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StuckOutHere 03-14-2013 05:15 PM

The Leafs next captain
Dion Phaneuf's deal is up at the end of next year. I hope and to an extent expect he will be resigned but in the event the Leafs and Dion part ways, is there a player in our system you see as having the potential to wear the C? I like Morgan Rielly, but does he have the make up of a captain? How about Tyler Biggs? He is reminicent of Dustin Brown, a stanley cup winning captain. What about current players like Kadri, JVR, and Lupul? Clearly some of these guys are quite young, but down the road do we have some potential leaders ready to take on the C in our hockey crazy market. Just want to get some thoughts!

blasted_Sabre 03-14-2013 05:18 PM

If for some reason Dion isnt re-signed, it goes to Lupul.

He already wears an A, and hes very active around the city. Hes also very personable with the media.

leafspring* 03-14-2013 05:20 PM

Kadri,Lupul,and its not even close after that.It would be a large learning curve for Naz,but he is a gamer!

tml145 03-14-2013 05:21 PM

i think Phanuf should keek it until when if he is gone

when Phanuf is gone, hopefully we will have a clear next captain

Erdinger 03-14-2013 05:21 PM


OptimusForever 03-14-2013 05:22 PM

We don't have our next captain. Well probably draft him in about 5 years

Christ 03-14-2013 05:24 PM

I don't see Phaneuf going anywhere anytime soon but if he did, Lupul is likely next in line. McClement, though not an overwhelming scorer strikes me as also being leadership material.

Penalty Kill Icing* 03-14-2013 05:26 PM

Probably Lupul, but I'd hope they wait for a year or two, and maybe give to Rielly if he works out well.

Morlesio14* 03-14-2013 05:29 PM

In a couple of years MR4

Kessely Snipes 03-14-2013 05:36 PM

We can only wait and see. Throwing out Rielly and Biggs? they haven't even played a NHL game yet.

legendinblue 03-14-2013 05:36 PM

No one.

On the current roster that is.

number72 03-14-2013 09:56 PM

mclemment or macarthur

Tie Domi Esquire 03-14-2013 09:57 PM

No one. Lupul is the closest, but I don't see it.

Brody 03-14-2013 10:01 PM


We have a LOT of leadership in our group of prospects.

zeke 03-14-2013 10:17 PM

Clearly, unarguably, Nazem Kadri.

cup67 03-14-2013 10:19 PM

lupul all the way

Sad Panda 03-14-2013 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by legendinblue (Post 61652523)
No one.

On the current roster that is.

Pretty much. There isn't a single player on this team that deserves to wear the C.

T M L 03-14-2013 10:21 PM

Lets hope Phaneuf is gone! The guy is a bad captain and he sucks. WAY overpaid. He should not be making anything over 3M.

Kulemon 03-14-2013 10:27 PM

Kadri maybe in the future. Guy is confident, he battles, he's skilled, and loved by his teammates,

Maybe Biggs or Rielly in the future tho

GenericFan2* 03-14-2013 10:29 PM

If Dion leaves, there should be no C and three A's. I don't see a captain on this team other than Phaneuf; Lupul comes close, but id rather the Leafs not settle.

As for potential, Naz could sport it one day. Has the heart and passion, not to mention the high level skill - but that's in many years.

SnipeCheeseAllDay 03-14-2013 10:45 PM

We have a few players on the way who have leaders/captains written all over them. Percy, Finn, Rielly, Biggs...

MapleLeafs9 03-14-2013 11:03 PM

I've never been a fan of naming defencemen captains. Particularly the ones that aren't that good defensively, like Phaneuf. Prone to too many mistakes and anger from fans as a result.

It has to be Lupul IMO. Unless we add another star forward in the future.

kihei 03-14-2013 11:05 PM

Lupul is the logical choice. But I wouldn't count Kadri out if all goes well.

parkdale lad 03-15-2013 08:20 AM

Remember when we were having this conversation about Alex Steen? And then later, Luke Schenn?

Ahhh, those were the days.

ULF_55 03-15-2013 09:12 AM

I'd have to look at Kadri as the next Captain.

Kessel is obviously a no!

It would be nice to have an intelligent captain again.

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