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10-21-2012, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruiser View Post
In five years Spezza may not be around. And for that matter, Phillips and Neil may not be either.

The leaders will likely be players who have worn the C at some other level of hockey. So that would leave:


I could also see players like Karlsson, Turris, Dziurzynski, Hoffman, Zibanejad and Noesen being considered as alternates/assistant captains.

My guess is that if MacLean is still the coach, Cowen becomes captain, Karlsson gets an A and one of Stone, Smith or Turris gets the other A.
The fact that Karlsson is a 21 year old with a Norris and two all-star appearances under his belt gives him an inside track on "next in line". He's loved by his teammates, and he's already been an established presence in the room.

He even lived with the captain for crying out loud. If someone else wants to be the guy, they'll have to make a race out of it pretty quick because the rest have a ways to go before they catch where Karlsson's at.

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