Dustin Brown was named captain of the Los Angeles Kings yesterday, finalizing the obvious youth movement that the Kings are going through.
Brown, the youngest captain in Kings history, had a strong year last season, scoring 33 goals as well as leading the team in hits. It'll be interesting to see if he stays captain of Los Angeles for his whole Hollywood tenure, or if the Kings believe he's warming the spot for Anze Kopitar. Both players are youthful, offensively strong leaders for L.A.
- Alex Ovechkin isn't injured, apparently. He sparked rumors across the league after leaving practice early a few days ago, but he's still on the opening night roster, and coach Bruce Boudreau has said everything is ok.
- Craig Rivet was named captain of the Buffalo Sabres, which is interesting specifically because he's the full-time captain. Fans were all but sure that Jason Pominville or Derek Roy were the definite captain candidates, and both probably deserve it more than Rivet mainly because of what they've done for the team compared to newcomer Rivet.
- Ryan Parent's out for the Flyers for a good 12-14 weeks, and according to James Mirtle, this means Luca Sbisa will get a little taste of the NHL before the season's over.
- Again from Mirtle, Doug Janik went through one hectic little scare today. The Blackhawks claimed him off of waivers from the Dallas Stars, only to trade him back for a conditional draft pick. How weird is that?