Morning Free Association: Unfit to Participate Updates

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So, when last we left the list of players on the Unfit to Particpate (UTP) list we had many Bruins players designated as such: Torey Krug, David Krejci, Charlie Coyle, Sean Kuraly, Nick Ritchie, Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask, David Pastrnak, and Ondrej Kase. On Monday, Coyle, Kuraly, Krug, and Ritchie returned to practice. However, Charlie McAvoy and Anton Blidh joined Pasta and Kase on the UTP list. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Cassidy Speaks

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Bruce Cassidy held a media scrum via Zoom yesterday. It seems like old times, just a little bit different. Butch clearly misses the press because he loves talking to them. Continue reading

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: Be Grateful

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Zdeno Chara was available for a Zoom chat yesterday with local reporters. I wonder if he’s available Saturday night? Anyway, he’s back in Boston having driven his family back from their Florida home, figuring it was better to be close to the city as hockey operations begin to open up. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Halak Signs

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Friday, word broke that Jaroslav Halak signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract extension to remain the Bruins backup goaltender through the 2020-2021 season.

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