Morning Free Association: Slashing, Interference, Face-off Violations, Oh My!

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Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Zdeno Chara, and Tuukka Rask all made their pre-season debut last night against a similarly veteran-stocked roster of the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. They all looked a little rusty. It’s okay, I’m pretty sure they’re all locks for the team, so I’d rather they didn’t try so hard. We have no need for further injury. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: February 27

The Bruins wrapped up their four-game roadtrip yesterday in Dallas. Now some of us have plenty of reasons to hate the Dallas Stars but NBC made sure that they would hit on one point again, and again, and again – the Tyler Seguin trade from Boston to Dallas. The broadcasters on the NHL on NBC went so far as to create a false equivalence between Seguin and David Pastrnak, as if each of these respective players play the same role on their teams or even had anything to do with each other. This manifested in one of the most annoying time trackers that appeared under the score bar for the entire game: tracking Pastrnak and Seguins time on the ice. It made the afternoon annoying. Continue reading