The President of the Boston Bruins, Cam Neely, met with the Boston media and went full disappointed dad. When asked about David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase’s decision not to arrive in Boston early, his reply was:
Cam Neely when asked if there was any organizational disappointment or second-guessing of the decision-making by David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase given their absences in Bruins camp: pic.twitter.com/DNJS1kEBdY
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) July 22, 2020
Seabass isn’t mad but he’s disappointed. Now, before the “It was up to the players to decide when it was safe to arrive” crowd shows up, I completely understand why Cam feels this way. When you look around the league, other players from Europe had no problem getting here in time to quarantine. If you’re the Bruins, you have to wonder what the hell is going on with these guys. Alex Ovechkin arrived in Washington weeks ago and was partaking in the pre-Phase 3 optional skates because Alex understands what it takes to win a cup. Now it looks like Kase and Pasta won’t be available to skate with their teammates until the team arrives in Toronto.
One thing is for sure if those two don’t show up come August 2nd, Cam and the Bruins ownership have never been shy about trading skilled players who don’t buy-in, i.e the Tyler Seguin trade. Bruins fans have to be a little concerned with how Phase 3 has gone in general but only time will tell.