Morning Free Association: A New Captain Emerges

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With the exit of Zdeno Chara, the Boston Bruins had a vacancy in their captaincy.

Management from the top down insisted that they would announce who would wear the “C” after giving Chara some breathing room after leaving, saying that the choice was “obvious”. After being demoralized by Chara’s departure, people on Twitter had a field day suggesting everyone from Nick Ritchie to Kevan Miller to Greg McKegg (aka Greggory McKeggory) would be the new leader. As it turns out, they were all wrong.

Because it was Brad Marchand who became captain (for 5 seconds).

To quote Amalie Benjamin, features columnist for NHL.com, “The worst kept secret in NHL history is out: Patrice Bergeron is the new captain of the Boston Bruins.”

So, yeah, Bergy becomes the 20th captain of the Bruins. He’s been a part of the Bruins team since 2003, an alternate captain since 2006 and now finally the captain. Bergy is clearly the leader we need and deserve.

The other two members of the letter-wearing leadership group are also less of a surprise. David Krejci no longer needs to share his “A” as he will wear it full-time at home and on the road. Brad Marchand is stepping up in rank taking the other “A”.

Now, I need to get a new Bergy sweater.


By the way, their is a new hand sign for refs to use to signal players going off for fighting, thanks to Wes McCauley.

When you look at this, do you see and hear this?

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Morning all. Conversation with Satan81 yesterday:

Satan81: And of course now my Twitter feed is 50% hawt pics of Bergeron.
Me: And that’s a problem?
Satan81: I didn’t say it was.

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Good Morning!
So, can we call Bergy “Captain Obvious”? I think we can! I like B rad sewing on an “A” . Bergy leads by example, B rad can stir em up. Need for a vocal guy as Krejci aint exactly Messier in the leadership department.
Also, Wes McCauley is the greatest. I`ll have to check the other rule books. If they are incorporating that signal into their rulebook, i might have to come out of retirement. The signal for fighting was always the same as the roughing signal…. a single punchlike motion. If there was a particularly weak fight, i would always look at the former combatants and make a rather limp wristed punching motion. It always cracked my partner up.

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The wonderful moving guys, who managed to get a lot of things out of the house, balked at moving a couch for me. “It wont go through that door and if it did, youd never get it through the next door.” I should have taken bets. Before you could say “hold my beer” i had the couch through both doors and down a flight of stairs. Now, i cant move. Rude awakening this morn. I am not in shape... at all. Whos laughing now?

The London Bear
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How did they think it got into the house in the first place if it wouldn’t go thru the door?

Satan 81's Sister
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Maybe the cow helped bring it up from the basement?

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The London Bear

Haha!

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My house is super annoying when bringing in large furniture/appliances.
The front door is only 30″ instead of 36″, the staircase is near the door, (handy for access to bedrooms) but has a 90° turn and a wide banister. And there isn’t a lot of space to the side of the staircase for getting appliances into the kitchen – probably 30″ corridor with a bend in it.
Last time around, to get a refrigerator into the kitchen, we had to take the door off of it and cup the unit around the stair rail to get it past, and it still took some paint off the opposite wall.

Getting a queen-sized bed up the stairs was quite a trip. We now have a split king (modular!) setup.

I had a giant entertainment center at one point – I had to have the delivery truck back up to my deck and we pulled the unit straight up and over the railing so I could get it in the house via our sliding glass doors. The railing must be at least 11′ up, but the unit was 7′ tall and the truck’s tailgate was already 4′ up, so it was within arms reach. I alternate between feeling like a wimp vs being amazed at my own strength – this was an example of the latter.

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I’m beginning to understand why Ikea is so popular!

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There had to be a cow involved. I`m certain of it!

BTW, the old man i worked for here did have some kind of cow fetish. There are paintings, masks, puppets, and weird cow Americana. Everything is starting to make sense now!