Morning Free Association: Cassidy Speaks

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Bruce Cassidy held a media scrum via Zoom yesterday. It seems like old times, just a little bit different. Butch clearly misses the press because he loves talking to them. 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

Morning Free Association: Outstanding Leadership

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The Bruins have some outstanding leadership. They really do.

As you may recall, last week Patrice Bergeron made a thoughtful statement about how he can longer be silent regarding racism. Then, he doubled down and made sizable donations to organizations that can fight for the cause. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Be Grateful

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Zdeno Chara was available for a Zoom chat yesterday with local reporters. I wonder if he’s available Saturday night? Anyway, he’s back in Boston having driven his family back from their Florida home, figuring it was better to be close to the city as hockey operations begin to open up. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Zdeno Chara Zoom Chats

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The NHL has been on pause officially since March 12. During this time NHL players have been encouraged to self-isolate in a place of their choosing. Many foreign-born players have returned to their native countries. Not Zdeno Chara, who decided that while the NHL is on this extended and uncertain break, he would head to his home in Florida. There the kids have more room to roam about in beautiful weather and he can relax, train, and enjoy some un-New England-like weather. Continue reading