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What Steve Yzerman wants from the next Detroit Red Wings captain | Freep

Yzerman wants to see every player assert himself.

“I’m looking for them all to step forward as leaders on the ice and off the ice and set the tone the way we’re going to play and the way we’re going to conduct ourselves,” Yzerman said. “I want to get to know all these guys — a few of the veteran guys I know somewhat from when I left the organization, but it’s an opportunity to take the time to get to know everyone and when we eventually do name a captain, I intend that person to be the captain for a long time.”

Whether you agree or disagree with the decision, Steve Yzerman gave his reasoning for not naming the next captain of the Red Wings. I still think we’re just delaying the inevitable of giving Dylan Larkin the ‘C’ on his jersey. Maybe Yzerman will make his decision in the middle of the season and Larkin will be captain by the All-Star break or something?

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Next Gen Prospects: 10 players who could crack NHL rosters out of camp | Sportsnet

They misspelled Joe Veleno.