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09-19-2008, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Krautso View Post
Mike was probably pretty surprised by this. He was talking to a buddy of mine this summer about Toews being named captain at such a young age and thought it was a horrible move to have a really young captain because the older guys would tell the kid to shut the hell up if he tried to tell them what to do and it could breed resentment. Its hard to be captain when the entire team sees you as a kid yet to pay your dues.

He's a pretty mature guy for 23 though and one hell of a hockey player. I'm sure he'll take it and run with it.
Richards is pretty respected in that room and around the league. I can see the argument for Toews and I made the same for Crosby (still do, nobody respects him), but Richards is poised beyond his years and everybody saw this coming. There aren't many people bashing this move.

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