Morning Free Association: Stuff We Already Know

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This weekend, the official website of the NHL decided to take a look at the Bruins in their “31 in 31” or whatever it is. Since we’re all trying to come up with some content in these dog days of summer (and the Bruins players are not displaying many pictures of their actual dogs on Instagram), we’ll take a look at their stuff over the course of a couple of days.

In the first article, three keys to the Bruins were discussed; Jake DeBrusk, Sean Kuraly, and the goaltending tandem of Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak.

It seems that Jake DeBrusk was key to the second line’s transition to being more offensive-minded. He had a career high in goals (27) and nearly the same amount of points from the season before. His goals and assists are almost exact transpositions of the year before.

Being a fourth line player, Sean Kuraly is used to playing short-handed but he was not only key to the penalty kill, the penalty kill was better when his time on it was increased. We already know that that line likes to start in the defensive zone and finish in the offensive zone and he was part of a unit that often started games against top lines.

Finally, the last thing we already know: when you limit Tuukka Rask’s games and platoon him with another goalie, he will do good to great work. Having Halak as his backup was crucial to Rask getting his game on track, especially after his leave of absence, allowing Rask to stand on his head through most of the playoffs.

We should be glad that others are learning what we already know.

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BagelBruin
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‘sup

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BagelBruin
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I can’t stop watching this

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I don’t know what’s worse – the backwards hands or the goopy head.

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When i was in the US Air Force, everyone wore hats that signified their squadron. SUP was the greeting on the browband of those working in supply squadrons…… Everyone greeted them with “Sup?”. .

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Oh, those acronyms!!!

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I was in the 71st Equipment Maintenance Squadron. EMS on our hats. We Fix Shit Squadron, more or less….. often less, as the pay was the same regardless of results.

BagelBruin
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Employment is a weird thing!

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EMS seems like it might be a problematic acronym.
“Hey, my buddy here passed out and was complaining of chest pains, can you help him?”

“Uhhh… does he have fuel injection or a carburetor?”

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If youthink the Bruins need to get people signed, check out the Leasts. Everyone is waiting for Marner to sign, so they can benefit from his contract.

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Oh did someone mention Sean Kuraly?comment image
Oh Jake Debrusk was also mentioned?comment image
Am I now just posting Kuraly gifs just because? Yes. comment imagecomment image

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Hi Pals!
Double tonight! Show me the money!!! The new ownership pays monthly…. I don’t mind. It gives me a lump sum every now and again. I now budget without that dough (somehow) and enjoy a bonus when it happens.
A couple months ago, I never thought I’d be doing a rain dance…. today I am!!

Being unsigned for awhile might just give Chuck and Brando some needed off ice time. That was a long, grueling playoff run and both were targeted all the way through. Genius????

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Hi folks,

I’m a big fan of JD… and also of Jake Debrusk (ok, I’ll get my coat). To score 27 goals during what could be described as an up-and-down season… If the kid can find some consistency he could be something special.

Kuraly is a perfect 4th-liner. Never gives up. Stick him with two like-minded individuals and it’s magic – like with Wags and Acciari last year. Presumably Nordstrom will be on that line next year, unless a kid shows up well in camp.

Is it just me or is the world going even more crazy? How much does a desert island cost?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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It’s not an island, but Monroe Bridge might as well be Brigadoon. You’ll never find it in a hundred years.

The London Bear
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Oooh, population 121? Seems a bit crowded!

Quaider4ever
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That’s a bit of an exaggeration. Half the people live up on the mountain (Monroe), half on the river (us, “the Depot”). The road between us is closed five months of the year.Closed all year, this year for repair! Also, there are many weekenders, like us. The true population is closer to 60. Seventeen people voted in the last election. (I vote in Connecticut).

The London Bear
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Ah, I remember you talking about mountainfolk being cut off all winter before!

Seventeen people voted in the last election.

So if you make yourself popular in the local bar (assuming there is one) you’ve got a pretty good chance of being elected!

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The world is definitely going crazy and makes me sad. Times like these I try to remember that there are some pretty awesome people in the world and we’ll get through it.

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I hear there’s a desert island off of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands that may be up for auction in the near future…
Be sure to fumigate.
A lot.
With fire.

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According to Wiki there’s feral hogs there … grin