Thread: Prospect Info: Tyler Biggs's discussion thread.
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10-09-2012, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Captain does not have to be the best, most talented, or popular player. For me the player who can get in the middle of a scrum and keep his head and have a reasoned discussion with the refs without blowing a gasket and then talk to his mates on the ice to settle them down, and have his mates acknowledge him is all I ask.

Of course he has to be good enough to be in the line-up, and should be a go to guy.

That isn't asking too much is it?
Maybe that's the textbook definition but it's typically the best player on the team or a player with a combination of skill and toughness.

Crosby got the C and certainly wasn't 'level headed' in his early days.

Have a look at the current list of NHL captains -- almost always the best player on the team

Ryan Getzlaf
Zdeno Chara
Iginla
Eric Staal
Toews

It's either a top players or a very good player that plays with heart and grit. There is a definite correlation between being a captain and being a top player, not just someone that can talk to the ref.

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