The seasons over, lockers have been cleared out and it's now time for everybody to reflect on the season. 

The team that many predicted wouldn't even make the playoffs, almost won their division and made it to the second round of the playoffs.

The group grew together and the youngsters grabbed some very valuable experience and captain Zdeno Chara had a special message for everybody. 

"It’s been a week. The mind slowed down and the thoughts have settled. It’s never easy to lose, every athlete will tell you that. I feel it’s important to see the good side in everything. Many didn’t see us make the playoffs but we played for the first place in Eastern Conference. We won a very difficult 7 game series against a very good Toronto team. I am proud how this team played throughout the whole season and battled through adversities, injuries and negative expectations. We really cared for each other and came together. So proud of our young players and so grateful to have so many leaders on this team. 

A big “Thank you” to our trainers, medical staff and all personnel working at the Bruins organization for what they do for us every day. To our families for the care and love we receive during the whole year. And mostly to you, all @nhlbruins fans for your unconditional support, for creating an unbelievable atmosphere during the whole season. I see a great potential and stay motivated! We will be back stronger next season. And the work starts now!  #stronger #patience #positive #motivated."

What do you think of Chara's comments?

It’s been a week. The mind slowed down and the thoughts have settled. It’s never easy to lose, every athlete will tell you that. I feel it’s important to see the good side in everything. Many didn’t see us make the playoffs but we played for the first place in Eastern Conference. We won a very difficult 7 game series against a very good Toronto team. I am proud how this team played throughout the whole season and battled through adversities, injuries and negative expectations. We really cared for each other and came together. So proud of our young players and so grateful to have so many leaders on this team. A big “Thank you” to our trainers, medical staff and all personnel working at the Bruins organization for what they do for us every day. To our families for the care and love we receive during the whole year. And mostly to you, all @nhlbruins fans for your unconditional support, for creating an unbelievable atmosphere during the whole season. I see a great potential and stay motivated! We will be back stronger next season. And the work starts now! ???????????? #stronger #patience #positive #motivated ————————————————————————— Uplynul tyzden. Mysel spomalila a myslienky sa usadili. Nie je lahke prehravat, potvrdi vam to kazdy sportovec. Myslim, ze je dolezite vidiet vo vsetkom to dobre. Mnohi si nevedeli predstavit, ze sa dostaneme do playoff, no my sme hrali o prve miesto vo vychodnej konferencii. Zvladli sme tazky 7. zapas proti silnemu superovi akym bolo Toronto. Som hrdy ako tento team hral celu sezonu a zvladal vsetky zranenia, neprijemnosti aj kritiku. Skutocne sme drzali spolu. Som hrdy na nasich mladych hracov a vdacny, ze nas team ma tolko lidrov. Dakujem patri trenerom, lekarskemu teamu a vsetkym ludom ktori pracuju pre Bruins, za to co pre nas robia kazdy den. Nasim rodinam, za lasku a starostlivost ktoru od nich dostavame pocas celej dlhej sezony. A najmä vam fanusikom @nhlbruins, za bezpodmienecnu podporu a atmosferu cely rok. Vidim obrovsky potencial! V buducej sezone sa vratime silnejsi. A pracovat na tom zaciname teraz!
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