Morning Free Association: NHL Draft and More

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Tonight is the beginning of the NHL Draft, which like last year, will be an entirely online event. Round 1 will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 8pm. Rounds 2-7 will be broadcast on NHL Network tomorrow starting at 11am. The Bruins have a first-round (21), third-round (85), fourth-round (117), fifth-round (149), sixth-round (181), and 2 seventh-round (213 and 217 from TML from 2020) picks.

Don Sweeney spoke with media yesterday. He says that the Bruins and Taylor Hall are close to agreeing on a deal, which is speculated to be a 4-year deal at $6M per.

He also said that while he remains in contact with David Krejci, he still hasn’t decided what he wants to do regarding his career.

Another playing that he’s been in contact with is Mike Reilly. There has been no agreement so far.

And believe it or not, Tuukka Rask still hasn’t had his labral surgery yet.

The B’s are qualifying all their RFAs: Ondrej Kase, Nick Ritchie, Zach Senyshyn, Robert Lantosi, and Nick Wolff.

As for free agency, it looks like they’ll be looking for a couple of defensemen.

And finally, the schedule for the next season is out. The season will not start until the third week of October and will be played through the end of April. It looks very cluttered because NHL players will return to the Winter Olympics.

I can’t believe we have to wait that long for a Leafs game at the Garden.

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Morning all. Poor SatanDog had a no good terrible bad week. She had to get a growth removed from her eye and is in the cone of shame.

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Aww, hope she feels better soon. Has she met Nugget?

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They have. Nugget isn’t thrilled when Vana comes by. Basically I’m the only one allowed in her space because I’m the Giver of Food. lol

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Morning all,

A bit concerned about the Krejci situation. If he goes, who steps up? Coyle? Can’t help thinking that’s a bit of a downgrade.

Interesting Conor Ryan picked up on the Toronto game. Are they a bigger rival than the Habs now? Especially as it’s been so long since we’ve played them? Or am I missing something?

Projected last day of sunshine for a while. It’s been a good run! I don’t like it much above 25C but our house stays mercifully cool even when roasting outside.

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Yeah, I think the Leafs are the more heated rival at the moment since there hasn’t been much to the rivalry with the Habs other than it’s the Habs and they will always be rivals. Bruins and Habs need to face each other in the playofffs to spice it back up a bit.

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Good morning!!!
If Taylor Hall is staying in Boston, it’s a great day!

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I can’t really complain about the contract!