Morning Free Association: Getting the Gang Back Together

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Of course, once I finally started to think and write about other news items related to but not about the NHL the Bruins decided to actually make some news by re-signing not one but two players who play the most crucial of forward positions: center. I guess I’m burying the lede by not referring to the fact that they are probably two of the most important Bruins players in last 20 years. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bergy’s Back

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Patrice Bergeron met the team in NYC yesterday morning for practice. Prior to Wednesday, Bergy had practiced a couple of days with a red no-contact jersey. The reason why he was out for 3 games might surprise you.

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Morning Free Association: All Star Bergy

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Yesterday we talked about a few events for tonight’s skills competition. Yesterday Patrice Bergeron was also given his task and it’s not nearly as exciting as I had hoped.

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Morning Free Association: Red Wings Needed Red Bull…

…because they needed some wings.

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Last night’s game had many storylines. First among them is that there are apparently two versions of the Red Wings, dependent upon whether or not their captain, Dylan Larkin, is in the lineup. Another narrative involves the other captain, the sainted Patrice Bergeron, what he did and what the team did when he ended up in the penalty box. Then there was the tale of the penalties: both teams had plenty but one continually capitalized. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The Captain’s Future

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With the season inching closer, more and more Bruins players are trickling back into town. Some have shown up to skate at Warrior in the traditional Captains practices including new Bruin Nick Foligno and the captain himself. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Fan Favorites

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When your team is no longer in the hunt for the Stanley Cup (maybe that’s where the B’s went wrong, hunting instead of playing hockey to win it), this time of year can be very slow. We should really call them the sloth days of summer.

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It’s fitting because it is indeed officially summer and everything with the Bruins has basically stopped until the expansion draft. Continue reading