Morning Free Association: Terrible

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I’m not going to waste much time nor energy on how the Bruins played yesterday. They played like garbage.

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I wish I agreed with April Ludgate. The Bruins playing like trash is not what the 2019-2020 season is all about. It’s supposed to be about dominance and revenge, not trash. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: One Down, None to Go

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Brad Marchand predicted that the hockey would be sloppy this summer. After four months of no hockey, the Bruins faced the Blue Jackets in their one and only exhibition game. Based on how they looked, perhaps the B’s should have asked for another game. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: In the Bubble

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The Boston Bruins, like all the other 11 teams from the Eastern Conference vying for a shot at the Stanley Cup, are in the bubble in Toronto. They’ve been settling in. They’ve been doing media availability. They’ve been exploring the spaces, accommodations, and amenities in their home for the foreseeable future. The NHL worked to create a secure zone around the hotels and other facilities that are being used for the return to play in Phase 4. One thing we’ve found out: the hotels are fenced off from other public places. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: On to Toronto

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The Bruins left the relative safety of their bubble in Boston, Warrior Ice Arena, and traveled by bus, then by plane on to the bubble city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Morning Free Association: Playoffs Confirmed

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We’ve been talking about it seemingly forever. Various fans have been mixed on whether there should be regular season games or playoffs or even anything at all. Many fans were outraged that the playoff format would involve 24 teams. Today Gary Bettman confirmed that that would be part of the plan for the reopening of the NHL postseason. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Playoffs? Maybe?

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It’s all but a done deal that the NHL will return without finishing up the regular season. I mean, that is fine; most teams had an average of about 12 games remaining. However, the alternative might not be as palatable. Continue reading