Not his fault the Moore hit happened. Never caused problems, and you could tell he wanted to win. Perhaps not the best captain but I don't think it's something he could have fixed. Overall, I'll miss him and hope he does well with the Rangers.
Naslund gave everything he had for this team and to that i applaud him. Word is he had a substanital offer on the table from minnesota that may have surpassed the Rangers offer but Nazzy chose to go to the east. Naslund will be a hell of a player next year I wouldn't be surprised if he puts up 70 points and flirts with ppg territory. Best of luck to nazzy and the rags!
Generally -- but not always -- a excellent player. Probably would have been scoring title winner and perennial all-star had he played in what we can call the Oiler 80s. Class act, and one of the better players to play for this franchise.
Not entirely a successful captain, though. Probably would have benefited by playing with a Sundin type while in his prime. Seemed to lose his once-deadly wrist shot.
Won't personally be remembered like the more talented -- and far more ignominious -- Bure, or the stalwarts Kurtenbach and Smyl, or the franchise icon, Linden. But will be remembered as part of one of the greatest lines the Canucks ever had, the WCE -- right up there with Gradin, Smyl and Fraser.
Another era over, fittingly, with new ownership, a new GM, and Linden gone too.
Plan D now in effect: stockpile youth and picks, and cap space and add a couple of superior free agents NEXT summer (none of this Rolston, Ryder et al stuff). Persuade Luongo to suffer one mediocre year -- next year -- and hopefully the Sedins will stay, and the likes of Hodgson and whomever we pick next year will step in.
He took way more *hit from ALL of us than he deserved. One of those great guys that actually had some decent skill. I was hoping he'd be able turn things around here next season. I guess not. Best of luck in the Big Apple Nazzy.
As I've said before: I'm embarrassed as a lifelong Vancouverite for the judgement made by seemingly 50% of the fan base against Markus's captaincy and his play during the time we have had a very poor/not even close to complementary to his skill set top 6 for him to play with.
I appreciated his style when addressing the fans and media as captain.
I wasn't foolish enough to expect him to play or act like Jerome Iginla.
I appreciated him for what he was and is, and blame our organization, not him for limiting his opportunity for success, and the opportunity to finish his career as a Canuck.