchene scoring the game winner in double overtime. I could list more but I won’t.

The team defeated itself. Maybe having an extra day between games will do them some good.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

The universe is really pushing my buttons this weekend. Arrrggggghhh.

The Bruins are a lot better than this BJs team. They need to make it show on the scoreboard.
Not tossing a couple of “clearing attempts” into the slot in front of Tuukka would be a good start.
(also Arrrrgggghhh)

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals!

I’m thinking we win one in Columbus, and I’m thinking it’s game 3. I thought I hit the “post” button hours ago, but I thought wrong.

I am so “blah” right now. Going through some personal bullshit that I’m sure will be no big deal once I figure out how to manage it, and I have to train 15-20 people tomorrow because we bought a smaller distributor, which is just AWESOME.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

If you need a corporate trainer in a year, you know who to call.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

And we all know you need a corporate referee!!!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Also willing to be a corporate trainer – IF I get to dress like Richard Simmons!!!!

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Please hire this man.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Brush off the loss and WIN!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hey all,

Disappointing loss but if it still takes the Jackets until 2OT to beat a Bruins team playing that badly then that’s got to be a good sign, right?

The team leaders have been on the go in a high-pressure situation for a long time – in action every other day since the playoffs started so I’m prepared to give them this one. Just this one, though!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hi True Believers!!
Yup, the Bruins did themselves in Saturday night.. I think the most troubling part was who dunnit??? Bergy? Overly aggressive 190′ from Tuukka!! Chara??? Still can’t clear it in a big spot!!! Coyle?? Mr Clutch fucking up in prime time!!! If Clifton or Kuhlman fuck up, i can deal with it….. The vets?? C’mon!! Youse know better!!

I need river therapy!!

Lots of work at Jo’s house this weekend.. Squeezed in some disc golf and watched some guys impersonate the Bruins.