Morning Free Association: Dodged a Bullet

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On Friday afternoon, word came through on Twitter that Milan Lucic waived his no trade clause and agreed to be traded to the Oilers’ Albertan rivals, the Calgary Flames, for James Neal. Well, actually the Flames also get a conditional 2020 draft pick as well. Continue reading

Morning Free Association, July 1 – NHL Free Agency 12:00 ET

It’s the calm before the storm of NHL free agency. At 12:00 ET today, teams are allowed to sign UFAs and offer sheet RFAs. Will the Bruins re-sign Loui? Will they sign Jimmy Vesey? Will they finally acquire some defense? Please? I mean, like, y’know, the good ones? Strap on your helmets and get your drinks ready!

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Around the Rink: Happy Birthday, Stanley Cup!

We’ll be bringing you Around the Rink link updates twice a week – keep an eye out on Tuesdays and Fridays!

This week, we’ve had a retirement, a ” pretty much never retiring”, and another scoring streak from a usual suspect. What else is happening in the hockey world?

Second period thread. Kings v Bruins 2/9/2016

A great Lucic tribute. A goal by top 10 in goals scored Brad Marchand. Three posts for the Bruins. Two goals in under two minutes with less than two minutes to go by the Kings. Some shoddy defense by Kevan Miller. Some quality defense by Joe Morrow. Not to ramble on but Patrice is perfect.

What did you all think of the Looch tribute?