Morning Free Association: Fluff Piece

I wanted to write something about trade talk and all that but late at night when I take the time to do this, my brain is mush. So, we’ll table that for later in the week and I’ll give you some fluff for now.

In the spirit of tonight’s game, I present this video from the NHL talking about how all the hockey players love dogs. Well, almost all of them.

Patrick Kane, he of the Chicago Blackhawks, he of dubious character off the ice, doesn’t like pets. Nope. He doesn’t like cats. He doesn’t like dogs. He doesn’t like hamsters, iguanas, or frogs. He doesn’t like any of them and that is wrong.

Even Tuukka, who has allergies to cats and dogs, still would want a dog. Poor guy sucks it up when he has to pose with dogs for the Pucks and Pups calendar and he wishes he could have a dog.

How can you not love this?

Crouching dog, hidden canine

Or this?

dog friends

It’s official, Patrick Kane sucks as a person. I bet dogs dislike him. And he doesn’t deserve them.

On to a better, more awesome person, who owns a dog: Patrice Bergeron was named the NHL Second Star of the Week. He only had a million goals and a gajillion assists in the past week, fueled by his 1000th game in the Bruins organization.

He is the number one star in all of hearts all the time.

Morning Free Association: Four Points

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This weekend was huge. The Bruins welcomed two Western Conference opponents to the TD Garden and beat both of them after letting leads slip away. And Bergy celebrated playing in his 1000th game for the Bruins. Continue reading

MFA: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly February 8

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Holy crap, it was quite a week of Bruins hickey, starting on Sunday when the Bruins snapped the five-season losing streak against the Capitals, the win against the Metropolitan leading Isles, and…

They should have won that game against the Rangers.

The Very Good:

  • Tuukka Rask! This week, Tuukka won two games, including a shutout against the Caps on Sunday. That shutout was a fitting way to surpass Tiny Thompson’s record for most all-time wins for a Bruins goaltender. Tuukka stood on his head and said, “Guys, I feel fine, I got this.”On Tuesday, he allowed one goal against the Isles and that one was a power play goal.

Patrice Bergeron! This week the perfect two-way player celebrated playing in his 1000th game in a Bruins uniform by scoring two in that game and by being carried off the ice by “Oh Captain, My Captain” Zdeno Chara.

And, he had 3 goals this week, to boot. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: It Was Nice While It Lasted

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You know how the saying goes: all good things die in the shootout in New York. Continue reading