Morning Free Association: New, Temporary Divisions

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Ugh, my “n” key keeps sticking making writing just about any word difficult. I generally love my MacBook Pro, even if it is counter intuitive in some ways, because it generally works well. Well, except for the rare instances in which a key sticks and it takes a while to get it to unstick. Once, it took 6 months for the “g” to right itself and it just wouldn’t type out a letter at all. At least right now, if I really push down on it, it will type a letter. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Season Plans

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Surprise! The NHL still has no idea how they’re going to play games next season. Or when that season will actually start. Or how many games they will play in the regular season. Or if the same plan and protocols they come up with will continue throughout the season. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Postponed Events

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Yay! We all made it to the end of another week. It’s Friday! To borrow something from WBRU, thee olde alternative radio station that broadcast on 95.5 FM from Brown University until 2017, Fridays wouldn’t be Fridays without Rex. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Meal Prep

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Many people like hockey and they are right. Some of those people just like the players and the game and never want a peek behind the scenes. That’s fine. None of those people are me. I am fascinated by the mundane. No, that’s not right; it sounds far too boring. I am interested in the quotidian, the day-to-day, the workings in front and behind the curtain. I like going to practices to watch drills and I also like to read about the silly and funny things the players do when they get on the plane, the train, the bus. I want to know all about the players’ dogs. I just want to know. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Torey Krug and the Impending Free Agency

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Torey Krug will be a free agent once the season is officially over sometime in October. Not having a contract locked up before the pause has certainly placed a lot of pressure on both the Bruins and on Krug. In the Beforetimes, the NHL salary cap was projected to be at least $84.5 million next season. After the league shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the salary cap will remain flat at $81.5 million and will only increase by $1 million the following season. That limited salary cap space will affect how the Bruins will handle contracts, including an offer for Torey Krug. Continue reading