Duff picks the Wings’ next alternate captains

Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff posted an article in which he discusses the players most likely to inherit alternate captain’s “A’s” from the outgoing Luke Glendening and Frans Nielsen. At this point, Duff believes that Tyler Bertuzzi and Marc Staal will wear letters on their jerseys this upcoming season:

Tyler Bertuzzi: Locked in to a two-year deal and rebounding from a season-ending back surgery, Bertuzzi is the ideal type of the player to be a leader. He’s willing to do whatever is necessary to help the team.

Issuing an A to Bertuzzi would also be another step toward handing the team over to the future. As longtime Wings like Niklas Kronwall, Glendening, Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm have departed in recent seasons, it’s clearly been a case of a changing of the guard.

It’s no secret that the Detroit brass thinks highly of Bertuzzi and the qualities he brings to the team. Bertuzzi is the ideal lead by example type of player.

Continued, with Staal’s case for an “A”…

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3 thoughts on “Duff picks the Wings’ next alternate captains”

  1. There is a speculative article at octopus thrower about the Wings trading Larkin. If they did there would be a new captain as well.

    I guess I just don’t see it, at the same time Stevie does the unexpected at times.

    Anyhoo, the suggestion is Parks and Lindstrom to Vancouver and Elias Petterson to Detroit.

    Does that bump Bert up to the C?

    1. I didn’t see it on this blog but might have missed. That idea of trading Larkin is someone being bored and making up sh!t. There is a possibility of anything happening but it is very very slim like me becoming the GM/VP.

  2. Rotating the alternate captain might be good for some younger players to gain some exposure to the requirements

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