Patrice Bergeron with the Bruins.
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Patrice Bergeron could soon be making return to Bruins

Published January 17, 2024 at 12:00
Today, the Spittin Chiclets podcast hosts Paul Bissonette and Ryan Whitney dropped a bombshell rumour, stating on the podcast that they're hearing that Patrice Bergeron could be considering a return to the Bruins this season, and is still working out and skating currently.

Bissonette states it the most directly at the beginning of the clip, saying «I'm hearing that El Capitane might be making a comeback.» After dropping the bombshell, the hosts dial it back and frame it more so as a rumour, adding that Bergeron could be warming up to play in his first Bruins' Alumni game soon.

Still, with the incredible continued success of the Bruins in his absence, perhaps Bergeron does consider a return near the trade deadline, as Bissonette alluded to. Recently, David Krejci returned to the Bruins after a year of playing in the Czech Pro League, so there is a precedent of a player returning to the Bruins recently. If anyone could do it, it would be the ultimate leader that is Patrice Bergeron.

Already with an incredible record of 26-8-9, the Bruins would excel to new heights if Bergeron would be able to make a return. In his age 37 season last year, he played 78 games scoring 27 goals and 58 points while playing his notoriously complete two-way game. Bergeron likely didn't retire lightly, and heavily weighed returning for another season as all athletes do at the end of their career. It's probably not likely that Bergeron does renege on his retirement, but if anyone could do it and still be an impact player, it would be Bergeron.
January 17   |   282 answers
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