A few weeks after the shock elimination of the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs, observers are trying to determine the reasons behind this failure and the status of key elements often comes up in the discussions.
If the troubles of captain Patrice Bergeron, who missed the first four meetings against the Florida Panthers, are already well known, other players may have been plagued by injuries. Such is the case of defender Hambus Lindholm, the former Anaheim Ducks who provided certain information to the Swedish daily Aftonbladet. He admitted to making the playoffs despite suffering a broken foot several weeks earlier.
His comments likely fueled the anger of fans who would have liked to see head coach Jim Montgomery give the hockey players a rest at the end of the regular season. Despite the upset and his zero-point record in seven games of the playoffs, Lindholm didn’t want to hide behind excuses when he met the media after his team lost.
“I would say I’m fine. Everyone has soreness and soreness at this time of year. There’s nothing that justifies that result. I think the players play, even though they’re in pain. It’s normal at that time. You have to find a way to win and we We didn’t,” the website reported. bostonhockeynow.com.
The 29-year-old skater scored 53 points in 80 regular season games.
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