Picking the Next Captain for Every NHL Franchise

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Picking the Next Captain for Every NHL Franchise
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Nicklas Lidstrom wears a "C" on his chest in Detroit, having taking the reins from a man known in "Hockeytown" as "The Captain."

When Steve Yzerman retired in 2006, it was the end of a 20-year stint as captain of the Red Wings.

Lidstrom's potential retirement is a question every offseason. When he leaves, someone will have to take the role from two living legends.

Other teams do not have as imminent of a captaincy switch, but have men waiting to take over.

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