The @NHLBlackhawks are looking for a new captain following the departure of Jonathan Toews.
– NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 27, 2023
Connor Bedard is a humble guy. In the interviews we see about him, he’s always the first to say that he has to do the club before thinking about what’s next.
We all agree that it would take a catastrophe (read injury here) not to see him play in his team’s first game… but I don’t hate his humility.
That said, I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s a fine line between making the club and being named captain before your first game in the National Hockey League.
And that’s something NHL Network has been talking about.
On the NHL station’s panel, the question was raised. Former Bettman Tour coach Bruce Boudreau answered the question on the subject.
We all agree that there’s no point in naming Bedard captain right now. He’ll already be under a lot of pressure as the favourite for Rookie of the Year… and as the franchise’s saviour.
But I’d appoint a guy in the meantime. So Bedard would be the replacement for the next guy (whether that’s in one, two or three years, it doesn’t matter) and not Toews.
I say this all the same, but Corey Perry might have been named captain of the Habs by Dominique Ducharme if he’d stayed with the Habs instead of leaving for Tampa. And now he’s in Chicago.
I’d name him. And when he leaves, Bedard might be more ready to take on the role.
In a gust
– Who’s going to slow down?
– La Poche Bleue (@lapochebleue) August 29, 2023
– The link arrived, but late.
A few minutes before the official announcement of the new women’s professional field hockey league, still no invitation to the press conference in the Ottawa and Montreal markets. Not to French-language media anyway… https://t. co/6TehZU1bLE
– jf plante (@jfplante_Droit) August 29, 2023
– What do you think?
NFL clubs will increasingly be called upon to court international markets, and there’s one club that wants to court the French-speaking world.
Here it is: https://t.co/h4I5RskDyp
– Richard Labbé (@Richardlabbe) August 29, 2023
– An exploded referee. [BC]
Only a matter of time before we see stuff like this an NHL shootout
🎥: tendysig/IG pic.twitter.com/QiCfZsikFi
– Spittin’ Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) August 28, 2023