An ex-Bruins player comments on the team's leadership qualities

Published December 11, 2023 at 9:32 PM

Following the retirement of iconic veterans Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci last offseason, the Boston Bruins sought fresh leadership within their locker room.

As the Bruins pursue another playoff campaign in their 100th season, significant figures from past Boston teams have been observant of the current group's progress.

Bob Sweeney, a former Bruins forward who spent six seasons with the team, holds insights into the requirements for success in the city. Sweeney acknowledges the Bruins' ability to thrive on internal leadership amidst changes in familiar personnel.

"They got off to a great start," Sweeney expressed to the press before receiving recognition at "The Tradition" at TD Garden in November. "I think the leadership has been solid for the Bruins for so long over so many years. This group has learned from (players like) (Zdeno) Chara, Bergeron, (Mark) Recchi when he was here. So many players on the 2011 team."

Within the existing roster, Sweeney attributed the emergence of leadership to veterans like team captain Brad Marchand, along with forwards David Pastrnak and Charlie Coyle, recognizing their proactive role in guiding the team.

"They're in good hands," Sweeney added. "They know what it takes to win. They know what it takes to get there."

On Tuesday, the Bruins resume their training at Warrior Ice Arena before heading to New Jersey for a game against the Devils on Wednesday night.

Source: NESN
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