Didn't see this topic when I asked the question over on the line combos topic, but....
Would you guys expect any friction from this decision in the locker room, as it kind of looks from the outside that management made the decision to make Parise and Suter the alternate captains instead of leaving it for the players to decide (especially if they did it without player input)?
Minnesota fans just like to worry about something i guess, even supposed issues with whose wearing a letter on their jersey. People, you don't "need" a letter to be a leader in that room, people still know Cullen and Heatley are leaders, they don't need an A to validate that, nor do they care, they just want to win.
After the fine job Parise did with the Devils captaining them and Suter, no reason they shouldn't have A's. Great choices, and this should help Koivu aliviate any concerns people have about his wearing the C with guys like this in the room with him leading.
Speaking of the greens, I noticed something about the Wild's free agents and picks this year...
Are the Wild switching to the greens as the regular home jerseys?
Don't believe so. They've been using the greens as the "give out" jersey for the past 3 years and despite phasing out the red in other aspects (i.e. development camp is "Team Green" v. "Team White"), the Iron Range Red is still the primary home.
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