Felger and Mazz opened today’s Felger and Massarotti show reacting to the breaking news that Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron would be returning to the Bruins for this upcoming season. Mike and Tony wonder, why did he really come back?
Felger: I think his number one thing is not winning. It’s not his number one thing. He you know, and I know this is a this is a fine line because if he went somewhere, if he went to Colorado or went to one of those teams, you say all you’re just chasing the road. You’re trying to airlift yourself into that. So we would criticize him for that if he did it. But I think that would show you one more. You know, I’m a I’m going to sacrifice whatever it takes me that would split my family for a year. I got to live somewhere else. I’m going to do it. That means I’ve got to pick up and go to another team for the first time in 20 something years. I’m going to do it because I’m hell bent on winning. Instead, it’s sort of like, Yeah, I’m comfortable here. Kids like it. I’m going to stick here and we’ll be a sixth seed and lose in the second round. That’s how I’ll go out. And that’s that’s sort of concerns me. I don’t know. As a Bruins as a Bruins fan, I want him back because I don’t think they’re going to tank. I think they’re going to be okay. He’s going to make them better. That’s great. But I just think I just think he’s in this place words. That’s why I keep playing.
Mazz: He’s definitely in that spot. But the bottom line is the Bruins and many other options, they don’t. So like, what are they going to do? Like him coming back, even even some even him at 50% of the motivation he might have had before. And that’s probably too strong. But even so, it’s still better than any other garbage they were going to put out there because that’s what it was going to be. So, like, I know what you’re saying in terms of the you know, you’d love to see a guy come back because he’s hungry. Like, I’d love to see that edge.
Felger: I’m glad he’s back. I’m glad they brought him back. Sure. But I did stop today and go.
Mazz: Why is he doing it?
Felger: For what? Yeah. Why are you. Why are you coming back? They’re going to suck. You know, I mean, again, I think they’re going to be better than most people, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be great. But most people think you’re going to suck. So why are you why are you coming back for a 21st year? What is it? Yeah, something like that. Just to suck. So why are you here? There’s all. He’s here because the kids like the school. Well, that’s nice. That doesn’t want that. So it’s just comfortable. And it’s part of the thing here. And, you know, this new coach kissed his ass. Oh, yeah. He got down on all fours and just. Oh, just puckered up, man, you know? You know, that’s what was going. How many times did he call them? Bergeron Probably like freaking just Montgomery guy again. Would you please leave me alone already? So, you know, Patrice runs the team. Montgomery’s already set it. So Patrice gets to come back because he runs the show. He’s a captain. It’s a nice chunk of change. And the kids like the school. Great. Well, it’s called Bruins. Tickets are available now. So, like, I don’t know. I’m glad he’s back. But if you really step back and think about like, what? What are they doing? What are they really doing? I mean, talk about playing out the string as a team, just playing out a string with a Bergeron core.
Mazz: Okay. So that’s a different thing though. That to me is a reflection on the organization. Like the fact that the team wants them back to me says more than it does about them wanting to come back. Like, I look at it and go, The fact that you want them back is pathetic.
Felger: Oh, my gosh.
Mazz: It really is pathetic. You know, now that I think it can only play.
Felger: Can I told you are still available?
Mazz: No. Why not? I mean, what the hell? Lace them up. Get out there. They get you to the alley for 30 games.
Felger: And so now they’re immediately they’re the number one and number two center one guys, you know, again, what is this person’s 20th year or 22nd year?
Mazz: Something like.
Felger: That. And the other guy was playing with goat farmers last year in the Czech Republic, and he’s your number two center. It’s like well I mean that’s what they the Bruins native it they’re better today than they were yesterday but those guys what are you doing if I’m crazy, I’m going to go somewhere and be a number two center on a cup contender and play on the power play. And who knows? And same with Bergeron. But either way, that’s how we’re going to start. How do you feel Bruins fans?