Morning Free Association: Black Aces?

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Phase 3 of the NHL’s plan to reopen the season with postseason play will begin on July 10th when teams will start their training camps. At that time, teams are allowed to bring 30 skaters to camp and unlimited goaltenders. Yep, goaltenders are being treated like salad and breadsticks at Olive Garden. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Awards, Bruins Style

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Yesterday, the Bruins Twitter account announced the winners of several of the Bruins season awards: The Eddie Shore Award, The Elizabeth Dufresne Award, the John P. Bucyk Award, and the Three Stars. As of now the Seventh Player Award has not been announced. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Pastrnation

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Our sweet angel right winger, David Pastrnak, spoke with the Boston media over Zoom the other day from what I can only imagine was a pub or a museum based upon the background. Pasta gave some updates about what he’s doing for training and answered questions. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Euro Players Visas

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Three more players have arrived at Warrior Ice Arena for practices. Defensemen Torey Krug and Matt Grzelcyk and forward Sean Kuraly joined Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand for practice yesterday. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Friday, June 12, 2020

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Hooray! We made it to the end of the week!

Yesterday, the NHL announced that Phase 3, which isn’t lasers everywhere but rather training camp, will begin on July 10th for the 24 teams that have either claimed a playoff spot or are trying to do so. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The Perfect Forward

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ESPN’s Emily Kaplan is trying to build the perfect forward with the NHL’s current crop of players. And she has itemized a general list based upon skating, shot, passing, physicality, and awareness. Two Bruins’ forwards have qualified in a couple of sub-categories. Continue reading