It’s been three days since the NHL put the 2019-20 NHL season on pause due to the Coronavirus. The Boston Bruins 44-14-12, 100 points) hold the best record in the league with a potential 12 regular season games left, should the NHL decide to resume the season. There’s been plenty of talks that given the expected minimum estimates (likely a month or more), the league could be out of session, that the NHL might just jump right into the Stanley Cup Playoffs if play resumes. Should the season be canceled it’s very unlikely the Bruins would be rewarded the Cup and instead go the way of the 1994 Montreal Expos, who held the best record in baseball when the 1994-95 MLB strike canceled the rest of the season in August of that year.
On Sunday, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara posted a video message via the Bruins’ Twitter account telling fans that he and his teammates miss the game and the fans but also urging them to stay safe and healthy:
“Hey everybody! ‘Big Zee’ here,” Chara started. “Hopefully everyone is safe and healthy. “I know how much you guys miss hockey, we do too but right now there are more important things [than hockey]. So, until then, stay safe, disciplined and clean. So, hopefully, see you guys soon, take care.”
Big Zee misses you all and wanted to check in with a message for #NHLBruins fans everywhere.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 15, 2020