Our sweet angel right winger, David Pastrnak, spoke with the Boston media over Zoom the other day from what I can only imagine was a pub or a museum based upon the background. Pasta gave some updates about what he’s doing for training and answered questions.
One of the questions was about what it would be like to play in the hub city away from home, to which he answered he doesn’t have kids so this doesn’t seem like a big deal to him. Another dealt with playing in an empty arena without fans. Had he been preparing for that? He said he had watched some soccer games and he wasn’t used to being able to hear all the players on the pitch. As for what he was expecting, it is to expect the unexpected. I expect many things from Pasta, but not clichés.
The best part of his call though was when he had to field questions from Joe Haggerty. “We talked not long ago, Joe,” he joked, as he looked off to the side with his chipped-tooth grin on display.
“What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get back to Boston?”
“Oh, I don’t know, get tested for COVID?”
“It was about a year ago that you lost that Game 7 against St. Louis…”
“Thanks for reminding, Joe. Who else other than you,” he chided.
When asked if he was upset about missing out on scoring 50 goals, Pasta said he had wished he had 100 points, a mark most recently achieved by his linemate Brad Marchand last season. Then he brought it back to talking about the team and how Patrice Bergeron being his mentor means so much to him. Oh, you sweet boy!
And then, Pasta showed some true grace. When asked about who should win the Hart Trophy, he didn’t hesitate to say that Leon Draisaitl should win it, heaping praise upon the forward for the Oilers.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 15, 2020
Yesterday, the NHL fan votes were revealed and Pasta won for best dressed, narrowly beating out Auston Matthews, who isn’t even in Pasta’s league, really.
— NHL (@NHL) June 16, 2020
I wonder if Pasta has a trophy case or if he should expand the one he has?