Morning Free Association 3/3/16

Good morning, everyone! The 2016 World Cup of Hockey initial rosters were announced. The first 16 players for each team were announced, with the remaining 7 to be announced by July 1. From the Bruins, Loui Eriksson will play for Sweden, the Davids will play for the Czech Republic, Tuukka for Finland, Chara and Seidenberg for the Team Europe amalgamation, and Patrice Bergeron will perfectly represent Team Canada.

Icethetics has the full rundown of the World Cup jerseys here. I particularly like the USA away jersey and the Sweden home jersey.

What’s on tap?

Morning Free Association 3/1/16

That was a lot like the Rapture. Especially the part where nothing happens. Except if the Rapture really happened, then the wretched souls left behind would have no idea that anything happened. Are we doomed to a Purgatory of low-ball trade offers and first round exits? Or are we secure in knowing that nothing really happened and that life will go on as…er…wait…uh oh.

Soooooo yeah…What’s on tap?

Morning Free Association Leap Day Edition

HAPPY TRADE DEADLINE DAY!!!!

Is Loui gonna get traded? Will the Leafs break the record for most picks in one entry draft? Will Drouin get traded? Will the Bruins re-sign Loui? Will Edmonton trade Yakupov? Will the Habs trade Eller? Will Anaheim finally enter the trading fray? Are the Tree Cat Head Things in or are they out? Will the Bruins hold onto Loui as an “own rental”? Can the Bruins finally acquire the defense they’re looking for? Are other Bruins roster players in the trade mix? Will the TSN llama make an appearance? Will I get any work done today?

See our handy Trade Tracker here.
Buckle in, everyone! What’s on tap?

Morning Free Association 2/26/2016

Good morning, everyone! Despite having the night off, the Bruins’ odds of making the playoffs improved last night with losses to New Jersey and Carolina. The Flyers are still in the playoff bubble mix after a possibly season-saving save of the season by Michael Neuvirth.

Carolina’s loss sets up a great opportunity for the Bruins tonight when they visit the Canes. A win tonight would further the playoff push, hurt the Canes’ playoff chances, and make it more likely that the Bruins leave Carolina with John-Michael Liles on the team plane.

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