Morning Free Association: On to Toronto

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The Bruins left the relative safety of their bubble in Boston, Warrior Ice Arena, and traveled by bus, then by plane on to the bubble city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Morning Free Association: Unfit to Participate Updates

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So, when last we left the list of players on the Unfit to Particpate (UTP) list we had many Bruins players designated as such: Torey Krug, David Krejci, Charlie Coyle, Sean Kuraly, Nick Ritchie, Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask, David Pastrnak, and Ondrej Kase. On Monday, Coyle, Kuraly, Krug, and Ritchie returned to practice. However, Charlie McAvoy and Anton Blidh joined Pasta and Kase on the UTP list. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Deep Breaths

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I no longer believe I cursed David Pastrnak or Ondrej Kase. And I refuse to accept responsibility for the other 5000 Bruins players that were deemed “unfit for play” on Saturday. Nope, this is not my fault. I won’t place blame anywhere else either because we have no idea what’s going on. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Torey Krug and the Impending Free Agency

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Torey Krug will be a free agent once the season is officially over sometime in October. Not having a contract locked up before the pause has certainly placed a lot of pressure on both the Bruins and on Krug. In the Beforetimes, the NHL salary cap was projected to be at least $84.5 million next season. After the league shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the salary cap will remain flat at $81.5 million and will only increase by $1 million the following season. That limited salary cap space will affect how the Bruins will handle contracts, including an offer for Torey Krug. Continue reading

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