from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News,
Management has not announced a decision on the succession plan and is unlikely to do so until near the end of this consequential preseason.
Designating three alternate captains would also indicate the leadership-by-group the Red Wings think they are likely to experience, in their captain’s absence, during a season of diminished expectations.
“I think, for us, he’s always been our leader,” Jimmy Howard said of Zetterberg. “But, it’s one of those things where we’ve still got great leadership in the room.
“As far as the C goes in the room, I don’t think it’s really a big concern.”
If they do decide to stitch a “C” to a jersey, the Wings’ possibilities are several.