Morning Free Association: One Weekend to Go

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This weekend the B’s will play in their 11th back-to-back of the season with two more to go in March. Are you excited? Perhaps you’ll be more psyched for the start times: tonight in Calgary at 8:30pm and tomorrow in Vancouver at 10pm. Western Canada road swings are so much fun for the insomniacs!

We also have one more weekend to go for trading, with the trade deadline officially at 3pm EST. I’ll be happy when it’s over because 1) we’ll know what team we have and 2) I am so sick of fake rumors. Yesterday, I heard of a possible trade for Palmieri involving Danton Heinen and the Bruins’ 2020 first-round pick. It sounds like an incomplete deal considering Palmieri has term, not to mention that the cap situation next season could already use some relief. It turns out that the rumor came from My NHL Rumors, which is not a reputable source.

Just get the Palmieri or “insert name here (not Kreider)” deal done, Donny.

Morning Free Association: Five Days to Go

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Five days until the NHL Trade Deadline and the Bruins have yet to make a move. Word is that the Bruins are just one of two teams in on Chris Kreider. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Scratch That

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We no longer have to wait on a trade for Tyler Toffoli for he’s been dealt to Vancouver. The return does have something to do with a former Bruin, Tim Schaller, who was a salary dump in this deal; Schaller hasn’t had a great season, being scratched many games. In return the Los Angeles Kings receive a big deal prospect named Tyler Madden, the aforementioned Schaller, a 2020 second-round pick, and a conditional 4th in 2022. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Two Games, Two Wins, Four Points

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It was another back-to-back weekend with games on Saturday afternoon at home and Sunday afternoon away. Somehow the Bruins managed to win both games pretty handily. We can all rest assured that while the Bruins lost the season series to the Detroit Red Wings, they at least won the last game. They needed to as the Tampa Bay Lightning are still breathing down their necks in the standings. It won’t get any easier either since the Tampa Bay Lightning have traded for versatile forward Blake Coleman, formerly of the New Jersey Devils. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Chara Fined and More

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After all the ugliness read: fun of the Bruins-Canadiens game the other night, reality has set in. Remember when Chara cross-checked Brendan Gallagher in the face? Well, he got fined for that. Continue reading