Ever since Dion Phaneuf was traded to the Ottawa Senators back in 2016, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been captain less. After signing coveted free agent and former New York Islanders captain John Tavares to a hefty contract last summer, there have been much speculations on who will get the C on his jersey, but it seems like the Leafs have already decided.
According to many fans who have made the Instagram video viral by Friday morning, the Leafs posted a behind the scenes footage of their first media day and inavertardly revealed that Auston Matthews will be getting the C on his jersey this season.
It is believed that the Leafs covered up the C on his jersey for the sake of the shoot…
It got worse when this got leaked:
While some people saw fit that the Leafs name Tavares their new leader, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston commented earlier this week that Matthews is indeed expected to be the team’s new captain. The reporter however mentioned that an official announcement has to wait.
Johnston believes that the timing of an official announcement is tricky seeing that general manager Kyle Dubas is still trying to get star forward Mitch Marner under contract. The reporter thinks that it could complicate the Marner negotiations on the side if they announce it before a deal is done.
However, actions speak louder than words…