Auston Matthews wants to be the captain. It’s time for the Leafs to let him wear the ‘C’

@Auston Matthews has, oddly, never worn the captain’s sweater for any team he’s played on. He’s been so good for so much of his young career that the opportunity never arose, as he’s constantly played for teams with players a couple years older than him mostly making up the roster.
But none of that supposed lack of experience matters, and with the @Toronto Maple Leafs yet to name a captain in this new era, the Matthews Era really, it’s time for his letter-less streak to end. Matthews clearly wants to be the captain in Toronto. He’s always wanted it. He is the captain in Toronto.

Instead of reading whether Tavares or Matthews should be the Leafs captain, remember that you could reading a discussion online on whether Mark Borowiecki or Zack Smith should be the Senators captain
— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) September 18, 2018

There have been rumblings from a few media personalities that this summer would be the one where the Leafs finally name a captain, to this point going without since the departure of Dion Phaneuf a hundred years ago. Some have speculated it will be Matthews. This week, speaking to Craig Morgan of …

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Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation

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