Bruins coach takes hilarious dig at Boston’s ”seniors” Bergeron and Krejci following their absent from practices

The Boston Bruins are firing on all cylinders right now. They’re the first-ranked team in the NHL, and this weekend, they became the quickest team in NHL history to reach 100 points in a season.

The B’s star players are all playing at a peak hockey level and are simply an unstoppable machine at the moment. The team works really well together on the ice, and they seem to be in perfect harmony off the ice as well.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 16: David Krejci #46 and Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins hug after the win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the TD Garden on January 16, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

The team is having a lot of fun, joking, and caring for one another, and it’s not much to complain about if you support the Bruins.

As the playoffs are edging closer, the Bruins are in full preparations. They have talked openly about how they’re lightening up the workload for some of the important players and their older veterans.

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Players like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci are 37 and 36 years old, and it’s not easy for them to play several times a week, practice every day, and still keep their bodies fresh.

And that’s when coach Jim Montgomery saw the perfect opportunity to take a hilarious dig at his veterans. 

Both Krejci and Bergeron were absent from practice Monday, and Montgomery said it was because of a ”senior citizen discount.”

Montgomery’s hilarious comment was followed by another dig.

“They get a free bowl of soup with the day off,” he said, laughing, per Boston Hockey News.

All jokes aside, Montgomery said that recovery is important for the Bruins players and that more players likely will have to take rests from practices. 

“We’re starting to look into days off, not only in communication with [Bergeron and Krejci] but also with some other players that might be having some aches and bruises,” he continued. “It’s about scheduling and when we could maximize days off for them and decrease the amount of volume that they are on the ice. We’re probably not looking at starting that this weekend, but probably on that road trip.”

The Boston Bruins have already placed Nick Foligno and Taylor Hall on injured reserve, and some well-earned rest for the team’s veterans might not be a bad idea. 

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