BOSTON - The Bruins gathered at Warrior Ice Arena on Tuesday afternoon to speak with reporters during the final media availability of the 2016-17 season.
It is always an odd feeling, to walk into the locker room and see the players' packed-up hockey bags sitting in front of their stalls waiting for them. Goals feel unaccomplished. The season doesn't quite feel like it's over quite yet.
"You never want this day to come," said Patrice Bergeron. "You know, unless it's positive, like after 2011. So it's always tough."
"At the same time, it's one of those years where we fought and we showed a lot of character, and you have to be happy with that. At the same time, you're never satisfied, and you wish for better results."