Morning Free Association: Deep Breaths

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I no longer believe I cursed David Pastrnak or Ondrej Kase. And I refuse to accept responsibility for the other 5000 Bruins players that were deemed “unfit for play” on Saturday. Nope, this is not my fault. I won’t place blame anywhere else either because we have no idea what’s going on.

Thankfully, Pasta is just under quarantine right now due to being exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. Apparently, he had tested negative for the virus so far.

However, it seems that both he and Kase were skating in public during their self-quarantine for returning from Europe. That is a big no-no. Their absence is not due to an NHL penalty.

Pasta, you have to be smarter and take this seriously!

On Saturday, seven more players, including a few who started practicing during Phase 2, were “unfit to play”: Charlie Coyle, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Sean Kuraly, Tuukka Rask, Nick Ritchie, and Chris Wagner. Seriously, wtf?

Coyle’s agent came out and said that he had inconclusive test results for presence of the virus. The Mayor of Weymouth has since tested negative. Joakim Nordstrom who was unfit to play on Friday was back in on Saturday.

A similar situation could be what held the others back as well. The tests are only as reliable as the manufacturer makes them and the person who reads the results. Bruce Cassidy said to not read too much into that designation.

So, I guess we’ll find out what happens tosday. This season restart is going to be a rollercoaster.

By the way, if you hadn’t heard, Tuukka Rask is a Vezina finalist along with Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg) and Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay).

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Woohoo!! Foreclosure delayed til mid October. This place I take care of could still be sold anytime, so the future is still a bit uncertain but, isn’t everything? Big progress up north. Really trying hard to be ready for winter. Need Jo’s house to sell!!

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Morning all. Congrats to Tuukka!

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Hiya folks.

This restart is hitting it’s share of hurdles, eh? Hopefully they can all be overcome.

Congrats to Tuukka, although I was reading the other day that Hellebuyck is considered a certainty. Maybe it was a Winnipeg publication!

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I really feel that Tuukka should win!

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Good Morning!
Or is it??? I hope the playoffs aren’t a sham with important players missing. We can only hope that the NHL is better at this covid thing than the CDC, WHO, and the rest of the alphabet soup.

Today will be Muggy, followed by Tueggy, Wuggy, Thuggy, and Froggy. It will be tough to top yesterday for misery…. most of the day in 100 plus degree attic….yuck. I did my best to hydrate (drink beer). I better start early today. Need those fluids!!!

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Y’know some people pay a lot of money for a sauna… !