I don’t know about you, but it’s been a week. Like every week is a week but this week has been a weekier week than most. So, instead of ending the week on a downer, let’s just all embrace this Instagram post from “Oh Captain! My Captain!”, Zdeno Chara.
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To the greatest sports fans of Boston. Unfortunately we did not meet your or our high expectations. I can tell you that all of us, players, trainers, coaches and management endured many challenges and made many sacrifices to play our best, in trying to win the Stanley Cup and bring it home. Sadly, we could not move on and now return home and prepare ourselves for the upcoming season. I am proud of the commitment each player and staff made to in this playoff run. Each member of the Bruins organization made many sacrifices to be part of the playoffs and this was hard on each of us. I am proud of how my teammates overcame these challenges and played with determination and gave their all during these games. We are returning home to rest and reunite with our loved ones and friends. We will rest briefly and then start our preparations for the next season. We have a very talented team and a passionate team. We will be ready to play and play hard to win as we start the new season. Thank you all you great fans of Boston for whom we play and represent. There is no better hockey town. See you next season, hopefully with a full stadium of passionate Boston Bruins fans cheering us on.
By the way, Zee’s not done yet. He hopes to talk to Bruins brass soon about a contract because he doesn’t want to play anywhere else.
Zdeno Chara on his future:
“I’m positive and I believe that I can still play this game and contribute to the team. I want to stay in Boston, I want to be a Boston Bruin.” pic.twitter.com/FXOgSNnSs3
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) September 3, 2020
There were a lot of Bruins players on Zoom calls today. I’ll sort through them for next week starting on Tuesday because Monday is Labor Day and I’m taking the day off.