Morning Free Association: Terrible

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I’m not going to waste much time nor energy on how the Bruins played yesterday. They played like garbage.

April Ludgate

I wish I agreed with April Ludgate. The Bruins playing like trash is not what the 2019-2020 season is all about. It’s supposed to be about dominance and revenge, not trash.

Oscar

No, Oscar, no! We’re not supposed to love the Bruins playing like trash.

 

The B’s started out well enough. When they left the first period tied at 0-0, it seemed like a normal game. Then, they fell apart in the second by allowing three goals while only scoring one. Add another against in the third and you get the final score, 4-1. Miraculously, the three minutes in which they went sans goalie they manage to make up their shot deficit while allowing no goals.

Anyway, here’s what the team had to say about it.

The Bruins are lucky this isn’t part of a qualifier because they would be up the creek. They better figure out how to hockey before Wednesday when they take on the Lightning at 4pm.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I watched the highlights (lowlights), but couldn’t see what all their issues were. Lost coverage in the D zone, failure to clear the zone. Did anyone stink up the joint more than the rest?

The London Bear
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Awful on face-offs too, which is very un-Bruins.

The London Bear
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Hi folks!

Oh how I’ve missed the frustration of watching the Bruins dog it on the ice!

Taking the positive view though – they did look VERY rusty, meaning we can expect big improvement if they can pull it together. And of course the Leafs lost as well…

They need to get their act together sharpish though, and I assume they don’t get to practice between games?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I think there would have to be some provision for practice. Not sure if there are other ice surfaces inside the bubble, but teams need to practice…. at least the Bruins do

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I assume there is another rink somewhere in the bubble zone that the teams can practice on.
Certainly “Kase was available at practice” indicates that there is some practice ice – be it off-hours at Scotiabank center or elsewhere. There is another sports facility next to the more remote hotel – I have been wondering if it is just for workout/PT time or if there is a rink there too.

The London Bear
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Good that Kase is back. Yes, that would indicate there’s a practice facility!

I figured even if there was a spare rink, with 12 teams in the bubble they’d struggle to get time to use it.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Hey All!
Fortunately, I did not have to witness the shitness. I was spending too much time upside down in a class 4 rapid…. probably how the Bruins felt. This is no time for slow starts and poor execution. Things wil not be getting easier on Wednesday. One thing about playing the high tempo game…. when you screw up, things go bad in a hurry.
Is the seeding really all that important? There is no home ice, really. More important to get their game on track, IMO.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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In theory, seeding should get them more favorable opponents, though right? Maybe it doesn’t matter – those playoff-bubble teams seem to have their shit together more than the division leaders.
Mostly, I just hate seeing the Bruins play like crap. The man advantage was totally ineffective (the PK was solid though) – did they generate any SOG during the final 3 minutes?
The graphic they showed late in the game with 63-37-88 having 1 SOG apiece and running at -2 +/- was just depressing.

I was spending too much time upside down in a class 4 rapid…

Have you considered spending your time in the class-4 rapid right side up?
It seems like it would be much more relaxing that way!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I blew an important move and wound up flipping in a really bad place. Three attempts before I rolled up (actually had to cheat my hand out to the end of the paddle blade for extra leverage). On Saturday I flipped over about ten feet upstream of a four foot drop! managed to roll up in time to avoid disaster.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I flipped over about ten feet upstream of a four foot drop!

EEEEEK!!!comment image