NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Gregory Campbell of the Boston Bruins during pre-game warm ups prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 16, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
The Bruins have only two preseason games left before their Oct. 3 opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the last days before the regular-season begins, Claude Julien and his coaching staff are busy trimming the roster down to 23 players, but Julien must also decide who will join Patrice Bergeron and step into Andrew Ference‘s vacated alternate captain spot.
This Bruins team is full of vocal and non-vocal leaders, but the role of alternate captain can bring added pressure to the player and added impact to the team.
Some veterans like Jarome Iginla have played most of their careers in leadership roles, while some like David Krejci and Milan Lucic are thriving in their primes and could be ready to take the next step.
Does this Bruins team need a player who leads by example or one who takes control of the locker room? While Claude certainly has some front-runners for the extra A, a few players have made themselves natural choices for the position.
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