The Boston Bruins who dominated the NHL for the majority of the 2019-20 season both at home and away, will now have to do so without a big piece of their run.
Not only will the Bruins likely play their entire Stanley Cup playoff run away from TD Garden, they'll also have to do it without a key piece.
The Bruins' faithful fans.
They'll be playing in silence in a hub city that the NHL has yet to chose and they won't be cheered on by their fans or feed off the boo's of the opposing teams fans.
Bruins' captain Zdeno Chara commented on the scenario.
“That’s what it’s going to be if we start, that’s for sure,” Chara said. “We won’t be able to have fans in the stands. But you know what? It will kind of bring memories from back in the years we played as kids. We didn’t have really any fans in the stands — I know once I came over to play juniors in the Western Hockey League I was amazed. There were five, six, 10 thousand fans watching games. But back home we didn’t have that many fans watching at all. So definitely, it’s going to be something different, something we’re going to have to get used to. But yeah, I guess that’s the only way we can continue to play at this point."
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