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10-17-2012, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Reverend Mayhem View Post
So I'm assuming that you may agree with what others believe, which could be wrong but if the captaincy means very little now of days, how is that sending a message to everyone else on the team?

Obviously, management and coaching believe something strongly in a player just to give them captaincy, that is we Canadians laud Messier as 'the best captain ever' is it not? Does management not have the choice to NOT give captaincy to anyone at all? That's what Florida is doing aren't they?

Also quick note, Luongo's captaincy debacle last two glorious years, not one unfortunately.
With being the captian it has lost its luster over the years--I would say which team did the damage and with whom--but that is another topic. When Luongo got the C there was open question as to who the leader on the canucks would be and there were questions to the character of the team and by giving the C to Luongo it sent a message to the team. Other players did step up to show their mettle, leadership and character

The value of being the Captain is not what it once was

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