Morning Free Association: Habenfreude

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At last the Bruins return to the ice tonight to play the Montreal Canadiens for the final time this season. By final I really mean the last time: the Canadiens are 7 points out of a playoff spot in a conference in which both Wild Card spots are filled by Metropolitan division teams. Bruins players themselves seem to be looking forward to this matchup yet again. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: That’s not Kuhl-man

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Yesterday the Bruins assigned Karson Kuhlman and Jeremy Lauzon to Providence. It’s a curious move in that it could be cap-related (saving every penny counts) or getting the kids some extra training and practice down in Providence. Or, it could mean that the team is getting ready to make a trade and needed the roster spot. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Whirlwind Weekend

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I hate back-to-backs. Yeah, I know that arenas have other things going on whether it’s a sports team from another league, tournaments, concerts, or Disney on Ice, but it seems that the schedule makers could do something about scheduling so that fans don’t get exhausted trying to watch two games in a row and have days to wait in between. From January 31st-February 29th, the Bruins are scheduled for 5 back-to-backs, of which we have already endured 3. Only games against Montreal this Wednesday and Edmonton the next are stand alone games. Stupid, stupid scheduling. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Trade Targets

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With the trade deadline less than 3 weeks away, Bruins fans are hoping that GM Don Sweeney will make a deal for a valid second line right wing to strengthen the team. It seems just like yesterday when we were waiting most of the season to solve for 3C and this year has felt about the same. Of course, finding a team as a trading partner who can take on the Backes contract with the Bruins eating up to half of the remaining salary would be ideal. Continue reading