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It’s not looking good for Patrice Bergeron’s return to Boston

When the Bruins were eliminated by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the latest playoffs, Patrice Bergeron looked as if he’d played his last game in the National League.

The team captain is 37 years old, and we all know just how much his body has changed. After all, he has suffered several major injuries over the course of his career, especially in recent years…

And the idea of him hanging up his skates makes sense.

The Quebecer, for his part, has yet to make a decision about his future. However, a Bruins player told The Athletic anonymously that he doesn’t expect to see his captain back in Boston next season…

Which, in my opinion, isn’t necessarily surprising. The same applies to David Krejci.

A page of history could be turning in Boston.

Bergeron has spent just three campaigns as team captain, but he has worn a letter on his jersey since the start of the 2006-2007 season.

Back then, I was eight years old. It just goes to show what an important member of the organization he’s been for so many years.

If this really is the end, Bergeron will be able to look back on one hell of a career. A Stanley Cup, a World Championship gold medal, a World Junior Championship gold medal, two Olympic gold medals, a World Cup gold medal, Spengler Cup winner, five Selke trophies…

Let’s just say his career is pretty well decorated. Bergeron will undoubtedly be inducted into the Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible, and it’s 200% certain that he’ll see his jersey retired in Boston in the near future.

Especially since the Quebecer is probably the most respected player in all four corners of the NHL. Hard to ask for more, let’s say.

In a way, it would be a shame to see him hang up his skates. But maybe it’s time to retire… and deservedly so.

In gusts

– The debate continues to provoke reactions.

– Rangers complete their hires.

– Same thing for the Flames.

– Makes sense.

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