This is only my personal feeling about the leadership displayed by the guy on this ice..
Do you have him mic'd when he's out on the bench and on the ice?
It's been stated on numerous occasion that he is a good leader and a good speaker.
1st - Leadership is not only demonstrated on the ice. Some guys are leaders in the dressing room and that is just as important.
2nd - I have no reason to believe he's not a good leader on the ice. He seems to discuss with his teammates a lot, although I have no way of hearing what is being said.