Morning Free Association: Movement?

Urho Vaakanainen pushes the limits of sweater name-plate technology at Bruins rookie camp 2018

The Bruins have actually done a little something in free agency.
A little…

The Bruins have added some depth to the roster – deep in the roster.
First, RFA defenseman Jakub Zboril has been re-signed. The deal is a two year contract worth $1.45 million, or an AAV of $725,000 per year.

They also signed goaltender Callum Booth – Booth was previously with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, and also spent time in the ECHL. He has been signed to a one year, 2-way deal, worth $700k at the NHL level, though it seems unlikely that he will make his way past Dan Vladar, Jeremy Swayman, Kyle Keyser and Jaro Halak in the pecking order.

As for an immediate roster presence, they signed forward Greg McKegg to a one-year 2-way contract worth $700k. McKegg was a regular with the Rangers last season, and prior to that, he played with the Carolina Panthers – you may remember his name, as he was on the team that the Bruins eliminated in the Eastern Conference Final, and scored a goal in game 1 of that series. With there being no sign that the Bruins will re-sign Joakim Nordstrom, the left-hander is likely to make a home in Boston’s bottom six.

Also in free-agency news, 3rd pairing RFA D-man Matt Grzelcyk filed for salary arbitration, an has been granted a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th. Most players who file for arbitration come to an agreement with their clubs before the arbitration date.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And a very Happy Birthday to Willie O’Ree!

Stripes
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Stripes

With the recent rain and more coming tomorrow, local rivers may be rising….. and I have committed to work. sad

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Going to be 70 today! Wonder if the boss will believe a “I don’t feel well” story so I can enjoy it. lol

Stripes
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Good Morning Pals!
Back in Connecticut for a couple days, then nose back to the grind stone. Progress is happening!!
McKegg is a good depth acquisition, especially with Nordie likely to leave. Zboril is on a one way deal. Maybe he’ll break through this year.One caveat – if he comes to Boston, he’ll have to clear waivers to return to Ptown.
Autofotch wanted to change Zboril to Abortion…. I hope that’s not a portent of his performance!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Greg McKegg!
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Overall, this free agency has been a tad quieter than I expected
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Ah well.

Looks like we’re in for tighter Covid restrictions, so among other things that means my burgeoning guitar teaching career will have to go on hold. Ughhhh. Yesterday my new student (who’s dad joins in lessons) said that he felt he had learned more in three weeks with me than he did in two terms of lessons at school. That made me happy.

At least I can still go to the pub – just not allowed to meet anyone there!
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Stripes
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Stripes

I heard that restrictions were tightening up over there. BTW, if there’s a bartender present, you are not drinking alone!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I like your thinking!

I actually had a very pleasant pub visit a couple of weeks ago. I had taken Leah to a dance class and had an hour to kill so I thought I’d contribute to the local economy… So I was met at the door of the pub, shown to a little table with a big leather chair. Had my order taken then brought to my table. Very civilised.

The only thing was every table was taken but it wasn’t what you’d call busy. I doubt they were turning a profit.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

shown to a little table with a big leather chair. Had my order taken then brought to my table. Very civilised.

That all sounds very relaxing!

Stripes
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Stripes

I went to a nice little pub after surfing last week – the Old Oak Tavern. Great place, but seating was outside. They had a little fireplace/ chiminea thing going, but not quite the cozy confines, eh?

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I don’t mind the odd outdoor seating. If you feel cold it just means you need another drink wink

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I can always count on you to bust out a Simpsons reference I had completely forgotten about!

What a bummer about the guitar lessons but always good to get nice feedback (no pun intended) like that!