You quoted me before I could change that up...but I know it was some kind of locker stall thing they do to put these future leaders next to current leaders. Fil was mentioned in that regard. Not only that, but his name came out of Lidstrom's mouth when asked about a replacement captain. I think that is enough to give merit to.
The words right from Nick's mouth:
"I might get asked about my opinion of it, but I think the coaching staff and management will find a very good captain for this team," Lidstrom said.
"I think there's a few candidates that are very fit to fill that role. I think Zetterberg has been a leader for a few years. (Niklas) Kronwall emerged as a leader. I think (Valtteri Filppula) is one of the players."
And more on the Wings historically partnering up future leaders with current, specifically Yzerman-Lapointe, Yzerman-Zetterberg, & Zetterberg-Filppula:http://www.foxsports...712&feedID=3569
Edited by ogreslayer, 18 September 2012 - 04:48 PM.