a terrible loss. what was it, 21 years a bruin? he brought class, hard work, and great play to the bruins for over two decades.
at the same time, he looked so slow on the ice last year. it was time for him to retire and avoid being willie mays.
this will not be a popular opinion, but i would prefer he did not play on the bruins in 2021. he is well past his prime. this allows space for a youngster and the team will ....sadly...be the better for it in terms of talent. leadership? we will have to see.
i will miss him just as i missed ortiz, bird, dewey, and pierce.
p.s. 2020 really was a terrible, terrible year.