"I'm coming into camp with my eyes wide open, watching," coach Todd Richards told the Columbus Dispatch when asked about naming a captain. "I want to see if we have somebody ready for that."
Asked if the team might go captain-less for a second straight season, Richards said, "I'm not saying yes or no to that. But I'm not going to pick a captain just because every team has to have a captain. For me, it has to be the right guy, or you don't do it."
President of hockey operations John Davidson agreed that finding the right player was more important than merely having a captain.