Morning Free Association: Focusing on the Positive

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Saturday was not a banner day for the Boston Bruins and their hockey playing ways. They lost a game to the Edmonton Oilers 4-1. Sure that score was inflated by an empty net goal, but when two players not named McDavid or Draisaitl are responsible for the tying and go-ahead goals, that means you’ve allowed players that don’t usually factor into the score sheet win the game, Bruins.

I will say this one more time, Bruins, you need to stop losing and actually win games again. Remember that? It was fun back in October and November. You’ve now lost your cushion because the twin beasts of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning are shaping up and are right behind you in the standings. As Torey Krug said last month, you all need to hate losing more.

Yes, yes, back to the positive: On Saturday, we were once again honored to host Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree for a ceremonial puck drop with some of the kids that are part of the Hockey is For Everyone programs from around the country. These programs work to get children who might not be able to afford it otherwise into hockey by playing and learning the game.

During the broadcast of the puck drop, it was obvious that several Bruins players were excited and happy to see Mr. O’Ree, who looked just as dapper as he always does, taking a moment to hake his hand and get a word in. It’s wonderful to see the bridge between the past and the present in the NHL.


The Bruins play next on Tuesday in Nashville which is supposed to be the mom’s trip. Cannot wait for the pictures!

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Bleah. Overslept. Didn’t get a chance to do an editing run on the site this morning.

Also – Monday.

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Morning all. Always positive to see Willie O’Ree. Also positive: Pasta monster season.

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Hi Friends!!
Missed the game Saturday… Thanks, God! Umm, Bruins. Maybe score some goals, play a lil defense. Back on the road now, no? Maybe that helps.
We worked at Jo’s house…. It’s going on the market someday. Someday soon, I hope. So this is Stripes, wrong device, pretty anonymous.

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Whoa! It worked!!

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Aw crap!

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That was a roller coaster of emotions!

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