If there was a favorite for whom will be named the next captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, it would be Bedard. The #1 overall selection is widely considered to be one of the best overall talents in the world and is coming into the city at the right time (just after the last of the old dynasty has moved on).
Most, me included, believed that the narrative would play out where Bedard would be named captain sometime before his second season began. Will that still happen? Perhaps, but alot has to be considered before just sewing on the patch just yet.