3 Boston Bruins Captain Candidates

At the time of this writing, there are nine teams currently without captains for the 2023-24 season. As a result of this, over the next few days, we here at NHLTR will be starting a mini-series going over three captain candidates for each of these clubs. 

In this third edition of the series, we will be focusing on the Boston Bruins. With Patrice Bergeron retiring, whoever they chose has massive shoes, rather skates, to fill. 

Brad Marchand: Brad Marchand is a prime choice for the Bruins' captaincy. He has spent the entirety of his 14-year career as a Bruin and is one of the lone players left from their 2011 team. He also proved to be Bergeron's right-hand man since the former entered the league. Thus, he will surely get consideration for the C.

Charlie McAvoy: Charlie McAvoy is another clear candidate to become Bruins captain. Although he has less experience than Marchand, he has become the heart of the Bruins' blue line and a marvelous leader in the process. If the Bruins want their captain to be a long-term one, they could opt to choose McAvoy over a player getting closer to the end of their career like Marchand. 

David Pastrnak: David Pastrnak could also garner some consideration. In terms of skill, he is the team's best player by a country mile, and that could help his chances. However, he would need to take another step forward as a leader. 

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