I’m not ready to move on enough to talk about the Boston Bruins’ future. I’m not willing to say the window is shut because then there would be no point in watching. However, I think it’s important to look at how the B’s handled the loss because the players in that room know more than we do and more than they’re telling us.
There generally was a huge sense of loss, not just the game itself but the loss of opportunity to win the Cup with some players that might not be here when the 2020-2021 season begins in (presumably) December or January. Bruins captain, Zdeno Chara, declined to talk about the certainties of his future in hockey or with the Bruins.
— NHL (@NHL) September 1, 2020
The player who seemed to take the series end and the potential loss of Krug the worst was David Krejci, who seemed very emotional, not lifting his face to the camera.
David Krejci on wanting Torey Krug to return and the future of the Bruins core FULL: pic.twitter.com/1DJMLA8xI1
— Evan Marinofsky (@emarinofsky) September 1, 2020
Brad Marchand seemed weary:
“You never know how many opportunities you’re going to have to win a Cup…every opportunity missed, it hurts.” – Brad Marchand pic.twitter.com/ObOVyUnRLO
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) September 1, 2020
The team just didn’t have it and performed as well as they could under extraordinary circumstances. Though the planned for three months away, they return home after a little more than a month. It will take time to work through this and get ready for next season, which will hopefully be better than this one ended.