Morning Free Association: Another Addition

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One thing about Don Sweeney: he loves a defenseman. Not only does he love a D-man, he loves an undersized one. Could it be that he himself was one (5’10, 184) and his power play specialist is also diminutive (5’9″, 185) and he really wants to keep him. Sure, there are exceptions to that rule – players well over 6 feet, of which we have several – but I like to think that Sweenius has a soft spot in his heart for the little guys who could.

After signing a Big Bad Wolff last week, this time the Bruins went with another smaller, Torey Krug type player named Jack Ahcan. Ahcan is 5’8″, 185 and played all four years at St. Cloud St. In his senior campaign, he played 33 games scoring 7 goals with 25 assists for 32 points while wearing the “C”.

It looks like Ahcan is excited to join the Bruins, likely in the fall for camp.

Even Torey Krug, who is still yet to be re-signed for next season, chimed in on the signing.

At this point, the defensive prospect pool in Providence is pretty stocked. Sweeney is just trying to make sure he never has to relive the 2017 SCP series against the Senators again, the one in which all the defensemen went down and he had to play Tommy Cross and a newly signed Charlie McAvoy (and burn a year off his ELC). It seems that he may never have to go through that ever again.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

So far working from home has entailed choosing different windows to stare out.

Satan 81's Sister
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In related news, the windows need washing.

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Your Richard E. Grant fact of the day:

So I have previously mentioned that Grant was born and raised in Mbabane, Swaziland, which is a nation that is overwhelmingly Swazi & Zulu in population, yet he is obviously of European descent. Mbabane is the capital and largest city of the state.
It makes more sense when one learn’s that Grant’s father was the Minister of Education for Swaziland prior to full independence. His parents marriage was doomed to fail. Grant wrote & directed a movie named Wah Wah based on the dissolution of his parent’s marriage. At the age of 10, young Richard fell asleep in the back of his parent’s car after spending a long day watching a cricket match. He was awakened around 10PM by his mother having sex with one of his father’s friends in the front seat of the same car. Embarrassed, he pretended he was still asleep and never told his father what he had seen.
His father was not long unaware that something was happening, and the two adults ceased to be able to get along. His mother fell into the tired trope of not speaking directly to her spouse, but via Richard – “tell your father to pass the butter.”, etc.
They were divorced in 1967. Richard would stay with his father, but this is when his father began drinking heavily. Grant’s father stated years later, on his deathbed, that he never stopped loving Richard’s mother.

This has been your Richard E. Grant fact of the day.

Satan 81's Sister
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I love that we are also getting geography lessons along with our Richard E Grant facts.

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The London Bear

This is swift becoming one of the highlights of my day.

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IntentionallyWidenberg

It turns out that Grant is a particularly interesting guy.
I figured that I’d have run out of material by now, but nope.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Resisting the urge to spam my office’s WorkPlace Chat with gifs. Maybe next week.
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The London Bear
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`hey folks. Hope everyone is well.
Ah can sounds interesting. Nice to have things to look forward to!

Cutting-daddy’s-hair proved to be a great activity! Got the whole family enjoying time together and for the rest of the day I was a walking reminder of the fun and a chance for the girls to admire their handiwork.

BoJo has got the virus! Seems lots of high-profile people testing positive with only minor symptoms. Makes you think whatever the official figures on cases is, the real number is probably about ten times higher. Don’t know whether that’s good or bad…

Making frying pan pizzas tonight! Prepared the dough last night. Hugely looking forward to that, although I forgot to buy any anchovies yesterday!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

That’s awesome! Definitely important to find ways to have fun to keep the spirits up!

Saw that this morning about Boris. Also saw some clips of the Clap for NHS that happened last night. Very nice gesture though I did see a comment that it was kind of a bother for NHS trying to get some sleep!

The London Bear
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`we joined in the clap. We live right next to a big hospital so hopefully it gave the workers a bit of a boost.

It wasn’t exactly a wall of sound – we don’t have the balcony thing like you’ll have seen in videos from Italy, so hopefully it wasn’t too much of a disturbance for the ones trying to sleep!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I had something in my eye watching the clips.

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Good Morning!!!
Been watching the 2011 Cup drive on nesn. Yes, I watched the first two games – the hated Habs taking both at the Garden. Last night was game 3 in Montreal….. 4 – 2 Bruins. Boy, there was a lot of hatred in that series. Tommy Turtleneck being a douche, Hal Gill crushing people….. Seidenberg was such a rock. It’s surprising how much emotion those games bring out, even when you know the outcome!
I can, er, Ahcan looks like a very good signing. I can, I can seems to be a driving force in these modern defensemen.
Hoping to get back to the river today!!

The London Bear
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2011 playoffs is what got me into NHL! I’d already been obsessed with European hockey for a few months, but Leah started teething that spring so I was up in the middle of the night.

Literally couldn’t get enough hockey back then, so whenever she woke up crying I’d leap up and take her into the living room, imploring Sonia (Mrs Bear) to stay in bed, she could take over in the morning. I got this! Great times!

Hope you make it to the river. Remember – keep your distance!

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Satan 81's Sister

Oh man, did any of us think they’d go onto to win the Cup the first few games of the Habs series?