Morning Free Association: The New Season is Here!

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It’s here at last! The Boston Bruins 2021-22 regular season is here!

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And I am here for it. Below is live footage of me threatening anyone who gets too close to My Boyest of Boys.

But literally, I was there as a guest on Saturday night as the Bruins opened their season against the Dallas Stars.

And yes I have more copies of that smoldering poster of “Oh Captain, My Captain” Patrice Bergeron for those who want them. Although it’s his 18th season, it must have felt like his official debut as the captain since he wasn’t announced last year in front an arena of fans. He was announced last with Brad Marchand just before him. Guess who wore the second “A”?

I have no idea if it will be a floating “A” or if he gets the home one while someone else gets the away. We’ll soon see.

Anyway, Brad Marchand was the star of the night on the ice with 2 goals, one resulting from a penalty shot after Ryan Suter held his stick on a breakaway and the other on an empty goal with Miro Heiskanen holding onto his leg for dear life. The Stars just love holding Brad. I bet his wife Katrina is jealous.

(Just disregard Jack, he’s searching for something that isn’t there.)

He’s also made some history with former teammate and now coach, Chris Kelly, who seemed to be the returning star that the fanbase cheered for.

Oh, and let’s not forget Jake DeBrusk. I hope his game-winning goal in the third period is a sign that he’s back.

That new look third line is pretty good. Some early chemistry, a new motor, a guy with something to prove, and an old guy who wants to win. Not a bad combo.

The fourth line needs some work. We’ll see what time does. I think Tomas Nosek deserves better wingers.

Swayman had a great start to the season, 25-26, .964 save percentage. Considering he didn’t fall asleep with all the time he had alone, that was great. His teammates already love him.

Anyway, a big first win of the season, the second in the three sport battle between Texas and Massachusetts. Two out of three ain’t bad.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Caught a few seconds of the game up at SatanParents. What is a Forbort? I completely missed that signing.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

He always makes me think of Bort license plates
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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Wit, wasn’t Forbort the robot from The Day The Earth Stood Still?
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha! Great episode!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

A Forbort is….. a joke a can’t think of, yet…. gimme a couple days!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ll put you in my calendar for a follow up on this. lol

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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A vote Forbort is a vote against Ernie!…. ugh, that’s pretty bad.

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Dallas did not impress, that first period, they had no hustle to their game, but Holtby was fairly sharp. Still, a good win. I would have picked Jake for the first Bruins goal of the season (and then a depressing drought :lol:) but the second is still good. The power play is looking to be scary but still not fully in rhythm.
Sway holding his own.

It’s a good start.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Danton Heinen, 3 games, 3 goals!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Montreal Canadiens – 3 games, goals! lol

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Only an 82 goal pace?
Ho hum – wake me when he gets near a 164 pace like our man Brad!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Wait til Sid comes back… Heinen will be scoring 3 goals per game!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning all,

Nice way to start the season, although I’m not sure how strong the form is – Dallas lost again last night.

The fourth line needs some work. We’ll see what time does. I think Tomas Nosek deserves better wingers.

Ha! I was going to say I liked the fourth line! Nosek definitely a decent pick up and T-Freddy played better than I remember him being.

Good to see JD continue his pre-season form.

Had planned to watch at least some of the game live, but I was out at a guitar jam all afternoon and by 10.30 couldn’t keep my eyes open. We change our clocks soon and I’ll get a week of 11pm starts instead of midnight. Always a bonus.

What’s with the long gap between games? The season is going to be a week old before the Bs play their second game. And you know they’ll be playing four times in five days at some point (I assume. Haven’t checked.)

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The season is going to be a week old before the Bs play their second game. And you know they’ll be playing four times in five days at some point

March & April are packed with 7 games every 14 days. Blech.

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I’m trying to figure out the pattern here with the schedule. It seems like the Bruins only play the Habs & Leafs 3x but the Red Wings & Sens 4x? If you’re a fan on Leafs/Bruins/Habs don’t you want each team to play the other two as many times as possible? No one cares about Bruins-Sens that much.

The London Bear
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That does seem odd. Maybe next year it’ll be the other way around

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

The Tootsies are an early season surprise!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning!
Yay Bruins! Had to listen to the radio while watching other games…. watched the highlights. B rad on his was to 164 goals!
I noticed that the Dallas goal came after Taylor Hall blocked a shot…. afterward, he couldn’t hobble to the boards and Smith’s pass fast enough. Just a bad break.
Small sample size, but looking good, so far.

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I noticed that the Dallas goal came after Taylor Hall blocked a shot…. afterward, he couldn’t hobble to the boards and Smith’s pass fast enough.

I thought Haula was going to be injured after blocking a shot. Yikes! Gotta make some sort of extra wide shin and thigh guards for these guys if they’re gonna do that!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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I see some defensemen wearing a plastic guard over their skates… supposed to reduce foot injuries!