Morning Free Association: Bruins at NHL Awards

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Red alert! Red alert! For the second year in a row, Patrice Bergeron failed to receive the Selke Trophy. Were I conspiracy-minded, I would say that while Bergy has been nominated a record eighth year, the powers that be want him to remain tied with Bob Gainey with four wins.

Instead, Ryan O’Reilly won and he gave a super long, stupid speech that I didn’t listen to for long.

However, earlier in the evening, Don Sweeney won GM of the Year. Sweeney obviously went for the “GM” look instead of getting gussied up like all the players.

So, 1/2 wasn’t so bad.

So how was the show this year? It was funny for the most part, with Kenan Thompson nailing the opening monologue and doing some of his bits in between.

Even Aleksander Barkov, had a killer line in his acceptance speech.

Those Finns are a funny people.

There were some moments that weren’t great but basically everything this year is a vast improvement on last year’s hostess, snooze fest. It’s like they actually hired funny writers and others who enjoy life. It’s probably the best NHL Awards I’ve seen so far, even besting the evening Cuba Gooding, Jr hit on Andrew Ference’s wife, Krista, from the stage.

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Fuck the Blues

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Damn you Price for making my eyes leak!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Ugh, WHY does he have to make us like him? And why is he so handsome?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And now we’re all going to have to make sure he goes to the All Star Game so he and Anderson can be best buddies for ever and OH MY GOD YOU STUPID NICE HANDSOME HAB WHY DO YOU DO THIS???!?

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Morning, folks.
I’m not really surprised, but am super disappointed in the Selke voting. O’Reilly was the 4th best candidate this season but voting for him was the hot new thing this year. Bergy, Stone & Sidney were all better. There’s definitely a clique of voters who refuse to vote for Bergeron because he’s won it before.

I was curious what hockey twitter had to say and there were 5 major themes:
– ROR /Blues fans who were celebrating his award
– Bergeron advocates who thought he got jobbed
– Leafs fans who were concerned that Marner getting 5 votes would would make his contract demands more expensive
– Isles fans who want anyone who voted for Cizikas or Barzal removed from voting
– Habs fans and their enablers who are touting Danault votes

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Morning, hockey pals!

  • Why am I nervous about stick and puck? Man, I am a weirdo.
  • Why is everyone wanting to trade Krejci again? Like, they’re all about buying Backes out but there’s no sympathy for one of the guys who’s been dragging that boat anchor around? Krejci had a great season!
  • I didn’t watch the awards but I did see some clips. Lehner and Price, wow. Keenan roasting the Lightning was fantastic!
  • I miss hockey season.
  • The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Krejci played 81 games this season and, production-wise at least – has never had a better year in his career. What do these folks want!?

    Do you think maybe he’ll be one of those who’s never appreciated until he’s retired.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    And from what I’ve heard, buying out Backes doesn’t even really save them that much money anyway

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Yeah, it’s actually a bad idea. Might as well trade him to a floor team for nothing.

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Oh, if someone wanted to add a top six wing, Anders Lee would not be a terrible choice.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I think you’re on to something –
    Neither would Marcus Johansson!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I forgot how big he is. 6’3, 231! Wow!

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Hi Pals!!
    The Selke should be renamed “The Bergy”.
    Sweenius!!! You’re not done, bro! Let’s get next year’s team finished!! Sign the boys!!

    Quaider4ever
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    Quaider4ever

    Trying to get a group together to paddle the Park River underground through Hartford!!! Things are weird down there!!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Whoa! That sounds way cool!