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Should The Wings Delay Naming Their Captain Due To The Pandemic?

12/06/2020 at 8:01am EST

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman may want to change the plans he made last May, because his decision is worth more pomp and circumstance than the pandemic allows.

Yzerman, the longest serving captain in NHL history, has wanted to put a "C" on a Wings player before the start of the 2020-21 season, but that seems unlikely as COVID-19 continues to dominate every aspect of our lives.

It isn’t even so much that 2021 will be a shortened season, but that the announcement can’t be garner the attention it deserves. If it’s done at a news conference, it will be via Zoom. If it’s before a game, there’ll be few — if any — fans to cheer the team’s first captain since 2018.

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