COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2015 NHL All-Star Game marks the first time Nick Foligno will have captained a team, having previously only served as an alternate captain during his junior hockey days.
“It’s about time!” he said.
“Don’t write that.”
Too late, what with it being Media Day and all.
With the All-Star Game captaincy comes great responsibility, obviously. You’re the face of your team, because your name is literally the team’s name. You answer all the inane questions from media about the skills competition and the all-star draft. And your face is plastered on the side of the arena and the front of the official hotel, greeting fans.
“Sorry for everyone that has to look at that,” said Foligno.
He may never have been an actual captain, but Foligno seems born to be one in the All-Star Game. The Columbus Blue Jackets forward obviously lucked into the gig, with the NHL needing a local representative to captain one of the teams. But the charming, light-hearted, happy-to-here temperamentRead More »from Captain Nick Foligno waits for bribes, ‘happy I can’t screw this draft up’