Patrice Bergeron talks highly about the Bruins future

Hunter Bowman
July 27, 2023  (9:03)

As the Boston Bruins gear up for their centennial season, a significant change awaits them as they bid farewell to their esteemed three-year captain, Patrice Bergeron.

The departure of the six-time Selke Trophy winner leaves a leadership void, and the team now faces the task of finding his successor.
While potential candidates like Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy loom large, Bergeron's unique presence and influence in the locker room will be hard to replicate.
Acknowledging the enormity of the role he is stepping into, McAvoy expressed heartfelt sentiments in response to Bergeron's retirement announcement.
"What you've built here is special," McAvoy remarked, "I promise I'll do everything I can to take care of it."

Such words of dedication and reverence demonstrate the deep respect and admiration McAvoy holds for the legacy that Bergeron has crafted.
During his retirement press conference at TD Garden, Bergeron exuded confidence in the team's ability to maintain their renowned culture of inclusivity and camaraderie.
Emphasizing that it wasn't solely about him but rather a collective effort of past and present players, including the likes of Zdeno Chara, Bergeron expressed faith in the incoming leadership group.
With Cam Neely, Bruins' president, yet to announce the next captain, the franchise stands at the threshold of a new era. After Chara's 14-season captaincy, Bergeron had gracefully assumed the role, leading the team through numerous highs and challenges.
Now, it's time for a fresh leader to step forward and continue the proud tradition that Bergeron and his predecessors have established.
As the Bruins embark on their historic centennial campaign, they do so with a renewed sense of direction and purpose. While Patrice Bergeron's on-ice presence will be dearly missed, his legacy of leadership and selflessness will undoubtedly guide the team toward a promising future.
The hunt for the next captain, the individual to don the prestigious "C" jersey, has commenced, and all eyes are on Boston to witness the rise of a new era in Bruins' history.
Source: Nesn

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