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Game Day Thread: Penguins at Bruins

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The Penguins are the visiting team in what is being called a “measuring stick game” on the way to the playoffs. Tonight’s Bruins lineup will have some more of the pieces obtained by the trade deadline – Brian Gionta and Nick Holden – as they face the team that pulled off a complicated three-team trade to get center Derick Brassard. So there’s no better time to see how your team matches up against a perennial powerhouse that’s loaded up. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Charlie’s in Good Company

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Everyone’s impressed with defenseman Charlie McAvoy’s first full season in black & Gold. He’s getting consideration in a tough Calder Trophy race. He’s shining on a top pairing with Zdeno Chara. He’s managed to come back from a heart procedure like it was nothing but a slight bump in the road. Heck he’s even scored game winning shootout goals. But Charlie has done something else that puts his name up with the big ones in Bruins hockey history. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: #TwoNashty

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Well, last night the Bruins GM certainly looked like the #Sweenius when two of his new acquisitions panned out. Yes, both Rick Nash (New Guy #1) and Timmy Wingels (for the sake of likelihood of his playing, New Guy #2) scored their first goals as Bruins. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Happy Trade Deadline Day!

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It’s that day of the year again: Trade Deadline Day! It’s a day in which we sit back at our desks with some popcorn and enjoy players being bandied about by teams in order to bolster themselves for a hearty playoff run or to relieve themselves of assets so they can try again next season. Continue reading