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Maple Leafs in no rush to name captain

Have been without one since trading Dion Phaneuf last season

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are not giving themselves a deadline to name a captain, general manager Lou Lamoriello said Thursday.

"I don't think there is a timetable for it," Lamoriello said. "We could, we could not. I think [coach] Mike [Babcock], [president] Brendan [Shanahan] and I will certainly discuss that. But at this point we do not have a captain and have not decided on one, one way or another. … But it's not something that is in the forefront at this point."

The Maple Leafs have not had a captain since trading Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 9. Their roster lists forward Tyler Bozak and defenseman Matt Hunwick as alternate captains.

Toronto opened training camp Thursday. It is one of four NHL teams without a captain (Carolina Hurricanes, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers).

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