Steve Yzerman to speak about Dylan Larkin’s naming as the team’s 37th captain (soon?)

The NHL’s website just put up the code for an imminent presser in which Steve Yzerman will speak about Dylan Larkin’s naming as the Red Wings’ 37th team captain. This may not start till 5 PM:

Update: 5:30 start, per Paul Kukla of Kukla’s Korner:

Tweets of note:

Steve Yzerman on naming Dylan Larkin captain of the Red Wings:

“You probably all would agree, and the majority of our fanbase agreed with this decision. It was just a matter of when.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Steve Yzerman watched Dylan Larkin since he played for @USAHockeyNTDP.

“He stands out as a leader in his work ethic, competitiveness, work ethic, inner drive to win,” he said. “He’s a really good person.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

Steve Yzerman said he and the Red Wings were ‘appreciative’ of Dylan Larkin stepping in front of reporters after so many losses last year.

He said he did a really good job, but wants other guys to step up this season.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

age, time of career, willingness to take up a tough task and a number of attributes made @Dylanlarkin39 the choice for captain.

appreciative of his role “stepping up” as team spokesman during rebuilding and a rough season.

– steve yzerman #RedWings

No. 19— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

Steve Yzerman on new Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin: “I strongly believe he represents our organization very well. He is someone I can count on to carry out … what our standards are, our expectations are.”— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

people so concerned about “delay” on naming @Dylanlarkin39 captain.

yzerman just said he had met him once before coming back to #RedWings april, 2019.— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

Steve Yzerman on Dylan Larkin: “I want him to be himself. He strikes me as kind of a quiet guy. He’s a very hard-worker.”

“He fits in really well as one of the guys. I think that’s important.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 13, 2021

“it’s a challenge at times, quite honestly, to come up with answers without stating the obvious.”

– yzerman, on being captain of unsuccessful teams

which is why one can ask, “what do you guys need to do differently?” all season long and not get the truth: ADD TALENT TO ROSTER!— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

Steve Yzerman on captaincy: “We could count on Nick (Lidstrom) every single day … every game, we could count on Nick to be a great player for us, and that was very reassuring. That was his form of leadership. … I see in Dylan’s work ethic, it’s there on a daily basis.”— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 13, 2021

How it started How it’s going— supernintendo chalmers (@helmerroids) January 13, 2021

#sport #coronavirus

larkin and yzerman both kept masks on during The Meeting tuesday, yzerman said

he wished they could have had them off, but last thing he wanted was contracting virus with mandatory @NHL contact tracing identifying meeting

shook hands; then sanitizer— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

yzerman talked about importance of mentors among #RedWings alumni in his career, as part of what @Dylanlarkin39 and other @DetroitRedWings encounter as they develop, including Nos. 7, 9 and 10.

he also mentions, “al kaline, who i got to know… ” @tigers SIX #RedWings No. 19— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) January 13, 2021

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