Morning Free Association: Questions

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Does he or doesn’t he?

Will he or won’t he?

These are just a couple of question surrounding the status of Zdeno Chara going into tonight’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Does he have a broken jaw or not? Well, I guess it all depends on where you get your news. Christian Fauria of WEEI was one of the first to come out and say that Chara has a broken jaw and that he’s out for Game 5. Then, news came from various Athletic reporters (not to be confused with athletic supporters). And there’s been a lot of hullabaloo about this reporting and scoops.

All we know is that the team isn’t saying anything for multiple reasons: if he has a broken jaw and somehow plays, they don’t want anyone to flaunt that injury and they don’t want the Blues to game plan for his being out of the lineup. Many writers have suggested that he will find a way to finish this series regardless of his injury. At this point, he hasn’t been skating.

Being down a defensive stalwart like Chara is one thing, being down two of your SCF starting defensemen at the same time is another. There is hope that Matt Grzelcyk will be able to return tonight to anchor the third pairing. He was spotted at practice sporting a red no-contact jersey.

Keep your fingers crossed (or pressed if you’re German) that either or preferably both are in the lineup tonight. Make whatever sacrifices you need to make to the Hockey Gods, worship at your altar of St Patrice, drink from your vial of Leafs’ fans tears- do this for your team and the Stanley Cup.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

On second thought, I’m kind of hoping this Chara Jaw thing is a whole charade and he’s perfectly fine. Tonight he comes out for the game, takes the fishbowl off and laughs maniacally. The Blues forfeit the game because they have all shit their pants.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Can you imagine if this has been an elaborate hoax? hahahahahahahahaahahaha

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Everyone thinks the Bruins are classless goons anyway. Why not add more fuel to the fire!
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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Guys, the team is going to be so fired up about this. Winning tonight. Book it.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

GUYS HE IS NOT WEARING A NO CONTACT JERSEY

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

NEITHER IS GRIZZ!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney
The London Bear
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The London Bear

Ooh, what is the correct pronunciation of Grzelcyk?

And was Chara also pronounced the correct Slavic way? wink

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Grizz-lick

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

And I’m the one who pronounced Chara, so no! hahaha

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Forgot to mention that it’s fairly obvious to me that the Bruins are going to win tonight because it’s Cam’s birthday.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Hey hockey pals!

IT’S GAAAAAME DAY!!!!

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