Morning Free Association: Cam Neely STH Chat

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Yesterday, Cam Neely held another Zoom conference call with season ticket holders. It was an opportunity for the Bruins president to disperse some information about what is happening and what will happen.

He told those viewing that players seem willing to play through the summer should play resume and that the following season will have to be pushed back should that happen. He expressed interest in playing games in Germany and Prague the following season.

Will games be played without fans or partially filled arenas? Neely says he’s heard a lot of talk but no decision has been made yet. Neely confirmed that STH will be the first to come back when fans are allowed back in the building.

As for the plans for players, there seems to be a structure in place to get players back in shape and back into game play, starting with finishing up the regular season.

  • 3 or so days to get players on the ice
  • 3 weeks for a training camp
  • 3 weeks to play the remaining regular season games

Since the disruption of the season will affect the salary cap for the following season, Cam Neely suggests that the cap may remain flat for a season or two.

He answered many questions, including some about his playing days ad favorite comedians. You can watch the whole thing below:

See you on Zoom Saturday night!

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Shopping run done. In my excitement over toilet paper being back in stock, I forgot to get trash bags. D’oh!

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Hi Pals!!
Just another crazy day!!!!
Working, working, working!!!!
Mac seems stronger. She’s getting cranky, too. A good sign!

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Keep getting cranky, Mac!

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Morning all. Haven’t had a chance to check out the call. Is the NHL making any plans for a two week quarantine when the players travel to training camp? Seems kind of risky to make them travel then immediately be in group together.

The London Bear
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Is the NHL making any plans for a two week quarantine when the players travel to training camp?

Certainly the overseas players who have returned to their countries of origin will have to quarantine for two weeks when they go back to the US. I think there are some countries that aren’t allowing anybody to leave so that could potentially cause an issue …

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The logistics of trying to finish the season are making my brain spin. I guess this why I’m not paid the big bucks! lol

The London Bear
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Thanks for sharing the video btw. Interesting stuff. It looks like Cam is expecting the season to be completed at some stage.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hello. Happy Friday.

Had my weekly shopping trip yesterday – still the only time all week I leave the house. The supermarket seems to get a bit better stocked each week. Also my spend increases a little each week. Maybe those facts are related.

The staff were very much not observing social distancing. Tut, tut.

I know we don’t do politics here, but is Trump trying to kill his supporters? First he encourages the idiotic lockdown protesters and now he seems to be advising people to drink bleach.

I’ve got some sympathy with rural communities that have no cases being forced to halt their economies but a lot of the protests I’ve seen seem to be in cities. Morons. Rant over.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Doing my shopping run this afternoon. Fridge is looking sad and my stomach could use a salad. I love pasta but I need some veggies!

It got pretty nasty where I am between locals and second homeowners coming to ride out the situation. Front Porch Forum (our local message board) ended up having to ban discussion on the topic.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Shopping day being Thursday, Fresh Croissant Friday has become something to look forward to!

I can imagine people on both sides of the second home argument have pretty strong views they’re not budging on!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Mmm…I could go for a nice, fresh chocolate croissant.

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Yeah, tourist-y places have been pretty surly about part-time residents running back to their vacation condos during this. I guess it’s a stress on the local medical facilities and grocery stores, which tend to be too small for the peak population, but those homes didn’t just pop up last month, and those snow-birds generally do have legal claim to be there.
I heard about the same things on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, & Westchester county, NY.

I notice that Florida has been reporting COVID numbers for Florida residents, rather than Florida occupants, which is super misleading, since 50% of the old folks in FL maintain a residence in another state for half the year.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yeah, it was getting to the point where having an out of state plate was like having a target on your back. Locals were forgetting that some of those out of state plates are people who moved here to work at the mountain and have already been here a while. Or people that have recently moved and haven’t been able to register their cars.

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I’m not sure how much of the disinfectant diatribe was due to Trump’s instinct to sow resentment among the reactionaries in his voter base — to distract critics and drive voter turnout — and how much of it is due to his cognitive issues. It’s obvious he’s morbidly narcissistic and has sociopathy – a combination that is being called malignant narcissism – and he’s been less careful since the Senate Republicans let him slide on the impeachment, but I’m suspecting that this is him just unraveling in front of us.

The Constitution provides an avenue to remove him due to being unable to do the job, intended primarily for the case of physical harm, but mental incompetence would fit, but because his cabinet is so weak, and dependent upon him for their success, they won’t contemplate the move.