Morning Free Association: Free Agency Begins!

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Today at noon, NHL free agency begins. Since there was no permitted “legal tampering” period this year due to the new CBA which nixed it, it’ll be interesting to see if anyone signs immediately at 12:01.

It looks like the Bruins are not in on OEL or they are taking all the time right up to Ekman-Larsson’s self-imposed trade deadline. Or they really are out due to the asking price. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Two Games, Two Wins, Four Points

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It was another back-to-back weekend with games on Saturday afternoon at home and Sunday afternoon away. Somehow the Bruins managed to win both games pretty handily. We can all rest assured that while the Bruins lost the season series to the Detroit Red Wings, they at least won the last game. They needed to as the Tampa Bay Lightning are still breathing down their necks in the standings. It won’t get any easier either since the Tampa Bay Lightning have traded for versatile forward Blake Coleman, formerly of the New Jersey Devils. Continue reading