Sportsnet Elliotte Friedman's " 31 Thoughts " Column (October 16th - 2019 )

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    First column of the new season and he even managed to squeeze in a few Bruin tidbits:


    9. The Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont reported last week that Jeremy Jacobs signed ownership of the Bruins to his six children. That doesn’t mean his influence will wane. Jacobs remains chairman of the NHL’s Board of Governors.




    21. Unrestricted free-agent-to-be Torey Krug on whether he’s concerned about the lack of contract talks with the Bruins: “I wouldn’t say concerned…. would say just interested to see what is going to happen. It’s my future. It’s going to affect my family, where they live. It’s going to affect my kids, where they go to school…. It affects a lot things. Not concerned, just curious to see what is going to happen.”

    22. At the recent basketball World Cup tournament in China, Canada’s Melvin Ejim watched via FaceTime as wife Samantha gave birth to their second son. Krug came close to a similar experience during last year’s Stanley Cup Final. Wife Melanie gave birth to the couple’s first child four days after Game 7. What would he have done?
    “We had discussed the implications of that,” he laughed. “Being our first child, labour is typically a little longer than normal. She had given me the green light to play in any game if it happened in the morning of the game or something — ‘Go ahead and play and get your ass back here before the baby comes!’ I’m very thankful and glad it worked out the way that it did. Unbelievable experience — leaves you speechless to be honest.”

    23. It was noticeable how hard Buffalo and Boston prospects went after Jack Hughes in their rookie games. A preview of what he will deal with this season.



    Full column here: www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-tense-rfa-waiting-game-hits-final-stages/
     
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    I’m so freakin sick of Mitch Marner

    I sports hate him
     
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    I watched the games, no one was going after Hughes. Before the fight he got bumped into the ref and everyone fell down and the NJ player over-reacted.

    It doesn't make sense that anyone would be going after Hughes. Guys were trying to make an impression and get noticed. This isn't 1995, you don't do that by cheap-shooting a star.
     
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    i think he meant forecheck, backcheck, paycheck
     
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    31. Theo Epstein back to the Red Sox. Calling it right here.
     
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    Didn’t he do in Chicago what Dumbo just did here?
     
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    Theo can build a farm system - Dumbo couldn't.

    Rumors are JWH and company may offer a 10 year contract WITH an ownership stake.
     
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    Will he bring the gorilla suit?
     
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    Please. Please. Please.
     
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    And you tell me the David Price jokes are old.;)
     
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    Are those actual rumors or is that just Tony Mazz spewing his usual nonsense
     
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    Cubs could miss BUT

    Theo plan since a young lad was

    1. He runs baseball ops
    2. Childhood friend Sam Kennedy runs business side

    Well there yah go

    3. Entire home grown lineup

    1B - Chavis/Casas
    2B - Hernandez/Chavis
    SS - Bogearts
    3B - Devers
    OF - Benintendi
    OF - JBJ
    OF - Betts
    C - Vazquez

    Theo drafted and signed Betts and said last year during WS that was his guy he wanted

    He’s also at odds with Cubs business side

    I’m in
     
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    Theo was not pleased when the Cubs chose Sinclair Broadcasting to run their new channel.
     
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    I find this rule pretty puzzling, mainly because there will be a lot of Home-Town discounts going on.

    26. I have heard coaches complain before that their face-off stats are different than the NHL’s, and for the first time, I understand why. According to the league’s guidebook, a face-off win occurs “when the actions of the centre result in his team gaining possession of the puck following puck-drop, or when the face-off centre clearly causes the puck, with or without retaining possession, to travel in an intended direction.”
    So, if Patrice Bergeron cleanly wins a draw, but the opposing winger beats his teammate to it, that still goes down as a win for Bergeron. (It has to be a clean win for this to occur.) Some insider/panelist I am, because I didn’t realize this was the case. There are teams who don’t count it that way, but, to this point, none of them has been able to change the guidelines. If you’re scoring at home, you now know who to give that victory to.
     
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    Friedman also picking McAvoy to win the Norris this season
     
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