Morning Free Association: On to Toronto

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The Bruins left the relative safety of their bubble in Boston, Warrior Ice Arena, and traveled by bus, then by plane on to the bubble city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Morning Free Association: Release the…

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The Bruins are nearly at full strength and it’s about time. Yesterday, Charlie McAvoy and Joakim Nordstrom both returned to practice. Even Tuukka reportedly practiced even though he is not expected to play in the round robin. Now the Unfit to Participate list is populated by David Pastrnak, Ondrej Kase, and Nick Ritchie. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Meal Prep

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Many people like hockey and they are right. Some of those people just like the players and the game and never want a peek behind the scenes. That’s fine. None of those people are me. I am fascinated by the mundane. No, that’s not right; it sounds far too boring. I am interested in the quotidian, the day-to-day, the workings in front and behind the curtain. I like going to practices to watch drills and I also like to read about the silly and funny things the players do when they get on the plane, the train, the bus. I want to know all about the players’ dogs. I just want to know. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Unfit to Participate Updates

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So, when last we left the list of players on the Unfit to Particpate (UTP) list we had many Bruins players designated as such: Torey Krug, David Krejci, Charlie Coyle, Sean Kuraly, Nick Ritchie, Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask, David Pastrnak, and Ondrej Kase. On Monday, Coyle, Kuraly, Krug, and Ritchie returned to practice. However, Charlie McAvoy and Anton Blidh joined Pasta and Kase on the UTP list. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Record Ninth Nomination

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Let’s start off the day with some great news: Patrice Bergeron. That’s it, that’s the great news.

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Morning Free Association: Deep Breaths

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I no longer believe I cursed David Pastrnak or Ondrej Kase. And I refuse to accept responsibility for the other 5000 Bruins players that were deemed “unfit for play” on Saturday. Nope, this is not my fault. I won’t place blame anywhere else either because we have no idea what’s going on. Continue reading