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Morning Free Association: Dog Hockey

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You know what? Last night’s game sucked. So did the one before it on Sunday. Neither game is worth talking about. Instead, let’s talk about what happened on another rink in another league. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Brad’s Winter Classic Hopes

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Brad Marchand is playing in the Winter Classic on January 1st and he’s super stoked about it. He’s got family going to Notre Dame Stadium, though not as much as last time, when he ended up not playing due to suspension. He’s hoping to not due anything to jeopardize his chance to play this time.

You see, Brad has not had the best luck with regards to playing in this big outdoor game. In 2010, he missed the WC after being sent down to Providence beforehand and getting injured. In 2016, he was suspended due to actions in the game prior to the game at Gillette. (If you ask me, Borowiecki probably deserved that hit.)

Anyway, Brad is trying to make sure he stays on his (mostly) best behavior, probably following Melania Trumps vague and garbled Be Best message, despite having all the penalty minutes this season. (He must be a beast in fantasy hockey this season since he wants to have all the points, too.)

Anyway, hockey returns tonight with the Bruins taking on the Devils at the Garden. Brad, behave! We want to see you rock that game!

Morning Free Association: Grittmas Eve

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You win some, you lose some, even in the same weekend of back-to-back games heading into the Grittmas Break.

Yes, all NHL players get the next three days off to celebrate the newest, most endearing NHL mascot, Gritty. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Good, Bad, the Ugly Before Christmas

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T’was the Friday before Christmas and all throughout the Bruins…

Okay, I can’t pull this off, but I can talk about some Bruins stuff. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Bruins

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Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller, Jake Debrusk, and Urho Vaakanainen all took the ice for practice yesterday. However, they are not all clear for contact. Continue reading