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I'm doing very well. How you doing doing? Well, it's a Wednesday afternoon recording. It's nice. It's got a little warmer here 30 31 degrees. That's why I remember a few was maybe a month ago or so we were talking about the winter and how the recipe any snow nothing to worry about and all of a sudden just get absolutely hammered by snow over the weekend. So I don't know how much you guys got out in western Mass. But I'm out now the MetroWest area found it is it's pretty rough out there that guy completely pretty much snowed in so it took me about ninety minutes to get my car out there. Yeah. I'm from MetroWest. So my fit my family was telling me how much snow they got. We got a good amount of birth. I want least that's what it felt like but it's funny, you know, you mentioned so the warmer weather happening in November December ish. I feel like the home now that the prime Peak winter months are like mid-January to end of March ish. Like it's all this is the time of year where it's most cold as most snow off and not really Decemberists members kind of December's basically summer. This point was you'll also like you have like in November and December at least you have like the holiday season around or even it snows a little bit. You're still Jolly now, we're in like just like though the the worst stretch of the area where it's still so dark at like 4:35 and you see much and you hope that maybe you know extremely right around the corner but most years you still get like two or three nor'easters in February, which is from miserable. Yeah. No, this is easily the worst part of the year if this was a normal year off. Having the Bruins is like the stretch where it's like the dog days right where you just going through the motions pretty much. So yeah. No, there's this this time of year sucks. And that's the funny that you mention is the dog days off cuz usually it's you said this time of year right ones the trade deadline hits then things start to get exciting again, but for a long stretch people forget how boring it is when you're when those you know, those those, you know, Wednesday night games against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg and things like that where I mean, you know, I would go back to that in a second. But if the time it's like the dog days and this year the dog days will probably happen and like March, um, which is better cuz at least March the weather's starting to get nicer. That's why March is one of them. I said this to my friend last year before covid-19 kind of wish I didn't say I said March is maybe one of my favorite months because it's and it it's weird like the March April stretches one of my favorites like when baseball starts up because you get those days where it's like 5560 is around noon where you're like dead. I'm going to wear shorts today. It's beautiful. It's it's just that it's it flips. It flips the switch so fast, I love that time of year last year obviously kind of got bulldozed off hand but a little bit there. But but anyways this year at least the dog days of the NHL season will come around a nice time of year rather than shity January or February. But anyways, speaking of Dog Days the Bruins will be they will not have their upcoming games against the Buffalo Sabres both postponed due to Buffalo. Cobra late issues not bruised related issues. How do these poems postponed games affect the Bruins going forward? Well, if you want to look at the negatives first, which I think the only real negative there for the Bruins the fact that they're not going to you know, they're going to add those off to schedule later on when you already got a pretty compressed 56-game schedule like the last thing you want is to just kind of drop those games, you know in March April with the schedule really sets picking up there. So that's Thursday. The only drawback um and the immediate, you know, you look at losing those two games off the schedule probably helps the Bruins right? Because one obviously the priority it's not like this is an outbreak on the email. They didn't you know play a team that you're going to see guys also get held out cuz of, you know contact tracing or testing so the room starts your vote on that regard. But yeah losing those two games for right now seems like it's a I wouldn't say it's good fortune for the Bruins, but they definitely could use it right especially that that's Saturday game. If you play that Saturday home game against the Sabres you're looking at three games in four nights for this team and you look at you know, the amount of guys they already have on the Shelf with the bruskin grzelcyk and Kasha and stood Anika and you add in the fact that you know, they get through that Washington seriously doubt anyone getting really injure like put on the Shelf but held yeah. Yeah exactly, but you still got quite a few guys with bumps and bruises Bruce Cassidy said so the fact that song Um, you know, I'm Bruce Cassidy more or less said that you know, maybe they practiced on Saturday, maybe maybe Sunday but having you know, four days off without actual games is a good choice, you know a good break for the Bruins in terms of letting them rest of these guys who have taken maintenance days as of late. Plus it allows you then to rest a guy like Chris like in Nebraska who would be back pretty soon both guys already started skating at Warrior. So rather than you know, Rush those guys back or have to play know another two games against Buffalo without those guys in the lineup you could rest of those guys, you know work back at their own pace and potentially going to go back on the road again next week have all of a sudden your you know, your second pairing defenseman and your top six guy back in the lineup, so I'm obviously not ideal when you you're having games postponed due to covid-19. Gives the fact that you're gonna get that time off those guys were injured will get time to rest and come back as like gross. I can come back in a line up cuz that doesn't seem super long term too Brusque as well. But it's funny it is it kind of hints at this bigger point of

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