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Morning Free Association: Back to the Grz-ind

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I can hardly believe that we’re more than halfway through this hellyear, this latest annual edition of the dumbest, darkest timelime. Yep, we’re almost at the seventh month and we’re trying to figure out if the NHL can award the Stanley Cup this season. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: More Skating

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For a little over 2 weeks, the NHL has been in Phase 2 of it’s plan to re-open the league. At first, the league was only allowing a small amount of players to skate with each other in small practice groups. For the Bruins, that meant Brad and Bergy, then Chara with Moore and Lindholm. Torey Krug, Matt Grzelcyk, and Sean Kuraly joined the two top liners last week. As of today, both groups of players could get together to practice as the NHL allows for additional players to skate together. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Positive Results, in a Bad Way

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In Phase 2 of the NHL’s staggered re-opening, teams are allowed to have limited amounts of players practice in groups no larger than 6 participants at a time. Participation is voluntary but players must submit to testing for COVID-19, including temperature checks and more invasive methods. Well, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, players are testing positive. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Awards, Bruins Style

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Yesterday, the Bruins Twitter account announced the winners of several of the Bruins season awards: The Eddie Shore Award, The Elizabeth Dufresne Award, the John P. Bucyk Award, and the Three Stars. As of now the Seventh Player Award has not been announced. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: A Hub City Emerges!

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Well, it’s officially unofficial: Vegas will be a hub city for the NHL postseason reopening. Does this seem frightening? Yup. Vegas apparently had a spike in cases in April and the the curve pretty much flattened because all the sin was taken out of Sin City. However, cases have been rising again. So, yeah, sounds like a great place to be. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Pastrnation

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Our sweet angel right winger, David Pastrnak, spoke with the Boston media over Zoom the other day from what I can only imagine was a pub or a museum based upon the background. Pasta gave some updates about what he’s doing for training and answered questions. Continue reading