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09-19-2012, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by TheUnseenHand View Post
It's about an attitude, a confidence, an air of leadership that no player on this team has possessed since Stevens left. Henrique is the first guy to have "it" since Scotty retired. It's not about stats. He could be a 4th liner in that regard. It doesn't matter. His attitude is contagious. His confidence is contagious. His calmness is contagious.

I agree it's still difficult to give a sophomore the C. The problem is that it's quite obvious, if he sticks around, that he is future captain material. However, if you give Kovy the C, he's is your captain for the remainder of the contract. You can't strip it away if it doesn't work. You can't even hint at the fact that you want him to give it up. He has to do it willingly, with no persuasion. Of course if it all goes good there are no worries. I just personally don't think Kovy is really captain material. I didn't think Zach was either. I don't think anyone else besides Henrique has the look of a captain. Ideally it would be given to Sal for a year or two until Henrique either proves to everyone how deserving he is, decides he doesn't want it, or leaves; the latter two cases making Kovy pretty much the only choice.
I'm not saying that I want Kovy to be captain because I've said a few times that that wouldn't be my first choice. However, if Henrique didn't have the monster season he had, would he even be in this discussion right now?

Originally Posted by CerebralGenesis View Post
Attitude, if he didn't pot 3 game winners in the playoffs no one is having this debate. Save the rhetoric.

How do we know about his leadership either? I'm curious, must have been that AHL mojo with 1 year of NHL duty. He might be a captain someday, but this season is lunacy.
Totally agree with this post.

Originally Posted by Kensu View Post
Henrique will probably get his shot as an Alternative captain a few years once Salvador & Elias retire.
This I could see, but not right now. There's too many other leaders right now for him to get an A.

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