Morning Free Association: Newsy News News

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Yesterday, Torey Krug started skating again after spending much of the summer in a walking boot and ambulating with crutches. He joins Noel Acciari in the red no-contact jerseys performing various drills. While Krug is hoping too be back for the start of the season, he revealed that he spent more time in the boot than he expected so it will take him time to get back to game shape. Acciari expects to be able to play a pre-season game and be ready for season opener. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Squad Goals

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The Boston Bruins training camp roster is split between two continents and have already played two games in this young preseason, winning both in shootouts. This is all great and good, but what we all need to pay attention to is what the players in China are doing: they’re visiting the Great Wall of China. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Win-Win-Win

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Well, Eugene Melnyck did it, he traded superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson. After all the speculation that started when Karlsson collected what was presumed to be his last game puck from Ottawa in the spring, the harassment drama between Mike Hoffman’s girlfriend and Karlsson’s wife which resulted in Hoffman being traded to San Jose, then to Florida, and the fact that the two sides were not on the same page in extension talks, Karlsson was traded to San Jose for a bag of pucks for Chris Tierney (C), Dylan DeMelo (D), prospects Josh Norris (C) and Rudolfs Balcers (F), 2020 1st round pick, 2019 2nd round pick, and two conditional picks. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Training Camp Schedule

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Yesterday, the Boston Bruins announced their official domestic training camp schedule. For those who are interested, here’s a listing of what’s happening through Monday: 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: Training Camp is Here!

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On Training Camp Eve, Don Sweeney signed a couple of NHL veterans to PTOs: one-time Bruins Lee Stempniak and former Minnesota Wild forward Daniel Winnik. Continue reading