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Is There Any Reason Not To Pick Dylan Larkin As The Next Captain Of The Detroit Red Wings?

04/09/2019 at 8:21am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Red Wings, following Henrik Zetterberg’s retirement prior to training camp, opted to go without a captain in 2018-19, naming Larkin and Frans Nielsen as rotating alternates along with permanent alternate captains Niklas Kronwall and Justin Abdelkader.

“If you look at our assistant captains, the other three are older players,” Holland said. “Ultimately, the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings is going to be somebody young.”

Holland said the only way that thinking might change is if the Red Wings land a superstar in the prime of his career in free agency who is captain material.

That’s highly unlikely.

“As we work our way to the summer and training camp, certainly (Larkin) is a legitimate candidate,” Holland said. “He plays hard. He’s a tremendous, tremendous player and he’s going to be a face of this franchise, and we need more faces of this franchise. Certainly, he would be a leading candidate to be the next captain.”

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