Morning Free Association: Be Grateful

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Zdeno Chara was available for a Zoom chat yesterday with local reporters. I wonder if he’s available Saturday night? Anyway, he’s back in Boston having driven his family back from their Florida home, figuring it was better to be close to the city as hockey operations begin to open up.

Yeah, you might have noticed that I promised you stuff about the draft. I honestly can’t wrap my head around it and don’t care enough to do so to figure out the lottery system and where to carry the 1 and what number to divide by to determine who’s drafting first overall. Do they use Myers-Briggs types? Tarot cards? Maybe they should use the classic determinants like “Duck Duck Goose” and “Musical Chairs”.

You’re better off having Geoff explain it to you on next week’s Bearly on Topic.

Chara is grateful for the opportunity to get back to playing hockey. He understands just how many people are less fortunate than him, those of whom have lost jobs and businesses and may not be able to recover swiftly. He is looking forward to playing for the cup no matter what format that takes.

Of course, he realizes that everyone can’t just jump right back in and be ready immediately, that taking time to slowly build up those skating muscles is the key to having fewer strains and injuries.

You can watch the whole segment below:


The Bruins are the recipients of many awards and associated trophies now that the regular season is over. Yes, the President’s Trophy, which they cannot possibly touch in quarantine, is theirs for the fourth time ever.

Pasta is the co-winner of the Rocket Richard.

How about that goaltending tandem? Tuukka and Jaro win the Jennings Trophy.

Hooray!

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Stripes
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Stripes

Hey All!
Woo hoo! Lots of awards now that the season is over. Feels like it’s been over forever.
Gonna have to up our game and try to zoom tomorrow. Help, Jo, help!
Surf club meeting at 4 today!!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Woot, the Joes on Zoom? I like it!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I forgot about the Rocket Richard and Jenning’s trophies. I’m not used to the season having *completed*.
Good for those guys. And of course the President’s Cup – which we all knew the Bruins were going to get.

Am bummed that Pasta has to share with Ovi.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. I think if Chara was on our Zoom chats he would just sit there shaking his head like a disapproving father.

And congrats to the Bruins, Pasta, Tuukka and Halak for their trophy things! I knew Tuukka and Halak were a good pairing but I didn’t realize they were Allow the Least Goals good paring because the season ended 5 years ago and I can’t remember what I did last week.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks.

Good guy Chara. He seems properly grounded.
I’m glad they’re awarding the trophies as though the regular season was completed. Those guys deserve it.

Just been on a Zoom call with family for my sister’s birthday, so that was nice! Video calls are starting to feel a lot more natural now.

Sonia is planning to stay up long enough to say hello in tomorrow’s zoom call – although I can’t remember the last time she was awake past midnight!

Fun little star party last night, although it wasn’t properly dark even at 11pm. Pretty chilly too, but that made for an excuse to polish off some mulled wine leftover from Xmas. And Leah slept till 9 this morning which was a nice bonus!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yay Sonia! We’ll try to be on our best behavior!