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    November 8, 2018 4:17 PM PST

    BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron has a punctured lung and is at a Boston-area hospital for observation. Taven Bryan Jersey . The Bruins forward was admitted Monday night, after Boston lost to Chicago, 3-2, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden -- a defeat which ended the season. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and coach Claude Julien addressed Bergerons status Wednesday, the same day they held exit interviews with the players. "He played through all of this, and he was a warrior," Chiarelli said. "I cant say enough about his performance and what he did while being injured." Bergeron was already slowed by injuries headed into Game 6. He was a question mark to even play due to a broken rib and torn cartilage. After not participating in the morning skate Monday, he appeared during warmups and played in the loss. In the first period, though, he suffered a separated shoulder. "After the game, obviously, he was in pain from his ribs and stuff like that, which is an automatic thing. The doctors said lets send him to the hospital for observation, so he went there," Julien said. "I think they did the right thing and the right job by sending him there. "And then he just stayed." Bergeron had 10 goals and 32 points in the shortened regular season, as well as nine and 15, respectively, in the post-season. Combined, he had a plus-26 rating this year as the Bruins finished second in the Northeast Division, and defeated the Maple Leafs, Rangers and Penguins to secure a second Eastern Conference title in three seasons. "It was a challenge," Julien said. "I think the biggest one, as we mentioned there, we had some guys, some key guys, that were injured along the way, and on a lot of occasions, we werent able to finish with the same number we started." And so an off-season of question marks is off and running in Boston, as the Bruins look to keep their solid nucleus in town while also plot for the future. Forward Nathan Horton will become a free agent next month, and in a class thats regarded as weak and doesnt feature a lot of star power, he is easily one of the most marketable, skilled players available. "I have enjoyed my time here obviously. Two out of three years, Ive been here weve been in the Stanley Cup and weve won one time and I said a million times, the guys in the room are amazing," Horton said. "Its been a lot of fun and I really enjoy everyone and every player on the team." One potential drawback to Horton, is he will require off-season shoulder surgery. "When you make a decision to try and bring back guys that are on the eve of free agency, youd like to think that you can make the right decision before the last possible moment. Usually, thats what I try and do," Chiarelli said. "I try to be proactive and try to get ahead of stuff, and this year it was too hard. Specifically on Nathan, I put him in with the rest of the group. Theyve been moving targets and Im going to try to push through it now. "Its not the ideal way, but Im going to try to push through it now." One part of the team that became even stronger in the post-season was defensive depth. With injuries to several defencemen, Chiarelli was able to flex some organizational numbers on the blue line that will allow the Bruins to let some higher-priced, older players walk away. Defenceman Andrew Ference, for instance, will not be re-signed, and his place will likely be filled by Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug, who all played in the playoffs. "Were losing not just a good player, but also a leader in the dressing room and everything else," Julien said of Ference. "Hes always gone above and beyond with the little things in the dressing room and everything that comes with it. Hes been a good teammate, smart." Ference played in just 14 of 22 playoff games with two assists. "Hes been part of this, what weve built here. (He brings that) warrior-type of attitude and playing style for his size," Chiarelli said. "You cant say enough about his leadership and what hes brought to our organization. It was a tough conversation to have." Forward Jaromir Jagr, the games leading active scorer who was acquired at the trading deadline from Dallas, did not score in the post-season, and will also not be back. The 41-year-old native of the Czech Republic, who has been on three teams the last two seasons, hopes to find another in the NHL this summer. "I thought he spread out our power play, which helped our power play," Chiarelli said. "I was real happy with Jaromir. I thought he really helped that cause." The Bruins have played in nine post-season series the last three years, winning seven of them. They have two division crowns in that time, as well. "I think for us, the more time we spend together the better we become," forward Daniel Paille said. "We definitely have some ups and downs. But through the playoffs, I believe that we definitely come together and play for each other. I think it goes a long way and it helps us as a group." ------ NOTES: Chiarelli would like to re-sign backup goalie Anton Khudobin, but wants to lock up the starter, Tuukka Rask, first. Rask is looking for a long-term deal. "That would be an ideal situation, I think, to play here forever," he said. "I hope we can make that happen." ... Chiarelli has not made a decision yet on veteran defenceman Wade Redden, though its likely that Hamilton, Krug or Bartkowski could take his position as well. Redden will become a free agent next month. "I want to play and I want to be on a good team," Redden said. "I guess well see what options are going to happen for me this summer." ... Veteran forward Jay Pandolfo, a native of Winchester, Mass., who signed with the club during the season as an extra forward, will not be re-signed. Corey Grant Jersey . Solomon Elimimian did not make the trip with the team after suffering what appeared to be a right leg injury in the teams regular season finale against the Calgary Stampeders. Dede Westbrook Jersey . An in-person hearing allows for Garbutt to be suspended for five games or longer as per the leagues Collective Bargaining Agreement. Garbutt delivered a high hit to Penner in the second period of Sundays game.What is it like to be an English coach overseas as the national team struggles? Englishman Stephen Constantine is the coach of India and faces the stigma that comes with his home country’s dwindling international reputation. He has strong views on the FA’s failings… For all the popularity of the Premier League across the globe, there is a sense that English football itself is outdated, old-fashioned, unsophisticated. The Premier League appeals because it is international, not because it is English. The homeland is no longer seen as a source of knowledge; the fountain head, it is felt has dried up.And yet a handful remain, heirs to a tradition that dates back a century or more, pioneers and mavericks and adventurers who have left home far behind to continue the spirit that first drove Fred Pentland and William Garbutt to set sail. Their work is in more exotic locations … Their impact is harder to measure. Their life, too, is harder. - Rory Smith, Mister Stephen Constantine is frustrated. England have suffered another embarrassing elimination from a major tournament and he knows what happens next. For those within the cosy confines of St Georges Park, its to be a period of introspection. For those abroad, at footballs coal face, the reputational consequences will be altogether more real. England launch three-point plan The Football Association has launched a three-point plan in a bid to find the next England manager. They find us extremely arrogant, Constantine tells Sky Sports. After spending the best part of 25 years abroad, he understands better than most what the perception is of the English coach. Not that hes expecting anyone at the FA to ask him. Our FA doesnt do anything to help coaches abroad, he adds. We dont even exist to them.Its not just a line. Constantine has experienced it first-hand. Hes in his second spell in charge of India and has also coached the national teams of Malawi, Sudan and Rwanda. But when he applied for the vacant England Under-21 managers position in 2013, he received short shrift from his home FA. I put my name forward and 36 hours later I got a reply saying they wouldnt be taking it any further, he explains. One of the criteria they had for the job was to have had international experience as a manager. Then they appointed Gareth Southgate who has had zero experience as an international manager. Gareth Southgate was named as Englands Under-21 manager in 2013 The feeling is that youre either in the loop or youre out. Its a recurring theme of Rory Smiths brilliant new book Mister, the tale of the men who taught the world how to beat the English at their own game. That compulsion to spread footballs gospel has always been oddly juxtaposed with the inward-looking approach of Englands administrators.Its not just the lament of a coach seeking greater recognition in his homeland. Its a practical problem for the country. When youre closed off to new ideas, they pass you by. English coaches are simply no longer part of the conversation. It seems footballs own version of Brexit happened long ago.When you go abroad, the good jobs are taken by the Dutch, the Germans, the French and the Spanish, says Constantine. Why? Because their FAs promote them. Ill give you an example. In Azerbaijan, youve got 10 league clubs and eight of the clubs technical directors are Germans. Its something that the German FA have helped institute. Paul Ince questions whether Englands footballers have their right attitude The English FA dont really put the resources into it. They dont try to get English coaches jobs abroad. Why would you do that? Well, because one day you might need something. Maybe some information or knowledge. When that day comes, the Spanish have someone there, the Italians and Germans have someone. We dont.There are so many things wrong with how we approach things. I really dont think we understannd what they really think of us abroad. Will Richardson Jersey. . We generally seem to feel that whatever we are doing is the way its supposed to be and whatever everyone else is doing outside is not. I think thats held against us.Constantine is doing his bit. The 53-year-old has helped to establish the British Coaches Abroad Association to share ideas, information and opportunities. The reason I started that is because I know how hard it is to get a job outside and then to stay outside with the issues and problems you face, he explains. So I thought why not set something up. Constantine alongside Brazilian legend and then Japan coach Zico in 2004 Now, if somebody wants a job in India, people can say, Stephen Constantines there, what do you need? I had a call last week and somebody wanted to go to China. I know a couple of guys there so I arranged for him to see a couple of training sessions while hes there. It doesnt mean hell get a job but it alerts other Brits to the network thats out there.His own work in India is going well. The national team recently won their first World Cup qualifying games since 2004 and tasted victory in the South Asian Championship in January. Constantine has blooded 28 new players in 18 months and succeeded in bringing the average of the squad down from 32 to 24.Even so, the challenges are vast. There are states in India that are bigger than the UK and they just dont have the infrastructure, he admits. Im taking 12 to 14 flights a month around the country looking at players. I cant just confine myself to the first division and the Indian Super League. Celebrations for India during a World Cup qualifier against Guam Hes found national team players in under-19 sides and even in the army. Next month hell take them on a tour of the United States in the hope of placing players in professional clubs there. My job is supposed to be just as coach of the national team but its about building foundations, he says. Id say my job is that of a builder. Its what I do. I build teams.The trips back home are rare. This month hes been visiting his daughter in Brighton and we speak as he travels up to London to take in a show, the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majestys Theatre. So is he actively seeking the opportunity to return to the country where he last worked as Millwalls reserve-team coach a decade ago? Its a complex question.If theres nothing available for you in England, you kind of have to go outside, he admits. But if you were to ask these people, a lot of them would like to come back to England given the opportunity. The problem is that Constantine is acutely aware that he is likely to get only one crack at coaching in England. Henry on Wengers England link Thierry Henry believes Arsene Wenger is unlikely to want the England job. With that in mind, he recently turned down a League One job. The assistant had already been appointed, he wasnt allowed to bring in his own staff and there were only seven players. I felt Id be doing it with one hand tied behind my back, he says. To be honest, I think Im only going to get one opportunity in England. So if I take a job it has to be right.He adds: Its a huge issue if you havent played for an elite club in England. I realised that quite early on. My names not Ray Wilkins or whoever. I cant go into one job and it not work out then find myself in another job six months later. If I fail in England itll be, Right, you tried England and you werent up to it. See you later. Thats how I feel.Its a practical attitude, but it shouldnt be confused with that of someone expecting to fail. On the contrary, the more Constantine speaks, the more it becomes clear that his experiences have left him uniquely placed to succeed. Football holds few surprises when youve seen it from his perspective.Given the way that football is at the moment with the amount of different nationalities you have to deal with I feel far better equipped than the coaches whove never coached abroad, he says. I know what it takes to make foreign players feel comfortable. I had 13 nationalities in my squad in Cyprus.How do you deal with that Rwandan striker who cant necessarily speak English and isnt happy? How do you get into his head and get him to produce results? Look, if I can get people who dont speak English to work for me, imagine what I could do with English players. Perhaps thats the sort of imagination that the Football Association continue to lack.Stephen Constantine features in Mister: The Men Who Taught The World How To Beat England At Their Own Game, by Rory Smith Also See: Henry on Wengers England link England launch three-point plan Cheap Nike NFL JerseysCheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Nike Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Authentic Cheap NHL Jerseys Canada Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China NCAA Jerseys Cheap Nike NHL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Football Jerseys Store Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Jerseys NCAA China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys ' ' '