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Friday's Dump & Chase: Captains

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The Blues made the choice of Pietrangelo for captain official on Thursday, as well as Team Canada announcing its on-ice leadership group for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Around the league, Connor McDavid is just twiddling his thumbs in anticipation of camp to receive his letter. The choice for Nashville seems pretty straightforward, but there's still some intrigue.

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