Morning Free Association: Loser Point


This weekend the Boston Bruins faced the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time since the playoff bubble in July 2020. We all know how that ended: the Bruins behind Jaro Halak were eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup Winning team in the Lightning, the first of back-to-back wins for the Bolts. Last season the league split into different divisions due to Covid travel restrictions and to save money for traveling teams who played without fans and their revenue. 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

Morning Free Association: Pasta’s Pasta


David Pastrnak is known for his charitable work with children. In the Beforetimes, Pasta was known to visit children at Boston area hospitals multiple times a week on his own. And he definitely loved Halloween visits as well. Unfortunately, he’s still unable to visit and make sick kids’ days. So what’s the next best thing? Pasta’s pasta, which raises funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

This is available for a limited time at the low price of 88 cents only at Stop and Shop with all the proceeds going to the aforementioned cancer research.


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Morning Free Association: Week Two

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Week two of Bruins training camp has started and Charlie Coyle is no longer wearing a red no-contact jersey. He’s relieved to be back in black.
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Morning Free Association: Some Happier News

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This week has been pretty much a bummer here at B2B so how about we lighten the mood with some frivolous, happy news? Continue reading

Morning Free Association: What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Bruins Roster

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This week, the Bearly on Topic crew put out the last podcast until the start of training camp. We recorded on Monday morning and I had it out by Wednesday afternoon, not a bad turnaround. Anyway, Geoff, aka Dr. Handgrenaid, asked us about what we expected to happen with 2C now that David Krejci has chosen to return to his native Czech Republic to play for his hometown team. My response: it was Charlie Coyle’s position to lose. Continue reading