Dion Phaneuf Is New Maple Leafs Captain: Good or Bad?

June 15th, 2010 by Amber Alexander Leave a reply »
I may be biased, but is everyone seeing the trend in naming a young player the new captain of the team?

Is it not bizarre that when Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain in the NHL at the tender age of 20 and found success by winning the Stanley Cup, soon after teams started giving their young players a "C" on their jerseys? 

Crosby was raised in front of a camera and mic; no other player has been under the scrutiny that Crosby has had to endure in his five years in the NHL. 

Can you believe it's been only five years? 

In that five years, here is what Crosby has accomplished: 

In 2007, Crosby won the Art Ross Trophy, Lester. B Pearson Award, Hart Memorial (MVP), and the Mark Messier Leadership Award. 

In 2009, he won the coveted Stanley Cup to become the youngest captain ever to win it.

He scored the overtime game-winner in the Olympic final to receive a gold medal in January of 2010.

He scored 51 goals to tie Steven Stamkos for the Rocket Richard Trophy. I'm still bitter that Stamkos tied Crosby on an empty net goal though. 

Crosby has been ...

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