Morning Free Association: A Wild Ride

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Monday was Trade Deadline Day in which everyone hopes their team makes the improvements they need at key positions to make a healthy playoff run. The Bruins were relatively quiet. After the big acquisition of one of the best defensemen on the market on Saturday and extending him, the B’s only made two moves yesterday: extending Jake DeBrusk and trading for defenseman Josh Brown. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bergy’s Back

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Patrice Bergeron met the team in NYC yesterday morning for practice. Prior to Wednesday, Bergy had practiced a couple of days with a red no-contact jersey. The reason why he was out for 3 games might surprise you.

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Morning Free Association: Ha Ha Habs

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The Bruins are now 20-11-2. Since New Year’s Day they have won 6 of 7 games. In that span Brad Marchand has scored 8 goals with 4 assists. Last night was a pretty good one for him.

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Morning Free Association: Luck? What’s That?

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The Boston Bruins played a game last night against the Vegas Golden Knights. They played a game but not very well. Of course, there were reasons why that might happen. Two of them might have been the two players placed in Covid protocol in quick succession yesterday morning: Craig Smith and Brad Marchand. Marchand reportedly tested positive after practice.

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Morning Free Association: Marchand Suspended Again!

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If you were watching Sunday’s game, early in the first period you would have seen Brad Marchand take down Vancouver’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson in the one of the many battles the two endured on the ice that night. When I first saw it, I thought he would get called for a slewfoot but when Jack and Brick said it was a good hit and no one called it, I went on with my life and thought about it no more. Well, the NHL Department of Player Safety had an issue because they suspended Brad Marchand for three games. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Well, They Won One, I Guess

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This Boston Bruins team is becoming redundant and quite a bore to talk about. In fact, of the past 7 years, it always seems that this team has the same problems just moved around the roster. They have defensemen but not the right pairings (actually, this is kind of new). Have we solved for 2C? Charlie Coyle is having himself a tidy little season but the rest of his line is kind of underperforming or up in the air. After a few games away, Craig Smith joined that line again last night. And then there are the goalies. Swayman is suffering losses, the defense seems overwhelmed at times and is unable to help while Ullmark tweaked something and may not be 100%. He looked kind of bad in the first period of the game last night but somehow turned it around. Continue reading