Mike Weber will be the next Captain
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06-07-2013, 12:58 PM
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I'm not against Weber, but it's not a slam-dunk "yes" or "no" for me.
Leadership is about doing and being. Sure, Weber is saying all the right things. And he has worked his way into a regular position. I'm not worried about Weber not having a regular spot - his play in 2013 assured that. But I'm not sure he's the best choice in terms of play. The best captains are guys like Toews, who play at a high level and have leadership skills. Weber is certainly not that type of captain.
I'm not against him, but what happens when the "transitional" captaincy is over? Do you strip him of the letter? How does that work? Some in the locker room will be with him, and it could divide a locker room that's ready to compete in a few years.
But I don't think Buffalo has much of an option. They could take a chance on Hodgson early.... it's a bad leadership situation. Best to just let the players vote.
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