Morning Free Association: Trent Frederic Zooms

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Trent Frederic has completed his second professional year with the Providence Bruins. It came to an end suddenly last week when the AHL announced that they their season was over due to the Coronavirus outbreak. On a Zoom call with Bruins season ticket holders, Frederic discussed being disappointed about the pandemic ruining what was shaping up to be a good, deep playoff run.

Frederic seems to really like this year’s group of guys, saying that they were a pretty close-knit group . His roommates were the ones he was closest to: Wiley Sherman, Jeremy Lauzon, and his old college teammate, Cameron Hughes.

He was asked several questions are his playing career, especially with the difference between college and professional hockey. He said that in college that it was easier to get ready for a game even if they were tired, that with fewer games per season (35), every game was important. As for AHL and NHL, the main difference is that in the A, with games on the weekends, there is much more time to push himself in the weight room and in practice during the week than in the NHL. He says that his mentality is such that he pushes himself to go hard in his post-collegiate career.

Like many hockey players, he started skating at 3 and started playing at 4. His idols growing up in St. Louis were unsurprisingly Blues players: Keith Tkachuk when he was young and David Backes as he got older. It was through his relationship with the Tkachuks that he was able to meet David Backes.

He said that it was weird coming back to St. Louis as one of the Black Aces during last year’s Stanley Cup Final run and that most of his friends are still Blues fans. Frederic is currently in St. Louis with his family and is starting to get back on the ice outside of St. Louis to keep training. As for whether or not he’ll be called up again as a Black Ace, he didn’t really confirm or deny that, just stating that he’s included on Zoom calls, that some dates have been thrown around but that he doesn’t know too much yet.

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Just look up Dryway Carnage on youtube

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I suck at tech!

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That worked! I wonder if the lower case youtube tag broke the lookup.

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The London Bear
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Hi folks.

Frédéric getting to play on a line with Backes was a great story from this season, that I totally forgot about! My phone added those accents to his name btw, but I kinda like them so I left them!

Ugh, we were supposed to be going on holiday tomorrow. A week by the sea. Ah well, there’s always next year, right? Planning some countryside walks and picnics closer to home instead.

It’s getting to see Sonia’s family I’m more concerned about – I can’t see international travel being quite the same for a long time to come. Hopefully the boffins can come up with a cure sometime soon.

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Air travel scares the bejesus out of me now!

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“Welcome to United Airlines. Please enter the virus recirculation tube based on the section number on your ticket, we are now seating section 4. Due to Federal guidance, we ask that you maintain a personal distance of 2 inches from the persons seated next to you.
Random strangers will still need to move your stuff around in the overhead bins to get to their shit.
Hope you don’t need to pee in the next 3 hours because there’s no way to keep these airplane bathrooms that clean while in flight.”

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Frederic and Backes was a very cool thing. This team has some great storiee behind the men. Normally i could care less about player’s personal life, but this team…..

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A week by the sea does sound wonderful. But countryside walks and picnics are also fun as well.

How are Little Bear’s burns doing?

The London Bear
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Oh, no major damage with the burns. A few little blisters and they were uncomfortable for a few days, thanks for asking smile how about the tea scalds?

Plenty of Brits are ignoring the rules and heading to the beach anyway. We’re not even tempted to join them.

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Slowly but surely healing!

Satan 81's Sister
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Yeah, people tend forget about the “responsibility” part that comes with the “freedom” part.

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Hi Pals!
Getaway day!! Heading north for three fun filled days!! The Dryway is the class 4 behind our house. First dam release of the year tomorrow… Woo hoo!

The London Bear
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Have fun! The dam release sounds like something to behold.

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Should be a beautiful weekend!

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Sounds spectacular.