Morning Free Association: Bruins Weekend Roundup

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This weekend was a mix of good and bad for the Boston Bruins. While the Bruins drafted five fine young players, they also lost out on one they were hoping would join the fold. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Draft Day

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Oh, hey, the 2018 NHL Entry Draft is tonight and tomorrow in Dallas. At this time, the Bruins do not have a first-round pick, so they won’t be making any selections tonight. Rumor is that they will have a pick tonight, but how? Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Awards and a New Season Awaits

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Last night’s NHL Awards show was less a train wreck than a previous years. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: NHL Awards Day!

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Tonight in Las Vegas, the NHL Awards are happening! Usually, the awards are an exercise in discovering just how out of touch or cheap the NHL is with regards to booking “talent” to perform. Well, except that year that Cuba Gooding, Jr was highly entertaining:

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Morning Free Association: Perfection

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I could say all sorts of stuff about this but instead I will just leave this here and let you all enjoy it.

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Morning Free Association: A Gryzly Signing

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Matt Grzelcyk is back with the Boston Bruins. Technically, he was never gone as he was due to be an RFA and the new NHL year has yet to begin. Still, getting a deal done before July 1 is something for which to commend Don Sweeney.


Gryz’s new deal is basically a one-way contract, a bridge-deal for 2 years at $1.4 million per and will expire at the same time that Torey Krug’s deal is set to be completed. It’s a good deal for both parties. Signing Grzelcyk for the next two seasons also assures that his contract is one less worry for Sweeney next season with two-thirds of the right side of the defense being RFA and looking for raises. Continue reading