Morning Free Association: Nifty to the Rafters

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Yesterday, the Boston Bruins had a huge announcement to make.

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Morning Free Association: Troy Brown! He Skates, He Scores!

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I love it when the Boston teams have some cross-over, especially when it’s between my two favorite teams. Any Pats fan knows Troy Brown, the longtime receiver and sometime defensive back, who made one of the most memorable plays of the playoffs in 2007, stripping the ball from a Chargers CB who had just intercepted Tom Brady to negate the play. Troy Brown was capable of doing whatever was asked of him. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Invasion!


On Saturday, the Montreal Canadiens alumni strike team snuck into neighboring Rhode Island to visit an apparent member of their 5th column in North Smithfield. That’s right, Guy LaFleur, Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lapointe and Rejean Houle were BEHIND OUR LINES in Bruins country this weekend.
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Morning Free Association: Hockey Never Sleeps

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This morning, Phony sent this to me to suggest that we and our pal Smithchuk go down some time to revel in local pro and pro-bound hockey players in summer action.

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Morning Free Association: Summer Bruins Socials

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I’m terrible at social media. I only seem to alternate between jokey and angry on Twitter. Facebook has been a place that makes me feel sad and leaves me unable to express myself in a real meaningful way. I miss Livejournal, but now the Russians own it and it’s not only no fun but also a place where people will try to scam you. Instagram has an interface that I don’t really like but works enough to allow me to post pictures of my adorabull, sweet baby angel, Vegas. Heck, it wasn’t until I started recording Charagrams that I discovered the hidden layers of Instagram: multiple pictures, pictures and videos in the same post, a hand reaching from the screen to deliver food into your mouth. So, it’s no surprise that unless I’m looking specifically at Bruins players’ social media feeds, I’m missing out. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The Bread Man

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It’s no secret that Artemi Panarin refused to extend his contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets this summer. Word is that once he refused that the Blue Jackets were preparing to trade him. However, things aren’t that straight forward; Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has not allowed teams to discuss the option of a contract extension, which has severely impacted the ability to trade him. Essentially Kekalainen is playing a waiting game, standing pat and hoping he can make a deal with the winger. It might not be that simple as Panarin has set a deadline for his contract business for the start of the Blue Jackets training camp on September 13th. Continue reading