Morning Free Association: The Big Guy

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Were you one of those people that was holding out hope for a return of the tallest player ever in the NHL, the man that’s left a 6’9″ sized hole in our collective hearts since he and the Bruins “mutually” decided to part ways? Were you a bit impressed but still cringed a little that the big man was still playing competitively and had won the hearts of the Capitals fans and players last season? Are you still hoping he will return to the Black and Gold? Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Zee’s Future

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After the Washington Capitals were defeated in 5 games by the Boston Bruins, the players wrapped up their season with thoughts, reflections, and possible concerns for their futures. Alex Ovechkin is due to be a unrestricted free agent once the Stanley Cup Final wraps up and the new league year starts, likely late July or early August. He thinks he’ll stay with the Caps. TJ Oshie is hoping that he will not end up in Seattle. Evgeny Kuznetsov will likely be exposed via the Expansion Draft as many fans wish because he’s worn out his welcome with too many mistakes, including 2 stints on COVID protocol. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Four Down, Twelve to Go

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Well kids, the Boston Bruins first round is over…because they won it with four straight victories against the Washington Capitals. The Bruins had the chance to stick the dagger through the cold, black, festering heart of the Capitals and relished it, taking the lead in the second period and never letting it go. Continue reading

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: The Return of Chara

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Tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals marks the return of former captain Zdeno Chara to the TD Garden. It’s been almost 15 years since he last arrived as an opponent from Ottawa at that time. Unfortunately for him, there will not be fans in attendance to see his return and thank him. I wonder if they’ll even play a tribute video. One thing’s for sure: his family seemed happy to see him for the first time in months. Continue reading