Morning Free Association: Krug and Chara

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The other day, or last week, last month, or sometime in this decade that’s passed since March, the Bruins in-house media put out a handy primer on the impending free agents, both restricted and unrestricted. Today, let’s talk about the big two, from the perspective of their media chats since the B’s were ousted from the playoffs. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: ECF Still Going…

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While I was convinced that the Islanders have overplayed and overstayed their welcome in the Eastern Conference playoff structure, they found a way to win the game more than halfway through the second overtime. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Dobby!

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Truthfully, I’m only peripherally paying attention to the Stanley Cup Playoffs right now. I haven’t been watching full games but rather getting some glimpses from time to time, checking on scores more than actually watching. But one thing that might make me perk up in the next couple of weeks is this: Anton Khudobin is going to be the starting goalie in the Stanley Cup Final. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Tough Look at the Roster

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As I mentioned on Friday, Cam Neely spoke to the media regarding the Boston Bruins roster. Maybe both he and Don Sweeney have a bee in their respective bonnets, but both executives seem to be talking about the team with a fire that suggests that their seats are getting a little too hot for their britches. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Changes are Coming

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Bruins GM Don Sweeney spoke with the media via Zoom yesterday. He touched on a variety of subjects regarding improving and retooling the roster for next season. One theme that came through loud and clear was that changes are coming. They’re coming with additions from within the system and deals and from subtractions through the UFA market and trades. Sweeney knows that this team will have to battle in a crowded Eastern Conference, which seems to be more weighted towards the Metropolitan Division, and that any road to the Stanley Cup will have to be won through Tampa Bay. In fact the recent playoff loss to the Lightning seemed to spur the notion that the team does some things well but is lacking in many areas. Comparing the team up close to that of the Lightning makes the need for improvement more notable. Continue reading