Morning Free Association: A Christmas Present for us all

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Christmas came a day or two early for hockey fans in the NHL has released the schedules for every team.

Jingle yeah

The Bruins will start their season down in Jersey on January 14th, following that up with another game against the Devils on the 16th.  Their third game will be against the Islanders who have been sprung from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to play their home games at the Nassau Coliseum. On January 21st, the B’s will finally come home for their season opener at TD Garden against Philadelphia.

Here are the details:

Looking at the early part of the schedule, it surely looks like the Bruins are barely playing at home. Whether or not this has to do with the Celtics schedule or is a ploy to wait until at least some fans can come back to the arena and the Jacobs’ can make some money, I can’t say.


Remember when we all delighted in the cap jail that Tampa Bay seemed to be in? When they were multiple millions over the cap? Well, that is no longer the case. Nikita Kucherov, their phenomenal winger and point machine, will be out for the whole regular season after having hip surgery. He is expected to be back for the postseason. His cap hit will now assist the team in getting to the cap or under.

Screw you, Tampa.


This is the last MFA of the week as tomorrow is Christmas. So, have a lovely holiday and hopefully we’ll see you on Saturday night Zoom.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. It’s been easy to forget Christmas is tomorrow with….gestures at everything….so it was nice to get out and see the Christmas lights in the Valley on the way to the radio station.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Oh that sounds nice. I know some people who took the London open-top bus tour just to see the lights.

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Our trip to and from Monrovia has been highlighted by Christmas decorations since just after Halloween! I think people have nothing else to do.

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We don’t have too much around here, but I did see a house with a giant inflatable Grinch on their roof – standing next to their chimney in his Santa garb.

The London Bear
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There was a story in the news a few weeks ago about a guy who bought an inflatable Grinch online, not realising it was 35ft!

https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/05/man-accidentally-orders-inflatable-grinch-thats-taller-than-his-house-and-thousands-come-to-see-it-13705057/

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Pretty cool article. I never thought a 35 foot tall grinch would be part of a heartwarming story.

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Hi Pals!
No work for a few days, yay! We are chillinin CT. Hoping to do something socially distant with my boys. The weather does not look cooperative.
I think more people would get vaccinated if it would get them into a sports venue. Has Gritty been vaccinated? Home ice won
t be much of an advantage without fans.

Satan 81's Sister
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Yeah, weather is supposed to be gross here tonight and tomorrow with a lot of rain then down to freezing temps so that should be fun! Saw SatanDad earlier and we’re going to wait till the weekend to exchange presents.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

We were meant to be meeting at my sister’s yesterday to do that but rules changes last weekend meant we had to cancel. Sent packages via overnight delivery on Sunday – they turned up this morning!

The London Bear
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Morning all.

Happy Christmas Eve. It’s also my name day in Slovakia and Czech Rep!

I quite liked the Barclays Center.

It’ll be interesting to see how home advantage works out the way this schedule is set up and with no fans. As I recall there wasn’t much of a difference when the soccer leagues started back up in Europe.

Btw, do you guys call Dec 26 Boxing Day? They don’t in Ireland and it causes some issues with the paper, which we sell a lot of in Ireland. I’m just putting together the NFL page and he’s mentioned Boxing Day, so if you don’t call it that I will axe that line!

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St Stephen`s Day in Ireland, no? There is no name for Boxing Day over here, that i know. Some people call it Boxing Day, but not many.

The London Bear
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St Stephens in Ireland, correct. Thanks, I will amend that in the article smile

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Happy Christmas Eve. It’s also my name day in Slovakia and Czech Rep!

Well then, Happy London Bear Day! lol

And yeah, Boxing Day isn’t a thing here. I think Canada calls it Boxing Day.