Morning Free Association: NHL’s Top Goalies

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The NHL has compiled a new list of the top 10 goalies right now. You may not be surprised by who is number 1 but the netminder at 10 just might. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Free Agency Begins!

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Today at noon, NHL free agency begins. Since there was no permitted “legal tampering” period this year due to the new CBA which nixed it, it’ll be interesting to see if anyone signs immediately at 12:01.

It looks like the Bruins are not in on OEL or they are taking all the time right up to Ekman-Larsson’s self-imposed trade deadline. Or they really are out due to the asking price. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Busy Week for the Sweenius

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While preparing for the two day draft event, Don Sweeney took some time to speak with Boston Bruins media via Zoom. During tonight and tomorrow’s draft, the Bruins have picks in all but the first and fourth rounds; this year’s first was dealt to Anaheim to assist in unloading most of David Backes’ contract and to bring back winger Ondrej Kase. Anyway, Sweeney doesn’t anticipate making any moves into the first round since he described this action as being “expensive” this time of year. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Bleh

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Here we are again on a Monday. Last week, we were on Krugwatch and nothing has happened on that front at all. Then came the OEL rumors and again nothing happened. Finally, the weekend brought Tuukka Rask trade rumors, which we’ll dub the incredibly creative term Tuukkawatch, which there is some news but nothing substantial. All of this is leading up to the NHL Draft that occurs tomorrow and Wednesday, the end of the buyout period which ends Thursday, and finally free agency on Friday. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Trade Talks

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We know that the Bruins have been asking about Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. We also know that his contract is an absolute bear. What we don’t know is what the Yotes want in return. Well, maybe we do. Continue reading

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