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03-29-2013, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by vokiel View Post
That's not what I remember reading. Management named him captain as with all previous captains.
Koivu was voted in by the players, it was close between him and Corson.

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On September 30, 1999, with the position left vacant after Vincent Damphousse’s departure in March, Canadiens players were called upon to vote for the team’s next captain.

In line with the sudden trend of European players exploding onto the NHL scene, Saku Koivu edged out Shayne Corson and Turner Stevenson to become the 27th captain in franchise history.
Originally Posted by Flying Knee View Post
I guess i'll have to refresh my memory on this.

Not sure where this vote thing came from but it's in my sub conscious
The players were asked, but did not vote like for Koivu.

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Coach Jacques Martin insisted that the decision has yet to be made, but he said a captain will be named before the start of the regular season. Team management will make the choice, but only after consulting the players.

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