Morning Free Association: October 11 – Back to Colorado

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Good morning, everyone!

Last night was the very first home opener for the Vegas Golden Knights. As part of their pre-game ceremonies, the players were introduced alongside first responders from the shooting on October 1. In addition, they held a 58-second moment of silence for the 58 people who lost their lives, and their names were displayed on the ice as well. Deryk Engelland, who has lived in Las Vegas since his time in the minors and met his wife there, addressed the crowd with a pre-game speech. World-class work by the Golden Knights’ players, organization, and fans.

As for the game itself, it went just the way they wanted it – a 5-2 win over the Coyotes. James Neal continues to light it up, scoring his 4th and 5th goals of the season.

carvinbass18’s favorite Super Smurf, Alex DeBrincat, scored his first ever goal in the Blackhawks’ 3-1 win over the Canadiens. The Habs drop to 1-3 to start the season. I’m listening to The Morning Show on TSN 690 MontrĂ©al and it’s delicious.

Patrice Bergeron missed yesterday’s skate with the team. He’s out tonight in Colorado and is aiming for a weekend return. Riley Nash will take his place on the top line. *checks sheet* Yes, Riley Nash will take Bergeron’s place on the top line.

Danton Heinen was called up from Providence and will be with the team in Colorado. The Bruins also signed forward Ryan White to a PTO because apparently we need more fourth-liners. We really don’t need more fourth-liners, but whatever.

The puck drops in Colorado at 9:30pm tonight! What’s on tap?

Morning Free Association: Bruins Lose

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Guys, that game was no Bueno. I didn’t pay close attention to it because I was multi-tasking. It seemed like it was a precarious balancing act for about a period and a half, then once that third goal happened, there was no coming back. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Injury Mountain

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It’s hockey season and our team has only played one game so far. Most teams have played about three games so far. This is weird.

OK, that was even weirder. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: What a night!

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Well, that was an exciting game to start the season. With goals from first-years (DeBrusk and McCoy), young guys (Pasta on the PP), and a shorty/ ENG from a veteran (Brad), the Bruins skated by the Preds. David Krejci, the most veteran Bruins center, had three assists on the night. He looked better tonight than he has in a couple of years. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Taking the Next Step

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Ah, so the Bruins season is finally upon us. Tonight the hometown team takes on the 2017 Stanley Cup Runner Up Nashville Predators. However, this MFA is not about that. Instead it is about the players (aka the young guys) of whom much is expected. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Setting the Team

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Tuesday was the day for roster finalization. That wasn’t the biggest news of the day, though. Malcolm Subban didn’t clear waivers and was taken by the Vegas Golden Knights. Malcolm surely had his critics but Don Sweeney felt that this was a real loss to the team. Continue reading