Morning Free Association: Tuesday, November Something

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I’ll be honest, it’s hard to say anything about this team right now without being pretty negative. The Bruins have only played 15 games, winning 60% of them. They haven’t even lost in a game in overtime for any loser points. They win, either in regulation, overtime, or the shootout, or they just lose. I know that the long delays in their schedule have contributed to lackluster performances so far because it’s hard to build chemistry when you aren’t playing games. And then when they are playing, Bruce Cassidy is so quick to start up his blender that you hardly know who is on what line. Somehow or another, Boston managed to piece together a win-streak of 3 games before Calgary shut them out on Sunday night.

What I’m saying is that it’s hard to watch and care about this team right now. Are they playing below expectation? Do they have bad puck luck? Will individuals and the team get it together? Who knows?

Maybe things will start to turn around soon because the schedule picks up starting this week. Starting Wednesday, the Bruins will play every other day until they have a 3 day break while getting ready for their western Canada roadtrip, which will entail 3 games in 4 days before coming back home for a game and then on the road for 3. Basically in December, they will nearly double the amount of games they’ve played.

By that time, we should know what this team is. I hope.

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Big brekkie at a truck stop! Grits, eggs, corn beef hash, BISCUITS!!!! Woo hoo!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I’d give that a try!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Actually had to bust out the winter hat this morning! And supposed to be low of 18 tonight! eek

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Seems like that’s a bit chilly for November even where you are. That’s -8C. It’s about 5C here in the mornings, and that’s plenty cold enough!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

November can be bit of wild card weather wise. Mostly it’s just gray and dreary with all the foliage gone. Vermonters call November “Stick Season.”

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25*f in Monrovia this morn, low 16 tonight! Looking at 57 on St Simon’s! Might check out a River first!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning all,

I’m not panicking yet! Yeah, the team are frustrating sometimes, but the games they’ve lost have tended to be against hot teams. That was Calgary’s seventh shutout already!

Let’s wait until the schedule has settled down and then make a judgement. Remember, St Louis were bottom of the league at Xmas the year they won the cup! It means nothing yet.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Its always harder to feel good about the team at the start of the season, and to not have a franchise goaltender makes it a little harder. We’re still in the first quarter of the season. Things should evolve as the forward lines settle out.

But that 3rd period on Sunday… yeeeesh!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

After they went 3-0 down I kinda buzzed through the rest of the game. A good decision as it turns out!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning from Fredericksburg, VA!
We are well under way! Will be on St Simon’s island tonight. Had dinner with my bro outside DC last night. Fuck that city and everything within 50 miles of it! Why would anyone want to be there?

Not worried about the Bs, yet. Hang in til Tuukka returns, make the playoffs, make hay while the sun shines! The Bruins are in the same boat as the ‘Hawks and Kings. Trying to make a go of it before the old guard steps down. The pieces are there. Make ’em fit!

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Halloooo! Good to hear you out there from the wilderlands of the DC beltway!

Yeah, the Bruins window seems to be closing. I think they’ll turn it around.

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I believe!