Morning Free Association: Five Periods, One Point

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The big man returned last night. Even though there were no fans in attendance, Zdeno Chara got his tribute video.

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Morning Free Association: You Play to Win the Game

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Two against the Caps
Go down by three once again
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Morning Free Association: Tough Look at the Roster

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As I mentioned on Friday, Cam Neely spoke to the media regarding the Boston Bruins roster. Maybe both he and Don Sweeney have a bee in their respective bonnets, but both executives seem to be talking about the team with a fire that suggests that their seats are getting a little too hot for their britches. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Changes are Coming

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Bruins GM Don Sweeney spoke with the media via Zoom yesterday. He touched on a variety of subjects regarding improving and retooling the roster for next season. One theme that came through loud and clear was that changes are coming. They’re coming with additions from within the system and deals and from subtractions through the UFA market and trades. Sweeney knows that this team will have to battle in a crowded Eastern Conference, which seems to be more weighted towards the Metropolitan Division, and that any road to the Stanley Cup will have to be won through Tampa Bay. In fact the recent playoff loss to the Lightning seemed to spur the notion that the team does some things well but is lacking in many areas. Comparing the team up close to that of the Lightning makes the need for improvement more notable. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Trent Frederic Zooms

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Trent Frederic has completed his second professional year with the Providence Bruins. It came to an end suddenly last week when the AHL announced that they their season was over due to the Coronavirus outbreak. On a Zoom call with Bruins season ticket holders, Frederic discussed being disappointed about the pandemic ruining what was shaping up to be a good, deep playoff run. Continue reading