Morning Free Association: Roster Trimming

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Did you know the final Bruins-Flames game in Beijing was being broadcast yesterday morning on NBCSNPDQETC and on The Sports Hub? I didn’t until I got in the car to take my dog to the park. It seems that NHL preseason game broadcast schedules need to be determined by reading tea leaves or some other divination tool. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Big Hockey News Day

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News broke yesterday that longtime Bruins defenseman, and guaranteed producer of a delay of game penalty, Adam McQuaid was traded to the New York Rangers for another former Bruins defenseman, Steve Kampfer, and a 2019 4th-round draft picks and a conditional 2019 7th-round draft pick. With this transaction, the team gained $2.1 by shedding McQuaid’s contract. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Dog Days of Free Agency

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On July 1st, there is a flurry of activity with regards to signings in the NHL. This makes sense as it is the start of the NHL year. By the middle of the month, signings only trickle in. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Free Agents No More

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On Tuesday afternoon, word came down that the Bruins and center Sean Kuraly had agreed to a three-year deal.

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Morning Free Association: Happy Day After Canada Day

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Well, that kinda hurt.

After taking the better part of a week taking pitches and considering offers, John Tavares decided to “fulfill a lifelong dream” of being a jerkwad dingbatcenter for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bruins Old and Newish

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Sixty years after breaking the color barrier in the NHL, former Bruin Willie O’Ree is heading for the Hall of Fame. Still active with the NHL through their community outreach initiatives to grow the sport of hockey, O’Ree will be inducted as a builder, the seventh Bruin to join the Hall of Fame in that category.

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