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Morning Free Association: Bruins’ Response

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Cam Neely took to Zoom yesterday to talk about the plan to reopen the season. The Bruins President and Alternate Governor is eager to get back to hockey and the ultimate goal: winning the Stanley Cup. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Playoffs Confirmed

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We’ve been talking about it seemingly forever. Various fans have been mixed on whether there should be regular season games or playoffs or even anything at all. Many fans were outraged that the playoff format would involve 24 teams. Today Gary Bettman confirmed that that would be part of the plan for the reopening of the NHL postseason. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Twenty-Four

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Late last week, the NHLPA voted to approve the twenty-four team playoff scenario that would welcome players back to NHL play. Since the league has determined that they wouldn’t play any more regular season games, they devised a plan that would include all the teams that were in the playoffs for sure, others that were on the playoff bubble, and several teams that have no business being in the playoffs at all (Hello, Montreal!). Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Trent Frederic Zooms

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Trent Frederic has completed his second professional year with the Providence Bruins. It came to an end suddenly last week when the AHL announced that they their season was over due to the Coronavirus outbreak. On a Zoom call with Bruins season ticket holders, Frederic discussed being disappointed about the pandemic ruining what was shaping up to be a good, deep playoff run. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Urho Gives a Lesson

Guys, it’s been quite a few days of painting, tiring of painting, moving stuff around, and realizing that we still have touchups to do. Not to mention that we have to let the paint cure a little bit before moving everything back into place. So, with all of that, let’s keep this quick and simple. The Bruins Twitter handler managed to get Bruins defensive prospect Urho Vaakanainen to give us a Finnish lesson. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Playoff Compensation

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The other day, The London Bear asked a question about player compensation during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The short answer is, yes players do receive a bonus that is dependent on where their exit in the playoffs. However the longer answer requires a closer examination. Continue reading