I agree with the fact that Koivu shouldn't be captain.. he can't even get himself fired up most of the time!
out of what we have...
my first pick would be:
Staal- his effort and production speaks for itself and the guy is a class act.. you'd think he would have the room's respect and would be the best choice out of what we currently have.
second pick would be:
Spurgeon- I know this one is a little out there.. but I feel Spurg is the mo
There is ZERO pressure in the Minnesota market. New York, Boston, and Philly fans demand championships. If the team makes a boneheaded move, the press will call them out. Not here. "Well, the boys tried hard this year, but they had a lot of injuries. We'll get 'em next season..." "Geez, the boys sure ran into a hot goaltender. That's too bad." "The boys just don't have any puck luck this season. Darn shame..."
In fact, the only thing that differentiates a captain from another player is that he has the right to go in the refs' half-circle and talk to the officials. That's it. If the captain is not on the ice or is injured, then the Alternates have this right. That's only it.
The link captain-leader in not relevant in my opinion, because inside the team, the organisation and in the locker room, everybody know who is or are the real leaders. Don't need a letter to mention it. Being a leader i
Zach did say being boo'd bothered them and then tried to blame the media for the fans angst...then found out the Avalanche lost and thus we were in the playoffs...and then said the fans shouldn't boo their home team, even if they're upset. All in the same interview...just another reason for me to not be a Parise fan.