Morning Free Association: It’s October!

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Hey, it’s October which means only one thing: the return of pumpkin spice everything!

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Morning Free Association: Friday funday

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Now some fun from the four-letter sports leader and the little hockey channel under a major network umbrella. Did I say fun? I meant early morning eye torture. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Let’s talk about goalies

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So many things we could talk about today involving current and former Bruins. However, I feel like today is a good day to talk about the goalies. Currently, the Bruins have three goalies in camp after assigning Dan “Don’t Call me Darth” Vladar to the Providence training camp. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Transactions

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As we inch ever closer to the start of the NHL 2017-18 regular season, the Bruins announced yesterday a couple of roster moves and prospect signing. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The Kids Are Alright

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The Boston Bruins roster is beginning to take shape. Yesterday, Tommy Cross and Jordan Szwarz were sent down to Providence joining others teammates sent down on Sunday. Last week, Cédric Paré and Jack Studnicka were returned to their junior teams. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: September 25

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Friday night in Alabama, President Douchecanoe delivered a tirade that united athletes and citizens across many platforms.

MLB player and catcher for the Athletics Bruce Maxwell became the first baseball player to take a knee. A whole lot of NFL players knelt during the anthem or stayed in the locker room in protest of Trump. The Golden State Warriors decided that they didn’t have a need to stop by the White House.

So where does the NHL fit into all of this? Well, probably where you think they would.

First, on Friday night, Blake Wheeler, Captain America of the Winnipeg Jets, spoke out on Twitter, like for reals.

That’s right, it is. This protest falls under that. Of course, it being Twitter, and of the subset Hockey Twitter, he was told to stick to sports, pampered athlete.

Then Sunday while NFL fans were either embracing or deriding the possible protests, and after word that the Warriors weren’t visiting the White House in the future, the Pittsburgh Penguins came out with their own tepid take.

Yep, they’re going. Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy expresses everything that is wrong with this so well, that I’d rather you read the article than have me try to rehash it.

Why does one person taking a stand (or a knee) just send people through the roof? I just don’t get it. Why is it a First Amendment issue for some and a crime against humanity for others? I’m glad that athletes are expressing themselves through peaceful protest, I wish more NHL players would have the temerity to do so.