Ottawa Senators superstar Erik Karlsson could be frontrunner to follow Spezza as captain

Erik Karlsson leads all defenceman in scoring, but his defence is sometimes questionable. (QMI...

Erik Karlsson leads all defenceman in scoring, but his defence is sometimes questionable. (QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

Nine months ago the Senators decided Erik Karlsson was not yet ready to wear a letter on his sweater full time.

And now, it's believed, he's at the front of the line to get the next 'C'.

Has Karlsson grown that much in less than a year? Not unless he's made leaps and bounds since the season ended.


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