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11-09-2006, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by habfan4 View Post
IMO The role/effect/importance of the modern day captain is overstated.

A guy like Koivu (along with others) leads by example, which has a net positive effect on the team. However, does anyone think he has more of an impact than the coaching staff/management (three of which are former Hab captains)?
To a certain extend on the ice during the game he can. Also off the ice he is the guy that can rally the guys together, keep things close by getting the guys to hang-out etc.

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