Morning Free Association: Ha Ha Habs

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The Bruins are now 20-11-2. Since New Year’s Day they have won 6 of 7 games. In that span Brad Marchand has scored 8 goals with 4 assists. Last night was a pretty good one for him.

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Morning Free Association: Two More Points

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Last night the Bruins won against a depleted New Jersey Devils team. The Devils were missing a lot of their players.

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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: 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: Waiver Wire

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On Saturday afternoon, the Boston Bruins placed forward Chris Wagner and defenseman John Moore on waivers.

Sunday afternoon, they both cleared. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Game 6 Tonight

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The Boston Bruins are in a tough spot. It’s not necessarily a new scenario for them but they are facing elimination tonight at the Nassau Coliseum.

Bruce Cassidy had some choice words for the officials after the game regarding what’s called against the Bruins and how that differs from what’s called against the Islanders. He didn’t really want to say anything but he must have made the mental calculation that the fine was worth it since it seems when the officiating is criticized by other coaches, changes happen. I mean, it definitely worked for Craig Berube in 2019. Continue reading