Morning Free Association: Zee’s End of Season

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I don’t know about you, but it’s been a week. Like every week is a week but this week has been a weekier week than most. So, instead of ending the week on a downer, let’s just all embrace this Instagram post from “Oh Captain! My Captain!”,  Zdeno Chara.

 

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To the greatest sports fans of Boston. Unfortunately we did not meet your or our high expectations. I can tell you that all of us, players, trainers, coaches and management endured many challenges and made many sacrifices to play our best, in trying to win the Stanley Cup and bring it home. Sadly, we could not move on and now return home and prepare ourselves for the upcoming season. I am proud of the commitment each player and staff made to in this playoff run. Each member of the Bruins organization made many sacrifices to be part of the playoffs and this was hard on each of us. I am proud of how my teammates overcame these challenges and played with determination and gave their all during these games. We are returning home to rest and reunite with our loved ones and friends. We will rest briefly and then start our preparations for the next season. We have a very talented team and a passionate team. We will be ready to play and play hard to win as we start the new season. Thank you all you great fans of Boston for whom we play and represent. There is no better hockey town. See you next season, hopefully with a full stadium of passionate Boston Bruins fans cheering us on.

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By the way, Zee’s not done yet. He hopes to talk to Bruins brass soon about a contract because he doesn’t want to play anywhere else.

There were a lot of Bruins players on Zoom calls today. I’ll sort through them for next week starting on Tuesday because Monday is Labor Day and I’m taking the day off.

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Stripes
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BTW, that kid Provorov is going to be a pain in the ass for Flyer opponents for years to come. Defensemen take a little longer to develop…. this kid has arrived!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Yeah, one could see it coming. He has been trouble all year.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

My rink reopens and it’s hockey leagues next weekend. I am really looking forward to that

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Nice to hear Oskar Lindblom is back out on the ice. Can only imagine how awesome that must feel for him,

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Good morning everyone. I am trying to bring Bobby to Bergy back into my morning routine. Sadly, the season is over so this is probably a bad time to start that routine.

I’m on call this weekend, but the weather is going to be super nice. I might try to have some fun and hope for a quiet weekend.

Bring Zee back and place him with Cliffy.

Stripes
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Stripes

Yay! Glad you’re back! There is still some hockey….. without the Bruins it doesn’t have as much juice for me.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

There’s an interesting Game Seven this afternoon …

Stripes
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Yes, I’m going to have to check it out.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I would dig seeing Chara with Clifton. Cut down his minutes, put him with a speedy partner, use him to train the cubs. Just don’t get sucked into putting him on top pairing situations.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks,

Glad Zee wants to stay. He’s still got plenty to offer that makes up for the speed he’s lost. Let’s face it – he was never a speedster. When his playing days are finally over can definitely see him going into coaching – despite his real estate training!

The budgies were getting on really well this morning, flying round the room together and cuddling up, but then they had an argument over the seed dish and now they’re sitting on different perches with their backs to each other!

Stripes
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Stripes

Fickle birds!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha! Acting like siblings already!

Stripes
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Stripes

Hey All!
Talk about ending the week on a high note!! I’m really happy that Zee wants to come back. He’s lost a step, but is a huge (the biggest) contributor. I feel his commitment and work ethic is a great example for younguns joining the team. Reduced role, yes. Keep him? Yes.
Getaway day!!! Heading north this evening. Lots of work to do – I might not boat. I may do a lap in my long boat to prep for Boatercross.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Have a great weekend. Looks like the weather still pretty decent over there. Our summer is well and truly over …

Stripes
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Stripes

We are entering second summer in the land of many seasons!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Got to love the September Second Summer! This weekend should be beautiful.

Noticing some leaves turning on my morning walk….fall is knocking at the door.

Stripes
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Stripes

I noticed a few leaves turning while out on the river last weekend. I dread the cold but I love fall!!