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04-06-2012, 11:21 PM
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You're talking as if you know how they are in the room, how they interact with each other. You'd think Markov spends his time hiding in a corner... You need to remember that the team was changed, keeping some pieces. The remaining players were mainly still young, and you had Plekanec and Markov. You'd think after a full 82 games + playoffs you can pinpoint your leaders, regardless of what they said about their contract. Anyhow, I don't think anybody thought Gionta was going to be captain for the rest of his life.
There is a reason markov almost never does interviews and is never outspoken on the ice. Great player but he is not the kind of guy who will take charge. I don't need to be in the locker room. They picked the highest scoring player and made him captain, after dumping half the team it was clearly a mistake. Gill and Gorges have been closer to leadership material than Gionta ever was.
The team was a mangled mess of its old self with zero identity and a goof like gomez on the top line. It is shocking they didn't make Cammalleri the captain for all it mattered. Needless to say when Gionta comes back there will be no shift in the play, he will slide back in and things wont skip a beat because this is Gorges team. You just said it yourself Gionta was older and had experience but he was never the teams true captain. In the end he is a merc who could be on Columbus for all he cares, he will talk to the refs and go through the motions but Gorges runs the show. Gorges is our version of Callahan.
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