Morning Free Association: Offer Sheet Drama

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When last we left before the holiday weekend, we were talking about new Covid protocols for the upcoming season for various leagues. Of course, the NHL came in under the wire with a 27-page memo regarding these rules and I had neither the time nor the frame of mind to review them. Talking about this protocol is no way to start a new week and this had nothing to do at all with the fact that my lazy ass did not even think of looking at them.

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Instead, let’s put the cap on a story from last week. When last we left the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens, they were continuing a long-lasting pissing contest in which one team offer sheeted the other’s prized player, Jesperi Kotkaniemi. I know, again with a Finnish forward who still isn’t the Finnish Flash, Teemu Selanne. Anyway, Montreal had until Saturday to match the one-year, $6 million dollar deal. Did they match it?

Nope. They said ,”Au revoir, l’enfant!” and took the compensatory picks.

This is where I freaking lost my mind. The Canadiens then decided to take the compensation and traded for Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes. For basically nothing.

Prior to the start of free agency, Bruins GM Don Sweeney was reportedly in talks with the Coyotes for the services of Dvorak. It was one of those deals that he had in his hip pocket and just needed to pull the trigger, which he didn’t. Sure, he was waiting on word from David Krejci, who ultimately decided about a month into free agency to go back to play in the Czech Republic. This move left a while at 2C which will be filled in the meantime by Charlie Coyle. Christian Dvorak would have been a better option based on the points he scored as a second line center on a bad team. Coyle has struggled on the second line as both a winger and a center.

One more point for this heartbreak. Check out who Dvorak models his game after.

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Morning all. Back to the grind.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning!
So fucking with the Habs may not have worked out so well for Carolina. I thing Jesperi (ain’t spelling that last name!) will do just fine in Carolina, but the Habs really turned that joke around. Yup, Dvorak would have been a nice addition, but the Bs will have to do it without him. Maybe this is Studnicka’s year to break through…. let’s hope so!
Quite a weekend! Helped our friends set up for their wedding, then partied like 2019! I was still drunk when I got on the river in the morn, but was officially hung over about halfway down. Survival boating!! Shower floor gets grout today!!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I thing Jesperi (ain’t spelling that last name!

Can’t even spell think!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I liked Studnicka last year. Hopefully he can build on that. Have to see what training camp throws up.

Speaking of throwing up, I can imagine paddling is a pretty potent hangover cure! Didnt they used to drag drunken sailors under the hull of the ship in olden times?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Didnt they used to drag drunken sailors under the hull of the ship in olden times?
Yes! Keelhauling! An old form of punishment at sea!
I waited till near the end of the river to puke… A couple rolls to rinse and refresh, then back to surfing!!

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lol lol lol