The Morning After Morning Free Association

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The 2020 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone. How are you feeling about it? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

As it turns out, Don Sweeney only made the two moves: the Ondrej Kase trade and then one more with Anaheim, this time a one-for-one of Danton Heinen for Nick Ritchie. Yes, Nick Ritchie is the younger brother of Brett Ritchie. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Trade Targets

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With the trade deadline less than 3 weeks away, Bruins fans are hoping that GM Don Sweeney will make a deal for a valid second line right wing to strengthen the team. It seems just like yesterday when we were waiting most of the season to solve for 3C and this year has felt about the same. Of course, finding a team as a trading partner who can take on the Backes contract with the Bruins eating up to half of the remaining salary would be ideal. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Happy Free Agency Day!

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It’s Canada Day! What better way to celebrate than to make all the GMs work the phones, faxes, and other technologies to scramble to sign all the promising free agents that will all make their teams better, go to the playoffs, and win the Stanley Cup. Okay, wait a minute, that’s not it. What better way…to overpay for players, give them huge amounts of term and hope that you can unload that contract at an entry draft some years down the line. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Trade Deadline Day is Here!

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So, let’s see, what happened this weekend?

The B’s lost a tough, close game to the Blues in the shootout on Saturday. Nine out of ten points isn’t bad for a western roadtrip. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Winners

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Yesterday was an eventful day for the Bruins. In the early evening, word came from a Minnesota source that Charlie Coyle was told he was traded but not to whom. Continue reading