Panthers Barkov Makes Strong Statement About Auston Matthews.

Published April 5, 2018 at 12:52

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to play without having named a captain.Depending on how things go during the summer, we could see a captain named next season and most fans would like to see Auston Matthews wear the "C". Florida Panthers forward Aleksandr Barkov had some statements recently which could back that pick up. In Elliotte Friedman's recent edition of "31 Thoughts", Friedman shared some comments Barkov made about Matthews after the Leafs beat the Panthers 1-0 in February. Barkov was amazed at how Matthews was out there and blocking shots in the final minute of a game, specifically giving up his body for a blocked shot with just five seconds left.

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