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

Morning Free Association: The Covid Protocol

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As you may all know by now, the Boston Bruins are the latest team to be sidelined by the dreaded Covid protocol. A couple weeks removed from Charlie Coyle being held out of a game for a false positive via rapid test and just about a week from the same happening to Jake DeBrusk, the Bruins now have several players on the Covid list. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Philadelphia Freedom

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The Boston Bruins are safely ensconced in a hotel somewhere in Philadelphia as they prepare for their game tonight against the Flyers. Tonight’s game will start an hour later than usual due to it being on NBCSN and not on NESN. I’m glad to get a break from Jack and hope to see fellow Rhode Islander Brian Boucher between the glass. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Still Waiting

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It isn’t just players, the owners, and other official NHL entities that are waiting for the next NHL season to start. While we know that in-person attendance will likely not be a viable option for most arenas throughout the NHL, leaving hundreds if not thousands of game-day employees without jobs for the time being, other people associated with broadcasts of games have also been scrambling for employment opportunities. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Outdoor Games?

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There’s a scheme brewing in the NHL. Apparently the league floated the idea of playing outdoor games to circumvent the restrictions on attendance for indoor games. It’s not a surprise that Jeremy Jacobs offered that his Boston Bruins as a team that would play outdoor games. Continue reading