Can Neeley talks about who the next captain could be for the Bruins

Patrice Bergeron's retirement from the NHL has left the Boston Bruins grappling with multiple voids that demand urgent attention.

Not only must they find a suitable replacement for Bergeron's masterful role as a first-line center, a position he expertly commanded during the latter part of his illustrious tenure with the Black and Gold, but they also need to address the impact of his absence on the team's defensive efforts, power play, and penalty kill, areas where Bergeron's presence was truly invaluable.

However, the question that weighs most heavily on the minds of Bruins fans is undoubtedly the identity of the next captain to lead the team.

Following Zdeno Chara's illustrious 14-year run in the role, the mantle of leadership was passed on to the future Hall of Famer, and Bergeron proudly wore the iconic "C" on his sweater for three seasons.

While the organization seems in no rush to make this critical decision, Cam Neely acknowledged that discussions regarding the next Bruins captain have yet to commence, affording them the luxury of time to make a well-considered choice.

Naturally, the departure of such an influential figure prompts numerous speculations about who might step up to assume the esteemed position.

Two players who stand out as potential frontrunners are Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy, given their experience and demonstrated leadership qualities on and off the ice. However, the likes of David Pastrnak and Charlie Coyle, with their unwavering commitment and dedication to the team, are also deserving contenders.

Regardless of the eventual successor, the challenge awaiting the next "C" bearer is undoubtedly immense. Patrice Bergeron's legacy is one that revolves around exceptional leadership and an unwavering commitment to the game.

To fill his formidable shoes, the chosen captain will need to exemplify not only skill and prowess but also the innate ability to inspire and unite the team.

Source: Nesn