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Morning Free Association: Happy Birthday Brad

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I was going to write up something about Don Sweeney’s comments on the team going into free agency. I might have added some stuff that Bruce Cassidy said about getting back to the playoffs next year and goals and stuff. Instead I watched the Preds lose.I haven’t done a good job of being a fan to my second team this season, especially after that dreamy Roman Josi took over being captain. I guess it’s just as well that they lost now. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Breakup Day

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It was Bruins breakup day at Warrior Ice Arena yesterday where several players took the time to talk to the media before they o their separate ways for the summer.

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Morning Free Association: Lickgate

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While we’re waiting for the Bruins breakout day, when players, coaches, and executives give exit interviews on the season that was and the media gets updates on myriad injuries reported and not, we need to have something to entertain us. One thing that we never got into extensively is the controversy surrounding Brad Marchand and his penchant for licking the competition, in more ways than one…and quite literally. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: So It Goes

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It’s been a full day and then some since the Bruins were knocked out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Later that same evening, the San Jose Sharks faced elimination at home against the unreal Vegas Golden Knights and indeed were deemed unworthy. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Sigh

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Well, the Bruins played their best but it wasn’t good enough, with the team falling in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Donato Time

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After back-to-back losses in games 2 and 3, the Bruins clearly need to work on things and maybe shake up the lineup. There has been talk of scratching third-line winger Danton Heinen since the Toronto series. Given that he only played about 8 minutes on Wednesday night, perhaps Bruce Cassidy thinks it’s time to demote him. For the record, that whole third line had fewer minutes than the forth line of Wingels-Kuraly-Acciari. Almost anyone on that line could use a healthy scratch. Continue reading