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04-06-2012, 11:37 PM
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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.
Markov is portrayed as a man of few words, but that's all it takes when you're the most respected player in the room. He's put Price and Subban both into reflection about their maturity. He's the man, C or no C on the chest.
Gionta is a lead by example Stanley Cup winner. No disrespect to the plucky Gorges, but he'll be an NHL anecdote when his career is done. Markov is a Habs legend in this era, Gionta is an overachieving winner.
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