Morning Free Association 4/4/16

Did I ever tell you that I had a Rottweiler once? She was a gorgeous gal, that Amber. So much her own dog, she loved her people, but she was fine to walk herself on her own. Many people have no idea just how funny and smart these dogs are. Amber had a Rottie friend, Thor, who lived down the street from her, and they would often make up games to play with each other like “Around Around Around, Through the Car” and “I Got the Stick”. The look that the above dog has is a look I have seen often especially when told she had to go home, like she had no idea what that meant.

So, why am I talking about my beloved, long deceased dog? Because I’d rather talk about dead dogs than the Bruins right now. They are doing themselves no favours with their play of late.
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Morning Free Association 3/30/16


Wow. Great. Yeah.

A Habs friend of mine needled me about Bruins fans having to root for the Habs against the Wings last night. At least they don’t play anyone we care about for the remainder of the season. As far as upcoming Bruins games, it’s looking like it’s all gonna come down to that April 7 game against the Wings.

Ah, but the upcoming opponent Hawks will be without Keith for at least the immediate future after he slashed a guy in the head last night. Given Keith’s suspension history and the viciousness of the slash, we may see a suspension that extends into the playoffs. Corey Crawford remains out with a head injury, so the Bruins have the opportunity to face a backup goaltender. Oh wait, that’s bad.

All 30 nominees for the Masterton Trophy have been announced.

Has Jimmy Vesey already decided on the Bruins? Can he sing?