Something I like about him is how he really seem to enjoy playing the game, and just being there. He seems to have a great attitude. I hope it stays for the duration of his contract. What a great model for Max and Desharnais!
I just had a flash: Cole, scoring on Theodore during the Carolina cup run, trolling Gilmour... Man, I used to hate him so, so much.
Gionta's a JM kind of captain. And why make Cole a captain if he's doing his role perfectly fine as it is?
Because he's got leadership, he works every shifts, he's got grit, talent, hits, has a winner attitude, can both shoot and pass, he's consistent, the media are already interviewing him basically every game, he's the kind of guy the coach tell his players to copy... oh and he happens to be the MVP skater on this team.
Jersey with a C > Jersey with no C
You can't defeat logic.
Now that's just answering the question though, I wouldn't do that before and if Gionta is traded over the summer. And in all honesty I'd give it to Gorges anyway I think, but Cole deserves a A that's for sure.
After watching the Habs take on the Bruins last night, you can't deny how good a line they have in Max Pacioretty, Erik Cole and David Desharnais. The trio combined for four points and a plus-6 rating. While Pacioretty and Cole are 76 per cent and 62 per cent owned in Yahoo! leagues respectively, Desharnais remains available in 80 per cent of leagues. Despite how good they've been together, I could see the Canadiens trading Cole while his value is about as high as it's ever going to get.