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BREAKING: Krejci States It Was Bruce Cassidy's Fault They Lost In The 2019 Finals


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Austin Sabourin
August 22, 2023  (1:10 PM)
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The Boston Bruins face a notable transition as they bid farewell to long-time stalwarts Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, both of whom have decided to retire. Their absence leaves a significant void in the team's fabric.

Reflections on a Defining Era
A closer look at recent history reveals the Bruins' journey under the tutelage of head coach Bruce Cassidy. The pinnacle of this era was the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. Despite the excitement, the journey concluded with a sour note—a Game 7 loss to the St. Louis Blues on home ice. This marked the team's second Finals appearance since their 2011 championship win, yet the coveted trophy remained elusive.
In hindsight, Krejci offers an intriguing perspective. He suggests that a specific coaching choice by Cassidy might have influenced their performance against St. Louis.
"We had a great relationship off the ice, we had great conversations, but I regret one thing," Krejci noted 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's thought trailed off, unfinished.

Cassidy's subsequent success in leading the Vegas Golden Knights to a Cup victory contrasts with the Bruins' early exit from the playoffs despite an exceptional 65-win regular season.
Krejci's perspective provides insight into the intricate dynamics of coaching decisions and their profound impact on a team's fortunes.
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