Morning Free Association: First Timer

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The Bruins have many players who are playing in their first Stanley Cup Final. Most of those players are young men born in the 1990’s. However, there is a much older first timer who has ties to the opposing team.

Bruins forward David Backes is playing in his first Stanley Cup Final at age 35. As will be reported approximately 10,000 times this week, Backes was originally drafted by the Blues and was a long-term player there, a long-time captain even. He will not let on that this is even an important storyline for him.

About half of the current Blues team remains from his time in St. Louis so his ties to the team may not be useful in game planning. “It’s half the team, so that’s a lot of familiarity, but it’s not like I left there at the trade deadline and I know everyone like the back of my hand like we were having dinners earlier this year. So, there’s some familiarity but not a ton.”

Regardless, his first Stanley Cup against his former team must be exciting even if he doesn’t let on about it.

Tonight, the Bruins will scrimmage to get their skating legs going in prep of Monday’s first SCF game.

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hi!!! Enjoy the scrimmage, those who are going!!!
I forgot to post today!!!

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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Every now and then I remember that the Super Cubs are going to the Cup Final and that makes me happy.

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Hey! Did you know David Backes, who is 35 years old, will be playing his first Stanley Cup Final game? It will be against his former team the St. Louis Blues. He was their captain for many years.