Morning Free Association: A Close One

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Tuukka Rask made his first start since June of last year and the first after his hip surgery and rehab. While he got better through the game, he looked a little rusty in the middle. The first period was no real challenge for him at all. Continue reading

Game Day Thread: Bruins @ Caps

Urho Vaakanainen pushes the limits of sweater name-plate technology at Bruins rookie camp 2018

The Bruins are in Washington DC, facing the Capitals for the 8th and final time this season. It is also the final game of the regular season for the Bruins, and indeed, the entire East division. It will be broadcast on NHL Network, NESN+, NBC Sports Washington DC, and On the radio on 98.5 the Sports Hub, the beltway’s WJFK, and CapsRadio24/7

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Morning Free Association: One Step Forward, Four Steps Back

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Remember how well the Bruins played on Thursday night? How they dominated the game?. How they scored four and shut out the Rangers? Well, turns out that was a different team than the one that showed up on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Another Addition

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One thing about Don Sweeney: he loves a defenseman. Not only does he love a D-man, he loves an undersized one. Could it be that he himself was one (5’10, 184) and his power play specialist is also diminutive (5’9″, 185) and he really wants to keep him. Sure, there are exceptions to that rule – players well over 6 feet, of which we have several – but I like to think that Sweenius has a soft spot in his heart for the little guys who could. Continue reading