The captaincy isn't going to anyone. Messier is going to stare at every young player on the ice, make them piss themselves and intimidate them into futility. Then he is going to shake hands with Sather and he will be announces at the new coach, gm, demi-god. From there he will trade Jagr for a 6th round pick, and package Prucha and Lundqvist for the rights to Andy Moog.
Then he will go into the lockeroom and kick some kittens, smack some disabled children around and threaten to stab anyone who speaks right in the left eye.
That's why I don't like Messier because he's bald and stupid and old and bald!
Now that he is gone our team can finally stop pissing themselves and find a cure for cancer before accepting the nobel peace prize. Messier is a communist tree hugger who wants to run for office so he can put Buddhism our central religion. He's from Canada and anti-democracy and wants to take away your rights. He's a darn right-wing liberal who wants to ban and approve gay marriages and abortion just to befriend everyone. He's flip flopped on his stance on The Rangers war and he's listening to Dick Cheney. Good riddance.