Lamoriello suggests Maple Leafs may not have captain next season

Posted: 09/06/2017 in NHL, Sports
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Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello suggested Wednesday the team may forego naming a captain for the 2017-18 season.

“Right now that isn’t something in the forefront,” Lamoriello told TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. “I think we had tremendous leadership this year with a lot of young players.”

The Maple Leafs improved dramatically in 2016-17 after finishing last in the league the year prior. Auston Matthews, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick, led the way with 40 goals and 69 points in his rookie season, and many expected him to be the heir to the team’s “C.” Lamoriello, however, insists there’s no rush to change a system which led the team to a surprising playoff berth.

“I would not be surprised if we did not have a captain next year.”

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