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Bruins GM expects team to name 'obvious' captain this season

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Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is confident his club will name a new captain for the upcoming season, and that the choice will be a no-brainer.

"We expect to have a captain," Sweeney said Thursday, according to's Amalie Benjamin.

"We'll make a decision moving forward," the GM added, according to the Boston Sports Journal's Conor Ryan. "I think it's an obvious decision."

The Bruins' longtime captain, Zdeno Chara, signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. Chara wore the "C" for all 14 seasons he played with Boston, beginning in 2006.

Patrice Bergeron appears to be the obvious choice, having served as an alternate captain with the team since it handed Chara the captaincy. Fellow center David Krejci was also an alternate for Boston last season.

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