Morning Free Association: Tampa Tonight

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Tonight, the B’s take on the Lightning at the TD Garden for their first meeting of the season. Tampa is off to a slower start than last year when they tied the record for the most wins. Tampa is currently sitting in fourth in the Atlantic with a record of 3-2-1 after beating the Habs in Montreal.

One player that the B’s may be without tonight is David Krejci. While he did skate for the first half of practice yesterday, he’s listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury. Bruce Cassidy won’t rule him in or out until after morning skate.

If Krejci is out, Charlie Coyle will take over second line center and either Par Lindholm or David Backes will be centering the third line.

One thing is for sure: the B’s got away with playing a poor middle frame against the Ducks, they won’t be so lucky if they do the same against the Bolts.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Ugh, the dreaded “upper body injury”

I saw a player crouched over during the game and assumed it was Krecji when I didn’t see him later in the game, but I think it was really Charlie – who went out briefly with a stinger. So I just have no idea what happened to #46.

That Ducks game was quietly goonish – the corners were a bad bad neighborhood.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

The game was goonish!!! Not many calls, but lots of nasty.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Krejci has had his share of UBIs over the years!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Hey All! Rivers are pumpin’!!!! Hoping to get out there today!!

Tampa will be on a different mission this year. Only eight of the thirty three President’s Trophy have gone on to win the Cup…. several teams have accomplished the feat in the few years following their trophy win. Tampa has a chip on their shoulder. It may not be until next year that they can take it off.
I still want to see Lindholm!!! I might send Kuhlman to the second line with Coyle… put a heavy vet (Ritchie) with Heinen and Lindholm.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I might send Kuhlman to the second line with Coyle

Agree. Kuhlman and Debrusk seem to be developing a nice chemistry.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I’d be really surprised if Lindholm were not centering a line vs Tampa, even though Backes was in the mix in practice. I agree about swapping Kuhlman & Ritchie – add some beef to that 3rd line.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

“It’s a nice big fluffy forward line”

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Live look at Waitsfield, VT this morning:
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Figures I would lose power but work would be fine. Booo!! It should be the other way around.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

The other way for Jo, but power came on as she arrived at work. sad

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh I hate when that happens!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

But fortunately the power went out after I made my coffee.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Well that’s something at least!

Look out for flying houses! (I’m not suggesting you’re the wicked witch of the West!)

Assuming the power comes back – have you watched season 2 of Mindhunter? It’s different to the first – more of a story. Moves slowly but overall I think it’s better than the first season.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha! I do have my moods sometimes. lol
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Yes, the second season of Mindhunter is really good. Love the arc they gave Bill Tench.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Yes. I’m looking forward to see how that shakes out. Whenever that’ll be!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Cool. That’s in my queue, but I keep forgetting about it.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Definitely well worth a look.

I have a memo document on my phone with a list of box sets so I can make an informed decision whenever I finish one!