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And he is the one that accepted the Campbell Bowl on Lidstrom's behalf when he was injured in 09. Its clear who second in command was.

At that time it was more than clear. However, we've seen too many stretches were Zetterberg didn't play well to put it nicely. That doesn't mean he shouldn't be next in command but certainly one can understand why some would question whether or not he'd be the next captain. For the record I'd always thought he'd be the next captain.

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What if they were to offer the C to Zach Parise if he becomes a wing? Think that would offend anyone?

Offend is the wrong word. "Infuriate" might be better. No slight on Parise's talent intended, but in order to get the "C" in this town, you have to do more for the Wings than just show up.

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The C will surely belong to Z

Datsyuk, Kronner rotating with Parise/Suter if the wings get one of them.

If they get both Parise and Suter, Datsyuk and Kronner will get them permanently because that is too many to rotate around.

I wouldnt mind seeing Helm wear an A every now and again to show some of the lazy guys on the team that flying around and hustling every shift gets recognized

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C - Zetterberg

A - Datsyuk

A- Parise

A- Kronwall

I know Parise wouldn't have done anything yet, but we are asking him to leave his captaincy. He clearly has some leadership ability and I think it's a nice bone to toss him.

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I will be happy either way, but would like it to be Datsyuk.

C-Datsyuk

A-Zetterberg

A-Krownall/Filppula

Edited by robb himself

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Pavel is my favorite player (without Lids) but Zetterberg is the better captain. Speaks better english (good for media and refs) and despite cold stretches in the regular season hes our hardest working and most clutch playoff performer. Z has big shoes to fill - but I think hes up for it.

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Z's play from the beginning of the season drew some undeserved heat from Wings fans (even though everyone knew he was playing injured throughout), but the way he battled throughout the 2nd half and the playoffs has me convinced that he's a true leader who is just as ready to step up as Lidstrom in '06.

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Pavel.

He plays hard in every way, every game. Need a big hit, he is there. Need a goal...... etc.

Pavs is the man and I think the best choice for captain.

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Zetterberg. The way he played in the 2nd half of last season, and into the playoffs.. and then went on to play his heart out in the World Champs for Sweden, has proven to me that it's time he gets a C on his jersey. Pavel may not have been 100% but I wasn't really happy with his performance in the playoffs.

There's also the matter of the contracts, Z will be here the rest of his career, for sure. Pavel.. I so hope he re-signs here but it's not for certain. Combine that with Z being better at english and I think the answer is obvious.

I absolutely love Pav though and we are lucky to have 2 such great choices for Captain.. Yzerman, Lidstrom, Zetterberg/Datsyuk.. wow. And some teams struggle to even find one player that is fit for the 'C'.

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Or the Wings will bring back Lilja and give him the C.

You heard it here first!

Edi just creamed himself at the thought of this. :P

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I'd imagine that Zetterberg will get the "C". I'm also wondering if they keep the rotating "A" like they did this year, or if they go with just two players.

Only 2 A's would probably look like this...

Zetterberg - C

Datsyuk - A

Kronwall - A

If they decide to continue rotating the A, there are a number of players who could fill the third Alternate spot without a problem. Helm, Cleary, Bertuzzi, Filppula could be named, as well as a potential free agent acquisition such as Parise or Suter.

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