Who do you think will be the next Thrashers captain? Who do you want?
I hope Antropov is the next captain. He is a true leader that this team never had. I get the impression that he loves it here, literally. He will go out of his way to convince and talk to Afinogenov and Kubina about re-signing here so that makes me believe he is a believer in this team. He cares about winning and shows it on the ice. No one on this team deserves it more than Nik Antropov. If this off-season works out starting with the draft, we could be real contenders lead by Antropov's Thrashers.
Captain- Raptor Jezus
I think we should steer clear of giving leadership entitlements to teenagers so Gucci Kane doesn't get an "A" this year. Zach deserves to have his stripped as well, I'm 22 years old and even I think that it would be ridiculous for even someone my age to be a Captain in the NHL.
I was going to say Kubina if he re-signs but I think Antropov has been so impressive in the 2nd half of the season with his leadership skills that he deserves the C.
He has even taken on Kovy's role is recruiting players, as he said he will have a word to Kubina and Afinogenov about re-signing.
C - Antropov
A - Hainsey
A - Bogosian
A - Reasoner
A - Kane
I would give Slava's 'A' to another veteran and Reasoner seems to be a popular choice. I don't expect Army to be back but I would give his 'A' to a younger player so we have a good mix of youth and experience in leadership positions. Kane is a future captain and I don't think it will burden him too much to wear a 'A' next season. Yes I know Bogosian had a difficult season after inheriting an 'A' after one season but I'm sure he will learn from the experience and make him a better leader.