One of the more intriguing questions during Lightning training camp will be who will be the new team captain. Speculation naturally surrounds stars linemates and friends Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos.

Stamkos on Tuesday the day before the start of camp at the Tampa Bay Times Forum said St. Louis deserves the honor.

"You have to think from my point of view anyway it will go to Marty" Stamkos said. "He's been a guy who has been here a long time. He deserves a chance to wear the C."

The job came open in June when Vinny Lecavalier the captain since the 2008-09 season was bought out of his contract and signed with the Flyers.

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper has not addressed the issue and the feeling is he won't name a captain until the week before the regular season.