Morning Free Association: Black and Gold Friday

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Ah, the day after US Thanksgiving is full of insane people going out to take advantage of crazy deals for Christmas. If you’re like me, you’re going to stay away from the madness and maybe watch some hockey.

Today’s game is the Black Friday Matinee on NBC, which means you’ll get more than your share of this turkey

and all the fixings, served ice cold, of course. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Game Day

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Tonight the Bruins are back in game action down at the Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils. The Devils lineup sports many familiar faces like ex-Bruins Jimmy Hayes and Drew Stafford. They also have “hometown” talent like Brian Boyle and Cory Schneider. It’s like Little Boston down in Newark. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Mentoring the Bear Cubs

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On last week’s Puck Soup Podcast, Greg Wyshynski, formerly of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog and now employed by ESPN, alluded to the fact that he had asked Charlie McAvoy about teammate and current defensive partner Zdeno Chara being old enough to be his father. His podcast partner, Dave Lozo, had chided him for this question noting that there was no way that McAvoy would give a satisfying answer. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: November 20

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Somehow the Bear cubs found a way to win not just one, but two games on this recent West Coast swing. These four points are very important to this youthful injury-plagued team for they have leaped over the Montreal Canadiens for 5th place in the Atlantic Division, who are two points behind with two more games played. That’s right, these Bruins have managed to not fall into the basement as more and more players end up spending time on the mend. However, they are still out of the playoff picture by the once important and arbitrary date of US Thanksgiving, which is totally this Thursday. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: To Skate and (Almost) Fight in LA

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Krejci is back! Krug is injured and day-to-day! How is this going to work?
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Morning Free Association: Duck Hunt in reverse

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We might have wanted a result similar to this:

We didn’t get that. Continue reading