I've been looking for a thread on that subject but found nothing...
With Gionta probably on his final year in Montreal, who do you think is more likely to become Habs' next captain ? Do you guys think Brandon Prust could/should be considered ? Looks like he has become a leader on that team.
My money is on Gorges, Markov or Pleky. That being said, I'll offer an outside-the-box suggestion: Pacioretty. He's mature, our best offensive player, leads by example and works hard. He's not as vocal as Gorges or as senior as Markov, but he has a lot of the qualities Gionta has.
I don't think Gorges is a good choice anymore. Don't get me wrong hes got tons of leadership but its more in his effort level and while your captain doesn't have to be your best player, I want a guy who can take things over and put the team on their back.
Guys like Gorges should be what you use to surround your captain; a group of vets who are heart and soul guys whose work ethic is infectious.
We're caught in a weird spot because we have tons of captain material in our roster but alot of guys are too young.
Id say go with 3 As after Gio leaves and check the progression of some options after a year.
Subban should be the Captain.
Says all the right thing in the media, isn't afraid to call himself or the whole team out, has a Norris, plays hard every night, is filled with passion. He's young, so he could be captain for a very long time, and he's still improving.
Gorges said some stupid crap in the media during lockout.
Prust is someone I see losing efficiency sooner rather than later due to the nature of his game.
Plekanec and Markov might be on their way out and always were comfortable in the back seats.
Subban looks like the obvious choice, though I have trouble seeing anyone else than Koivu as captain. I just look at the Habs as a team without a captain since he left, even though Gionta has the position.