The Boston Bruins short-lived fiasco with Mitchell Miller has come to an abrupt end, as the Bruins finally decided to part ways with their controversial signing on Sunday night. From the sounds of it, Patrice Bergeron and the rest of the B’s are happy with the front office’s decision to correct their mistake and cut ties with Miller.
From the get go, the signing of Miller was not well received. The backlash the Bruins faced for this deal was swift and ferocious, and it even got to the point where players were complaining about this deal to the media. One such player was Bergeron, who never appeared to be on board with Miller’s signing, and sounded relieved that the team had finally decided to part ways with him due to his role in a bullying scandal back when he was 14 years old.
“Bergeron on if the locker room was universally against signing: ‘In a way, yes. I’m glad we were heard.'”
Patrice Bergeron on the message to the fans:
"I understand them. … We hear you and we feel like our values remain the same. That's what we stand for." pic.twitter.com/MydkaKPehH
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 7, 2022
Bergeron has long been the leader of the Bruins locker room, and it wasn’t surprising to see him be opposed to the team’s signing of Miller. Not every player was asked about their feelings on the signing of Miller, but the ones who were made it clear they weren’t exactly thrilled about his addition to their team.
Patrice Bergeron and the rest of the Bruins are likely happy they can put this incident behind them, and they will be looking to continue their torrid start to the 2022-23 season. It looks like the players appreciate the front office correcting their mistake, but they likely would have preferred the front office had not put them in this predicament from the get go.