Morning Free Association: Thank You Nurses

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

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Morning Free Association: Chief’s Dog

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This week, the Bruins featured dog is a very good boy who happens to live with a lifelong Bruin and two-time Stanley Cup Winner. Johnny “Chief” Bucyk played for the Bruins for 21 seasons and worked within the organization for almost another 40. The 85-year-old Bucyk lost his wife in 2012 and while he was still too busy working for the Bruins organization, once he retired he could turn some attention to some canine companionship. His dog is named Charlie. I wonder which Charlie this very good boy is named for. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Hmmm

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I know what you’re thinking: you wonder what Harry Sinden thinks about Bruce Cassidy. Does he like him? Does the former head coach think the current Bruins head coach is doing a good job? I bet Butch is on pins and needles waiting to find out because this is important to him. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Halak Signs

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Friday, word broke that Jaroslav Halak signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract extension to remain the Bruins backup goaltender through the 2020-2021 season.

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Morning Free Association: Phase 2

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Did you know that we are witnessing Phase 1 of the NHL’s plan during the Great Pause of 2020? Yep, we are. Phase 1 started out as a two-week self-quarantine of hockey players and staff. It was revised and extended, allowing for players to return to their homes, even out of the country. Since we’re nearing the end of Phase 1 (at some point), the NHL released a statement of very vague parameters for Phase 2: The Slow Reopening! Continue reading