Morning Free Association: Signings

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Yesterday, the Boston Bruins announced several signings, at both the NHL and AHL levels. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bye Bye, Mojo Jojo

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News broke on Saturday morning that Bruins trade deadline acquisition and half of the Swedish House Mafia, UFA Marcus Johansson signed with Buffalo. While it’s not surprising that he was signed within the first full week of free agency, what is surprising is that it took nearly five days and that the term and money was reasonable. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bruins Moves

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Yesterday was the start of NHL Free Agency and the Bruins signed some players, some of which we’ve heard of and some that we haven’t. 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: Changing Focus

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With the draft all wrapped up and development camp due to start tomorrow, Don Sweeney’s focus is shifting to the many free agents that he has to decide upon before the end of the league year on June 30th. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: More Transactions

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Every beginning must have an end. The brief era of Bruins forward Gemel Smith, the three games he played and the three he sat, is over. Smith has been placed on waivers just prior to the Christmas holiday roster freeze. This transaction can only mean one thing: Patrice Bergeron is on the verge of coming back before the holiday break. Continue reading