On Monday in Boston, there was no jolt of surprise—only a prevailing sense of sorrow. The retirement declaration from David Krejci on that very day had been foreseen, much like Patrice Bergeron's retirement announcement on July 25. As May marked the final day of Boston Bruins media, players bid tearful farewells to both individuals. Even if the management had clung to hopes of witnessing their two revered figures back on the ice, an everlasting quest for a repeat of Boston's 2011 Stanley Cup victory, they're well-prepared for this juncture in Bruins' history. Within the organization, nobody would have procrastinated until mid-August to initiate the process of devising alternate plans for the upcoming season.