Morning Free Association: Western Canada Ro-uh-oh-dtrip

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The good thing about the Western Canada roadtrip is that the games are later than normal so fewer fans will watch the Bruins absolutely fall apart. The games mean the normal amount, a potential 6 points, but there are no rivalries meaning that viewers can catch a period before venturing off to la la land for their 8 or 12 hours of sleep. Maybe if you want to see Connor McDavid skate circles around the team while Leon Draisaitl scores, you might want to watch some of Thursday nights game. But tonights game is against the Canucks, a team that just saw a management change from topmiddle to bottom (more on that tomorrow.) Saturdays 10pm start time is enough for me to find something better to do.

The Good News:

Brad Marchand is back having served all three games of his suspension.

Charlie McAvoy is no longer sick.

Anton Blidh is back from his upper body injury.

Linus Ullmark skated yesterday morning.

Charlie Coyle and Matt Grzelcyk will travel despite not skating the past couple of days.

The Bad News:

Bruce Cassidy still remains in Covid protocol (I think) because Joe Sacco held the media availability.

Tomas Nosek has caught the non-Covid bug and will remain in Boston. Oskar Steen was recalled from Providence.

Jakub Zboril will be re-evaluated in two weeks for his lower body injury.

Mixed News?:

Patrice Bergeron had a procedure on his nose after yet another break this week, presumably against Nashville where he got bonked in the nose. He will be able to play but needs to wear a full fishbowl for the next two weeks.

The Bruins face the Canucks tonight, the Oilers tomorrow, and the Flames on Saturday night.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Have a very bad case of the I Don’t Wannas today.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning!
Oh, Patrice! No, the modeling career is still on. “Rugged good looks” comes to mind. I look forward to the late games.. i know, weirdo. Historically, the Bruins have bonded on the West Coast trip… traditionally earlier in the season. And i do want to see McDavid and Draisaitl… they are the best the league has to offer, right now. I’ve checked them out when possible. McDavid has matured and is flat out disgusting!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Word is the Flyers may be shopping Giroux and/ or Provorov. Provorov could really shore up a teams D, just sayin’.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Giroux? Gritty won’t be happy.

Wonder if they like Debrusk?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Provorov, you say?

Excellent.
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

WE HAVE FORBORT! lol

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh there’s a radio show tonight! 7:30-9:00! http://www.wmrw.org

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We will check it out!