Morning Free Association: Olympic Fevah

So the NHL is tentatively embracing the Winter Olympics this season.

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They’ve opened up a season break of about 2-1/2 weeks to allow players to compete without missing games. This enables competition without NHL teams getting into pissing matches with player agents. (Because really, who is gonna tell Ovi that he can’t play in the Olympics and that he has to make Vladimir Putin angry?)
And NHL coaches are also eligible to coach in the Olympics.

So you are surely wondering, who has been named Assistant Coach for Team Canada’s hockey team?
Well none* other than Bruce Cassidy of the Bruins!

*Technically two other guys

On Monday, the Canadian Olympic program announced their roster of men’s hockey coaches for the upcoming Winter Olympics.
That roster is
Head Coach – Jon Cooper (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Assistant – Bruce Cassidy (Boston Bruins)
Assistant – Barry Trotz (New York Islanders)
Assistant – Peter DeBoer (Vegas Golden Knights)

If that list seems suspiciously NHL-centric, well it is. It is worthy of note that the Team Canada GM is Doug Armstrong of the St Louis Blues, and it sounds like Cooper had a hand in selecting his staff.
Of course, none of this is cast in stone. The NHL reserves the right to pull the rug out from under all of this because… reasons.

It’s a strong group. Congrats to all involved.

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Eating tomatoes right out of our garden! Yum!

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Checked up on Foligno… Will be 34 on All Hallows Eve. 957 games played,

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486 points…. +/- of zero. So, lots of wear and tear, but a poor man’s Bergy at a bargain price ain’t terrible for your third line center/ utility forward

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Morning all. Too….f’in….hot….

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Good Morning!
Yay Bruce! That’s some coaching staff! The projected line up for Canada is scary…. That Bergy, Crosby, and Marchand line is just sick. Nevermind McDavid, et al.
More work yesterday…. all appliances bin!! We are doing laundry!!! Went for a fun paddle from 5 – 8. Climbed out of the river just before dark, nice and cool.

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all appliances bin!!

I read that as all appliances bikinis and was very confused! lol

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Only the fridge gets a bikini. One piece on the freezer, one on the bottom. The washer and dryer wear speedos!

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Work hard, play hard, relax (hard?). You’re doing life right.

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No workers showed today… and it’s hot, damn hot. We might have to go swimming

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Morning guys,

Congrats to Butch. An almost guaranteed gold medal for him (and Bergy and Brad presumably).

I much prefer winter Olympics to the summer one. Time difference is going to be a bugger though. What’s it like for you guys? China is about 12hrs difference for you isn’t it, so probably even worse than it is for me!

Going to the theatre tonight for The Roy Orbison story. Should be fun. First such trip since the olden days but feeling less nervous about it after being out and about plenty the last couple of weeks.

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Even though he’s a bit before my time, I love Roy Orbison! The greatest voice of all time.. (him and Marty Robbins). So glad the Traveling Wilburys gave him a renaissance.

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Love the Wilburys! My Dad bought that album when it came out but I monopolized it. Must’ve been about 9 at the time!
Apparently when they recorded it they had to set Roy’s microphone at a lower level because his voice was so much more powerful than the others.

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Definitely need a review. Sometimes I don’t need to know about people’s personal lives

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