Would be very interesting to see him as Captain there, but I suspect his age / lack of time in Anaheim might be factors against it. Selanne has been there-and-back forever and Getzlaf is probably the team's "future" Captain, from what I understand..... Should be an interesting choice
I've been over to the Ducks board for this same discussion. They seem to be half and half...I think Getzlaf should get it because I think he will rise to the challenge. I think Koivu's time on the Ducks IS part of why he may not get it...Also, he's not locked up for very long and is a player I could see the Ducks just letting go after his contract (Not a slight on Koivu), I think the Ducks will re-negotiate with Getzlaf and have a deal done at the beginning of his last year.
I wouldn't be surprised to see him get it, just to help keep "pressure" off Getzlaf. Not too mention, it will further help Getzlaf learn to be a captain. Obviously, Koivu can't teach him any offensive tricks, but Koivu is a top leader in the league.
I suppose the local media will complain that he hasn't taken the time to learn Spanish, therefore he isn't worthy of being captain.
Selanne will not be captain, and Getzlaf will be in the future. At least Koivu will again wear either the 'A' or maybe the 'C' in his last NHL contract.
I can see him being captain just to give Getzlaf another year or two to grow into it. As for Selanne, if he wanted the captaincy, they'd probably give it to him over Saku but I doubt he does. There's a reason Koivu has been the Finnish captain. He's the leader, Selanne is the scorer.
By all accounts Getzlaf will be next leader of the Ducks, but having Saku there for two more seasons could give Ryan a bit more time to grow into the leading role. Considering that the team that has have Pronger and S.Niedermayer leading the room lately, I am not sure Getzlaf is currently mature enough to fill their shoes.
In practice, I think that there are only two options: either Getzlaf will (already) receive the C or Saku will be named captain. They also were the alternates last season.
I don't think that Teemu wants to be captain. Even in national team, his only tour of duty as captain came in 2002, coincidentally since Koivu was out.