Thread: Injury Report: Koivu (Returning To Lineup 3/22)
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02-22-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mikko1995 View Post
I'm going to ask you back, what has anyone else done to deserve the ''C''? He got the 'C' because it was believed that he is the face of the franchise and by all I have heard, he is a great leader. I think one thing what North Americans usually want from their captains is being a vocal leader. Most of the leaders in Finland are leaders by example. Saku Koivu is considered a great leader, but he doesn't talk much. Timonen is a good leader - doesn't talk much. Numminen, again a good leader, but doesn't talk much. Teemu Selanne is one guy who is somewhat a vocal leader, at least he is more vocal than most of the Finns. It's just how it is in Finland; the coaches do the talking, Captains lead by example they set one the ice; not by talking.
I understand your argument that what has anyone done to deserve the "C" IMHO, no one has really deserved it as of late. Powe and Brodz seem to be the only ones that show up to play on a regular basis. I agree with your statement, that NA's want a vocal leader, a guy who will stick up for his team, and rip them a part when we suck. Koivu is not that kind of a guy. He is a leader by example, but if you lead by example, you best come to play every single game. Anyways...back to the injury.

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