Bruins Set for Leadership Shift | Boston Bruins

Bruins Set for Leadership Shift | Boston Bruins

BOSTON – Milan Lucic acknowledges that, 13 years ago, he never would have imagined Brad Marchand donning the “C” for the Black and Gold.
However, he only had positive things to say about No. as he sat next to him on Monday at TD Garden during the B’s Media Day.
63’s elevation to 27th captain of the team.

“I think most guys, and I think I speak for most guys here, wouldn’t believe it if you told them that when he was a rookie,” said Lucic.
I believe he deserves it, and I’ve enjoyed watching him develop both as a player and a person. I am ecstatic for him and confident that he will guide us in the right direction.

In response, Marchand praised Lucic and noted that his return to the Bruins will help offset the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci over the summer.

Marchand said that Looch’s return “sort of lessens that blow of guys leaving.”.
“Looch grew up in that time period and within that culture that was established early on.
It greatly helps if we have more men in our midst who will maintain that and set the example.
However, they also brought in some experienced older men.
When faced with difficulty or adversity, you can never discount the value of the experience you gained there.

“The younger guys have made significant progress over the last couple of years, and we anticipate them to continue doing so this year.
However, other men will emerge and begin to take different types of leadership roles.
To see who does that, I’m pretty excited.

At TD Garden on Monday, Marchand and Lucic talk.

Charlie McAvoy is eager to start blazing his own trail toward becoming a leader for years to come.
He will serve as one of the B’s alternate captains alongside David Pastrnak.

There isn’t a single type of leader, according to McAvoy.
You have witnessed [Zdeno Chara] having a style, [David Krejci] having a different style, [David Backes] having a different style, and [Patrice Bergeron], obviously.
You have to do it naturally because it’s just who you are every day, unlike all these other people who do it in various ways.

I’m attempting to define who I really want to be as I get older.
The biggest lesson I may have learned from those guys, in my opinion, is that everyone enjoys the same things about them.
When you approach them, you will notice that they are all good people who treat everyone equally.
I want to learn from them and cherish those qualities the most, which are probably the biggest things.

The individuals McAvoy mentioned as role models “couldn’t have prepared us any better,” said Pastrnak, to continue in their footsteps.

Pastrnak said, “We have been very fortunate and fortunate enough to be learning from them every single day.
“I’m prepared to step up and lead. Bergy was young when he joined the league, I was young, and we have many young children. I am aware that it will be challenging, but the season is long and there will be good days as well.
Undoubtedly, I’m eager for that.

As Pastrnak and McAvoy replace Marchand, Boston bench boss Jim Montgomery said, “Now it’s their team.”.

Marchy has long been an integral part of that core.
You’ve seen Charlie and Pasta begin to experience that, but now that it’s their team, that’s exciting for them,” said Montgomery.
They were taught by excellent players and leaders.
I believe there are additional players who can help them right now, including [Hampus] Lindholm and [Brandon] Carlo on the back end and players like [Charlie] Coyle and [Pavel] Zacha up front who are all prepared.
They currently play as a team.
That excitement should start to show up Wednesday night, in my opinion.

McAvoy undoubtedly agreed with his coach when he said, “We’re going to write the next chapter in Bruins history.

All of us, including Pasta and Brando, “have something to prove,” said McAvoy.
“We need to [determine] what is our legacy going to be,” he added.
“I am aware that I still have a lot of time left here, and I am very appreciative of it.
We are going to be creating something worthwhile.

Following a practice at TD Garden, McAvoy speaks.

Celebrations of the centennial.

The Boston Bruins are getting ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary this week with a number of events, including the “Rafters Reunion” pregame ceremony on Wednesday and the club’s Centennial Gala, which will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation, on Thursday.

When asked about the standards on the ice this season, Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs responded, “I mean, we feel pressure from our fan base virtually every day to try to improve our club. “That doesn’t change from season to season, the expectation is that we deliver a team that can at least makes the playoffs… and how’s the old saying go?
It’s not necessarily the best team that wins the Stanley Cup, but it’s the team that’s playing the best hockey that wins the Stanley Cup, and that was certainly true last year.

We are the Boston Bruins, an Original Six team, and we are commemorating our 100th anniversary, so there is pressure and expectation once more. I believe that everyone in this room is aware of how serious this opportunity and the challenges we face in the upcoming season are.

Many club alumni will be present during the 2023–24 season as part of the festivities, and Montgomery intends to make the most of this opportunity to teach some of the younger and newer players on the roster about the history of the franchise.

The chance, according to Bruins coach Jim Montgomery, to have some of the legendary players who have wore the Spoked-B, who are going to be around a lot more this year, integrate with our players and perhaps speak to the team, will help with that.
“But with the fantastic job you all do with social media and remembering the great days of Bruins history and tradition, I think they see that a lot, because today’s players, they’re part of social media as part of their upbringing,” said the author.

According to Marchand, the current Black & Gold owe it to the players who came before them to respect them throughout their entire Bruins careers, not just this one.

Being a part of this organization is a huge honor, and when you see the men who have established the history and culture here, you want to be a part of that, too, Marchand said.
“Those guys are not forgotten by us.
The road we travel on today was built by them. We owe the previous players a great deal of gratitude, and because of the pride we feel every day entering this locker room and donning this jersey, we’ll do whatever the team needs from us.

Ownership, management, and coach of the Bruins all speak.

But Hold, There’s More.

A contract extension with Jake DeBrusk and his team is the subject of “ongoing discussions,” according to Bruins general manager Sweeney.
That’s all I have to say at this time.

Jesper Boqvist, who had been signed to a one-year contract back in July, was waived, according to Sweeney, who claimed that the strong camps of Matt Poitras and Johnny Beecher were a factor in the decision.
“We liked Jesper and the part he played in New Jersey; he has speed and versatility in his play.
The bottom line is that John Beecher and Matt Poitras both had really strong camps.
As an organization, we’ve always been committed to not rushing players, but when players have made an impact in our lineup, they deserve an opportunity.
A chance has been earned by them.
It has nothing to do with meriting one.
talks to veteran players about really difficult topics; this is not at all a simple business. And it’s extremely awkward because you do have really great discussions when you’re discussing bringing a player into the fold and how you see it.
When it comes to young players seizing their chance, there is also some predictability.
However, it has been earned once more.

A “really difficult” decision had to be made by the team when deciding how to make up the back end, according to Boston’s general manager.
Blue liner Mason Lohrei, who was sent to Providence on Monday night, had made the decision.
“He has played well, and he has put in a lot of time.
Without the puck, we continue to work on his habits.
Everyone is beginning to recognize his talent, his vision, his creativity, and his confidence in his ability to execute an offensive strategy, in my opinion. Whether he does that from the offensive blue line or his own goal line.
The biggest adjustment to playing in the National Hockey League is learning how to defend against all of the best players because they press and lean on you.
That’s something Mason will have to deal with in the future.

Although the Bruins were in talks with the NHL to play in Australia this fall, according to Jacobs, the club’s Centennial made it logistically challenging.
“As a franchise, we’ve put up our hand a few times to take part, whether it was in a kickoff series in Europe – we actually had some discussions about going to Australia this preseason.
Given the many moving parts of our Centennial celebration, we made the decision not to take part.
Cam and I frequently discuss how to be on the radar for the next event, which may be next fall, but I don’t have a crystal ball.
However, we’d be thrilled to take part and aid in the expansion of this game outside of North America, perhaps even into Europe.

Jacobs continued, “We’d love to have an event…we’ve had a number of special events, including the Winter Classic here, in Boston.
The club is also eager to host other league events.
As a result, the league raises its hand whenever possible during those kinds of events. And to be completely honest, the National Hockey League mentioned last week, while we were at the Board of Governors [meeting], that they may be trying to reconsider the Draft.
I might be in trouble if I say this because I’m not sure if it’s already been made public.
Given how focused on hockey this market is and how long it has been around, there are opportunities if that is the case.
We will take advantage of any chance to bring the sport here.

At the TD Garden following Monday’s practice, Pastrnak speaks.


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