Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Former Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara joined Felger and Mazz on Tuesday. Chara discussed the Bruins recent playoff loss and said he doesn’t think the team over the years has come up short by only winning one Stanley Cup.

  • Listen to the full interview here:

  • Does Chara think the team has come up short?

    Felger: This Bruins era, which I think you started basically when you came here as a free agent in what 2006? So from ’06 to now I consider that, you know Bergeron had just arrived here, you arrived here, the winning really started with Claude Julien the next season but I mean I consider one run Zdeno from 2006 when they first signed you two now and there’s only one Stanley Cup there. Yet I think if you look at all the regular season wins, I think this team has won more regular season games in those 20 something years than any other team or first, second or third. Yet there’s only one cup. Do you look back at this whole thing and say you’ve come up short?

    Zdeno Chara: No, I wouldn’t say it’s only one cup, because there’s probably a good dozen or over a dozen teams that don’t even have that. So I mean, if you want to take it that there is only one cup. I mean it’s not easy to even get that far. It’s not easy to get to the finals. And we were able to do it three times a nd I know that we we all felt that we could win every one of them. But just like I say the sport…that’s life. You’re going to have to live with those losses as well. But, you know, I think that this organization has been very consistent. And you got to understand it’s not easy to get even to the finals and to expect to be in the finals every other year or winning Stanley Cup every third year, it’s not going to happen. It’s just the way it is. You go through some ups and downs, you go through some changes whether that’s coaching or a player, it’s a process. And I think that I personally I’m proud to be a brewing for for that long and started setting a culture and establishing something that years and years hopefully from now players can carry that same torch and culture and continue to that the something we started in ’06 and you know hopefully be able to be successful and and winning later on. But yeah, I have no regrets and I only can say that I’m very grateful. I’m proud of what we as a team were able to accomplish.

  • BOSTON, MA - MAY 14: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins shakes hands with David Desharnais #51 of the Montreal Canadiens after losing 3-1 in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on May 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MA – MAY 14: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins shakes hands with David Desharnais #51 of the Montreal Canadiens after losing 3-1 in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on May 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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