Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins' 10 Best All-Time Captains

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Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins' 10 Best All-Time Captains
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This past Sunday, Zdeno Chara became the first man to have captained both a Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup championship team and a victorious NHL All-Star squad in his career.

And assuming he retains the “C” through the balance of this campaign and into 2012-13, Chara will soon have officially served the third-longest captaincy in franchise history. At the moment, only Ray Bourque, Wayne Cashman and Dit Clapper have filled the role for more seasons.

Already being one of the longest-tenured and most accomplished of the 18 captains in Boston franchise history, Chara has already cemented his spot among the top 10. But can he stay long enough and append enough to his resume to ascend to the summit?

Read the following rankings and the rationale behind them and decide for yourself.

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