Alex Henry was captain once...the employee of the month beginning of this club made who wears the "C" an irrelevant thing. A good leader not only speaks when they're supposed to but they lead by example. The problem with the Wild is all too often they have different people pulling in their own direction rather than pulling altogether. Lemaire used to get the team to pull in one direction...which is why those talent deficient teams were as tough as they were to play against.
In spite of a rough start, and a pretty unsightly +/-, I feel that he is really pulling his weight and setting a good example. This is NOT the case with 9, 11, and 20. I think if we gave Staal the C (whether he wants it or not), we might see some different effort from the rest of the team (including 11 and 20). I just don't believe that Koivu is a REAL leader, and he should have never been asked to be a multi-year C just because he was a high draft choice and two-way player and is the 'vetera