Thanks for posting that Handtrick! I thought it was so cool that he wasn't even aware that he was the leader.......Capt Nerdo said they interviewed Sully after the game last night (I went to bed so I missed it) and he commented on how well-spoken Sully is and how he gave a great interview (not the same "pat" answers that most of them give).
I think moreso than Kariya, Sullivan seems to bring a calming influence over the team. He's always laughing\hamming it up with everyone on the bench, he's the first to dash in and tackle whomever just scored the goal if he's on the ice. I think his leadership and status as a "team guy" is what got him locked up long term, and wouldn't be a bad choice as at least an alternate captain, whenever one becomes available.
and to think we have this guy for the next 4 years...what a smart move by poile to tie him up for this long.. god i just wished we had signed kariya for 3 or 4..
with our youth stars coming up(weber,radulov), and all these rfa young guys we should lock up for the next 3-4 years after the season is over(erat,harts,leggy,hall)..and the age of our established players(walks,kimmo,sully,kariya) you would think the 'window of opportunity' we have is really the next 4 years.. just wish we knew for sure we had kariya to plan on during all 3-4 years.. and of course vokoun