Kulfan’s notes: captaincy requires multiple duties

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan filed a three-topic notebook article late Friday night, discussing the Red Wings’ European-playing prospects’ “leg up” on their training camp competition, the effects of divisional realignment upon the Red Wings and their fans, and the high probability that Dylan Larkin will be named the Wings’ captain sooner than later:

Yzerman confirmed the organization still plans on naming a captain this season, with most analysts expecting that’ll be Dylan Larkin.

An alternate captain the last two seasons, Larkin would be the Wings’ first captain since Henrik Zetterberg in 2018.

Yzerman, who was a Wings’ captain for 22 seasons, noted the increased responsibility in that role.

“I just think you take a lot more things into consideration that you may not normally,” Yzerman said. “Whether it’s a call by an official, or a situation off the ice with a teammate, just anything to do with the team, as a captain you get a little bit more sense of responsibility regarding every situation.”


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