The Boston Bruins were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning this week and sent home from the bubble.
It was honestly a weird situation for the Bruins' the whole time and they just never really seemed to get things going at top gear.
Some of that had to do with injuries and there's two players in particular that head coach Bruce Cassidy wasn't impressed with.
The adventures of David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase led them to being quarantined and even had their status for the playoffs in question.
They eventually were cleared to go but just weren't at 100% and Cassidy called them out in his year end presser.
“Their conditioning level wasn’t where it needed to be.”
Cassidy basically saying that Pastrnak's injury had more to do with him being out of shape and that injury clearly hampered his skating.
Bruce Cassidy said all his assistant coaches are under contract for next season. David Pastrnak had lower body injury and it impacted his skating. Cassidy said Pastrnak and Kase’s “conditioning wasn’t where it needed to be” after they missed training camp
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) September 2, 2020