Morning Free Association: Bruins Update

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Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney held a press availability yesterday via Zoom. He apologized for the Bruins being off the radar lately. As one can imagine, dealing with all the COVID protocol stuff while trying to make sure that players and staff are safe during this mini-outbreak is a lot to deal with. Performing all of his other duties, including making phone calls to see what’s out there on the market to improve his team, plus the COVID stuff is a lot to deal with.

First, he solved the mystery of how the seemingly COVID infected/positive players got back to Boston: via car services. It’s a shame because I imagined that the boys were forced to rent a minivan and determine which among them was least sick to be able to drive. Pasta only wanted to see if it could go as fast as his Porsche. Of course, Barbie Girl would be blasted on repeat.

As of his press conference, only the five who originally tested positive were still in protocol with no additional players. Those players–Kuraly, DeBrusk, Krejci, Smith, and Pastrnak– are subject to testing negative before they’re cleared for play and are unlikely for Thursday. As long as no one else fails the COVID test, the game against the Islanders on Thursday will go on. This game will be the first with fans — capped at 12% capacity; tonight’s now postponed game was supposed to be the first.

In other news: Brandon Carlo is back skating in Boston. It’s assumed that right now he’s just skating with the skating coach but this is better news than the nebulous “working out off the ice” with the status of week-to-week.

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The London Bear
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Just messing about with Sonia’s internet radio and found an all Andy Williams station.

Nelson would be pleased!

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Morning all. Woof, yesterday was a long day and I’m still feeling tired from it.

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Is that end-of-financial-year stuff? April 1st, is it?

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April 15th is tax deadline (which reminds me, I should probably do mine). Fortunately my co worker deals with that side of the business. I’m spent because I had to pull double duty with both jobs. Opened the coffee shop and then did the office job. And I had a hard time sleeping the night before so I was running on about 5 hours of not good sleep. At one point it took about 5 minutes to send a two sentence email to my coworker because I kept forgetting words. lol

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Oh god, we’re 3 weeks from tax deadline. I thought I was getting an early start by installing my tax software over the weekend. :facepalm:

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Since 2020 didn’t even really exist, do we even need to file taxes? I feel like we should get a freebie on this one.

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Ah no! And of course nothing guarantees a bad night’s sleep more than knowing you need a good night’s sleep …

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Good Morning!
Yay! There will be hockey again…. maybe Thursday! Any time i spend extra days in Monrovia, i lose all track of the days of the week. The thought of those five driving back together is hilarious. Nobody uses tapes or cd anymore, so i guess i’d be throwing Pasta’s phone out the window when he tried to play Barbie Girl. Crank up the NIN, bro!

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Monrovia, where time has no meaning! lol
Wait a minute – are you sure they don’t still have tapedecks out there? Have you checked your neighbors’ cars for 8-tracks?

i guess i’d be throwing Pasta’s phone out the window when he tried to play Barbie Girl.

Oh, so you’re gonna be that guy!
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I think the Bruins forwards are actually into that shit. Or maybe Marchand just put that particular song into their heads.

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Just don’t let Jake drive the minivan
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Is Behind the B still a thing because the road trip episode would be gold.

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Hiya folks.

So how do they decide who gets the tickets? Are they selling for thousands on StubHub? If that’s even still going…

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Good question. That sounds like the sort of thing they’d offer to season ticket holders first. We’ll have to ask @Satan81 – he’s a STH. Of course, most STH won’t want to deal with tests, risk, low turnout so they’d resell on secondary markets like Ace, StubHub, and…

just popped on to NHL Ticket exchange – they seem to have tix for $128-$320 each.
Of course, I’m not vaccinated, so eff that.

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Ah well that’s not too bad I guess. I paid 150 each for ours in the third row. That was five years ago, dont know how much prices have changed since then.