Bruce Cassidy names his choice for next Bruins captain

The former Bruins bench boss is speaking out.



Following the 1st round postseason exit by the Boston Bruins at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes last season, the team made the call to terminate head coach Bruce Cassidy after several years on the job that also included coming within a single victory of the Stanley Cup in 2019. 

It wouldn't be long before Cassidy landed a new gig, taking over as head coach for the Vegas Golden Knights. Meanwhile, the Bruins hired former Dallas Stars bench boss Jim Montgomery, and proceeded to re-write the NHL record books with an astounding 65 victories this season. But as they say, the regular season means nothing when it comes to the postseason, and Boston found that out the hard way in the form of a four games to three heartbreaker against the eventual Eastern Conference champion Florida Panthers in Round 1. 

Meanwhile, Cassidy and the Golden Knights would go all the way, winning the franchise's first Stanley Cup victory by beating the Panthers in a quick five game series that included several blowout victories. Cassidy is now forever a Cup winner, while the Bruins are left picking up the pieces - especially in the wake of the retirement of longtime forward and captain Patrice Bergeron.

For Cassidy, who still knows several members of the Bruins, he believes that Brad Marchand would be a good choice to wear the captain's "C" next season for Boston. 

"Not that many guys are the perfect mix of everything, right? I think Bergeron was good at that, he led by example," Cassidy said during a recent appearance on "The Cam & Strick Podcast."

"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."

Is it going to be Marchand as the next Bruins captain? 

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