The Boston Bruins entered the Stanley Cup playoffs with championship aspirations, so it’s probably safe to say the team collectively felt a great deal of disappointment after being eliminated by the New York Islanders in the second round last week.
Still, it’s on Bruce Cassidy as head coach to find the right words in that moment, first to put the entire season into perspective, and then to turn the page before breaking for the offseason.
So, what was Cassidy’s message to the Bruins immediately after their Game 6 loss to the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum?
“Well, there’s not much to say after you lose, I’ve learned that over the years,” Cassidy told reporters Monday during a video conference. “Usually, the captain has a few words for the players. Individually, as players sorted through, it is more about their game, where they fit in with this team, what is happening going forward. And some of that changes for every player. So, there’s a …