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Boston Bruins lack class in their tribute to one of their former players


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July 18, 2023  (2:34 PM)
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After a 16-year NHL career, defenseman Anton Stralman is now in Sweden, where he will continue his professional career next season. The 36-year-old spoke to a journalist in his home country about his life in the NHL.

Although he has many fond memories, Stralman said his final year with the Boston Bruins was a terrible one for him.
Stralman said that when he signed for a year in Boston, he made it clear that he didn't want to be a "rental" player and wanted to be in the lineup as much as possible. After a few games, he spent two months as a scrathed player and was then sent to the minor leagues, where he played for the first time since 2008.
"They did what they probably thought at first, which was a loan for a few months. Then they got rid of me in the AHL. We feel betrayed, that's not what we talked about. It's just an example of how it can be."

Stralman went on to say that his year in Boston was an example of the "ruthless" nature of the NHL.
"This year was not pleasant in any way for me personally. But we also know how it is when NHL professionals complain. I understand how that sounds. But this is an example of how it can work out there."

"They say one thing and sell one thing, then it doesn't matter in a few months. It was tough."

Stralman said the vast majority of his NHL career was enjoyable, particularly when he played for the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning. However, he stressed that it was difficult to balance his personal and professional life, and that the most important thing in the NHL was to win, whatever it took.
"People don't care how they treat you. It's not a dream employer in terms of treatment and all that. It's a ruthless world. It's well documented how it happens. It's hard to move in this environment if you compare it to normal working conditions here, in any industry. It's special. It's not easy at all."

Stralman will play with HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) next season.
Credit: Expressen.se
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