Morning Free Association: Hockey Is Tonight!

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Today is the day, the day that the Bruins return to gameday action 4 1/2 months after the NHL suspended the regular season. Of course, tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets is only an exhibition game and it means nothing in the scheme of the round robin play or qualifiers. However, it is a game and we should be happy. Stateside, the game will be on NESN and NHL Network for your viewing pleasure starting at 7pm.

It’s been confirmed that David Pastrnak will be in the lineup for Boston tonight. While everyone agrees he’s talented and has great chemistry with his linemates, it wouldn’t be shocking if he had a little bit of rust to shake off at this point after being quarantined for nearly a month after his return to the US.

More concerning is that not only is Ondrej Kase not in Toronto yet, we have no idea when that will happen other than the B’s saying it will be “in short order”.

 

Thankfully, the Bruins have been slotting Jack Studnicka in at right wing on the second line alongside David Krejci and with Jake DeBrusk on the other side. Studnicka has gotten a taste of the lineup before and showed that not only was he hungry for it but that he is ready.

 

Yesterday, Anders Bjork signed an extension for 3 years at $1.6 million per year. His deal is straightforward in that it is the same cap hit as his actual salary. Bjork was 1 of 3 rostered and 10 overall RFAs that need new deals this summer. At this point it looks like the B’s have about $16 million in cap space for next season.

 

Finally, the Bruins Seventh Player winner was announced. It should come as little surprise that another local boy won it, this time the Mayor of Weymouth, Charlie Coyle.

 

Woo hoo! It’s game night!

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Game day! Wooooo!

Been hearing a lot of hype about Studnicka so I’m excited to see what he can bring.

Scorcher here today! The girls have gone to the beach – hopefully less crowded than it will be at the weekend. Sonia came off her bike the other day and bruised and grazed her leg. She’s fine (lack of speed caused the accident) but not exactly in peak beach condition thanks to that…

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Anonymous, would we?

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Great film!

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Woo hoo! Our team!!! I can’t wait! Very excited for tonight’s game. Two periods of Tuukka, one period for Jaro? That’s what I expect. I expect Tuukka to play all the playoff games, but Jaro has to be ready.
Trying to get my truck registered during a pandemic. Ugh! I’d rather spend a couple days in the dentist’s chair, ’cause it’s like pulling teeth!

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Thanks for reminding me – I had a dental appointment cancelled due to the lockdown in March! Really should see about rescheduling that before the second lockdown hits!

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It will be nice to watch a game where I’m actually interested in one of the teams, even if it is just a throw-away game.