Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron is crossing his fingers that Taylor Hall remains his teammate next season.
Interviewed on the show JICOn Friday, the Quebecer extensively praised the 29-year-old winger, whose reputation has been damaged in recent years.
“It made a big difference [son acquisition]. It gave us a lot of depth and offensive skills that are undeniable. We have all seen them, ”said the native of Ancienne-Lorette.
Beyond his above average talent, Hall has shown exemplary attitude in Boston.
“To see him up close every game, to see his preparation off the ice and his willingness to be part of the Bruins’ culture … his’ buy-in ‘was there from day one,” said Bergeron. We feel that his desire is to win as a team. He really is there. ”
This is an important file on the table of Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, knowing that Hall will be able to achieve complete autonomy at the end of the season.
Bergeron avoids putting words in the mouths of his teammate and GM, but he is cautiously optimistic about Hall’s return to the Bruins in 2021-22.
“He seems to like it in Boston,” he noted. We really hope it will work. ”
With a five-game win over the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs, the Bruins now have a date with the tough New York Islanders.
“It will be a tight game, there will not be a lot of space on the ice,” predicted Bergeron. The key is not to get frustrated playing against such a system. ”
See the full interview between Patrice Bergeron and Jean-Charles Lajoie in the video above.