Morning Free Association: Zdeno Chara Zoom Chats

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The NHL has been on pause officially since March 12. During this time NHL players have been encouraged to self-isolate in a place of their choosing. Many foreign-born players have returned to their native countries. Not Zdeno Chara, who decided that while the NHL is on this extended and uncertain break, he would head to his home in Florida. There the kids have more room to roam about in beautiful weather and he can relax, train, and enjoy some un-New England-like weather. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Tuukka Talks

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I really want to tell you about what Tuukka Rask said to the media the other day and maybe what Zdeno Chara said as well. However, I have big news regarding the IW/ GH household: we’ve met a dog named Boomer, he’s a chill cutie, and we’ve decided that we’re going to adopt him. If you’re curious about who he is, here is his adoption profile. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: AHL Season Done

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Yesterday, the AHL officially cancelled the rest of teh regular season and the postseason. For some reason this didn’t seem like actual news since it seemed like they did that very thing at the end of March.

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Morning Free Association: Stanley Cup Champions from 50 Years Ago

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Last night, the NHL Network debuted a one-hour special called “Big Bad and Bobby” featuring the 1970 Stanley Cup Champions on the 50th anniversary of their win. It was part narrative, part player roundtable,  and part local notables reminiscing about that Bruins team. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Best Bruins Lines

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What is the top Bruins line of the past 30 years? That’s a question that Greg Wyshynski of ESPN attempted to tackle, as well as those of the other 30 teams. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Thank You Nurses

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Yesterday was National Nurse Appreciation Day and the NHL was all over it.

Note that the B’s are represented by David Pastrnak and a Red Sox capped Patrice Bergeron. Continue reading