Because besides him single handily carrying this team for over a decade, you want to strip him of his captaincy because this team is losing. The idea that somehow humiliating our best player to 'shake up' the team and then give the C to another player who is under preforming is a good idea is mind boggling.
I will never understand some fans disbelief that somehow a 35 year old Iginla isn't as good as a 27 year old Iginla, and how because he isn't one of the best players in the game anymore means he doesn't deserve to be captain or he is somehow less of a captain.
You jest, but that headline looks like it was ripped directly from the Sun.
It's the key to any good April Fool's joke. Make it realistic and make it sound like something the individual or organization would say or do in a given situation.
In a previous workplace a colleague would send memos around on April 1st that would really floor us before we figured it out. They were good because they sounded like something management and ownership would do. They hated it but what could they do? Nobody was harmed (We usually clued in before anything was really acted on) and morale remained decently average (Which, from what I hear these days, is the best one can expect of almost any workplace here in Calgary).