Morning Free Association: Training Camp Begins!

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Training camp for the Boston Bruins began officially yesterday presumably with all sorts of measuring and testing and such. Long gone are the pull-up challenges that the longtime and now former captain of the Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara used to dominate. The Bruins are set to announce a new captain sometime in the next couple of weeks…or sometime this season. They do have a PERFECT candidate.

Today is the day the players start skating.

 

The B’s released the official camp roster. Every player is signed; there are no PTOs. This season each team is allowed a taxi squad of 4-6 players, one of which must be a goalie unless the team carries 3 goalies on their regular roster. These extra players are to ensure replacements for positive Covid tests and illness.

Games start on January 13th with the Bruins opening their season away in Newark on January 14th. There will be no exhibition games in the preseason. However, the NHL announced that four teams will play at Lake Tahoe in February, the Bruins being one of those teams.

I just can’t wait to see Gritty take the ice in Tahoe.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I’m technically back to work now. Am not happy about it.

I’m continually surprised at how the pandemic cramps my various endeavors.
“I wanna fix X”
“I wanna bake Y”
“Oh, I need more stuff to do that? Is it really that important? Do I really want to go to that crowded store? Maybe another day.”

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Hope you all had a safe and happy new years! I had a relaxing weekend reading the John Hodgman book Boomer sent me and zooming with Boomer’s humans. Also started reading Willie O’ Ree’s memoir. Pretty fascinating so far with a good forward from Jerome Iginla. If anyone wants to read it when I’m done I’d been more than happy to do a B2B interlibrary loan. (Act now and get a dusty copy of Gone Girl free with every loan!! lol )

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I managed to get Bobby Orr’s book for a good price a few years ago. Will be on the lookout for the O’Ree one.

I enjoyed Gone Girl! Onto one of those Scandinavian crime thrillers now. Jo Nesbo or someone like that.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

There’s a good Icelandic crime thriller author, Arnaldur Indridason, that I’ve read a lot of and enjoyed.

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

If that book is Vacationland, i am also reading it thanks to GH and I Dub. It was the perfect downtime reading. Also, with my attention span, short stories are the way to go!

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Happy New Year!
That roster looks like it lacks depth. i guess we’ll find out soon. Maybe there are moves coming? Did Donnie forget to put a left shot d man on his Christmas list?
We’re still going back and forth between homes. Today Jo had to go back to work. She’d been off since Christmas Eve. I can’t wait til she retires!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

It does lack depth, and looking and our division rivals … gonna be a tough season.

Sonia’s back at work today, too. Things are returning to abnormal. Ugh.

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Things are returning to abnormal. Ugh.

Ain’t it the truth?.:-D

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning folks. Happy New Year.
What’s the discussion? Why haven’t they just announced Bergy? Maybe don’t want to be seen to be moving on so quickly.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I imagine that they will wait until the roster settles out.