Teammates Praise Bergeron After Season-Ending Loss on Sunday

Published May 1, 2023 at 2:31 PM

As speculation of Patrice Bergeron's retirement arises, his Bruins' teammates shared their praise for their captain after the game seven loss.

Well Deserved Respect

Nobody knows Bergeron more than Brad Marchand, as the two have been linemates and best friends since 2010.

Marchand not only praised Bergeron's on-ice ability but also the way the lifetime Bruin has moulded a winning culture in Boston's dressing room.

''It's really changed the way that I approach my day-to-day life and the way I approach the game, so I'll never be able to say enough great things about him.''

''He allowed me to be in this position to play alongside him for a long time, and he's an incredible person and friend, an incredible teammate, and we've been lucky to have him as part of this group for a long time.''

‘'He completely changed the way that I live my day-to-day life and tried to be like him, try to follow in his footsteps, and try to lead the way he did I'll forever be grateful for him.''

- Brad Marchand

Goaltender Jeremy Swayman also shared how much Bergeron has impacted him in the two full NHL seasons he has under his belt. Like Marchand, he eluded more to the captain's character than hockey.

''He's one of the best humans I've ever met, one of the best leaders I've ever met, and I would do anything for that guy, because I know he'd do the same for me, and he'd do the same for a stranger in the street.''

I wonder if Bergeron told his teammates this was his last season or not, which actually could be a reason for the team success (during the regular season). It would also explain why his teammates got emotional talking about their captain, as well - even though it was a tough loss.

It could be a long summer for Bruins fans, as we'll once again be waiting to know the future of Patrice Bergeron.

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