The Rangers will have no captain for the third consecutive season.
Head coach David Quinn announced on Wednesday that the team has appointed four alternate captains: Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Almimi. Panarin (Artemi Panarin) and Jacob Trouba (Jacob Trouba). Kreider and Zibanejad both wore “A”s last season, but the departure of Jesper Fast (Hurricane) and Marc Staal (Red Wings) left the Rangers with two vacancies.
Panarin and Trouba both entered their second season with the Rangers and are important members of the team’s core.
After Quinn stated that the organization planned to “evaluate this situation” at the beginning of the training camp, there was speculation that Clayder or Kibenejad would get a “C”
“It may not be what people want to hear, but I think many times [the captaincy] The fan base is more important than anyone else. “After all, you need a large group of leaders to achieve any success. I mean, there are many people in our room who are ready to take leadership positions. As I said before, I think even some young people, that is, people in the second and third years, will have a period of time to lead, or stand up and say the right things. The locker room or lead by example on ice.
“If we are to be successful, there won’t be any passengers. You look back on the successful teams in the past few years, everyone knows their role, everyone agrees and does their best. The depth of these teams is incredible As long as everyone works in the same direction, I think we will stay in good shape.”
Zibanejad continued to practice with the Rangers after testing positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of the training camp, but his position in the season opener against the Islanders on Thursday was still up in the air on Wednesday.
Quinn said: “We will have a clearer understanding of the situation.” “In terms of minutes, monitoring will be carried out during the game. Obviously, we know he has COVID, and everyone reacts to it differently, so it must be It’s a decision one shift after another.”
Quinn announced that rookie Igor Shesterkin (Igor Shesterkin) will start for the Nets in the 2020-21 season. The islanders are expected to start Semyon Varlamov.
The Rangers officially appointed Morgan Barron, Anthony Beato, Colin Blackwell, Lieber Hayek, Keith Kincaid and Matthew Robertson as their taxi team.