Morning Free Association: Dead Sticks

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Remember all the way back to Friday when we were happy that the B’s beat the stuffing out of the Red Wings? Those were good times. The same can’t be said after watching the Bruins take on the Maple Leafs for the first of only three games this season. This is how I felt afterward.

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Morning Free Association: Red Wings Needed Red Bull…

…because they needed some wings.

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Last night’s game had many storylines. First among them is that there are apparently two versions of the Red Wings, dependent upon whether or not their captain, Dylan Larkin, is in the lineup. Another narrative involves the other captain, the sainted Patrice Bergeron, what he did and what the team did when he ended up in the penalty box. Then there was the tale of the penalties: both teams had plenty but one continually capitalized. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Game Day?

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Believe it or not, the Bruins have a game tonight. That means that not only are they scheduled to play, they are encouraged to do so in an arena full of their home fans. Tonight’s opponent is the Detroit Red Wings, who are surprisingly better than anyone expected them to be. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: What Leadership Is

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In the aftermath of the Jenner and Block investigation of the mishandling by the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks management of sexual assault allegations against video coach Brad Aldrich by Kyle Beach, the NHL has been reeling and trying to perform damage control. Gary Bettman has handed out some rather benign punishment to the team while stating that some of the management team could still be gainfully employed again in the NHL in the future if they ask Gary nicely enough. Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff somehow escaped unscathed and believes that while he did nothing in the past, he can make changes for the future. If you believe that one, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Low Bandwidth

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I’ll be honest, it’s been an exhausting last few days for me.

I took a quick trip to Philly to get away. I was supposed to play a Pokemon Go (don’t judge) event that had been planned for Philly on my birthday last year but was postponed until this year due to Covid. The problem was that the weather was uncooperative and by the time I found the event and parking, the storm was rolling through and I wasn’t feeling it. So, I drove back to my hotel and decided to museum hop in the Old City. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Big Night for Charlies

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On Saturday night, the Boston Bruins finally delivered a loss to the division leading Florida Panthers. The Panthers were playing the second game of a back-to-back; the night the Red Wings took them to overtime. Continue reading