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BREAKING: David Krejci Blames Bruce Cassidy For 2019 Finals Loss

AUG 22, 2023   |   BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
Bruins Bid Farewell to Beloved Veterans

Following the retirements of captain Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, the Boston Bruins find themselves without two cherished veteran players. The departure of these long-standing figures leaves a significant void in the team's lineup.

A Glimpse Back to Significant Moments

Recalling the not-so-distant past, the Bruins were guided by head coach Bruce Cassidy. Under his leadership, the team reached the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. However, this journey culminated in heartbreak as they suffered a Game 7 defeat on home ice to the St. Louis Blues. This marked the Bruins' second appearance in the Final since their 2011 Cup victory, yet the ultimate prize remained elusive.


Reflecting on that time, Krejci raises an interesting point. He believes that a particular coaching decision by Cassidy may have played a role in their setback against St. Louis.

"We had a great relationship off the ice, we had great conversations, but I regret one thing," Krejci shared about Cassidy.

"I think he could have shuffled those three and helped me out a little bit. That and the team. We went to the finals in 2019, I had over 70 points in the season without playing with Pasta for an extended period of time. If Cassidy had seen it a little differently back then..." Krejci trailed off, his thought left unfinished.


While Cassidy achieved his own coaching triumph with the Vegas Golden Knights' recent Cup victory, the Bruins experienced an early exit in the postseason despite an impressive 65-win regular season.

Krejci's insight offers a glimpse into the intricate dynamics of the game and the impact that coaching decisions can have on a team's fate.

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