Morning Free Association: Last Day of the 2021

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Are you ready to send 2021 off? On one hand, it was better than the whole of 2020. I mean 2020 was great for the first two months. The last ten though…

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Morning Free Association: Updates

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When getting ready to write a post, I often think about whatever news I might have heard or read that day and then try to find a way to express that in an interesting way, a sarcastic way, or in many cases, in a way that expresses my love of the medical and medicinal. Naturally, when I heard an update about an injured Bruin, I wrote something up right away, intending to publish it today. Well, the rest of yesterday happened, so that article was pushed until tomorrow. Now, I find myself writing something much later in the day (on a day in which my primary opponent was myself) and have to parse two different sets of news into one piece. More work today means less tomorrow, right?

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Morning Free Association: No Hockey Until After Christmas

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It’s official: the Boston Bruins have been shut down due to their COVID issues until after Christmas. The news came down Friday after the Bruins returned home from New York after playing and losing a game with only 17/18 skaters. Their game on Saturday at the Montreal Canadiens was postponed to a future date by the NHL as was the matchup against against the Colorado Avalanche on December 23rd at the Garden. But that left two games in between: at Ottawa and against the Hurricanes. Well, the NHL postponed those as well, effectively shutting down the team until December 26th. Practice is also cancelled. Continue reading

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: The NHL Season Just Got Longer

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It was an optional skate day for the Boston Bruins so there’s isn’t much news other than some media availabilities. Kevan Miller and Jarred Tinordi showed up for the morning skate, the former in a regular practice sweater and the latter in a fishbowl. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bruins Update

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Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney held a press availability yesterday via Zoom. He apologized for the Bruins being off the radar lately. As one can imagine, dealing with all the COVID protocol stuff while trying to make sure that players and staff are safe during this mini-outbreak is a lot to deal with. Performing all of his other duties, including making phone calls to see what’s out there on the market to improve his team, plus the COVID stuff is a lot to deal with. Continue reading