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Report: Wings will name Zetterberg captain Tuesday

Jan 13, 2013, 5:23 PM EST

Henrik Zetterberg AP

As part of their campaign to win back fans following the lockout, the Detroit Red Wings are holding a Red and White Game at 6:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday that the general public can attend at no cost.

Those that go to the contest early will be in for a treat, according to the Detroit Free Press.

After quite a bit of speculation, the Red Wings are expected to officially name Zetterberg as the new team captain just before the start of the contest.

The timing coincides with the expected return of Pavel Datsyuk, who was given permission to play in the KHL All-Star Game. By delaying the announcement until Tuesday, it will ensure that Datsyuk and the rest of the Red Wings will be present.

Zetterberg will become the 36th captain in the team’s storied history and replace the retired Nicklas Lidstrom.

  1. redwingsfan999 - Jan 13, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    He’s gonna be a great leader, a lot of exactions to live up to though, having Lidstrom and Yzerman being r last 2 captains

  2. redwingsfan999 - Jan 13, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Expectations*

  3. hieronymous27 - Jan 13, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    The last two captains of the Red Wings -Yzerman and Lidstrom – have won Stanley Cups. That is a lofty goal for Z. to aspire to.

  4. eastcoastwingette - Jan 14, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    “After quite a bit of speculation…” –by who? Wings have been grooming Zetterberg to be the next captain for the last decade.
    And for the love of $^&*$@, stop inventing drama and taking shots at Pavel Datsyuk. He does not want to be captain and made that known about 5 years ago. Wings are not officially announcing anything until Tuesday because they want the full team (which includes their alternate captain, Datsyuk) to be present.

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