Bruins Rumors: Boston to Name New Captain Before Next Season

If it was up to an ex-coach, the Boston Bruins would be naming Brad Marchand as their new captain. With Patrice Bergeron officially retired, it's left a huge hole on the leadership team and former Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy thinks Marchand is perfect for the job.

Cassidy was a guest on the Cam & Strick podcast and had this to say on 'Marchy' getting the 'C':

Not that many guys are the perfect mix of everything, right? I think Bergeron was good at that, he led by example. He was still the hardest worker in practice; off ice, he made sure everyone felt welcome ... and set some of those rules that (Zdeno Chara) had put in place. Brad will be a great leader in terms of leading by example, will to win, been there done it. He's got high expectations of everybody. That's just the way he is, there's nothing wrong with that, but how he communicates with those guys will probably be - my guess - his biggest challenge if he's the guy.

As of last month, the Bruins hadn't held many internal discussions on the matter as the Bergeron news was still very fresh and it's likely an optics matter.

Expect to see the 35-year-old Marchand named captain before the start of the 2023-24 season. It will only be for a few seasons as he's getting up there in age but at this point, it makes total sense for him to take over the room and become the new #1 leader in Boston.

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