Eastern Conference: Assigning captains to the captain-less teams

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Assigning captains to the Eastern Conference’s captain-less teams.

In the National Hockey League, we know how important playing as a team is, as individuality will get you nowhere on the ice. The team’s bonding off the ice and their commitment to working together on the ice starts with the man donning the “C” on their jersey.

As of right now, not every team in the league has a player filling that role. Today, we will look at the teams in the Eastern Conference that are captain-less, deciding which player is most deserving of one of, if not the highest honors in all of the sports.

While we see with regularity the best player on the team being awarded this role more often than not, that is not necessarily the case, and quite frankly should not be the case. It should be the player in the locker room that is able to lead by hard work and dedication, but also by his voice in the locker room.

The four teams throughout this article are all in similar positions. All four are young teams trying to get back to winning ways, all being at different points in the rebuilding process.

Let’s get this started, making our first stop in the garden state of New Jersey.