10 Reasons Sidney Crosby Should Captain Team Canada

December 12th, 2009 by Mike Taylor Leave a reply »
Let me start off by saying I'm a huge fan of No. 87. He's a unique talent who brings an almost unmatched level of enthusiasm, excitement, and talent to the game of hockey, not to mention the Pittsburgh Penguins and the NHL.

Now, with that disclaimer out of the way, I can also tell you that my hockey blood bleeds red and white come, Olympic time (along with the World Championship, the World Jr., etc.). For Canada's Olympic hockey team, winning gold is the only option, especially on home soil. Anything less will be a disappointment. Now that might not be fair, but things in life aren't always just, and when it comes to international hockey performances here in the Great White North, expectations are always high.

Crosby's candidacy for the captainship is based on much more than my worship for the player himself.  I looked long and hard at all of the potential candidates, from star players like Iginla and Thornton, to hardened vets like Niedermayer and Pronger, and used sound logic and an exacting process to come to the conclusion.

So without further ado, here are the top 10 reasons why I think Crosby should wear the mighty "C" on his jersey this co ...

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