Morning Free Association: Merry Christmas, I Want to Be Traded

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Someday, we’ll be able to forget about the draft of 2015. We’ve moved on from Dougie, a 2011 draft pick who decided he wanted out in that year, whose RFA rights were traded for 2 first round picks. But those pesky 2015 first round picks keep getting in the news for the wrong reasons.

Jakub Zboril once requested back in 2019. He was on the last year of his ELC and felt he deserved a chance to play in Boston having been in the system for a couple of years. He’s stayed with the Bruins, worked through some of his own issues, and is one track to really build something in Boston. Unfortunately, he’s sidelined by an ACL tear, surgery, and rehab.

Jake DeBrusk requested a trade late last month. So far, he’s still waiting and playing. In the 8 games since he made it public, he has 2 goals and no assists.

Now Zach Senyshyn has also asked for a trade, citing his inability to get a real chance with the big club.

“I want to play in the NHL. I feel like I haven’t been given that opportunity in the Bruins organization,” Senyshyn told Mark Divver for Rinkside Rhode Island. “I feel like my game has gotten to that level where I’m ready to play and I’m ready to make an impact. With the way the Bruins organization has been going, it just doesn’t seem like I’m in the mix.’

“I just feel like I need a fresh start. With all of the backlash with the media, considering where I was drafted and everything going on there, it’s just been a lot emotionally. I feel as though a fresh start is best.”

Both he and Jake have stated that they need a fresh start. Maybe they both have a point.

So, that’s fun. Merry Christmas!

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Morning all. Nugget and I have been having a lazy morning hanging out in bed.

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Will watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and Rudolph this evening as is my Christmas Eve tradition.

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The London Bear

I’ve never seen Nightmare Before Christmas! Ah great – it’s on Disney plus. Every night has been movie night during my isolation. That’s today’s sorted!

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And it’s a Halloween tradition to watch in then too!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We will be watching several movies!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Good morning, Merry Christmas Eve – the big day for lots of Europeans including Slovakia!

I’ve said it before I think but it’s ridiculous that they get hate just because they were drafted early. They didnt have any say in the matter!

Woke up this morning feeling not very good at all – the first time in this whole episode that I have felt ill! Quite a bit better now after some breakfast and watching the Muppets Christmas Carol!

Another positive LFT test, though, which means no Christmas freedom for me. Hey ho. It is what it is and could be a lot worse!

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Oh boo! Hopefully that’s the worst of it!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Ugh, sorry! Strange times! We will be watching Muppets Christmas later!

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Good morning!
I’ve been wondering about Senyshyn…. could he not find an easier way to spell that name? :-D. Really, his stats in Providence are decent… 18 games, 7 goals, 6 assists. He’s 6’1″ 208lbs, so good size. He plays RW, however, and he’s not exactly at the top of the depth chart at RW. IDK, could he breath life into a pretty stagnant offense, or is he better as trade bait? Donny?
Light snow, a very Currier and Ives look to the ‘hood this morning!
Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, whatever is floating your boat!!

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How does it usually go when players request a trade? I dont recall it happening before while I’ve been following the Bruins – and now we have two!

Does it mean they will definitely be traded before the deadline? Do other teams try to get them cheap? I’m curious.

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I’m not sure, but i feel that their trade value is diminished. Everyone knows that they want out. Hey, if DeBrusk started playing really well that changes, but if i were a GM, i’d be looking for a bargain.