As late as the end of the regular season last year I would have said Gionta with Gorges getting an A...but Gorges' play during the playoffs has swayed me. I also like the idea of a 'lunch pail' type player getting the C for a while...it can go to a star player as soon as Subban is ready.
He played his junior hockey with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL, where he helped the Rockets to a Memorial Cup championship in 2004 as their captain. He was also the captain for the WHL in the Canada-Russia challenge in November 2003
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Martin said a few months ago that the team would named a captain before the draft.
Sorry but this guy isn't more reliable than Eklund...
Interesting thing though, the opening day of the draft Josh Gorges was sitting at the Habs table.
It would be fine either way Gorges or Gionta. I like Gorges for the candidate, the guy is a warrior, he just doesn't quit.
Weber in Nashville was just given the C, Gorges played in Kelowna like Weber would be cool to see both of them promoted. Gorges just seems like a good fit, would be in the Habs long term vision, he is young, reliable, and he steps up and speaks in the lockerroom. The guy is a good guy on and off the ice. He competes as well.
Except height, plus he doesn't speak French. The best pick then would be Lapierre.
So what? for most of the 70s, the Captains of the Montreal Canadiens were 5'7" Henri Richard from 71-75 and then 5'9" Cournoyer until 79.
Lapierre doesn't have the C in his future right now, he has to prove the 08-09 season and 09-10 playoffs were not a fluke more than take on the leadership role. Any newcomer captain who doesn't speak French will be given leeway in that, especially if they can play.