Friedman: “Leafs decided on Tavares a few days ago” for captaincy

Beyond the hottest news around town, the captaincy of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been discussed at length. Questions regarding which member of the current core will have the “C” placed on their jersey before the puck drops on Oct. 2 against the Ottawa Senators have been at the core of every media scrum.
According to recent reports, it appears that John Tavares will be named captain in the near future.

“I do think the #Leafs decided on Tavares a few days ago. Everything I’ve learned in the last 48-72 hours tells me that’s the case.”@FriedgeHNIC on the captaincy & why the team should name one if that was the plan @RusicSN590 @thegoldenmuzzy.
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— Sportsnet 590 The FAN (@FAN590) September 27, 2019

Whether that is before the season begins or they do it in a mid-season ceremony, the constant conversation around the captaincy will come to a close sometime in the next few months.
Elliotte Friedman does approach this topic in his radio hit with a sense of caution, making it seem more like just his opinion on what he has heard, rather than any concrete statement on who it will be.
But given …

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation