Leadership in 5 years
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10-21-2012, 11:13 PM
Join Date: May 2011
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IMO (and remember this is just my opinion) the better captains in the league and throughout the history of the league were vocal leaders. Personally I think this organization has always needed a vocal rah rah type of leader and would have a better chance of winning a cup with a bunch of rah rah kind of guys. I also feel that a guy like Paul MacLean would likely share my view (at least to some extent) and would likely appoint a leadership core that is a reflection of what he thinks a good leader is.
I feel that it isn't a good decision to make a player captain simply based off his on ice play. IMO Ovechkin is a bad captain and never should have been named captain. He has a surplus of skill, he simply just doesn't embody the leadership qualities. I feel that Karlsson shares some similarities with Ovechkin in that he has a ton of skill but doesn't necessarily embody the characteristics of a leader. Again, this is simply an opinion, I have yet to see or hear anything that would allow me to infer that Karlsson would be a good captain.
True about Ovechkin, though Ovie is fat, while Karlsson is very dedicated to training.
I guess it sort of makes sense to want your captain to engage phsyically because you want the rest to follow suit. Karlsson just plays a different way than most players, so leading by example is not very effective haha. ''Do what Karlsson does'' - ''Are you frikin crazy?!''
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