Thread: Bad Captains?
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10-02-2003, 07:06 PM
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I think teams can handle having a captain that isn't the ideal captain. That is as long as you get leadership from other guys. For example in Anaheim you have guys like Steve Rucchin who will be a leader no matter if he has a letter on his jersey or not.

And some captains don't have to be very vocal to be good captains. Sakic and Gretzky fall into the lead by example category of captains. They work hard in practice and matches etc instead of giving firebrand speeches. And the respect a guy like Sakic gets from his teammates shows he is a good captain. He also is a very classy guy (like handing over the cup to Bourque right after getting it) which goes a long way.

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