Morning Free Association 3/3/16

Good morning, everyone! The 2016 World Cup of Hockey initial rosters were announced. The first 16 players for each team were announced, with the remaining 7 to be announced by July 1. From the Bruins, Loui Eriksson will play for Sweden, the Davids will play for the Czech Republic, Tuukka for Finland, Chara and Seidenberg for the Team Europe amalgamation, and Patrice Bergeron will perfectly represent Team Canada.

Icethetics has the full rundown of the World Cup jerseys here. I particularly like the USA away jersey and the Sweden home jersey.

What’s on tap?

Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins 3/1/2016

Marchand, layin’ down on the job as always

The Boston Bruins (34-23-6 74pts) take on the Calgary Hamiltons Flames (26-32-4 56pts) tonight at the TD garden, their second match up of the season. Boston begins the final stretch of the season adding Lee Stempniak and John Michael Liles at the deadline. Calgary moved Kris Russel and David Jones at the deadline and acquired Jyrki Jokipakka, Brett Pollock, and Niklas Backstrom. Also Calgary parted ways with Jiri Hudler and Markus Grandlund. Calgary has lost 5 straight games and 2-7-1 in their last 10. Bruins are 6-4-0 in their last 10 and are looking to rebound from the 4-1 beating from Tampa, boy does that all sound familiar huh?
tonight’s Bruins lines according to
Marchand – Bergeron – Connolly
Eriksson – Krejci – Pastrnak
Beleskey – Spooner – Hayes
Ferraro – Acciari – Stempniak
Chara – Miller
Liles – Seidenberg
Krug – McQuaid

Gaudreau – Monahan – Jooris
Colborne – Backlund – Frolik
Ferland – Bennett – Hathaway
Bouma – Stajan – Bollig
Giordano – Brodie
Engelland – Hamilton
Jokipakka – Nakladal

What’s on tap tonight!

Morning Free Association 3/1/16

That was a lot like the Rapture. Especially the part where nothing happens. Except if the Rapture really happened, then the wretched souls left behind would have no idea that anything happened. Are we doomed to a Purgatory of low-ball trade offers and first round exits? Or are we secure in knowing that nothing really happened and that life will go on as…er…wait…uh oh.

Soooooo yeah…What’s on tap?