Tonight the Bruins take on the Pacific-leading Vancouver Canucks. Yeah, you read that right, Pacific-leading. The Bruins have yet to face them this year but are still cognizant of the hurting Vancouver put on them twice last season. This team is no joke.
After taking a game to heal on Saturday night, Danton Heinen returned to practice on Monday, splitting reps with Sean Kuraly on second line left wing. Cassidy said that Heinen seemed better yesterday than during Saturday morning’s skate but that he would make a decision on Heinen today after practice.
In related news, David Pastrnak, our adorable goal machine, shared a charitable endeavor that he, Kendall Coyle Schofield and Patrick Sharp had participated in during the All Star Break.
Excited to share the All Star Charity Shootout brewed by @dunkindonuts from All Star Weekend! @KendallCoyne and I participated on behalf of the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation which provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. Check it out! pic.twitter.com/pZxcZmhnI1
— davidpastrnak (@pastrnak96) February 3, 2020
Man, if Patrick Sharp only had to stand in front of a net and take shots like that, he could still play. Such rapid fire!
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Oh and I’ve gotten back into reading this year (already finished two books!) so if anyone has any recommendations, I’d love to hear ’em!
If you like horror, I’m really into this Swedish writer, John Ajvide Lindqvist. Let the Right One In would be his best known. Some people on here put me on to Joe Hill a few years back – similar style (well, he is Stephen King’s son).
If you don’t like horror, well, can’t really help. I pretty much only read horror and biographies, plus the odd classic!
Interesting. I’ve read a ton of Scandinavian crime novels. Should check out horror!
No real recommendations here.
I’ve been reading books on politics – Trump connections to organized crime, how the Republican party has changed in recent years, etc.
It’s kinda depressing actually. Previously I’d just been reading lots of fantasy novels, especially younger targeted ones, because they’re a light quick read and I don’t spend a lot of time* on it.
*How my time usually gets consumed: “Yeah, I’d love to read Joyce’s Ulysses this week, but in order to plant my vegetable garden, I’ll need to carve a working rototiller out of a single piece of wood – I’m going for brazilwood this time because the last one I did I carved out of pine, and that obviously didn’t last.” Gets bogged down in 2nd step of project. Needs to jump onto mundane chore. Forgets book ever existed. Hides partially constructed Rube-Goldberg machine.
How my time gets consumed: “I should do all things.” “Checks twitter every 5 minutes because I might miss something funny. Goes down youtube rabbit hole (currently drag queens). Debates cleaning the apartment. Takes a nap instead. Has lunch. Repeat the morning activities. Make dinner. Curl up in bed. Thinks about how I could been productive. Says ‘meh, maybe tomorrow.’ Falls alseep.”
Vacationland by John Hodgman is one of my favorites.I’ve read it twice and look forward to reading it again. It’s typical of his humor, takes a couple emotional dives, and it has a fun story about him and Jonathan Coulton on pot. Plus, lots of Maine and western Mass content and a dinner with Black Francis! If you would like to borrow it, I can send it through the portal.
Ooo, yes please. I do like John Hodgman.
Feast of the Goat or Dream of the Celt, both by Mario Vargas Llosa.
Morning all. Let’s do that winning thing again. I like that.
Great stuff, thanks GH. Sharp can still snipe! Probably wouldn’t look terrible on David Krejci’s line. Keeping up is the issue for guys like that. You know what “they” say….. First your legs go, then your reflexes go, then your friends go! So the answer has to be one of our young guns, no? We’ll have to see how Sweenius tweeks things, but he usually doesn’t give up prime prospects (Lauzon). More likely to add the safe, team player than mortgage the future for the short term, IMO.
74-46-83 is my preference for that line, but Bjork is fine there too.
It will certainly be interesting to see what Sweenius does before deadline, and if he can follow up last year’s Coyle masterstroke!
Patrick Sharp never looks bad on any line because it he is incredibly handsome.
Sorry, I had to say it. I’ve seen him in person!