Morning Free Association: Game 6 Tonight

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The Boston Bruins are in a tough spot. It’s not necessarily a new scenario for them but they are facing elimination tonight at the Nassau Coliseum.

Bruce Cassidy had some choice words for the officials after the game regarding what’s called against the Bruins and how that differs from what’s called against the Islanders. He didn’t really want to say anything but he must have made the mental calculation that the fine was worth it since it seems when the officiating is criticized by other coaches, changes happen. I mean, it definitely worked for Craig Berube in 2019. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Good News, Bad News

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Game 3 is upon us! Well, it is tonight. The Islanders welcome the Bruins to a place where the pre-Taylor Hall Bruins suffered 4 losses at the hands of the home team. Of course, after the trade deadline, the B’s looked like a different team. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: A Few Days of Rest

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With the Boston Bruins eliminating the Washington Capitals in 5 games, the B’s have a cleared schedule for now. They await the winner of the best of 7 series between the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins, which will require at least 1 more game to wrap up and possibly 2. Seeing that the NHL likes to play by the seat of their pants with regards to scheduling, the Bruins could be playing in a matter of days or even a week from now. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: In Between Day

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After Monday night’s victory, the Boston Bruins travelled back home to rest and recover before Game 3. Does it seem like this series is flying right by?

Bruce Cassidy gave updates about some defensemen. Kevan Miller received a nasty gash during the first period that required some suturing. He is good to go for Game 3. Jeremy Lauzon, who blocked a shot with his hand on Saturday night, will be out for Game 3 and is considered day-to-day. Connor Clifton, who did all sorts of good things all over the ice, will continue to take his place. This is what alternate captain, Brad Marchand had to say about Clifton’s impact on the ice. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Ailing Blue Line

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Question: How many more injuries on the defense can the Bruins sustain? Answer: None, none more injuries. The good news is that the Bruins will start getting guys back soon. The bad news is that one of the injured will be out for a few weeks. Continue reading