The Bruins had one of those "hard but good" experiences that make sport the great drama that it is. Right now it is just "hard." The good will come when this team regroups for another run at it next year. While there will be important pieces missing (LC and KT), there will also be a new hunger and a new depth to this team that could take them all the way. They won’t soon forget what it’s like to play in front of such a large and partisan crowd, against a team that looked so imposing. They will have fresh memories of why it is called “home court advantage” and what the western D III teams are up against when they play back east. The Bruins will start the year knowing they “are supposed to win” while other teams will be measured against them. By the end of next year they will have learned that staying on top is harder work than getting to the top, and that the grip on that top rung can be pretty slippery.
Nevertheless, the Bruins can be very proud of what they accomplished this year, and they have much to build on. Right now the bitterness of losing is still in your mouth, but if losing wasn’t so hard, winning wouldn’t be so sweet.
Great job Bruins, you deserve all the success you’ve had.