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Bergeron Receives Accolades from Teammates Following Sunday's Defeat

Published May 1, 2023 at 3:10 PM

As rumors of Patrice Bergeron's retirement swirl, his Bruins teammates took the time to express their admiration for their captain after the game seven defeat.

A Show of Reverence

No one knows Bergeron better than Brad Marchand, who has been his linemate and close friend since 2010.

Marchand commended not just Bergeron's on-ice prowess, but also the way the lifelong Bruin has cultivated a winning mentality in the Boston locker 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

Goalie Jeremy Swayman also spoke about the profound impact Bergeron has had on him during his two full NHL seasons. Like Marchand, he focused more on the captain's character than his hockey skills.

''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.''

One has to wonder if Bergeron informed his teammates that this might be his final season, which could partially explain the team's success during the regular season.

It would also account for the emotional reactions from his teammates while discussing their captain, especially following a tough loss.

It could be a lengthy off-season for Bruins fans, as they once again wait to learn the fate of Patrice Bergeron.

As read on Bruins Insider - Teammates Praise Bergeron After Season-Ending Loss on Sunday.
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Bergeron Receives Accolades from Teammates Following Sunday's Defeat

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