Morning Free Association: This Stupid Game

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I don’t want to talk about it.

I know that the B’s came back within one goal but I just can’t bring myself to talk about that game.

Carry on.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Carlo, Miller, Lazar out for game 6.
Ritchie fined $5k for clipping Mayfield w/ an elbow.
Cassidy fined $25k for bitching about officiating.
Tuukka questionable for game 6.

Cool, cool

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Bruins absolutely dominate. Don’t get any calls their way. Shit on themselves on the PK. Lose.
The usual clods blame Tuukka.

This series is infuriating. I forgot how good the Isles are at playing spoiler in the postseason while not being a serious contender. The Bruins need to fix the PK. The Islanders are doing something to them that other teams haven’t done all season – perhaps it’s just the B’s putting bottom pairing d-men on the PK?

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Barzal is really dynamic. Pelech is underrated. Palmieri is the perfect guy for their pp. Penalties incurred by St Patrice (or what some may call penalties) or B rad seriously hamper the Bruin PK

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Pelech has really stood out for me.

Anonymous
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And yes, to blame Tuukka is just ignorant

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Someone said the Islanders were playing ping-pong in the slot to open up a shot. It was a good analogy.

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hey all, I think yall may remember me from a few years ago. Usually, when the Isles are sucking I jump on the bruins playoff train. Curious what makes the Isles not a serious contender?

I mean I have my reasons for thinking Leo on the first line ruins our chances at a cup this year. But when Lee and Wahlstrom were healthy we won the first 5 games against the B’s this szn. and made it to conference finals last year as well.

Pelech-Pulock is one of the top d-pairings even advanced stats-wise.

As for the PK yesterday I would say the bruins were not pressuring our guys enough, our PP is ranked in the bottom half of the league, for us to go 3-4 is nutso.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Hey there.

I have mucho respect for Pelech-Pulock. And agree, Leo on your 1st line is a strange fit.
If Lee comes back, that may open the door for you in my mind.

As to why I don’t think the Islanders are truly a contender — I think the big thing that killed the Bruins vs the Isles early in the season was the neutral zone. That is a major strength your guys have had. Since the trade deadline, the Bruins haven’t had the same issues moving the puck on NYI. I don’t have faith in the Islanders to consistently put up a lot of points on playoff caliber teams (last night’s weird game notwithstanding) and the playoff path is going to go through TPA/CAR & COL/VEG, who can all blow through the neutral zone and put up a pile of points.
While I think a slightly healthier version of the Bruins are better off than the Islanders, I would rate them as barely a contender.

johnny5
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I think your assessment is fair, especially if you rate the Brruins as barely a contender. I think the Isles will have a really tough time matching up with Tampa again… If the Isles even make it out of this round.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Been watching the Handmaid’s Tale on a recommendation from a friend. Not sure why but I got it in my head I wouldn’t like it so I never watched it. Turns out, I like it!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Ah, I haven’t seen that one either. Should give it a go really.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

It’s on our watch list, but haven’t gotten there yet.

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Jo has been reading the Handmaid’s Tale and really likes it!

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Hi Pals!
Only saw the second (are we going to call it by other names again?) and the third. Gotta stay out of the box! The officials could be more helpful in that area.. grin
Watched at a friend’s, no WiFi device sad

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Spent yesterday going to CT, getting our old Volvo (’81) on a trailer and bringing it north… picked the hottest day, of course

The London Bear
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The London Bear

That’s still quite young for a Volvo isn’t it? lol

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It is young! Only about 190k miles. I’ve been working on it for years off and on. Was put aside as I’ve been concentrating on the house….. but I will be getting back to the Volvo soon!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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My old VW bug claimed it had 93,000 miles on it. Of course it only had 5 digits on the odometer, so your guess is as good as mine. lol

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The odometer on the Volvo is stuck at 167k. I guessed that it is about 190k, but as you say…. Who knows? I did get it from the original owner and it has been garage kept until now!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Just seen the Volvo pic on Facebook. That’s quite the colour! Ripe for a refinish. Something psychadelic maybe.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Ah, the pet project car.
I had a 1970 VW bug for years – (got it ~1993) the thing was older than most of my friends. But the rate of decay was faster than the rate I could fix it up. I got a new car and stopped using it as a daily driver. Then I started using it less and less, until it sat in the driveway for about 2 years without ever getting the engine turned over. By this time, the “Flintstones hole” in front of the passenger seat got pretty big and mice started coming into the car.
So I sent it to a farm in the country where it could run and run…

The London Bear
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Yeah, I don’t blame you. Thankfully I didn’t see all of it as I accidentally skipped forward an hour while watching the replay.

Another scorcher. I’m working but off the next two days. Wonder if the weather will change …

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We’re heading for a cool down this afternoon!! Can’t wait.
– stripes

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Oh, I bet the river is perfect on a hot day. I’d rather be sitting by the side watching, but each to their own!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I should walk home today in the Mad River! That’ll cool me down! grin

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

We’ve got another day or two then it should get a bit more reasonable. It was a very sticky walk into the office this morning!