Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – The Boston Bruins have expressed concern about security threats during the Winter Olympics Sochi, Russia.
The Bruins have several players who will see action during the Winter Games, with team captain Zdeno Chara serving captain for Slovakia and will also carry his country’s flag during the Opening Ceremonies.
Forwards Patrice Bergeron (Canada), David Krejci (Czech Republic), Loui Eriksson (Sweden) and goaltender Tuukka Rask (Finland) will all represent their countries in Sochi.
“You don’t like seeing what’s going on. We have to try and fight through that,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien, who will serve as assistant coach for Team Canada while Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli will serve as team adviser,
“You don’t like seeing what’s going on but there’s no doubt that what’s happened lately is certainly — they’re trying to obviously shake us and probably in a lot of cases they are succeeding. But that is the thing that we have to do: We have to try and fight through that,” he added.
“It’s something obviously — we know that the security is going to be there and hopefully they’re going to take care of that,” he said. “It’s something that we’ve heard over the past few weeks and months but, to be honest, I haven’t thought about the Olympics yet. I’m still here,” Bergeron said.
Despite this, Bergeron is confident that Russia will handle all the security requirements for the Games.