Morig Free Associatio: Johnny Rocket Retires

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Hi! How was your Thanksgiving or normal Thursday? I spent all day in the kitchen baking on Wednesday and most of the day on Thursday cooking. I only burned myself once. No, twice. Actually, three times. But all is well. IW even liked all of what I made and praised me when talking to his father.

Some news dropped Wednesday afternoon that is especially sad for Bruins fans; Johnny Boychuk’s professional hockey career has come to a end. As you may remember, before the season was paused in March, Boychuk sustained a terrible injury to his right eyelid when he took Artturi Lehkonen’s skate blade to his face. Apparently, this was the second injury to this eye. After a battery of medical exams, the team doctors determined that there was something wrong with his eye and that it was serious enough to halt his career.

“I knew there was something going on, but I didn’t really want to think about it because I wanted to play,” Boychuk said. “You try to play through everything, and I did. Then when I got the tests done, it was an eye opener, I guess.”

“It wasn’t really a decision. It was a life choice I guess”

Boychuk reportedly told people that his eye was perfect months after the injury. It wasn’t. In an effort to continue playing hockey, he was willing to lie to himself and sustain further injury because he couldn’t see properly out of his eye. He wouldn’t be the first player to do that — playing with the ability to see only out of one eye, that is.

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Still, it’s sad that Johnny’s career has to end and not on his own terms.

As of November 25th, the Islanders have moved Johnny Boychuk to LTIR for the final two seasons on his contract, freeing up $6 million for this season and next in a flat cap period. As of now, the Islanders have $3,905,833 in cap space with the ability to spend up to $6 million more. Cynics look at this move as convenient for the team who have to sign RFA Mathew Barzal. The timing does seem fortunate.

Now that Boychuk has retired, there’s one less Bruins 2011 cup winner left in the NHL.

We love you, Johnny. Good luck in future endeavors!

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Ate too much yesterday, and stayed up too late. Now I’m tired (I don’t sleep in anymore – I like to get the dog up and outside each morning so he isn’t unable to get his morning pee-break).

So it was a pretty good day.

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Morning all. Had a relaxing and productive Thanksgiving that included watching a Bob the Drag Queen special, cleaning the bathtub, making almond butter cookies, and taking a nap despite only having about a foot of bed while Nugget claimed the rest for her.

Speaking of Nugget, she is definitely my cat. She meowed her head off as I putting SatanPie on a plate and tried to grab a bite for herself.

The London Bear
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Haha! Luckily for us (and them) the birdies are too timid to try to steal our food. They do like an afternoon nap though. Ziggy is currently using John as a pillow smile

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Bob the Drag Queen seems like a cool person. I’ve enjoyed the shows I’ve seen her(?) in.

The London Bear
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Hi folks,

I see your “N” key is still playing up wink

Shame about Johnny that. I had heard he retired but assumed it was his decision. Must be tough. Hope he finds something to do that makes him happy.

Hope you had an enjoyable day yesterday. My Thanksgiving dinner consisted of leftovers from Wednesday night’s takeaway curry. Actually much better than I’ve made it sound there! Followed by watching skiing and then Taskmaster. Not sure whether that show made it across the pond yet but it is really good.

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Oh good lord. I spell-checked this morning and was pleased to see that the text had all of it’s “n”s.
I did not spell-check the title.

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Don’t feel bad – I do this for a living lol