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08-29-2014, 01:26 PM
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Yvan Cournoyer talks about Habs captaincy

That is quite an article by Dave Stubbs from The Gazette. Yvan Cournoyer talks about Habs captaincy througout the years. He said that he met great ones in Jean Béliveau and Henry Richard. He was also captain himself for 4 years.

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Near the end of the article it says: Should the Habs elect Markov their 29th captain, and should the Russian defenceman finish his career in Montreal? He would join an elite group who have played their every NHL game for the Canadiens.

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Wow hes not saying much. He seems pretty detached from whats going on with hockey right now. Cant blame him.

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Wow hes not saying much. He seems pretty detached from whats going on with hockey right now. Cant blame him.
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The captaincy, Cournoyer says, should be decided by the players, not a management appointment.
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Cournoyer was elected Canadiens captain in a secret vote among players, coach Scotty Bowman handing each a blank piece of paper on the first day of training camp in 1975.
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This captain talk is interesting...really curious to see who gets it.

The choice for me seems obvious, it should be PK Subban...but it seems there's a lot of trepidation and uneasiness about handing him the captaincy.

I can't help but wonder if that's just people's own fear coming to the surface. I don't think there's anyone else on the team who represents the Habs as well as Subban does.

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This captain talk is interesting...really curious to see who gets it.

The choice for me seems obvious, it should be PK Subban...but it seems there's a lot of trepidation and uneasiness about handing him the captaincy.

I can't help but wonder if that's just people's own fear coming to the surface. I don't think there's anyone else on the team who represents the Habs as well as Subban does.
I can't think of anyone who should get the appointment right now. I think Pacioretty should be the one talking to officials this season, but that the C should be awarded to whoever gives the best example next season.

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I can't think of anyone who should get the appointment right now. I think Pacioretty should be the one talking to officials this season, but that the C should be awarded to whoever gives the best example next season.
I don't know...first of all, I think having the C on one's jersey is more ceremonial more than anything. Leadership always comes from a group of players.

However, when I think of a captain, I think of a guy who leads by example, especially in critical times and is there a better 'big game' player than Subban on the Habs right now.

He's always been at his best the bigger the stage (performance vs. Rangers this year notwithstanding)

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If players are voting, it's most likely going to be Andrei Markov I think.

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If players are voting, it's most likely going to be Andrei Markov I think.
It would be the best choice.

PS thanks for the article Asamu.

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It would be the best choice.
We could definitely make a case for PK Subban.

But yeah, at the moment Markov is the best choice.

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We could definitely make a case for PK Subban.

But yeah, at the moment Markov is the best choice.
Indeed. Subban needs to focus on hockey, give him an A and it's perfect. Markov has seen it all, is a life long Habs, suffered from heavy media pressure from his knee injuries without collapsing under pressure like Brisebois or Malakhov, made Komisarek a beast, has a head on his shoulders and has more talent than Plekanec. To me Markov is the clear cut choice.

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Markov or Plekanec for me.

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Yea as long as the captaincy is decided by the players voting, I don't care who gets it.

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Why not Bouillon? The guy's a warrior and it will give time for Subban to mature.

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Why not Bouillon? The guy's a warrior and it will give time for Subban to mature.

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If players are voting, it's most likely going to be Andrei Markov I think.
Which will be the Media's biggest nightmare with Markov's trolling towards them.

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This captain talk is interesting...really curious to see who gets it.

The choice for me seems obvious, it should be PK Subban...but it seems there's a lot of trepidation and uneasiness about handing him the captaincy.

I can't help but wonder if that's just people's own fear coming to the surface. I don't think there's anyone else on the team who represents the Habs as well as Subban does.
That would be Carey Price, but he's not elligible.

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If players are voting, it's most likely going to be Andrei Markov I think.
If the players vote it will be Subban, followed by Plekanec and than Gallagher.

Markov does not want captaincy nor would the players (barring Pacio and DD vote for him).

There is a divide in the room.

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Markov's the best choice, but apparently he doesn't want it. I heard Plekanec doesn't want it either. My guess is Subban even though I think a year or two should pass before he's captain.

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Give the captaincy to Gallagher, his play alone is an example for the team. I think he would be great.

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That is quite an article by Dave Stubbs from The Gazette. Yvan Cournoyer talks about Habs captaincy througout the years. He said that he met great ones in Jean Béliveau and Henry Richard. He was also captain himself for 4 years.

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Near the end of the article it says: Should the Habs elect Markov their 29th captain, and should the Russian defenceman finish his career in Montreal? He would join an elite group who have played their every NHL game for the Canadiens.

Discuss.
Funny thing is that those captains, including Yvan are autographed pictures on my wall of Hab captains, all of which won SC Championships as Captains.

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If the players vote it will be Subban, followed by Plekanec and than Gallagher.

Markov does not want captaincy nor would the players (barring Pacio and DD vote for him).

There is a divide in the room.
What the *** ?

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What the *** ?
Yeah... divide in the room!

Actually, this is the first time since forever that we seem to have a very tight group with great leadership and a "team first" attitude.

All the guys who were asked about captaincy said the same thing: this team has plenty of leadership and it doesn't matter much who actually gets the letter. Everybody will follow.

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Yeah... divide in the room!

Actually, this is the first time since forever that we seem to have a very tight group with great leadership and a "team first" attitude.

All the guys who were asked about captaincy said the same thing: this team has plenty of leadership and it doesn't matter much who actually gets the letter. Everybody will follow.
The best leaders know how to follow.

You need more than a General. You need the Lieutenant, and the Sarge. All leaders in their own ways.

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If Markov and Pleks don't want it, I can see Prust getting the nod.

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