Morning Free Association: Today

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Yesterday, I wondered when we would hear about Bruins players taking to the ice again. Today, we have an answer from one player. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Phase 2?

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Yesterday Charlie Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, announced the commencement of Phase 2 or “Cautious” phase of reopening the state amid the coronavirus outbreak. About a week or so ago, the catchphrase went from “Stay at Home” to “Safer at Home”. With Phase 2, retail shopping with some limitations, outdoor dining with social distancing, and more outdoor activities are available to the public. So that’s great. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Outstanding Leadership

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The Bruins have some outstanding leadership. They really do.

As you may recall, last week Patrice Bergeron made a thoughtful statement about how he can longer be silent regarding racism. Then, he doubled down and made sizable donations to organizations that can fight for the cause. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Limping Into the Weekend

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It’s been a tough week and I’m oddly looking forward to the weekend. I’m not exactly sure why since time officially has no meaning anymore. However,  Saturday also seems like a nicer day than Tuesday. Maybe it’s because it got hot again this week and the weekend will bring some cooler air. Or maybe it’s because Saturday is our weekly Zoom chat. Who knows? Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The Real Perfect Forward

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Yesterday we talked about which two Bruins players were part of the ESPN column comprising the perfect forward. Curiously the real perfect forward was there all along, unnoticed and considered a bit long in the tooth. Patrice Bergeron showed yesterday why he is perfect in every way. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The Perfect Forward

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ESPN’s Emily Kaplan is trying to build the perfect forward with the NHL’s current crop of players. And she has itemized a general list based upon skating, shot, passing, physicality, and awareness. Two Bruins’ forwards have qualified in a couple of sub-categories. Continue reading