Morning Free Association: New Affiliation

Starting next season, this blog is going to be affiliated exclusively with the New Jersey Devils.

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Just kidding!

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But the Boston Bruins will have a shiny, brand new affiliation in the ECHL. Since 2015, the team had teamed up with the Atlanta Gladiators, until last season when the team suspended operations due to the COVID pandemic. Just this week, the team announced a new ECHL partner.

Yep, the Maine Mariners are the B’s new ECHL team. Which is great because those of us living in New England can see them play against the Worcester Railers.

Since their inception in 2018, the Mariners had been the ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. Now, when players need to go between the AHL team and the ECHL teams, it’s just a quick hop up or down I-95.

It’s good to keep the teams within New England.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Important if true

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hahaha! That beaver doesn’t look too grateful for the help!

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The ECHL is so hard to keep track of. I don’t even remember when the ECHL version of the Manchester Monarchs disappeared. Was there a franchise in CT?
It seems like the teams are always folding or moving or changing affiliation. It’s really such a sketchy business model. If you can’t wrangle an NHL affiliation, you just can’t survive.

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Morning all. So nice to have the rain. Bigly needed!

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The young’uns are coming by soon to try to get me on the river. They have been so helpful to Jo and I. Last weekend they cooked dinner for all and moved a ton of stuff into garage/storage for us. Staying focused at least one more day. It’s not like this weather makes it too attractive to miss, anyway. They have adopted Jo as their river mom and call me the mayor. They all travel here to camp weekends and paddle the Dryway. We feel so lucky to have the whitewater community. We live in the black hole of support groups! Bwahahahaaaa!

Satan 81's Sister
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Love communities like that! Gives you hope for humanity!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

That is awesome!

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Good morning!
Always good to keep the prospects nearby. Easier to have them at Providence or Boston if they play in Maine… Plus, as GH has pointed out, we can see them in Worchester!
One comment on power skating – it’s figure skating techniques applied to hockey! Perfect strides and using your edges. I think March and is one of the best examples. All those dangles are not possible without the skating ability to execute them.
A beautiful day in the hills… if you happen to be a duck! Rain since yesterday afternoon, rain all day today! Oh, and those sweltering temperatures??? 66 for the high today… smile

The London Bear
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Rain since yesterday afternoon, rain all day today!

My 14-day forecast has predicted solid rain for about the last month but they get it wrong sometimes! And even some of the days it rains the sun shows up briefly.

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we can see them in Worchester!

That’s War-Cistern, buddy!

A beautiful day in the hills… if you happen to be a duck! Rain since yesterday afternoon, rain all day today! Oh, and those sweltering temperatures??? 66 for the high today…

Steady rain out here right now. I have opened the screens and turned on the fan because I can’t get the basement to cool off otherwise. (We have a thermal slab for a floor. Usually great when heating the house in winter, and decent in summer except for a heat wave long enough to warm it up.)

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My family moved to Westfield from Worcester (pronounced “Worser”), just before I was born. Thank God! I might have developed into something even more twisted!