Morning Free Association: Breakup Day 2022

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Yesterday was breakup day for the Boston Bruins after being ousted from the first round of the playoffs by the Carolina Hurricanes. Breakup day is the last day of the season for players to clean out their cubbies and speak with the media one last time before leaving for parts unknown. Typically, fans learn some information about the players via the media scrums.

Some players were dealing with residual flak from injuries. Matt Grzelcyk had dislocated his shoulder early in the season and dealt with the pain from that throughout the season.

Hampus Lindholm still needs to work on his knee after injuring it April 5th against Detroit. He says he’ll rehab it right now but may need a procedure.

Charlie McAvoy chipped both his front teeth.

David Pastrnak injured some cartilage in his chest early in April. But it should be noted that his life had been turned upside down after the birth and death of his son Viggo last June and that hockey was the least of his worries.

He will heal but it will take time.

Brad Marchand was one of the walking wounded. Remember this hit back in January?

Marchand somehow managed to come back the next game from that when we all thought he would miss significant time. As it turns out, he injured his AC joint. He may need some procedure for something but he seemed pretty vague.

The biggest question about the upcoming offseason is the fate of Patrice Bergeron. At this point, he’s still undecided about coming back next season. One thing is for sure, he does not see himself playing for another team.

Brad Marchand didn’t directly comment on Bergy’s future instead chossing to talk about how much he means to the team.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Back at work, boo!

Still feel utterly horrible for Pasta and his girlfriend. Little Viggo is loved and missed.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Seeing a reporter bring that up again was super painful to watch.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I had forgotten about Viggo, sorry to say. There are things much more important than sticks and pucks. I shudder to think how i would have reacted to that! Counting my blessings.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning,
All the emotions for this team….. still digesting it all.
Battle of Florida starts tonoght! Should be a great series! St Louis and the Avs to follow. The Blues are built for the playoffs.. should be fun.
Went fishing this morn. Beautiful morning and no fish were hurt during this pleasant outing.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Beautiful morning and no fish were hurt during this pleasant outing

Haha! Oh well, next time.

I was annoyed to be working today when I saw the forecast but after sitting outside for 15mins before work, it’s definitely too hot! Glad I’m inside.

GB v Sweden on my hockey list today. Not sure that one’s going to be much fun!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Went back for more rejection.. a few nibbles this time. Need to forage today. 65°f and sunny.!

Satan 81's Sister
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

This is definitely in my playbook! No fish caught today… i did manage to lose two lures in the trees, tho…. i mean d’oh!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

In the trees?! lol lol

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IntentionallyWidenberg

Am looking forward to the Florida series. It will be nice to watch a series where I am not deeply invested in the outcome. Bruins-Canes was too stressful for me – it’s more fun when you have no expectations.

Went fishing this morn. Beautiful morning and no fish were hurt during this pleasant outing.

The ASPCA appreciates your efforts! lol

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Yes. Can’t say i have much invested in the series, but i am now rooting for a Tampa threepeat… that is spelled Fancy Cats in 4. grin