How the Bruins tried to persuade Bergeron to return for another year

Published July 29, 2023 at 1:21 PM
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Wearing a smile that hid the sadness of losing their beloved captain, Cam Neely, alongside Don Sweeney and Charlie Jacobs, shared their efforts to convince Patrice Bergeron to continue playing.

"I did. Don [Sweeney] did. I'm sure Charlie [Jacobs] did. I'm sure some of his teammates did as well. But we gave him the time to make the decision that he wanted to make."


The Boston Bruins' captain's retirement decision elicited mixed emotions among fans and teammates alike. However, the team ultimately respected Bergeron's choice and allowed him to make the life-changing decision on his terms.


With Bergeron's departure, the Bruins now face the task of filling the significant void he leaves in the lineup.

As they move forward, the team will seek to adapt and find new leaders to guide them through the challenges of the upcoming season. The legacy of Bergeron's leadership will undoubtedly shape the team's future endeavors.
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How the Bruins tried to persuade Bergeron to return for another year

Did the Boston Bruins respectfully give Patrice Bergeron the space to make his retirement decision?

Yes23294.7 %
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