Can Brown Really Lead This Team To The Cup?
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03-08-2011, 01:09 PM
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With a grain of salt, lets compare Brown's captaincy to Brendan Morrow. Morrow was 26 when he replaced Modano as the Stars captain, shortly after signing a six year commitment to the organization. He had, at the time, 5 seasons and 50+ playoff games under his belt, on a franchise steeped in success from the mid-90s onward. He learned from some of the best how to win, and handles himself accordingly.
Brown had none of this. He was 3 years younger than Morrow and with nowhere near the NHL experience Morrow possessed, in terms of either quantity or quality. The Kings sucked and were going through a rebuilding phase, and he accepted the responsibility of leading it.
Brown is undoubtedly still learning how to assert himself in this position, which will come in due time. Hopefully we're seeing him develop that edge he could desperately use. He is what he is as a player, with his pros and cons, but he as our captain is not a huge deal for this team.
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