Morning Free Association: Defense

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We’re one day away from the start of free agency. The market for left shooting defensemen was already going to be bad considering they’re a rare breed. But this year, teams will have to really overpay. I guess Mike Reilly will be happy about that. 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: Third Seed it is

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Last night, the Boston Bruins played their penultimate game of the regular season against the New York Islanders. Both teams were playing for the third seed in the East and the chance to meet up against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs. A win for the Isles would advance them to 72 points on the season and a tie with the Bruins, who still have one game left. However, the Bruins managed to put the Isles to bed and claim the third seed in overtime. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Two More Games to Go

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After losing to the New York Rangers in their season finale 5-4, the Boston Bruins have assured themselves that the highest playoff seeding they will obtain is third in the East. Pittsburgh has firmly taken hold of first place with 77 points. Washington with one more game to go is just behind them with 75 points. Even if the Bruins win both of their remaining games, they would only tie the Capitals in points and lose on tiebreakers. So, third is the best they can shoot for. The New York Islanders also have one more game to go which coincidentally is against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden tonight. If the Bruins win either tonight or tomorrow night, they will stay ahead of the Isles in third. If they lose both games, they will slip behind to fourth place. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Ye Olde Injury Report

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With the Bruins having the day off after their blowout of the Flyers at Lake Tahoe, there isn’t much news to report. Just about the only thing to talk/ worry about is the piling up of players bodies on the injury report. Continue reading