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03-05-2007, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by waffledave View Post
You're citing 2 guys who happen also to be hall of fame legends. You're also citing 2 guys that have taken alot of critizism for their leadership skills and strategies. Yzerman was considered a bad captain for years until he got a good coach and a good team behind him.

Messier, try as he might, could not motivate a team that had no desire. He was great when NY won the cup. Where was he all those years after that? Where was his leadership skill then?
I won't argue with that. What I'm trying to get to is that, when their's a problem with the team (a huge slump as this one) the fans, the media, the players look to their Captain. It might be unjust to lay all of this on 1 person's shoulders...but it's what gets him the big bucks and why he gets the C of such a "prestigious" club. Koivu on any other team would not get 4.75m

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