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.

Sloth days

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

Morning Free Association: What?

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This season, like last, the various NHL Awards are being announced remotely rather than being awarded at a show in Vegas. The Selke Trophy was announced over the weekend, at 7:53 pm on Friday to be exact. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Fines and Finalists

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Tonight, The Boston Bruins return to the TD Garden with their series against the New York Islanders tied at 2 apiece. On Saturday, the Bruins lost the lead and failed to score more than one goal against the Isles while Mathew Barzal woke up in the third and scored the game winner. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: More Overtime

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By the time of puck drop (7:40pm) yesterday, I was already not feeling it. I had been battling a combination of allergies, fatigue (see: allergies), and sadness because Sunday had been so awesome despite the thunderstorm raining out our porch dining with friends (!). Our best friends up from Long Island were gone. Even Boomer seemed to feel it because he and Auntie Wendy are BFF now. Just before game time, I also cooked a good cauliflower side dish and almost completely burned the pork chops on the grill. Yeah, Monday was not great. Continue reading