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The Next Captain In Boston

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

Perfect Patrice. Saint Patrice. More commonly, Bergy.

And now, Captain Obvious.

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney all but coined that temporary moniker for Patrice Bergeron this past week, when he followed Zdeno Chara’s departure with some far less surprising news: the “C” will be handed out this year, and, well, you can guess who’s getting it.

We are kicking off 2021 properly around here. This just feels right. And this is to take absolutely nothing from Chara, a mammoth figure in his 14 years as captain, one of the most respected players, intriguing interview subjects, and feared opponents of his generation. He readily admits: When it came to steering the ship, he always had help.

No small part of the Bruins’ success over the last decade-plus — one Stanley Cup, three Final appearances, seemingly always a contender — has been the professional culture built around two pillars that just get it, on every front.

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