The biggest thing is that this team is always competing, and playing hard. Mistakes - they will always happen, nobody’s perfect. But as long you’re working hard and compete every shift and every game…
Obviously a tough end of the playoffs for him - we all missed him, he’s such a great teammate. He recovered so well and he worked so hard to be back so he wouldn’t have to miss any games or time from the beginning of the season, and he did a tremendous job to be able to be in great shape. He’s such an important part for our team; it’s hard to replace guys like that.
You have to prove yourself every year. And as you do that, every year is going to be harder and harder to do that. I mean, we all know the expectations of this team are high and every team is going to give us their best, so we have to be ready for that. That’s only good that we have that.
Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara, during Day 1 of Training Camp for 2013-14, on his team having to keep proving themselves, year after year