In fact, fans probably knew it would happen even when Chara was with the team. Still, that didn’t stop the B’s from having a little fun before the official announcement.
On a recent clip of “Behind The B,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney gave a speech before he jokingly introduces Brad Marchand as the team’s next captain.
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So, what did Bergeron think of it all?
“I was laughing the whole time,” he told reporters Tuesday. “I was smiling, but also, a couple days earlier I had been told I was getting the captaincy, which was obviously a huge honor. But, that being said, I was kind of getting ready to say something to the guys. … Very funny. I loved it. And Brad was a great actor.”
The new captain and the rest of the Bruins take the ice for their first game of the season Thursday against the New Jersey Devils.