Nick Suzuki understands the (big) implications of such a role

We have known for a few months that the Canadian will have a captain for the 2022/23 season. It’s been reiterated a few times by the organization (particularly on the sidelines of the deal that sent Shea Weber to Vegas) and it seems only a matter of time before an announcement is made.

I envisioned a scenario where the announcement would come when CH announces its first draft pick in a few weeks, but I doubt that will be the case.

When you think of candidates for the job, Nick Suzuki is one that many people prefer. The young center is an integral part of CH’s future and despite his 22 (soon to be 23) years shows very impressive maturity and leadership. Still, I personally lean a little more towards Joel Edmundson.

And when asked about the captain’s role, Suzuki showed he understands the implications that come with such a mandate.

#14 says he knows it’s a great honor, but the role also comes with a heavy burden on his shoulders. Finally, we’re still talking about the captaincy of the team with the richest history of any NHL roster.

No, it’s not nothing.

However, Suzuki also said that regardless of who is named team captain, he hopes they can enjoy the support of the entire team. When he’s not succeeding, he wants to support everyone, and when he’s the winning candidate, he hopes his teammates will do the same.

I hope so too.

Suzuki also assured that he would be present at the July 7th repechage. He continues to spend much of his summer in Montreal and this allows him to fully enjoy the drafting experience.

He will be present at the Bell Center on July 7th…will my script eventually manifest?

And as for the draft, Shane Wright told TSN that he doesn’t really care about Bob McKenzie’s list (on which he’s #2), but based on his conversations with members of the organization. He also claims to be the ideal candidate to offer a 1-2 strokes in the middle for CH, a recurring feature for teams claiming top honors.

Will Captain Suzuki announce that CH is drafting their future sidekick at center in Shane Wright on July 7th? Imagine for a moment the screenplay of a Hollywood movie!

So continuation.


– Derek Lalonde would have received an interview for the position of head coach of the Red Wings.

– What will happen to Brock Boeser?

– Very nice gesture from the CH goalkeeper.

– What would a trade that sends Alex DeBrincat to the Senators look like? [TSLH]

– Interesting names in this list.

– Interesting.

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