Morning Free Association: January 11

David Backes’ night in St. Louis. In his return to St. Louis, he was the focus pregame and in the first TV timeout (which NESN was very classy in ignoring so that they could show the tribute and the reactions of both David and his wife Kelly. It’s clear they both meant a lot to the city and the team. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: What a Maroon!

It was the Patrick Maroon show at the Garden last night, which is a shame because he was a Bruins opponent. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: January 3

Raise your hand if you thought the Bruins would win this game, if you believed that they wouldn’t play down to a lesser team on the road. There was no reason to believe otherwise. However New Jersey, basement dwellers in the Metropolitan who sank after a good start to the season and winners of 2 of their last 10 games, came out ready to play. Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Vol III: Bruins Hockey from 11/5-11/11/16

Just some more Monday morning musings about our team…

Nice to see there is more under the “good” section now than there is in the “bad”, or the “ugly”.
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A Bruins Defense Volume 3: Trade Your Way to a Better Tomorrow

Well, Doc had some great points. Buying out Dennis Seidenberg would save the Bruins a bunch in cap space and give them some freedom in signing new talent. Brian Campbell is a better defenseman than John-Michael Liles for sure, however, with the age of this group, I’m nervous signing a 37 year-old to a two-year contract.  With Adam McQuaid turning 30 in October, the Bruins would have three defenders on the wrong side of 30 with a buyout of Seids and addition of Campbell. I’m looking a little more long-term; give the youth that signed earlier a little more time to develop. That’s where the trade market comes in.
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Around the Rink: Many Happy Returns

Around the Rink will be posted Tuesdays and Fridays to keep you informed of what’s happening in the hockey world.

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