Morning Free Association: Release the…

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The Bruins are nearly at full strength and it’s about time. Yesterday, Charlie McAvoy and Joakim Nordstrom both returned to practice. Even Tuukka reportedly practiced even though he is not expected to play in the round robin. Now the Unfit to Participate list is populated by David Pastrnak, Ondrej Kase, and Nick Ritchie. 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: Wash your hands!

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While we’re all basically stuck at home, or maybe hunkering down in a town with 20 residents in western Mass, there are probably many activities that we’re taking up right now. Some of that might be watching streaming services, exercising to keep in shape, or some household project that you’ve been putting off. Or maybe you’ve decided to learn a new language. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Calamity in Columbus

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It seemed like the thing we’d all be talking about with regards to last night’s game would be the re-emergence of NO GOAL and possibly even how the first period alone saw two goaltender interference calls, one resulting in a power play, the other in, well, the aforementioned called-back goal. As it turns out, Charlie McAvoy had something to say about that. Continue reading