Soooo, is that a C on the Facebook photo 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/T4KIdbF4GO
— ✊🏿✊🏾 A-DAMN✊🏽✊🏻 (@bizarrospeak) November 13, 2020
The Rangers have been without a captain since trading Ryan McDonagh at the 2017 trade deadline. It is rumored that one of Chris Kreider or Mika Zibanejad will be named captain at some point. Given the long-term deal Kreider signed and his tenure with the club, the smart money is on him. Of course, some keen eyes think otherwise:
I KNOW THOSE HEAIR ENDS THATS MY BOY ZIBBY pic.twitter.com/yhYBiime78
— cathryn 🎃 (@cattpace) November 13, 2020
This could just be a ploy, of course, but given this is a season where the Rangers are giving time to youth, a true captain might be in the cards. Kreider is in their long term future. Zibanejad likely will be too. The question is – will they announce a captain when they reveal the return of the lady liberty jersey.
Also yes, this appears to be a lady liberty jersey revival. There will be some changes, but it looks like we will be getting a NY Rangers captain announcement and a lady liberty jersey announcement all in one.