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04-03-2008, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Acadmus View Post
As for who has shown leadership on the team and could be a good captain, there's several: Weiss, Booth, and Montador. Campbell shows flashes of ability to take charge once in a while but not consistently (ok, not even often). I'd say Monty could be a captain out of those guys.

Don't know what UFAs are out there that could be - I won't mention Sundin since - *ahem* - when was the last time the Leafs managed to accomplish much of anything? He's a talent upgrade on Olli, but I have to wonder about his leadership as well. Seems to me the Leafs are a team that perennially underachieves.
i think whoever is the next captain should have captain experience and winning on the Nhl level (Not Necessarily Cup Final Experience) in his background. That eliminates anybody currently on the roster.

So possible free agents with that background and have a real chance at changing teams (and I took only a quick glance at the UFA list so undoubtably I missed a few):

Holik, Bobby
Peca, Mike
Smith, Jason
Weight, Doug
Rolston, Brian
Naslund, Markus

And of course you could go the trade route which may revive the Jokinen-Marleau rumors (I hope not)

Of that group Ralston would be my pick. Kill two birds with one stone. Add an experienced Captain who is also a scorer. Would be looking for a BIG RAISE over his current $2.42 million. Likely $5+mil.

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