OP must be to young to remember the Yzerman situation. That was the "Dead things" era and Yzerman was clearly the savior for us starting from his rookie year. Even then he had to learn from players like Danny Gare how to lead. Him being named the youngest captain was more out of a vision of the future & symbolic of breaking free of that old way of doing things.
Completly different situation than Larkin and the current Wings. Although I am pumped up about Larkin, and see him as a future C, the Wings have great leadership already and Hank is a tremendous Captain.
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You are making my point for me. The Red Wings are not far away from a decade of nothing happening. I know Zetterberg is NOT the reason the Red Wings don't come out looking like the same team every game, but the fact is that they've been an inconsistent team for a while now. I think Larkin represents that same type of glimmer that Yzerman represented. He's the face of the franchise now, and the player that stabilizes the team. We are talking about Larkin and excited to see Larkin EVERY single game. We know the Wings can win any game because of him. That's the kind of player you make captain.
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