Morning Free Association: One More Down

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I’m praying to Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion that I may get to bed this evening. These Stanley Cup Final games are fabulously exciting but I can’t sleep after them.

This weekend, the Bruins scored a touchdown against the St Louis Blues, which is fantastic considering they’re playing hockey, not football. You could also say the Blues scored a safety if that floats your boat. Everyone knows that a touchdown >>>>>>safety. Fitting that we’re talking in football terms since the states sole football team (RIP St Louis Rams, and Football Cardinals before that) had two representatives cheering on the team. Didn’t even look like they were in a the same suite.

(BTW, I really like Patrick Mahomes and can’t stand Travis Kelce; I explain why on this week’s Bearly on Topic)

So, basically all the Bruins scored. No, not you, Brandon Carlo, but everyone else, yes!

Tonight, it’s Game 4 and another sleepless night to follow BECAUSE IT’S THE CUP!

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MissMuse
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I am *ALMOST* like egggh I don’t wanna go out to watch the game, I’m tired, but it’s either that or watching the game 45% of the time with making sure my cat doesn’t destroy anything/stop the feed 55% of the time.

So if they can wrap this up in 5 so I can finally start eating vegetables again and sleep OK, myself, I am all for it.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Can’t wait for TONIGHT!!!!

I always wanted a Winnipeg/ San Jose playoff so i could play THIS!!!

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MissMuse
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Dude! I always think of West Side Story whenever they meet in the regular season. That would make for a hell of a pregame show.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hi All!!!!!
Game 4!!! Go Bruins!!!!
A lil premature, but Tuukka has to be front runner for the Conn Smythe…. Really, who else??? Kuraly?? I love all the Bruins, but it really is Tuukka time!!!!
Win tonight!!!!!
What is the Blues rallying cry??? Remember the Checker Dome?? Ralston Purina!!! I think they still feed it to the boys!!

BagelBruin
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Conn Smythe is for the entire playoffs, so Rask certainly is the front runner. Unless he totally blows up, it’s his. Krug, at least in my opinion, is second in line for the Smythe, assuming the Bruins win it.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Krug has been amazing!!…. Another guy who has been amazing is Carlo!!! He has dominated most of the time in the D zone, has skated it out when necessary, but most of all (yeah, most of all), he has made that great first pass that gets the breakout started. And he’s just getting better!!! Getting so much better all the time!!!! (He’s getting better all the time!) Better, better, better!!!..!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Moar hockey tonight!
I’m feeling good about this game.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

For Christmas in 2002, my parents bought for me and my brother each a Bruins jersey and tickets to see the Boston Bruins at the Atlanta Thrashers. The Bruins won 1-0 thanks to a John Grahame shutout and a first period goal by Rob Zamuner. If you’re wondering, no, I did not need the internet to remember that. It is just burned into my brain forever.

Along the way, I’ve seen so many games with friends and family—both in person and on TV. I’ll spare ALL of the details, but the Boston Bruins have brought some of the biggest moments of my life. And some of my lowest moments. I’m still not quite over 2004 and 2010. And I still hate Scott Walker (the hockey player!)

Oh how I remember 2011. The Boston Bruins won the Cup that year. I remember gathering around the TV in the back of my parents’ house. Each game was something special. Mom would make popcorn for me, my bro Chobey and all my friends. When the games were close, my dad would get so nervous he would have to watch the final moments of game alone upstairs! But we would all gather on the front porch after each game to relax, celebrate, or offer support.

Of course, my single favorite moment that year was on June 15, 2011. It was a Wednesday, and around 10:40, the Bruins won their first Cup since 1972. I can recall who was there in that TV room and where everyone was situation. I remember what I was wearing: my favorite comfy shorts (over-sized, dark purple shorts from Gap) and the same jersey my parents gave me in 2002. I still have it to this day. Whenever I’m feeling blue, I watch the highlights from Game 7, and the happy memories from that entire run come raging back, like a water flooding a valley from a broken dam.

Two years later, I was hoping for another Stanley Cup victory. The Chicago Blackhawks had other plans, but a new friendship was forged that year. I met my dear friend Brian. He’s been like a crazy uncle to me. Everyone needs a crazy uncle, and I now have one

Plus, 2013 gave us the greatest hockey comeback.

Now let me talk about today. The Bruins are up 2 games to 1 over the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final. I obviously want the Bruins to win, but no matter what happens, I’ll be happy. I already got what I really wanted. You see, we’re all older now. Collectively we have kids, school, work, new jobs, commutes, aches, ailments, stress, long days and short nights. But my mom, dad, brother and Brian have done everything in our power to watch these games together. When we can’t be there together, we’re furiously texting each other. To me, it is these moments which mean more than the end result.

So thank you, my dear Bruins, for your run. I don’t ever want this to end, but if it did, Thursday night would be fine with me.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh man, Bagel is cutting some onions this morning.

And thank you Bruins. Because of you I’ve met some pretty kick ass people on this here interweb!!

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Hey Bruins, win the game tonight. Thanks and Love You, Me.