Morning Free Association: Black Aces?

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Phase 3 of the NHL’s plan to reopen the season with postseason play will begin on July 10th when teams will start their training camps. At that time, teams are allowed to bring 30 skaters to camp and unlimited goaltenders. Yep, goaltenders are being treated like salad and breadsticks at Olive Garden. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: More Skating

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For a little over 2 weeks, the NHL has been in Phase 2 of it’s plan to re-open the league. At first, the league was only allowing a small amount of players to skate with each other in small practice groups. For the Bruins, that meant Brad and Bergy, then Chara with Moore and Lindholm. Torey Krug, Matt Grzelcyk, and Sean Kuraly joined the two top liners last week. As of today, both groups of players could get together to practice as the NHL allows for additional players to skate together. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Awards, Bruins Style

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Yesterday, the Bruins Twitter account announced the winners of several of the Bruins season awards: The Eddie Shore Award, The Elizabeth Dufresne Award, the John P. Bucyk Award, and the Three Stars. As of now the Seventh Player Award has not been announced. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: 37 + 63

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It’s official! The Bruins are returning to the ice. Yesterday it was just two players, arguably the most important ones: Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Outstanding Leadership

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The Bruins have some outstanding leadership. They really do.

As you may recall, last week Patrice Bergeron made a thoughtful statement about how he can longer be silent regarding racism. Then, he doubled down and made sizable donations to organizations that can fight for the cause. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The Real Perfect Forward

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Yesterday we talked about which two Bruins players were part of the ESPN column comprising the perfect forward. Curiously the real perfect forward was there all along, unnoticed and considered a bit long in the tooth. Patrice Bergeron showed yesterday why he is perfect in every way. Continue reading