Candidate #2 – Brad Marchand
If you go based off of tenure with the team alone, there is no one more deserving in Boston than Brad Marchand. As one of only two players (as of right now) from the team that won the Stanley Cup Final in 2011, is David Krejci, and this is also predicated on him not retiring now that Bergeron is gone and him resigning with the team.
Currently, Krejci sits a free agent, and Bruins fans sit awaiting his imminent retirement announcement himself, or resigning notice. More about Marchand though.
In his 14 seasons in the NHL, Marchand has collected 372 goals, and 490 assists, giving him a grand total of 862 points. Throughout his career, he has also made it to the NHL All-Star Game twice, but has always prided himself on being a very vocal leader in the locker room. Marchand has stood up for his teammates both on the ice through his physical – and sometimes retaliatory – play, but he is beloved by all of his teammates for this, making him an excellent fit to take Bergeron’s spot.