Morning Free Association: A Close One

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Tuukka Rask made his first start since June of last year and the first after his hip surgery and rehab. While he got better through the game, he looked a little rusty in the middle. The first period was no real challenge for him at all. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: EBUG

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Yesterday at Warrior Arena for the Boston Bruins morning skate, several players were not on the ice. It may or may not have been an optional practice since several of the normal stalwarts were missing. But one familiar face was in an unfamiliar position. Tuukka Rask skated with the group as an EBUG.

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Morning Free Association: The Goalie Situation

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Last week saw the return of free agent goalie Tuukka Rask to the ice at Warrior Arena prior to Bruins practice. The 34 year old Finn is recovering from hip surgery to repair a torn labrum that occurred sometime in the 2019-20 season and currently is skating without the bulk of his equipment and isn’t taking shots in net. Rask is hoping for a mid-season return to the Boston Bruins and potentially a spot on the Finnish men’s national team for the Olympics. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Tuukka Rask Returns?

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Yesterday, WEEI held its annual Jimmy Fund on-air telethon fundraiser. As per usual, it was packed with Boston athletes, current and former. One athlete that was on the Greg Hill Show, the early drive time show, was Tuukka Rask. Tuukka has a relationship with Greg Hill having talked to him about his daughter’s emergency situation that caused him to leave the bubble last summer. So, it’s no surprise that Tuukka would want to chat about his future with the Bruins on his show. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Quiet Day

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Yesterday was a quiet day for the Boston Bruins after all the signings of Wednesday. It looks like the Bruins will likely not be signing any more free agents because they are right up against the cap with only $1,089,326 as a cushion. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: NHL Draft and More

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Tonight is the beginning of the NHL Draft, which like last year, will be an entirely online event. Round 1 will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 8pm. Rounds 2-7 will be broadcast on NHL Network tomorrow starting at 11am. The Bruins have a first-round (21), third-round (85), fourth-round (117), fifth-round (149), sixth-round (181), and 2 seventh-round (213 and 217 from TML from 2020) picks. Continue reading