Henrik Zetterberg is a prime candidate to be the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings now that Nicklas Lidstrom has retired.
Zetterberg drew praise for his play and leadership this past season and in the playoffs from Lidstrom at the defenseman's retirement news conference. The talented forward also has the support of his existing teammates. "He's like Nick but a little more vocal," said Daniel Cleary on Thursday. "He's the ultimate team player. He cares about winning and has a great work ethic. He loves his teammates and the guys love him and respect him a lot. He's my 1A, B and C."