Morning Free Association: Loser Point

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You win some and you lose many to the Devils. That’s how the saying goes, right? Well, that’s how the Boston Bruins say it. After playing an eight-game series against the New Jersey Devils, the Bruins skated away with a record of 3-3-2 with two of their wins not counting for ROW (Regulation/Overtime Wins) because they were won in the shootout. Only their record against the Islanders is worse (2-3-2, with one more game next week). Last night, the Bruins managed to let the game slip from them in overtime. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Nearing Return

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Several players that have been out of game action for various time lengths are nearing return to the lineup. Several of them skated yesterday. We’ll know later if they are ready to go tonight. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bruins Update

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Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney held a press availability yesterday via Zoom. He apologized for the Bruins being off the radar lately. As one can imagine, dealing with all the COVID protocol stuff while trying to make sure that players and staff are safe during this mini-outbreak is a lot to deal with. Performing all of his other duties, including making phone calls to see what’s out there on the market to improve his team, plus the COVID stuff is a lot to deal with. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: The Covid Protocol

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As you may all know by now, the Boston Bruins are the latest team to be sidelined by the dreaded Covid protocol. A couple weeks removed from Charlie Coyle being held out of a game for a false positive via rapid test and just about a week from the same happening to Jake DeBrusk, the Bruins now have several players on the Covid list. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Move it or Lose it

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The Boston Bruins find themsleves in a bit of a predicament. My favorite phrases for this are: “I’m up a tree” or “I’m in a pitcher of water here”. Both of those came a from a dear friend’s Gram and while I thought they were charming and funny then, I find them to be completely relatable now. Grandma Neal was prescient and kind. Continue reading