Morning Free Association: Positive Results, in a Bad Way

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In Phase 2 of the NHL’s staggered re-opening, teams are allowed to have limited amounts of players practice in groups no larger than 6 participants at a time. Participation is voluntary but players must submit to testing for COVID-19, including temperature checks and more invasive methods. Well, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, players are testing positive. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Awards, Bruins Style

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Yesterday, the Bruins Twitter account announced the winners of several of the Bruins season awards: The Eddie Shore Award, The Elizabeth Dufresne Award, the John P. Bucyk Award, and the Three Stars. As of now the Seventh Player Award has not been announced. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: A Hub City Emerges!

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Well, it’s officially unofficial: Vegas will be a hub city for the NHL postseason reopening. Does this seem frightening? Yup. Vegas apparently had a spike in cases in April and the the curve pretty much flattened because all the sin was taken out of Sin City. However, cases have been rising again. So, yeah, sounds like a great place to be. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Pastrnation

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Our sweet angel right winger, David Pastrnak, spoke with the Boston media over Zoom the other day from what I can only imagine was a pub or a museum based upon the background. Pasta gave some updates about what he’s doing for training and answered questions. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Euro Players Visas

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Three more players have arrived at Warrior Ice Arena for practices. Defensemen Torey Krug and Matt Grzelcyk and forward Sean Kuraly joined Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand for practice yesterday. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Hockey in the Age of COVID

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Last week, several Bruins returned to the fresh sheet at Warrior Ice Arena. First it was Bergy and Brad. Then on Friday, it was a trio of Zdeno Chara, John Moore, and Par Lindholm.

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