The Boston Bruins were the team to beat when the NHL paused operations back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boston’s 2019-20 regular season ended prematurely, but the team was awarded the Presidents’ Trophy after amassing 100 points. It now will play in a round-robin tournament to determine conference seeding.
The Bruins slowly are getting back on the ice at Warrior Ice Arena, and training camps are set to open July 10.
And for Bruce Cassidy, his message to his team remains the same going into the Stanley Cup playoffs as it was before the season was halted.
“I think the message for us hasn’t changed in terms of what our ultimate goal is — our unfinished business is to be Stanley Cup champions,” the B’s head coach said Monday during a Zoom call, via Boston Sports Journal’s Conor Ryan.
Of course, Boston came within one game of hoisting Lord Stanley on home ice just a year ago, so it’s certainly fair to assume the Bruins are hungry to finish what they started.