Naslund wasn't vocal when he first came to the canucks, before he got the C, it was a huge shock to me, cuz he was a quiet guy...so you never know.
He has never worn the C has he? not even for a bit?
Nope, he has worn the A on several occasions though but I agree with DieHard, Lehtinen is a very shy and modest person that goes quietly about his business. He leads by example and rarely opens his mouth. In those aspects, he's a lot like most Euro's, most seem to play, do their job, help their team and not b¡tch against the refs or peptalk to spice up their teammates.
Modano is just fine wearing a C, he isn't vocal, but that isn't required IMO. He's done everything to earn it, he has worn it before and it rised his game even more. When Mo's slump comes to an end (which is recently has), except him to play like his old self and have no one questioning his Captain abilities any longer. The Stars were in a slump, and people like to have reasons why, but the Modano/Captain thing is probably the least legit of all of them.
As for Arnott, nah, he's very involved and is a well liked person, but his off-ice problems (holding out, rumored to be a "cancer" in the lockerrom during his Jersey days, etc..), not so sure about handing it to him. But as much as Modano deserves it, I think that there are 2 players that are simply born to wear it, being Morrow and Bill Guerin. Those would be my choices if Modano would have to pass it through.
1) Bill Guerin
2) Brenden Morrow
3) Richard Matvichuk
4) Jere Lehtinen (just to see how he responds to it)
Strangly enough, they seem to represent two poles in the clicks present in the locker room if we go by rumors and hearsay.
Fans tend to oppose (for what reason I know not nor shall I care) those two players, like they're in a death match where the prize is supremacy of THE most important player for the team (there can only be one! Who I ask you who shall remain standing in the end!!!).
I've seen, among fans, Theodore bashers defend inconditionally Koivu to death, no matter the circumstances or matter discussed. I've seen Koivu bashers... (you get the idea). Similar things seem to go on in the media, even more strangly, especially the French press from what I've seen. Reminiscent of Shaolin VS Wu Tang.
People think of Modano as soon as they try to picture the Stars but seem to forget that Lehtinen has meant just as much to this organisation. So Lehts and Mo..
I agree with M=G.. Jere is a very, very, very big part of our team... I am pretty much old school and believe that team is built from the goal line out... So I would say: Marty, Mo and Jere.. Sounds like a new auto repair/ Tire shop chain in the making.....
For the Coyotes I would have to say Sean Burke & Ladislav Nagy. The offense just doesn't click unless Nagy is playing his best, and Burke comes in with key saves that rally the team to try a little harder. Paul Mara might be the 3rd person I'd name, as he has slowed down lately, and so have the Coyotes.