Morning Free Association: Changes are Coming

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Bruins GM Don Sweeney spoke with the media via Zoom yesterday. He touched on a variety of subjects regarding improving and retooling the roster for next season. One theme that came through loud and clear was that changes are coming. They’re coming with additions from within the system and deals and from subtractions through the UFA market and trades. Sweeney knows that this team will have to battle in a crowded Eastern Conference, which seems to be more weighted towards the Metropolitan Division, and that any road to the Stanley Cup will have to be won through Tampa Bay. In fact the recent playoff loss to the Lightning seemed to spur the notion that the team does some things well but is lacking in many areas. Comparing the team up close to that of the Lightning makes the need for improvement more notable. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Carb Free Bruins

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David Pastrnak was deemed unfit to play and was declared out for Game 2 of the Bruins series against the Hurricanes.

Unfortunately, we’re not sure if it’s test related or if it’s an injury. Conor Ryan suggests that if it’s an injury, this might be when it happened in yesterday’s game.

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Morning Free Association: Ch-ch-ch-changes

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It looks like Bruce Cassidy has decided to change things up. This is a good idea.

Given that the team has scored a whole 2 goals in 2 games in the bubble, it’s time to try something new. Now that trade dealine acquisitions and former Ducks’ teammates Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie are back at practice and cleared to play, let’s see if they can do something to get the B’s on the scoreboard. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: That’s not Kuhl-man

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Yesterday the Bruins assigned Karson Kuhlman and Jeremy Lauzon to Providence. It’s a curious move in that it could be cap-related (saving every penny counts) or getting the kids some extra training and practice down in Providence. Or, it could mean that the team is getting ready to make a trade and needed the roster spot. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: They Won a Game!

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After dropping two games in some capacity this week, the Boston Bruins tried something different: winning. To be fair, they have won before this period of malaise and they will win again. However, this one was different because they had a special meeting to regroup before the game. Continue reading