It was tough. It was really tough. It’s kind of like a bad breakup. I love this city. I love all the guys.
It’s such a good place that I was just lucky to live here, to play in this city and to play in front of these fans. My teammates will always mean a lot to me, and I’ll always mean a lot to them. They are like my family, and that part of it isn’t ever going to change.
We love you Johnny. Thank you for everything, and good luck on Long Island! You can put on a different jersey, but to us, you’ll always be a Bruin.