Morning Free Association: Freddys Summer

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Trent Frederic spoke with the media for the first time yesterday after signing a new two-year deal with the Boston Bruins. In his chat with the media he pointed out a few things that he wants to work on along with saying that he had a mystery illness.

Freddy said that one of the things he wants to improve over the summer was his skating. Judging from comments that other players have made, skating is a hugely important skill that sometimes seems overlooked in hockey players. Like we all know they can skate but skating well be a challenge even for players who have felt home on the ice from the age of 2 or 3. What does good skating involve for a hockey player? Well, actually, a lot of body parts being in the right spots.
It probably pays to have a skating coach because there is a lot involved i becoming a better skater.

So, that will be a bunch of work for the young forward.

He also said that he wants to become more confident while handling the puck. Sounds like he has his summer full up with plans.

He clarified that a mystery illness that included a high fever for a few days kept him from the lineup around the time of the trade deadline. It was worse than when he had COVID last summer, which kept him from playing in the bubble.

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Morning all. Last night my co-host was telling me about a prank he played on his friend. His friend was on vacation so he put a For Sale sign in front of his house. With the way the market has been up here, the guy woke up to a bunch of messages from people wanting to buy his house!

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Morning folks,

Did anyone see, Chara was given an award by the President of Slovakia ?

Leah has a new teacher in her dance class, who is American. I asked Leah where in America she was from, and she said “Somewhere in the United States – I think maybe Canada”. I don’t know what they teach these kids in Geography class!

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Bahahahahaha! Does she have the same Geography teacher as Lando Norris?!? lol
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I didn’t hear about Chara, I did see they tested out a flying car in Slovakia!

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/business/flying-car-flight-slovakia-scli-intl/index.html

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She did make me think of Norris!

You know, I DID see the flying car story, but I didn’t notice where it was!

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Honestly, lots of American kids would do about the same. lol

Oh I made myself sad.

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Good Morning!
Ha! I worked for Laura Stamp one summer. She ran a power skating clinic in Latin an, NY. I didn’t get paid, but my kids took power skating lessons for free! I was already a disciple of hers. I still have her books and videos. She has been power skating coach for both the Rags and the Isles. Super efficient skater! Honestly, I could really skate back then, largely due to Laura Stamm.
I probably should play the Lottery. Carpenters Tuesday, plumbers yesterday. Woo hoo. Does anyone else have contractors who ask you if you have such an such tool or hardware? My plumber even left me homework. “If you can convert the stove from natural gas to LP tonight, we’ll hook up the stove tomorrow.” Well shit,, if I do all that, couldn’t I just hook the damn thing up my self? \_0_/

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Nevertheless, I did the conversion.

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She ran a power skating clinic in Latin

Took me a moment to realise this was your mischievous autocorrect at work! Either that or she was targeting a very niche audience.

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Latin scholars who power skate! I think Don Sweeny would be in that category…:-) Katonah, NY would have been the correct location. The Harvey School keeps ice all summer. NY Rangers occasionally show up to skate. I had the privilege to play hockey with a bunch of them. So much fun.

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They played no contact with us mortals.

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That was good of them!

That must’ve been fantastic. Did you tell them you were a ref? They might not have gone so easy on you!

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I did not tell on myself! I advised all my friends to make sure their gloves didn’t fall off near Chris Nilan, though. Frequent players were Leetch, Bernie Nichols, Marcel Dionne, Knuckles, Tony Granato, James Patrick. Mike Richter and John Vanbiesbrouk often played goal. Lots of fun. The greatest guys you’ll ever meet

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There was a documentary about Nilan on Netflix a while ago. Might still be there.

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That is pretty cool. I can’t imagine being even close to keeping up with those guys, even when I could still skate!

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I thought I had Marcel Dionne defended once…. then he completely undressed me while scoring a goal. Hilarious

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Ha! Confused me for a moment as well!

Speaking of Latin, John Linnell of They Might Be Giants released a very on brand for John Linnell project: An EP of songs sung in Latin:

https://www.punknews.org/article/75008/john-linnell-of-they-might-be-giants-to-release-latin-language-ep

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Laura Stamp skating cum potentia!

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Laura Stamm. Oh, Autofotch.