Morning Free Association: Potential Buyouts

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Surprise! It’s buyout season!

With the league year wrapping up within the next two weeks, the league has allowed a buyout period from today until Thursday October 8th, the day before the start of free agency. This could be a very important time for cap-strapped teams that need to shed some salary to get under the $81.5 million ceiling. The Boston Bruins could be one of these teams, according to Conor Ryan of the Boston Sports Journal. 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: More Skating

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For a little over 2 weeks, the NHL has been in Phase 2 of it’s plan to re-open the league. At first, the league was only allowing a small amount of players to skate with each other in small practice groups. For the Bruins, that meant Brad and Bergy, then Chara with Moore and Lindholm. Torey Krug, Matt Grzelcyk, and Sean Kuraly joined the two top liners last week. As of today, both groups of players could get together to practice as the NHL allows for additional players to skate together. Continue reading